Does fear of flying stop you from choosing the holiday that you really want?
Is anxiety holding you back from going to places that you dream of because the mere thought of flying in a plane gets your heart beating faster and sets your stomach churning?
Hypnotherapy can help you to overcome your fears so that you can feel excited about your holiday, feel calm and relaxed during your flights and enjoy your time away.
An estimated 20 – 40% of the population experience anxiety whilst flying, making fear of flying one of the most common phobias. This anxiety can seem irrational to us, when in essence it is a natural reaction from our subconscious mind to protect us from perceived danger, and protecting us is the primary function of our subconscious mind. As flying is essentially an unnatural thing for people to do, this reaction is not surprising. However in reality, flying has proven to be one of the safest ways to travel. Statistically, it is far safer than driving a car or even crossing the road.
The symptoms of flying anxiety can range from a general feeling of unease to other more noticeable stress responses such as dry mouth, blurred vision, sweating, and in extreme cases, full blown panic attacks. The anxiety may be caused by fear of turbulence, fear of vomiting or fear of being in an enclosed space. A feeling of lack of control is also often experienced.
Hypnotherapy is an effective tool for overcoming fear of flying.
Hypnotherapy looks to change the way the mind and body reacts to flying, helping the process become less stressful. Hypnosis works with your subconscious mind to change your internal programming and re-evaluate thought patterns and behaviours. Whilst in a relaxed state of hypnosis a series of previously anxiety-inducing scenarios are imagined, such as take off, turbulence and landing. As feelings of calmness and control override the rapidly redundant fear response, new ways of thinking and reacting to the flying experience are processed and subconsciously learnt.
By helping you to relax and access a calm, focused state of mind, hypnotherapy can help control fears and phobias. If fear is stopping you from doing the things you want to do, whether it’s flying to your dream destination or simply wanting the courage to make a change in your life, consider hypnotherapy and turn that feeling of fear into one of excitement.
To find out more about hypnotherapy and how it can help with fear of flying, or any other fear or phobia, call 07514 931 096 or email me using the contact form.