Hypnotherapy Maidstone Hypnotherapist Lenham Court Kent
Tel: 01622 391886
Mob: 07932 754486

Hypnotherapy for Emetophobia (Fear of Sickness) in Maidstone Kent

Over the years, this debilitating phobia has sadly become more and more popular here at my clinic. Emetophobia is an anxiety disorder which literally can take over your life.  Each client that I have treated with this phobia has varying degrees of how emetophobia effects their lives. The main symptom is being scared of being sick anywhere and at any time.  Some clients fear being sick in front of someone else or seeing someone else vomit.  Combined with the continuous worry this phobia can also cause severe panic attacks. In severe cases that I have worked with, many emetophobics will also be showing various symptoms of OCD and some are unable to leave the house due to fear of catching a sickness bug.

Below are a few examples of the characteristics of emetophobics:

  • Fear of eating outside the home, or eating food someone else has prepared (just in case this is not cooked correctly and could lead to vomiting)
  • Constant cleaning of hands either through washing or using hand gel (due to fear of germs)
  • Fear of taking any medication that may cause nausea or vomiting listed as a side effect
  • Fear of pregnancy
  • Fear of consuming alcohol
  • Fear of children being ill
  • Fear of certain foods and will only eat very plain basic food

Should an emetophobic person see someone being sick the following reactions are likely to occur.

  • Escaping as fast as is humanly possible, even if it means leaving their home due to someone being sick there
  • Likely to have a panic attack
  • Act irrationally, maybe crying and screaming
  • Feel nauseous themselves and convinced that they too will be sick
Crying woman and hand cheering her up

How can Hypnotherapy help with this phobia?

Most clients that come to see me have usually exhausted all avenues of treatment.  They have tried medication, counselling or CBT and it sadly hasn’t worked for them.  In fact one of my clients reported that her therapist asked her to google pictures of sick, which to be honest in my opinion is the worst thing that you can do with someone who is suffering with this condition. Throughout my years of experience it appears that so many clients have been misdiagnosed with either eating disorders, OCD, social phobias or Bipolar.

Here at Samantha Hypnotherapy I have a thorough understanding of this phobia, how it makes you feel and how it can completely take over your life.

At the consultation we will discuss how you are feeling in detail, how emetophobia affects you personally and from there I will devise a treatment plan specifically for you.

*I have helped hundreds of clients to overcome this phobia and would welcome the chance to help you.

*“Before starting hypnotherapy with Sam, I was suffering with bad anxiety and a fear of sickness. Even from the first session I felt a change in myself and everyone around me saw how happy and relaxed I was.  Sam made me feel comfortable from the very beginning and her sessions were adapted to me and my needs. Having the recordings to listen to at home now is the best idea – as from previous hypnosis I have never experienced this. It helps me to stay completely confident of my past anxiety and my fear of sickness is now a distant memory. I highly recommend. Thank you Sam!!! “ C*

*“I have been working with Sam since the start of the year. I had emetophobia (a phobia of sick). I had trouble eating and lost a lot of weight, didn’t leave the house and was extremely anxious having multiple panic attacks daily. Even meeting Sam for the first time I was terrified just due to how high my anxiety of anything was and I think she could tell this from our first meet. She is lovely & very easy to talk to! Sam has helped me massively, I can’t remember the last time I had a full panic attack, I eat pretty much everything again & she’s helped me to go back out again! Sam’s very supportive and understanding, not just professional but supportive as a friend which makes it nicer and easier to talk to her! Sam has helped massively, I was at my wits end and had no option or idea of what to do next!  Without Sam I don’t know where I’d be, she’s really helped me change my life around.  We still have a bit to go but I can truly say it’s changed this year around for me and I cannot thank her enough”  LM Coxheath*

*Please note results may vary from person to person. Some clients may need more or less sessions than others.

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*”I found Samantha’s relaxation and hypnotherapy techniques very effective, enabling me to completely switch off from everything else. From our discussions Samantha tailored her scripts to meet my specific needs and to help me reach my weight loss goal. I always left the room feeling very calm and motivated to make a difference. Couldn’t recommend her enough!” – JF*

Treatments Available

Over the years here at Samantha Hypnotherapy I have treated many issues. I have selected the most popular ones, however if you don’t see what you are looking for here, do contact me as it’s highly likely that I can help you.

I can also help you with interviews, wedding day nerves, motivation to study, driving test nerves, horse riding confidence, insomnia, nail biting, pain management, IBS, migraines, relationship issues, making decisions, public speaking, procrastination, motivation, hypnobirthing, control spending, gambling, sugar addiction, obsessive compulsive disorder, sports improvement, making decisions, eating disorders & dating confidence.


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Contact Us

Contact Samantha, a qualified hypnotherapist based in Maidstone, Kent. I cover the whole of Kent and surrounding counties. You can call me, use the email form below or write at the address below. I look forward to speaking with you soon.

Lenham Court
Old Ham Lane
ME17 2LS

Tel: 01622 391886
Mob: 07932 754486

Lenham Court is situated just off the A20 and can be accessed from Junction 8 of the M20.

Exit the M20 at Junction 8 (Leeds Castle turning) and join the A20 towards Ashford. Pass through Harrietsham. About 500m beyond the Texaco service station (which is on your left) turn right into Ham Lane (signposted Lenham Storage).

Take the 3rd road on the right (Old Ham Lane), go over the small bridge and Lenham Court is 500m on the right.

Samantha Bowden is a qualified Maidstone Hypnotherapist based at Lenham court, a magnificent Grade II* listed building, set within 18 acres of beautiful gardens and grounds. Samantha Hypnotherapy is a practice covering Maidstone, Hollingbourne, Bearsted, Tunbridge Wells, Hawkhurst, Charing, Ashford, Pluckley, Bethersden, Little Chart, Hawkenbury, Staplehurst, Grove Green, Weavering, Lenham, Harrietsham, Smarden, Chatham, Medway, Sheerness, Sittingbourne, Kingshill, Larkfield, Ditton, West Malling, Wrotham & Headcorn. Don’t worry if your town or area is not listed, I also cover the whole of Kent and surrounding counties. Please contact me to discuss.


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