Getting rid of a fear of flying or Aerophobia – yes it’s possible and yes it’s easy! A fear of flying hypnotherapy course can help alleviate the stress, tension and nerves of boarding an aeroplane.
The fears we don’t face become our limits – don’t limit where you can go or what you can do.
Can A Fear Of Flying Be Cured?
Holiday season is upon us and therefore many people are looking forward to heading abroad – perhaps it’s been a long wait with many cancellations along the way.
However, for many, the fear and mere thought of flying, of being “trapped” in an air plane, is completely and totally devastating. This is how my recent client described it to me! Even as he said this I could see the change in him. The shuddering, the increased heart rate; he looked and sounded so distraught and totally uncomfortable.
After just three sessions however, his feelings were completely different. “I feel so very different. Calmer, more at peace with myself. I am really looking forward to the flight and I am going to love the holiday. I can’t wait”!
Thank you so so so so much for your expert help. I feel extremely lucky to have had these sessions and as soon as I am home I want to book back in with you if you have availability.
How safe is flying?
It’s important to state that logically, we know that flying is deemed as one of the safest modes of transport.
We have access to informative statistics, such as a report from The International Air Transport Association, which highlighted that there was just one major aviation crash for every 7.7 million flights in 2021.
What’s more, the overall fatality risk is 0.23 meaning that on average, a person would need to take a flight every day for 10,078 years to be involved in an accident with at least one fatality.
So, why doesn’t this reassure us?
What is a fear of flying and how does it begin?
A fear of flying can certainly begin at any age. The stress of being on an aircraft could develop in childhood and also be a learnt behaviour from parents who have perhaps also suffered with the fear.
The condition could be as a result of a frightening flying experience. On the flip side, perhaps the person has no idea how it has developed. They just know that it’s crippling, often debilitating and thus prevents any kind of enjoyment of a holiday. What’s more, there’s also a return flight to think and worry about.
The physical symptoms caused by a fear of flying phobia
The thing is that for most people, a fear of flying phobia is not just restricted to anxious thoughts. The physical symptoms are only too evident and there’s a logical reason why these occur. It’s our amazing brain and body reacting appropriately to the messages they’re receiving.
The anxious thoughts originate in the cortex. The more we think about the flight, the more and more thoughts we subsequently have about everything and anything that could go wrong. Therefore, each anxious thought compounds the one before it.
These thoughts that everything could go wrong mount up. It’s as though they marinate and take on more and more power. How many times have you tried to stop them? And how many times have you failed?
Instantaneously, your amazing brain fires off a message to your amygdala which interprets it as you being in imminent danger. It then sends adrenalin and other hormones rushing through your body. You can either flee the danger or fight the perceived attack.
Of course, there is no danger. You are certainly not under attack. However, the adrenalin has nowhere to escape. Therefore, your body may now bring on various physical symptoms:
- Shortness of breath
- Rapid heartbeat
So, how do we get over this fear of flying phobia?
What can you do to alleviate these fear of flying thoughts?
Distraction techniques can be the most effective.
Get yourself in a quiet, comfortable space. Close your eyes – eliminating as many distractions as possible is always best, maybe wear some headphones.
Take three deep breaths – mentally count to four as you breathe in, hold for three seconds and release the breath slowly, gradually to the count of six.
Focus on the feelings, not the thoughts. Focus on where in your body you locate the feelings?
Combine with visualisation
Imagine seeing the feelings
Determine how the feeling is moving – if the feeling was not moving, you would not have the sensation.
In what direction is the feeling moving?
At what speed?
What colour are the feelings?
What shape are the feelings?
Slowly focus all your attention and focus on changing every aspect of the above.
So, if the colour is dark, brighten it. Perhaps if the shape is sharp, round it off. If it’s spinning quickly, gradually, reduce the speed and maybe even change the direction it’s moving in. Slowly, gently mould and caress it until it’s so small it starts to disintegrate.
Do you notice your thoughts and feelings now? This is how to take back control.
Practice this as many times as you can prior to your flight, the more you consciously practice this exercise the more likely your unconscious mind will take on the activity automatically. Imagine how good that will be!
How EMDR and fear of flying hypnotherapy help conquer Aerophobia
Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) is all about processing old emotions and feelings that were not adequately, effectively processed when the past event, occasion or memory actually occurred. It’s immensely effective, painless and quick acting. What’s more, it only lasts for the rest of your life!
What could be easier?
Hypnotherapy equally has a part to play – lay back, get comfortable and feel relaxed. Whilst we distract the conscious mind by getting it to think about lovely images, sounds, smells involving all the senses or maybe just let it wander as it pleases, it’s the unconscious mind where all the changes take place.
Two lovely, effective techniques that combine to deliver the results you want through a comprehensive fear of flying hypnotherapy course.
Find out if a fear of flying hypnotherapy course can help you
I always have a complimentary, no pressure call with every one of my clients before any decisions are made. You can book one of these appointments online at a time to suit you. This allows you to ask what you need to in order to determine if this is the right therapy. Furthermore, if I am the best fear of flying hypnotherapist for yourself.
Book a fear of flying hypnosis course
So, what are you waiting for? Try a fear of flying hypnosis course. Book a free initial consultation and allow yourself the joy of hypnotherapy whilst transforming your life.
Life changing, Moira is the REAL DEAL!! The knowledge was absolutely fascinating. I booked to help with my fear of flying. It seriously worked and I am now going for more regular sessions to keep on top of my mental health. Really important to invest in yourself!