• Does your fear stop you from travelling abroad?
• Do you worry about losing control in public?
• Does your anxiety prevent you from doing things you’d like to do?
• Do you often feel embarrassed at your reactions?
• Do you wish you had more control over your emotions and behaviour?
• Is your fear hindering your professional development?
• Does your fear affect your personal relationships?
If so, you’ve come to the right place.
About fear of flying (flying phobia)
Fear of flying is the fear of travelling by plane and can manifest as early as the planning or ticket-booking stages. Sufferers experience a level of anxiety so great that it prevents them from flying, or causes them great distress when they are compelled to do so. The most extreme manifestations can include panic attacks or vomiting at the mere sight or mention of an aircraft or air travel.
Fear of flying may be a distinct phobia in itself, or it may be an indirect manifestation of one or more other phobias, such as Claustrophobia (a fear of enclosed spaces), Acrophobia (a fear of heights), fear of not being in control, fear of having panic attacks in certain places where escape would be difficult and/or embarrassing (agoraphobia), fear of hijacking or terrorism, fear of turbulence, fear of flying over water, fear of flying at night or fear of crashing, resulting in injury or death.
This widespread fear receives more attention than many other phobias because air travel is often difficult for people to avoid – especially in professional contexts.
A previous traumatizing experience with air travel or somehow connected to air travel can also trigger a fear of flying.
Most individuals understand that they are suffering from an irrational fear, but feel powerless to override their initial panic reaction.
Techniques that may be used in your therapy session
Sessions will be personally tailored to your individual circumstances and may include:
• Talking therapy
• Clinical Hypnosis / Traditional Hypnotherapy
• Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
• Relaxing visualisations
• Solution Focussed Therapy
• Desensitisation to triggers
• Autogenic Training
All of these techniques have proved to be very effective in achieving long-term change.
Both traditional and Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy techniques, including systematic desensitisation and EMDR can help clients regain control of their thoughts, feelings and behaviour, thereby ridding themselves of this restricting anxiety.
Practising Self-hypnosis and/or Autogenic Training, taught free of charge to all interested clients, can help maintain a feeling of calmness and control.
Take the first step
If you’ve reached this page, it’s likely that you’re ready to address these issues now – Call 07956 525 587.
Take control of your flying phobia now and prevent further regrets in the future.
It is natural for people who have not experienced talking therapy before to have questions about how it can help them. So that you can feel more comfortable, the first half hour of your initial consultation will be completely FREE OF CHARGE, with no obligation and in total confidence, allowing you to ask questions and ensure that this is the right solution for you.
Sessions for help with fear of flying are held in London NW3 or N10.
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