Fear Of Flying:
Fear Of Flying or Aerophobia, may be associated with numerous other phobias. Sometimes it appears on its own. The fear of flying is estimated to affect as many as 25% of people, although a full-blown phobia is significantly less common. Travel delays, common when flying at popular times, can make the fear of flying worse. Whether or not your fear of flying has developed into a phobia, it can have devastating effects on your quality of life.
Fear of Flying Symptoms
The symptoms of aerophobia are similar to those of any phobia. Physical symptoms of the fear of flying may include shaking, sweating, gastrointestinal distress, and heart palpitations. You may become flushed, disoriented, and unable to think clearly. People with a fear of flying may feel upset and irritable, and even lash out at friends, relatives, or airline personnel.
Some people with a fear of flying are reasonably comfortable at the airport, but begin to experience symptoms just before boarding the plane. Others have difficulty that begins as soon as they reach the airport. Anticipatory anxiety, in which you start experiencing the fear of flying long before a scheduled flight, is extremely common.
Conditions Related to Aerophobia
Fear of flying may be caused or worsened if you have certain other phobias. People with claustrophobia often experience a fear of flying due to the confined conditions and lack of personal space. Those with social phobia or fear of germs often develop a fear of flying, because they will be forced to spend protracted amounts of time with strangers. A general fear of heights can also lead to a fear of flying.
Additionally, some physical disorders can lead to a fear of flying. Many people experience pain or dizziness during flight due to sinus or middle-ear blockage. If you have a cold, chronic sinus problems, or conditions such as vertigo or ear disorders, your fear of flying may be based in a very real fear of developing physical discomfort. If you suffer from cardiovascular disease or other conditions that increase your risk of blood clots, your fear of flying may be due to concerns about developing deep vein thrombosis during a flight. Talk to your doctor about any physical conditions prior to your flight to develop a plan of action to minimize risk and discomfort.
Causes of Aerophobia
Fear of flying that is not caused by medical concerns or other phobias may be caused by a range of factors. If you have ever experienced a traumatic flight or plane crash, aerophobia may occur. Even watching extensive news coverage of airline disasters can be enough to trigger a fear of flying. For example, much of the country developed at least a minimal fear of flying in the wake of the September 11 attacks.
If your parents suffered from a fear of flying, you may have internalized their trepidation. This is a particularly common cause of aerophobia in children, but affects many adults as well. You might pick up the fear of flying from another relative or friend, but parents seem to have the biggest influence on phobias.
Your aerophobia might also be rooted in an entirely different conflict. For example, a fear of flying that develops soon after a job promotion that requires travel could be caused by concerns about the job itself or its impact on your daily life. Likewise, children who must fly frequently to visit divorced parents can also develop aerophobia as a coping mechanism for the trauma of the divorcem (Secondary gain).
Fortunately, the fear of flying is relatively easy to treat, even without knowing the underlying cause. Our fear of flying program typically last two or three 1 on 1 therapeutic sessions during which we employ techniques of cognitive-behavioural therapy, NLP and Hypnosis, aided and compounded by the use of our market leading hypnotherapy downloads.
Fear of flying didn’t used to be such a problem, but with the availability of cheap flights, and the increased requirement to travel for business and pleasure, more and more people are looking for help overcoming the anxiety they feel when flying.
From the sweaty palms in turbulence, to the anxiety around odd noises and movement, fear of flying can make air travel very unpleasant indeed.
Like other downloads in the Fears and Phobias series, Overcome Fear of Flying uses an incredibly effective technique to quickly de-condition the fear that has become associated with being in an airplane.
“It’s not rational”
Those who have experienced how it feels to be gripped by fear, way beyond what they consider rationally to be reasonable, know that there is an unconscious response causing them to feel that way.
That is why we need to use deep relaxation and hypnotherapy to help the unconscious mind stop interpreting the inside of a plane as a highly threatening place.
Overcome Fear of Flying will help you relax in planes just like those around you.
Download it below and you will be astounded at how different you feel next time you board an airplane…
Overcome Fear of Flying
Narrator: Roger Elliott
Download Size: 11.95 MB
The fear of flying can have a devastating impact on your quality of life. With proper treatment, however, you can learn to manage and even beat this common phobia.
At The Watford & District Hypnotherapy Centre we offer private therapy sessions Monday to Friday between 10:00 and 20:00 and Saturday mornings between 10:00 and 13:00 at which we can discuss and develop a bespoke program to help identify and work towards a resolution for your flying phobia.
Sessions are on average 60 minutes in length and cost is £65.00.Specific number of sessions required is hard if not impossible to state as it is a very individual set of circumstances and responses that bring about the various challenges, we offer a free of charge no obligation initial assessment at which we should be able to assess likely number of sessions required.
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