Emetophobia: Fear of Vomiting
Information for Professionals
2006 A. S. Christie, B.A., M.Div.
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<B style="mso-bidi-font-weight: normal">About the Author[/B]:

I am a professionalwhospecialized in grief and crisis counseling for 20 years, and more recently in marriage, family and individualcounseling. My initial training was Rogerian, and I have done further self-directed study in Cognitive-Behavioral and Emotion-Focused methods.In June, 2006, I will havecompleted a 3-yearPost-Graduate Programat Living Systems: Research, Education and Counsellingin Vancouver, BC, Canada. I have written (published) and taught extensively (including sessional lecturing at the University - Masters level)on the topics of Leadership, Relationships and Parentingusinga combination of Living Systems and Emotional Intelligencetheories.

I suffered from emetophobia from childhood, began treatment in my late 20s, and now believe I have been completely successfully treated. My treatment involved group therapy (CBT) about 20 years ago (after which I was free from the fear of vomiting myself) and finally since I still had a morbid fear of seeing someone else vomit about 100 hours of individual psychotherapy (CBT-gradual exposure/EMDR). My symptoms were so severe I was at one time diagnosed with PTSD. Yet I now enjoy a life completely free from any diagnosabl