About Fear of Flying

Most people with the fear of flying consider being high above the ground in a plane and having no opportunity to escape at any moment as the worst situation possible. Having no control of the situation makes them panic: “if something happens in the sky, there is nothing we can do and no place to get help from”. These people find a lot of reasons for their fear even before they get to the plane. Others consider that danger lies within their own minds and, bodies rather than the situation itself.

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Being Calm

So you have probably wondered how can most people on the plane stay so calm or even eat, sleep and do other things. You might even consider flight attendants suicides. You think all those people just don’t realize the risks they take, or don’t care about their lives enough. But the truth is that you’re probably just one of  the 30% of population, who has a different perception.

WHERE DOES THE FEAR COME FROM?

Modern aviation has a terrifically high safety rate. Despite this a lot of people are afraid of flying. The reason is that we all have different backgrounds that influence our perception of things around us, flying planes in particular. Different genes, upbringing, personalities, various stressful situations that happened in our lives – it all forms our attitude to life. The totality of all of the above makes life more complex for some of the people, as they tend to think that they face many greater threats than there really are. As a result, a lot of life situations become much more complex for them.

FLYING IS UNUSUAL TO HUMAN NATURE

The idea of flying itself might seem dangerous and unacceptable as initially humans were not supposed to fly. Lack of information about the process makes people doubt the safety, whereas various news reports about crushes only add to false assumptions about flying and aviation system.

WAYS TO OVERCOME FEAR

Fear of flight is in most cases triggered by our own thoughts and behavior before and during the flight. In order to overcome this phobia you need to learn to control your thoughts, as well as to behave properly to prevent the reaction of your body to boarding or being on the plane. I know exactly how to teach you deal with your thoughts and your physical reaction using special methods and techniques.

HOW TO DEAL WITH TURBULENCE

In minds of many people turbulence is associated with insecurity though it’s more of an issue of comfort than of safety. Still people with aerophobia find turbulence very unsettling and there are several reasons for that:

  • The moments of turbulence remind people with aerophobia that they are in fact on an airplane, making them constantly think about it;
  • Most of those who have fear of flying are used to things being planned and predictable. Turbulence, however, being an unpredictable event, makes them feel unsafe and helpless;
  • Turbulence might get emotions out of control and thus, increase the anxiety.

 

As a part of our programs we aim to minimize anxiety during turbulence by helping you understand the nature of it, as well as providing you with personal turbulence forecast.

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