If you’re reading this, then it’s likely that you’re about to take your first flight, and you’re feeling a little bit anxious about it. That’s perfectly normal – lots of people feel nervous about flying, especially if they’ve never done it before.
But there’s no need to worry. This guide, from clinical hypnotherapist David Samson, will help you get your head around flying, and how you can overcome your fear of it.
Flying is perfectly safe – in fact, it’s one of the safest forms of transport out there. But if you’re still feeling nervous, here are a few things that might help you feel better:
- Talk to someone who’s already flown: they can tell you about their experience and what to expect.
- Do some research: read up on how planes fly, and what all the different parts of the plane do.
- See a hypnotherapist: they can help you to relax and feel more confident about flying.
Once you’re on the plane, there are a few things you can do to keep yourself calm:
- Focus on your breathing: take slow, deep breaths and try to relax your body.
- Listen to music: put on some calming music or an audio book and let yourself be transported away from the plane.
- Visualise your destination: close your eyes and picture yourself arriving at your destination, safe and sound.
And when you land, it’s time to celebrate!
If you’re really struggling with your fear of flying, it might be time to see a hypnotherapist. They can help you to relax and feel more confident about the whole experience.
Hypnotherapy is a form of therapy that uses relaxation techniques to help you overcome your fears. It’s perfectly safe and there are no side effects.
What to expect in a hypnotherapy session?
Before your first session, your hypnotherapist will talk to you about your fear of flying and what you hope to achieve from the sessions. They will then tailor the session to your individual needs.
During the session, you will be asked to relax in a comfortable chair or lie down on a couch. You may be given some headphones to listen to a relaxation recording, or the hypnotherapist may talk you through a relaxation exercise.
You will remain aware of your surroundings and will be able to hear everything that’s going on, but you will feel deeply relaxed. It’s common to feel a bit drowsy during or after the session.
After the session, you should feel more relaxed and confident about flying. Most people need around 3-6 sessions to overcome their fear, but this will vary from person to person.
If you’re interested in finding out more about hypnotherapy and how it can help you, please get in touch or book a free 30-minute hypnotherapy consultation. David is a qualified and experienced hypnotherapist who has helped hundreds of people overcome their fear of flying. He offers both face to face as well online sessions, so you can choose which option works best for your needs!