Is a fear of flying 'abnormal'?
Ok, so we all know that one person who freaks out every time they think of flying anywhere. They break out into a sweat if you mention the destination, start to cry if you talk about their hotel... hell, even their partners learnt to not say a peep until the day of flying. But how awful is it for those who fear flying?
A fear of flying is not irrational; after all, it's the most logical thing in the world to be worried about - as a passenger you have no control and you are literally up in the air, miles off the ground. Feeling sick, scared, alone, embarrassed, petrified... How can that be unusual behaviour?
Well the honest answer is, it's not. However, having it deny you a chance to see the things you've dreamed of seeing, experiencing the warmth of a Mediterranean ocean stroll in the sun, shopping in the Big Apple - just like in the films, taking the kids somewhere you know they'd just love... well that just sucks.
The thing is, I promise you, you can get over it. You can literally, rise above it and smash it (the fear silly, not the scary plane!). Imagine just a year from now, you are sitting on a beach, sipping on a cool drink and feeling like a total boss because you overcame something that caused you so much fear, stress and embarrassment in your life.
You had three hypnosis sessions and you smile to yourself as you wave at your friends or partner as they tiptoe into the sea waving at you, at how your children, friends or your partner couldn't believe on the flight how you were chatting and much more at ease with flying. You yourself even commented on how well you were doing, rather than fantasising about taking one more diazepam (don't even try to deny that).
Truth is? You're like two or three clicks away from changing this for the better. And it's such a steal. It's the price of one cheap holiday for a lifetime of bossing it, like a wanderlusty, travelling superstar (although hopefully, you won't become as smug as Kanye West, that guy is just extra).
Hypnotherapy is powerful and can help you to change the way you feel when you think of flying, so instead of being terrified of flying and having a huge fear of flying, you feel safe, confident and comfortable that you want to enjoy and feel easy about your travelling around.
Hypnosis helps the mind to change the way it works when you're in a more relaxed 'theta' brainwave state (your therapist can help you do this as it's actually a very natural state of mind, and easy when you know how). This means you can update and re-train your reactions, thoughts, feelings and behaviours whilst you switch off and enjoy relaxing. Just like when you're on your next successful flight, right? Now, where is that flight steward? We need a glass of something bubbly to celebrate!