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Emetophobia, the fear of being sick, is sometimes known as the secret or the silent phobia. It is, however, one of the most common phobias for which people consult Thrive Programme Consultants. Research suggests that the fear of being sick may effect up to 8.8% of the population (Hout & Bouman, 2011). The figures suggest that maybe up to 5.5 million people in the UK suffer from emetophobia.

Through undertaking ‘The Thrive Programme’ you are able to learn new and effective psychological principles to totally eliminate emetophobia from your life.

Cure Your Emetophobia & Thrive‘ by Rob Kelly, the ground-breaking new approach, is based upon and backed up by scientific research and clinical insights as well as years of clinical experience by Thrive Consultants.

How much do you know about the phobia of being sick, emetophobia? Take a wee quiz.

Emetophobia Locus of Control Quiz: why do you feel so powerless about your fear of being sick? Locus of Control quiz.

Samantha had tried NLP, hypnotherapy, EMDR, CBT, exposure therapy.. none of these treatments worked. Then she came across ‘The Thrive Programme’, and the rest is history! see Samantha’s story

Watch Mary’s incredible story with emetophobia. Mary had suffered terribly with emetophobia for over 75 years. She refused to have children, was in a mental hospital for four years, refused chemo when she had cancer (she’d rather have died than been sick) and has overcome emetophobia almost entirely on her own, with the Thrive emetophobia book.

See Liz’s video testimony:

Daisy gave a presentation at the 2016 Thrive Programme Conference, about all the therapies, treatments and interventions she received from the NHS – most of them were rubbish and none of them helped. Instead she decided to cure herself of her problems – with The Thrive Programme.

Rob Kelly and Andrew Farquharson on the John Beatie Show, BBC Radio Scotland 4th March 2014,talking about emetophobia.
John Beatie Show, Radio Scotland

Rob Kelly presented the latest and largest research project into emetophobia at the Royal Society of Medicine, London on the 5th March, 2014.

Read the latest and most extensive research into emetophobia and the most effective way cure the phobia.

Emetophobia Research Project 2014

Jane had suffered from emetophobia for about 50 years when she discovered the Thrive Programme. She told her story at a recent conference (May 2014): Jane’s story at Emeto con2014 from www.thrive.info on Vimeo.

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