Emetophobia Video Testimonials

The Thrive Programme video testimonials below are from people who have been through The Thrive Programme either by themselves, or with the help of a licenced Thrive Consultant.

Note: ‘The Thrive Programme’ was initially named ‘Changing Limiting Beliefs’, so some feedback comments mention ‘Changing Limiting Beliefs’ rather than ‘Thrive’

Latest video:

The latest video is from Vidya Brainard. Vidya is 75% over her emetophobia and is so impressed with The Thrive Programme that she has signed up to train as a Licensed Thrive Consultant, and is going to establish the first ‘Thrive Programme Society’ – at Cardiff University!   Go Vidya!


This video (below) is from Franco from Oklahoma! He overcame his emetophobia and significantly improved his three limiting beliefs via Skype with James from Cambridge.


Below Katie from Scotland. She overcame her emetophobia by using the book alone at home!


Mary had suffered from VERY bad emetophobia for over 75 years.  It was so bad that she twice refused chemotherapy, even though her oncologist told her she would die if she didn’t have it.  She said she’d rather die.  Mary tool just ten weeks to completely overcome her emetophobia in 2014…

Below is a presentation Mary gave at the Xmas Thrive Programme Conference in Dec 2014 – after she was presented with an award for being one of two ‘Thrive trainee’s of the year’

Below is a video of Marc – aged 14 – describing how he overcame emetophobia

Below is Marc two and half years later – in Jan 2015 – describing how he is now! (Jan 2015)



More Thrive Programme Video Testimonials

Here are a selection on various common symptoms. There are many more successful testimonials on our The Thrive Programme YouTube Channel. Why not check them out here.

Self Esteem

Self Esteem refers to the way we view ourselves. If we have a high regard for ourselves and believe we are capable and competent, if we regularly acknowledge and process our achievements and successes we will develop high self esteem. Equally, if we focus, in a negative or critical way, our attention on mistakes and errors we have made or allow others’ opinion of us to determine our self view we will create low self esteem. The Thrive Programme shows us how to manage the way we view ourselves through greater perspective of events and by taking a more balanced and realistic view.



Social Anxiety

Social Anxiety (sometimes known as Social Phobia) is essentially a fear of being judged. Everyone experiences social anxiety to some extent. For some people it is a constant concern about what other people are thinking about them and it can, sometimes, lead to them withdrawing and avoiding social interactions whenever possible. Others seem mostly unaware of their social anxiety, not recognising that many of the decisions and choices they make every day are influenced by how they believe other people will perceive them. These same people can also experience much stronger feelings of social anxiety in a situation where they feel less in control, be that speaking to a large group or one to one in an intimate setting.




Anxiety generally describes a fearful state of apprehension, worry and doubt. Our perception of events and situations is filtered through our belief systems; how much control we believe we have in a situation and our beliefs about our ability to cope will have a direct impact on the degree of anxiety we feel in a given situation.




A phobia is an irrational or disproportionate reaction to a feared situation, object or event. Sufferers usually recognise that their reaction is extreme and out of proportion to the danger presented. Despite this intellectual awareness they feel powerless to change their response. Feeling powerless and out of control is the single biggest factor in maintaining the phobia.



Negativity, Brooding & Depression

The connection between negative thinking, brooding and depression is well established.  “Many people believe that when they become depressed or dysphoric they should try to focus inwardly and evaluate their feelings and their situation in order to gain self-insight and find solutions that might ultimately resolve their problems and relieve their depressive symptoms. Challenging this assumption, numerous studies over the past two decades have shown that repetitive rumination about the implications of one’s depressive symptoms actually maintains those symptoms, impairs one’s ability to solve problems, and ushers in a host of negative consequences”(The Consequences of Dysphoric Rumination; Lyubomirsky and Tkach, 2004).



Health Problems & Physical Symptoms