Fear of flying is one of the most common phobias, with an estimated one in 10 people experiencing flight anxiety. Many of those who don’t suffer from a fear of flying don’t understand how it feels. They might try to reassure the person, quoting statistics and personal experiences. But to those living with a fear of flying, these reassuring words are not always helpful.
Turbulence and recent air disasters have been blamed for increasing the fear of flying in many passengers, however, the facts are that flying is still the safest form of transport.
While many of us know that the fear is irrational, it can develop due to the experiences we have, i.e. turbulence during a flight, negative experiences from a flight or even just hearing/reading about it from another source or watching tv/films.
Some people are afraid of flying because it is often associated with the feeling of not being in control, claustrophobia and anxiety.
There are many symptoms of a fear of flying, and how it can affect a person depends upon the individual. This fear, if left unchecked, can cause people great anxiety and discomfort to the point that they may experience:
- extreme sickness
- an increase in heart rate and blood pressure
With hypnotherapy for fear of flying we work efficiently by understanding why you have this fear to begin with. We work to remove the fear of flying by changing your beliefs (how you think) and emotions (how you feel) towards flying.
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