The Emetophobia questionnaire measures the severity of symptoms within three key areas of thinking referred to as limiting beliefs.
In order to determine the “degree of severity” of Emetophobia (also widely known as the Fear of Vomiting or the Fear of being sick) experienced by any individual, Rob Kelly developed the Emetophobia Severity Scale (ESS) or the ‘Emetophobia Questionnaire’.
PLEASE NOTE: Tranceform no longer offer the Thrive Programme created by Rob Kelly. However, Paul is an expert in Emetophobia and offers an equally effective course of psychological therapy utilising Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT.
There are 30 questions falling under three domains of thinking or behaviour, each category representing one of the principal thinking or behaviour “modes” associated with the symptoms of Emetophobia.
The Emetophobia Questionnaire is also useful for gauging Emetophobia symptoms both before and after the treatment sessions.
Assess Your Emetophobia Here
Simply read through these 30 questions, giving yourself ONE point for each answer that you “Agree” with.
Bear in mind that this emetophobia questionnaire assumes that you suffer from emetophobia in the first place and the score is an indication of how “severe” your specific phobia is.
In simple terms a score of zero would indicate that your phobia has almost no impact on your life, whilst a score of 30 indicates that it has a very large impact on you.
Also, please be aware that any self-administered psychological test is highly subjective and the results will reflect your own individual beliefs, values and current life context.
Anxiety and Fearful Cognition
- I feel very anxious at the thought of being sick
- I often experience physical symptoms (such as nausea, racing heart rate, sweating) at the thought or mention of vomiting
- I could not cope with being sick
- I have experienced Emetophobia related panic attacks
- I am preoccupied by thoughts of being sick
- I worry that I will be really ill if I am sick
- I worry about other people being sick
- I worry that if I am sick I will die
- I feel anxious whenever I hear or see the words ‘sick’ or ‘vomit’
- I worry that I will completely lose control if I vomit
Avoidance and Safety Seeking Behaviours Specific to Emetophobia
- I tend to avoid eating out at restaurants or other people’s houses
- I avoid taking medication that could cause sickness
- I would terminate a pregnancy to avoid morning sickness
- I tend not to go to pubs and clubs for fear of drunk people throwing up
- I tend not to travel by one or more of: car, boat, train, bus or plane, for fear of vomiting or catching a vomiting bug
- I maintain very high standards of personal and household hygiene
- I avoid drinking alcohol or eating specific foods for fear of sickness
- I avoid going near people that could be unwell
- I take ‘stomach settlers’, such as drinking mint tea
- When preparing food I like to double check the sell by date and make sure everything is thoroughly cooked
Social Anxiety in Relation to Emetophobia
- I haven’t told other people about my Emetophobia
- Vomiting in front of others worries me more than vomiting in private
- I think that others would be disgusted if I were to throw up in public
- I worry about what my friends or family might think of me for having Emetophobia
- I fear that other people might not want to know me if I were to throw up in front of them
- Whenever I feel anxious, I try to hide it from others
- I worry that my friends and family might talk about my Emetophobia behind my back
- I worry that being sick would make me look unladylike or repulsive (female gender only of course)
- I fear getting into relationships, due to potentially having to reveal or explain my Emetophobia to my new partner
- I worry that other people might be annoyed if I were to throw up in front of them
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Emetophobia
If your score highly on the Emetophobia questionnaire and are committed to overcoming your fear of vomiting then we highly recommend following our Tranceformental CBT 10 session programme.
The Tranceformental programme is a highly successful & pragmatic psychotherapy course, run over 10 sessions, that will teach you everything you need to know to understand your problem, identify how unhelpful thinking and limiting beliefs might be reinforcing the issue, and then show you how to make any changes to your unhelpful thinking styles or maladaptive safety behaviours that you may have developed as part of your coping strategies.
The programme is also available as an online self-help CBT programme.
Our Tranceformental CBT programme is an empirically supported approach used by mental health practitioners around the World.
Self-Help CBT Course for only £149!
Our online self-help CBT course has been designed to teach you the fundamental tools and techniques of clinically proven Cognitive Behavioural Therapy without having to see a therapist.
Structured over TEN, in-depth modules, this course will provide you everything you need to know to change the way you think about and experience your mental health problems from the comfort of your own home.
Click Self-Help CBT to find out more.
Free Initial Consultations To Discuss Your Emetophobia Questionnaire Results
We offer all prospective clients a FREE initial consultation to discuss your Emetophobia Questionnaire Results prior to commencing any treatment plans.
The consultation is free and lasts around 50 minutes.
During this consultation we will discuss the various therapy options that are available to you and make a considered recommendation based on your individual personal circumstances.
Initial consultations are also available as part of our online therapy service.
At Tranceform Psychology we recognise the importance of the therapeutic relationship in helping people to bring about effective change, so its important to be able to ‘meet’ to discuss any therapy treatments BEFORE proceeding.
Our policy is to help people make a fully balanced & considered decision about undertaking work with us, including both the financial and personal implications.
Overcome Your Problems with our CBT Course
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is clinically proven to be effective across a range of different mental health problems.
Using our 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.