Fear of Being Sick Cure – Rachel’s Story
I first came across the Thrive Programme in October 2013 in a last desperate search for help and support for my fear of sick.
At the time I was a new mom and had just experienced my first round of the Noro virus with my Son and Husband.
The fear of sick was consuming me because unlike before I couldn’t escape from responsibilities of being a mum.
For as long as I can remember I had a fear of being sick (Emetophobia), always thinking I was the only person in the world with this fear and constantly being told by others that it was a ridiculous thing to be frightened of which as you can imagine did nothing for my self confidence either.
Coming across the Thrive Emetophobia by Rob Kelly book on-line is one of the best things that has ever happened to me.
After reading the book at home I just knew It was the start of a new life, however something wasn’t quite clicking and I felt I needed extra support.
After emailing and then attending a free consultation meeting the Paul I just knew working with him would be the final step in understanding why I had this fear.
Over 10 sessions I have completely changed how I look at life. Above everything else I have learnt to treat myself with respect and have confidence in the fact that I am capable of taking control and that it is me (and only me) who is in fact the catalyst for my unhelpful thinking styles which create my fear.
It has been an emotional roller coaster for me and also very interesting to explore my learned behaviours and how i’ve created a bubble that I have been living in for all these years including avoiding social situations, taking risks, vomit avoidance tactics, and a complete reliance on others when it comes to my own child and vomit but the biggest challenge was learning for the first time how to cope with this overwhelming and unusual happiness I was experiencing.
The mind is an extremely powerful tool.
Thrive will help you to retrain how you think and look at life. Its hard work and takes dedication. Its something you must apply yourself to every day but I know that its impossible for me to go back to how I was when I first walked in to Paul’s office.
If you have any phobia which is consuming your life like Emetophobia was for me then I would 100% recommend Thrive to you.
Having been through different types of therapy through most of my adult life its nice to know I can finally stop searching. I am eternally grateful to Paul for his support and guidance and so proud of myself for how far I have come today.
No Longer Offering Thrive
Tranceform Psychology no longer offer the "Thrive Programme" to clients.
Our own Tranceformental CBT programme represents a more academically rigorous programme based on clinically proven CBT which is combined with Attribution Theory, Social Psychology and Self-Determination Theory principles.
Overcome Your Problems with our CBT Course
Our 10 session course of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is clinically proven to be effective across a range of different psychological problems.
Using an online learning platform, it is available with 2, 5 or 10 sessions of clinical support either face-to-face in the Wombourne offices, or using Zoom video facilities.
It can also be taken as a self help CBT course that will teach you the fundamental tools and techniques used throughout the mental health profession.