The fear of flying is a common phobia. There are different root causes of this phobia in people. Some individuals do not like losing control, others fear the plane will not make the destination, and sometimes it is about being confined in a tight space. Understanding the cause of your fear of flying will help you control it and get you on that plane to an important wedding, vacation, or business trip. |
There are six tips, which can help you get over your fear, onto the tarmac, and in the air. Following these tips may not solve your phobia overnight, but if you are committed and work hard you will certainly be able to fly with more comfort.
1. Do not conceal your fear:
Getting help before you step foot on a plane can help you. If your phobia is bad enough you cannot get on the plane, then seeking help from a professional or trying hypnotherapy can help you. If you are able to get on a plane but feel you will panic, let the flight attendant know when you board. Sometimes it just takes a kind face to understand what you are going through to help you relax in flight.
2. Facing Turbulence:
Turbulence can be the most uncomfortable for someone with a fear of flying who is trying to work on it. Even with your meditation methods, hypnotherapy, and relaxation techniques, turbulence can bring back your fear. Rather than fight it or tense up let your body move with it. Think of it as a car going over a bump in the road. If you allow your body to relax and move with the movement of the plane you will feel better.
3. Placement of your seat:
Turbulence is often worse at the back of the cabin. When you book your flight, if at all possible, book a seat that is in the front. Additionally, choose a seat that is right before or after the exits as this can help you relax. If your fear of flying is related more to a feeling of claustrophobia book a seat at the bulkhead and on the aisle. In this way you will feel less blocked in. Sitting in the middle or in the window can make you feel squished in with no way of getting out.
4. Booking shorter flights:
At first you may want to book shorter flights as you work on your fear of flying. A short flight provides you a chance to test out your fear relaxation techniques, feel any turbulence and work up to longer flights. When your destination is across the country, you can still book shorter flights. You do not have to take non-stop flights. You could book a flight with one or two stops in between your destination in order to work towards the nonstop flight.
5. Educate yourself about flying:
The more you know about something you fear the more you can begin to understand it. Ask questions about the flight when you speak with the flight attendant and book the flight.
6. Alternative methods:
Hypnosis is an excellent method that may help you overcome your fear of flying. The above tips in conjunction with hypnotherapy provided by an accredited and experienced professional therapist you feel comfortable with, may provide an all-around solution to your fear and get you past the gate and out to the runway.
David Samson is a member of the General Hypnotherapy Register. He holds a Senior Qualification in Hypnotherapy London treatments and is accredited by the National Regulatory Register for Hypnotherapy. He has acted as an Advisor to ITV Television, London Talk Radio, LBC Radio, BBC Radio London, BBC Radio 2 and Talk Radio Europe. His work has been featured in The Times, The Telegraph, Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday and the Evening Standard.
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