A Fear of Flying

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

A Fear of Flying

Flying can for many people be an exciting part of their adventure, but for some it can be a very terrifying experience.

While plane crashes are rare, we have seen a lot of coverage of crashes over the last few years and when you already have a fear of flying, reading about a crash in the news can only make this worse.

If you look at the statistics, the experts say that you’re much more likely to die in a car crash than in a plane accident. IATA (airline association) show that in 2015 more than 3.5 billion people flew on an aircraft and during that time there were 68 accidents – four of which resulted in 136 fatalities. The World Health Organisation (WHO) say that there were 1.25 million road traffic deaths globally in 2013.

But still, the fear of flying is deep rooted in our minds.  Safety procedures, anti-terrorism measures only make us worry more, some people often panic when they are watching the safety video as the prospect of flying is very real indeed.

There are many ways to treat fear of flying, some take anti-anxiety medication, drink alcohol or even listening to music but what about a more permanent way to eradicate this altogether?  I’ve treated clients with phobias and fears and I always say that you are not born with this fear, it is something that would have developed over many years and my priority is to unravel this fear to help you live your life again and enjoy your travel experience – not to fear it.

If you or someone you know suffers from a fear of flying or indeed a fear or phobia of any kind, I can help. Visit my website for more information.