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A New Normal: Letting Go of Emetophobia

I feel like I need to preface this with saying you, the Internet, are very lucky. I have only ever told this to two other people: my therapist and my husband. They both happened on the same day, and that day was roughly 3.5 years ago. One of the biggest struggles I faced with emetophobia was not just the phobia itself, but trying to learn to tools and coping mechanisms to handle the anxiety and panic that was associated with it. Cognitive Behaviorial Therapy (CBT) is by far the best thing my therapist did with me, and a lot if it is simple coping techniques to help me stretch my boundaries.