During my research on this post and countless hours looking through forum posts, something really stood out for me about what people thought worked really well for Emetophobia, and that was Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. The only downside was CBT is very expensive and people were crying out for information on how they could use this technique to better help them.
The good news is you don’t have to pay anything because I’m going to give you a snapshot of CBT as it relates to hypnosis, yippee!!!
So let’s get the background out the way. CBT works on both parts of the belief, a bit like we did last session, but with a big difference. We basically encourage ourselves to bring up those negative beliefs and play them in our head, and just erase them from there, using a secret technique that CBT doesn’t use. Then I’m going to take you though the positive belief, and really get you fired up and ready to being free from your Emetophobia. Sound good??
Step 1: The first thing we need to do, is get a sheet of paper. On the sheet of paper what I want you to do is write down your negative beliefs about Emetophobia. Get it all out here, and just allow yourself to flow along. We’re not into going deep into the whole reason why you have it, how it happened etc. Just relax, take a deep breath, and enjoy this exciting process..
Step 2: Now when you have really got all those negative beliefs out and written down on your sheet of paper, write the opposite of all those beliefs. The super clever thing about this, is we are actually re-wiring your mind to accept a better quality belief. Just go through each negative belief you have and then, write the positive version of that belief e.g. ‘I’m always freaking out when people are sick’ the positive version would be something like ‘I am okay if people are sick and I feel calm in how I deal with the situation’ The key thing is make the positive belief strong, and make sure you pause and feel as if this was really happening. You should feel lighter and relaxed.
Step 3: Notice if any energy got stirred up in this process. On a scale of 1-10, 1 being the least agitated and 10 being the most agitated where abouts are you? Wherever you are, just notice this energy just leaving, imagine a door opening and just imagine seeing this energy just leaving. As it leaves just say yes to it. Everytime you say yes, it gives permission for that energy to leave. Just notice how much lighter you feel after doing that.
Step 4: Focus on the positive belief you have about being free from Emetophobia. Really see it and feel as if you were completely free from Emetophobia, what would you do? How would you feel? What would you think to yourself? How would you view your old outdated issue of Emetophobia? Just keep repeating those positive beliefs to yourself, and just imagine being a 100% free from your Emetophobia. See it as really happening right now in this moment. Lester Levenson, a great american master once said ‘Never see things coming in the future, see it and taste it as yours now’ On a scale of 1-10, 1 not being free from Emetophobia and 10 being completely free, where are you? Wherever you are, just relax, take a deep breath in and allow any feelings to just be there and leave. Keep repeating this process until you feel the difference. You should feel calm, quiet, and have a sense of enjoying that new freedom. We’re not after you being pumped up and ready to take on the world. If you feel like that, just allow those feelings to pass and say yes to that experience. Continue until you feel light and calm.
Step 5: Now just bring up the negative picture. This is simply a case of playing those negative beliefs in your head, and as you do that I want you to imagine just saying yes to this whole experience, and letting go of any thoughts you have. Just make that decision to just let go. You don’t need to get involved in the whole story and drama, that doesn’t help you at all. Just see these thoughts and beliefs as old broken records playing. Allow the pictures to just be there, allow the sounds to be there, all the while just saying yes to this experience. That’s right!! Now on a scale of 1-10, 1 not being free from Emetophobia and 10 being free from Emetophobia whereabouts are you. Wherever you are continue to just relax, breathe deeply, and allow any thoughts or feelings to just pass through, just say yes, open up an imaginary door and let that energy leave. Make that decision to just feel okay with what is going on.
Step 6: Now just imagine a blank screen passing over the picture and just focus on the positive part of the belief. Repeat those positive beliefs you have about being Free from this issue, See what you do, where you go, how you view your old issue. Really take the time to let yourself enjoy this process. Remember you are always in control, just decide to enjoy feeling free right now. Sit how you would sit, talk like you would talk. Act the part. You may notice yourself feeling lighter and more confident than before. Just continue to take your time here and really enjoy this process.
Step 7: Before leaving this process, count from 1-5. On 5 you emerge relaxed and confident, and allow all those positve changes to take place at a speed and rate that is right for you. You can allow the belief that you are free from your fear, to sink deep into your neurology, and from this day forth enjoy how it feels to be healthy, relaxed about your health, and how easy it is to just let your unconscious mind take care of everything for you.
Well, that was certainly a long post, phew!! I really try very hard to give you the best value I can, and to not hold anything back. Relax through this process, and enjoy it. Therapy is fun. Thank you for reading, and if you want me to record this as an mp3 track then let me know. Take care for now, and stay tuned for our final post on Emetophobia next week.