Have you put off a dream trip because the thought of flying on an airplane sends you into panic mode?
By some estimates as much as 25% of the population experiences some nervousness about flying. This can range from mild apprehension to a full blown phobia called Aviophobia.
This phobia affects more than 20 million people! That's a lot of folks avoiding the life changing experience of traveling.
Even with the recent news of Boeing's 737 Max plane being grounded and investigated for design flaws, flying is still the safest way to travel. When there is an air disaster it makes all the headlines. Unfortunately, most car crashes have become commonplace in the news.
The reasons for this fear are many... you might have been on a flight that experienced extreme turbulence , experienced a crash,read or heard stories about other air disasters. Maybe you begin to feel claustrophobic or out of control on a plane?
Maybe, like many of us, we just don't really understand how that plane stays in the air or what we should expect once in an airplane.
Many anxious fliers choose to use an anti anxiety medication to overcome the nervous feelings only to arrive at their destination groggy or out of sorts .
Through the years, I've worked with many clients who have decided to stop letting this fear control their lives. Whether for business or pleasure, being terrified to fly is no fun and can really be a career end-er for some people.
Whatever the reasons for the anxiety there are many options to help you get through the flight with ease. For milder cases relaxation apps can help move you into a state of calm, and there are programs that teach you what to expect from the airplane and your pilot.
And of course Hypnosis!
Hypnosis is at the top of the list as a go-to measure for overcoming that fear.
For one reason or another your unconscious mind has started running a program called FEAR of flying.
Think about it... if this fear were a conscious problem you would have figured it out already! So why continue to try and resolve it consciously?
You've more than likely thought about it,reasoned with yourself,maybe white knuckled it through the experience ...all with no success.
Hypnosis allows you to get your unconscious mind on board... so to speak, and help it come up with new healthier behaviors. A good hypnotist will also teach you techniques to use should your brain try and revert to those old patterns while it creates new neural pathways of success.
Overcoming such a life changing fear, or even getting rid of pre-flight jitters can open up a whole new world!