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Fear of Flying

fear of flying

Many people fly easily for years before developing an aversion to flight, or outright fear of flying. Once the fear settles in, even the thought of getting on a plane can be terrifying.

For more and more people, preparing for a flight or boarding an aircraft is coupled with a range of mild to intense fear reactions. Indeed one study found that one in three air travelers experience some kind of fearful response to the air travel process.

The message is clear; you are not alone.There are many more receptors in the brain for fear than for pleasure, which is why a single experience of heavy turbulence can seem to override years of flying relatively easily. By working directly with a person’s acute fear, and equipping them with effective mental and emotional coping strategies, I can frequently dissolve it, enabling them to return to flying in comfort.

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