FEAR OF FLYING?
Do you dream of Barbados but settle for Bournemouth?
If so, you’re not alone. Fear of flying is a surprisingly common problem which can severely limit your horizons, be it for business or pleasure. However, hypnosis can tackle the fear of flying psychologically,and quickly and easily help you overcome your fear by helping you to become more confident about flying.
It is estimated that up to one in ten people suffers from a fear of flying, yet air travel is increasingly becoming an everyday means of travel for many, and an essential part of our work and personal lives.
The fear of flying, also known as aerophobia or aviophobia, is caused by the unconscious part of your mind warning you that it’s dangerous to get on a plane. This would be appropriate if the plane was missing a wing or obviously not in a condition to fly. However, in the case of a flying phobia, that protection mechanism which is meant to keep you safe has become over-sensitive and is now a problem. Many people have already used hypnosis to not only overcome fear of flying, but have also learnt to look forward to flying and to enjoy it!
Of course in reality, statistics show that flying is in fact one of the safest things you can do. Air travel remains statistically safer than crossing the road, and flying has been proven to be twenty five times safer than driving your own car. Hypnosis will help you to understand this at a deeper level, and to feel relaxed, protected and safe when flying.
Fear of flying treatments – Is hypnosis actually a cure?
One of the keys to overcoming your fear is relaxation. Hypnotherapy will teach you relaxation skills that can become automatic when practiced and perfected. And you can do this for yourself. Self-hypnosis is a skill you can learn which will help you to create your own calm, focused state of awareness whenever you need to.
Hypnotherapy can help you to learn a new pattern of behaviour. In the past, you used to dread flying or even boarding a plane – in the future you can simply relax and start to enjoy the freedom of flying. Although hypnosis won’t instantly cure your fear of flying, many successful clients would agree it could be the single most successful step you ever take.
Now all you have to do is dream of where you want to fly to next! I hope this fear of flying article has helped you on your way.
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General fear of flying tips
Firstly, and most importantly, you should never force yourself to fly to overcome your fear. We all have a built-in survival instinct, which tries to stop us doing things which we perceive as dangerous. Making yourself get on a plane could in fact set you back in your efforts to conquer your fear.
There are theories – referred to as ‘flooding’ and also ‘aversion therapy’ – which say that terrifying yourself in this way can help to cure the fear, but the evidence is that the effect is short-term. Why battle with your instincts when you can negotiate with them? You may, however, want to try sitting on the plane while it is still on the ground; put yourself through the process while knowing you are safe.
There are many fear of flying courses which can be very effective in addressing and alleviating irrational fears about flying. Most of these are run along similar lines; trained and experienced pilots talk you through the flying process, for example explaining all the noises you might hear during your flight, and what causes them. You then have the option of either a short flight in a real plane, or on some courses, in a flight simulator.
Fear of flying courses can be expensive, but you can try this exercise to start overcoming your phobia about flying. Gently take yourself through the process of planning your trip and finding out about destinations, flight times and prices, but without actually booking anything – looking on the internet is a good way to do this. Think of a place you would love to fly to, and go through the process in your mind of preparing and planning for the journey.
You need to create a positive energy that is stronger than the negative energy of fear. Focus on that place you would love to visit; think about it and make the image and idea of it exciting and positive. Practice and work on this every day until these positive thoughts are more powerful than your fear of flying.