Before reading this book every day was a misery but now I treasure every day and look forward to my future! Thank you to the amazing Rob Kelly for helping me to understand my ways of thinking and writing the best book ever written!
When I came to you the phobia had reached its worst, and I thought I would be in fear of being sick forever. Now I don’t feel held back by anything and what you have done for me is amazing. I hope you continue to help people as much as you did me.
“ I used to say that I suffered from Emetophobia, like I was a victim of this uncontrollable thing. After my sessions with Claire I now understand that my phobia stems from mismanaged thinking and that I have the power to control how and what I think about. These sessions have given me back control over my life and as a result I feel so positive about the future. ”
For once in my life i feel free. I can do whatever i want to do. I can eat anything without hesitating. For 5 years i had been living with Emetophobia. Now after doing the thrive programme i no longer have this phobia.
Thank you so much Cara!
For 5 years I was living with Emetophobia. And after finishing the book I was fully cured! I feel free to eat what I want without hesitating or feeling anxious. I would definitely recommend this book to everyone! It’s fantastic.
Thanks Rob, Marc
Three weeks after buying it and using it, my Emetophobia is completely gone!!! I mean COMPLETELY gone! For the first time in twenty years I feel alive and happy.
Thank you, thank you thank you.
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Exploring The Efficacy of The ‘Thrive Programme’ with Emetophobic Clients: Results of a Survey
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We have recently completed a comprehensive examination of Emetophobia and how its symptomology is affected after following a course of the Thrive Programme with one of our Approved and Licensed Thrive Consultants. A summary of the research is provided below. You can also download the full report, by scrolling down the page.
Summary of the research
Background: There has not been much research into the treatment of emetophobia. Veale
and Lambrou (2006, p. 139) have stated that “clinicians generally regard it as challenging
to treat because of high drop out or a poor response to treatment.” To date, the
largest published study exploring the treatment of a fear of vomiting involved only
seven participants (Philips, 1985), highlighting that larger scale studies are needed.
Additionally, there is likely to be a reporting bias of successful treatment outcomes
within the research literature. Veale and Lambrou (2006) found that twenty-
Aims of this study: Rob Kelly has developed a cognitive training programme, the Thrive
Programme, which has been designed to help sufferers with a wide range of psychological
Participants: Participants were 35 paying clients with emetophobia, who had undertaken the Thrive Programme. A comparison group included 30 paying clients with other psychological disorders and problems (including general anxiety, social anxiety, sexual problems, depression and weight loss).
Methods: All participants undertook the Thrive Programme. Respondents completed a
Results: The emetophobic participants reported that their phobia had started at a
mean age of 11 years. On average, these clients had been suffering from their fear
for 24 years. All initially rated their emetophobia as having a ‘severe’ impact upon
their lives (on a four point scale which included: little to no; modest; significant;
severe). This was in contrast to the comparison group, of whom the majority (23,
76.67%) rated their symptoms as having a significant impact. Five (16.67%) of the
comparison group rated their symptoms as severe and two (6.67%) rated them as having
a modest impact on their lives. The emetophobic participants also completed a new
measure of emetophobia severity (ESS), where higher scores represented greater severity
and impairment (possible range 0 to 30). Participants scored an average of 24.31
(range 18 to 30). A statistical analysis found that the emetophobic participants
had a significantly more external locus of control compared to the comparison group.
They also had significantly higher social anxiety scores. Levels of self-
The treatment response of the emetophobic participants was also explored. After completing
the Thrive Programme, the majority (30, 85.71%) of the emetophobic participants rated
their symptoms as having little to no impact on their lives. The remaining five (14.29%)
rated them as having a modest impact. A statistical analysis found a significant
decrease in the emetophobic participants’ emetophobia symptom severity scores post
the Thrive Programme compared to their initial scores. The initial and final locus
of control, self-
Conclusions: The results of this survey suggested that the Thrive Programme is a
highly promising treatment for emetophobia. The findings support the notion that
interventions that challenge emetophobics’ unhelpful beliefs and thinking styles
can be successful in substantially improving symptoms. Future research is planned
to, firstly, further explore the relationship of locus of control, self-
Below you will find a downloadable copy of the full research report: