You are not born with a phobia – it is a learned response. A response that you have simply programmed into your mind, when confronted by the phobic stimulus and sometimes, even the anticipation or thought of the situation is enough to provoke the response, the person then begins to experience the classic symptoms of panic attacks.
Fear of flying is generally accepted as one of the most common phobias. An estimated 20-40% of the population experience anxiety whilst flying, making fear of flying one of the most common phobias.
Having a fear of flying can often interfere with holidays or business travel and lead to an individual avoiding a career involving travel or a family holiday abroad. There are many aspects of flying that can create anxiety, such as fearing the plane will crash, claustrophobia, being out of control, fear of having a panic attack and 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. The fear of flying can affect anyone, regardless of age, status, gender and intelligence, and is not a sign of weakness.
Each and everyone of us as an individual has the resources inside us to change.
Hypnotherapy can really help individuals suffering from a fear of flying. Using hypnotherapy to discover the root cause of the fear can then enable the issue to be dealt with by communicating with the subconscious mind to re-evaluate thinking patterns and behaviour. Hypnotherapy can also help an individual to relax and access a calm, focused state of mind to help them control their fear.
If you suffer from fear of flying, the first thing to do is contact the HypnoHut and book an initial free consult with us. We will assess with you what your needs are. During this we will explain to you how it all works, what to expect. Should you decide at that point that you would wish to proceed, we will develop a treatment plan that will enable and empower you to move beyond your fear of flying.