Did you know that a fear of flying is one of the most common phobias?
Many, many people experience anxiety whilst flying. Although consciously (and statistically) we know that flying is safer than driving a car, flying is essentially an unnatural thing for people to do so our subconscious kicks in thinking it is protecting us by making us anxious. Symptoms can include sweating, dry mouth, panic attacks, racing heart beat, hyperventilating, feeling out of control or uncomfortable.
We aren’t born with a fear of flying – it is a learned fear, which may stem from childhood (perhaps if the individual’s parents showed fear) or could have developed after experiencing a negative experience (such as bad turbulence or the plane having to make an emergency landing). Fear of flying may also be caused by other fears and phobias such as claustrophobia or fear of heights.
Many people who come to see me to overcome their fear of flying say that this fear is interfering with holidays or business travel and can sometimes lead to an individual avoiding a career involving travel or a family holiday abroad. There are different reasons for this fear, such as:
fearing the plane will crash, claustrophobia, being out of control, fear of having a panic attack, fear of terrorism.
Even being at the airport or boarding a plane may create anxiety for some people. Fear of flying can therefore range from mild anxiety before flying, to a state of terror which can prevent an individual from getting on the plane or even leaving it once they have boarded.
It’s such a shame because people miss out on the excitement of the build up to their holiday. Some also worry they will transfer this fear to their children.
By accessing the subconscious mind through hypnosis, we can change our reactions and control our fears. Imagine actually looking forward to go getting on the plane, flying off to a different country and experiencing joy whilst at the airport!
Here are a few of my testimonials about overcoming a fear of flying
Not only did I want to let you know about the flying session, but I weighed myself this morning and I have lost exactly 1 stone now. I am so chuffed! It’s been 2 and half months since we started the sessions and I plateued for a while, but a couple of pounds seemed to have now dropped off quickly. Not bad considering that I do not feel as though I’ve been dieting and I’ve just come back from holiday. In addition, the plane journey this year was the most relaxed one I’ve had in years. I was able to read my book, watch the movie, and I even managed to look out of the window which I always avoid doing. I was expecially pleased as I did not cry during the journey. Even when we were told 1 hour into the return journey that there was a problem with the engine and we had to turn back, there was never the panic and tension that I’d experienced before. We can now contemplate on doing longer haul flights – the only issue this time is being stuck in a plane with 3 kids for a longer period of time 🙂
Thanks for all you help and I will contact you shortly to arrange a weight loss “booster” session.
I’m so sorry I haven’t been in touch but life has been ridiculously nuts!
I have wanted to tell you that you have totally turned my little life around!! I got out to Turkey and back from Turkey without a hitch. My mindset has been so altered, whereas before I was so terrified of flying, now it’s really bearable. I won’t go so far as to say it was enjoyable…but it will not ever hamper my holiday plans or arrangements ever again… Woooooooo Hoooo!!
Just an example of how improved I am… I’ve never left my seat on a plane as I’m too scared to leave it, but I happily had a little wander to the toilet and back again!
Bridgette, you are truly wonderful and have helped me so much.
I look forward to seeing you again soon…hopefully you can work your magic on my other areas of nuttiness!!
I’m here. I love you x I’m going to become a pilot. Thank you thank you thank you x I have never been so calm and there was a thunder storm! I can’t thank you enough. I’m so excited x
Very happy to report the hypnotherapy worked really well ! I was so relaxed that morning and no nerves what so ever in the airport. The take off and flight going was perfect, I had a few nerves but nothing like normal.
We really had a great time and I never once thought about flying home.
Thank you so much for your help ( my hubby is very thankful too! )
I have been avoiding flying for years and was only able to do so when drugged up to the eyeballs, but deep down I knew this wasn’t a long term solution. Flying made me panicky and stressed, I would spend weeks worrying about getting to my destination and most of my holiday worrying about the journey home.
I heard of hypnotherapy and thought it sounded like the perfect solution. Bridgette looked after me very well, taking the time and trouble to really understand my fears and worries. Being hypnotised was not only very relaxing, but also an amazing opportunity to tidy up my stressed out brain!
After seeing Bridgette I felt really confident and capable that I would be able to fly, and managed to do so with no tears, no stress and most importantly, no drugs. Not only did I find myself capable of flying, I enjoyed the journey and found myself making plans to visit friends in Australia… something which I never thought would be possible.
Thank you Bridgette!