Effective Tips To Overcome Your Fear Of Flying
The panic you experience when you think about taking a flight can be truly debilitating, but it is something that you can overcome. You don’t have to stay close to home for vacations, refrain from attending family reunions and weddings located too far away to drive. All you have to do is start putting the following tips on how to overcome your fear of flying to use because it may not happen overnight.
Understand The Cause Of Your Fear Of Flying.
Anxiety disorders and phobias, including the fear of flying, are usually rooted in the same thing: the fear of losing control. Whether you’re afraid of being in a confined space for a few hours during your flight, being off the ground or any other aspect of flying, it more than likely boils down to not being able to be in control of the situation you find yourself in. Once you understand this, it’s easier to work to overcome it, since you now have a place to start from.
Learn More About Flying.
You’re much less likely to be fearful of something that you know and understand and the same applies to flying. Since a major component of your fear is that you’re leaving your comfort zone, being informed about how air travel works and how low the risk of a plane accident actually can go a long way towards putting your mind at ease and allowing you to board a plane and take a flight without losing your composure.
Learn Some Relaxation Techniques.
Even if you understand why you fear flying and know that the risk of anything happening is incredibly small, it’s only natural to be tense and anxious when you finally do get on a plane. Before you take flight, prepare yourself by learning relaxation techniques like deep breathing, meditation, and visualization and start using them as far in advance as possible. The more relaxed you are before you board, the better prepared you will be to fly – and remember, it’ll be easier the next time you get on a plane.
There’s nothing that can make your anxiety about flying worse than having to rush to the airport at the last minute. Even though the stress of being late may not have much to do with your fear of flying, if you’re already stressed out when you arrive at the airport, you’ll have a much harder time relaxing once you’re on the plane. Make a point of arriving early for your flight to give you some time to sit down, decompress and use some of your relaxation techniques so that you’re ready for take-off.
If none of the above helps you to overcome your fear of flying to the point that you’re willing to get on a plane, then you may want to consider hypnotherapy as an alternative. Hypnosis can help you to get to the root of your fears and assist you in overcoming them. While hypnosis isn’t a panacea for your anxieties, it is a valuable tool that can get you over the hump – and onto the tarmac and ready to fly.