How do you get over emetophobia without having to pay for therapy or anything?
Answer from an emetophobia sufferer:
I don’t know that there is a way to get over it without psychotherapy. You need to see a psychologist.
This disorder can cause other problems such as anorexia, and can severely hamper your social life and do a real number on your self esteem. I don’t know what the therapies are for this disorder but you need to get help ASAP.
Often times this disorder stems from abuse as a child, and that would need to be addressed in therapy so that you could learn to let that go. That would help in gaining control of or perhaps even getting rid of the disorder altogether.
I don’t know if you have developed vomiting continence (where you can prevent yourself from vomiting) but if so that is dangerous. Often are bodies need to vomit if we are sick. It is part of the healing process. So that would be bad for you to not vomit.
If you can’t afford therapy, look for someone that does a sliding scale. This means that the therapist/psychologist charges only what you can afford.
Getting treatment is an essential part of emetophobia recovery.
Although your friends and family can help to a great extent, they are not professionally trained and qualified therapists and they will not be able to give you the advice and direction you need to overcome emetophobia.
If price is an issue for you, start thinking about how much emetophobia controls your life. How important is it for you to get control over your life again? Is there anything you could give up or cut back on. Don’t use costs as an excuse to avoid emetophobia treatment.