Did you know that you have more chance of becoming Prime Minster than you have of being in a plane accident? Knowing that statistic probably hasn't helped you feel much better about flying though has it? What you're looking for is a miracle that will reduce or remove your fear of flying I guess and that's what I can do. Don't believe me? OK, that doesn't matter because you don't even have to believe in what I do for it to work. However, the most interesting thing is that you will be doing most of the work, or should I say your mind will, I'll just be the facilitator. The techniques I teach you can be used for other occasions when you might need help to calm your nerves.
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Why is this course different to other fear of flying courses? Most, if not almost all fearless flying courses, focus on one or two techniques to change the mind but rarely, if ever, have I seen one that also works on the strong underlying beliefs and emotional feelings. If these aren't dealt with then the fear may come back or another fear may take hold. I don't make outrageous claims either because there are a very small percentage of people who's fear is related to a more complex problem. I am a trauma specialist so I don't ask you to "face the fear and get on with it anyway" as this is not only dangerous but disrespectful. I won't embarrass you or put you in uncomfortable situations. I will ensure your fear is contained and you are completely safe at all times. Once "trigger(s)" relating to your fear of flying have been identified and overcome, you will most likely discover that you can do other things in your life you were previously afraid to do.
What causes the fear? It's natural to fear something we don't understand, and for those analytical minded people, you will be able to ask as many questions as you like. Your fear may be subconscious ie related to a family loss, separation anxiety or a bad experience. All these factors create hyper-arousal of the nervous system and emotions can quickly become attached to the event and form a trauma related fear (ie flying on a plane). Even a news item on TV or in the press can all stimulate a fear. Learned behaviour from your parents or influential others can also be the cause. Maybe you don't realise it, but simply being locked in a room as a child could be the reason you don't like flying.
Do I have a fear or a phobia? A lot of people suffer an irrational fear at some point in their lives but some fears develop into phobias. The essential difference between a fear and a phobia is basically a phobia will interfere with your life and your enjoyment. So if you avoid going on holiday, decline a job prospect or wedding invitation because you have to fly, then that sounds more like a phobia. Getting on the plane but really not liking it and crying or sweating for example sounds more like a fear. Not many people can distinguish one from the other - even Easyjet's leaflet on fear of flying has it wrong!
Why do some people have a fear and not others? Any fear or trauma is subjective which means how one person reacts compared to another depends on many factors. If you've been through the experience before, if you have had support, whether you had counselling or therapy for instance.
Scroll 5.30mins into this video to see one of the techniques I use.