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Achieving Comfortable Flight, Taking the Anxiety Out of Airline Travel

 

Don't Panic, Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks, Chapter 21

 

Here is a self-help program for those who are having trouble remaining comfortable during a commercial flight or who now avoid flying because of their fears. You'll learn about how some of the causes of fear of flying, and why flying anxieties are so tough to control. Then you will learn a step-by-step approach to flying comfortably.

WHAT PEOPLE FEAR ABOUT FLYING

  • panic attacks
  • weather
  • closed in spaces
  • clouds
  • heights
  • turbulence
  • crowds
  • takeoffs
  • stuffiness
  • landings
  • nausea
  • flying over water
  • embarrassing self
  • traveling more than a certain length of time
  • being trapped (door closing)
  • trusting pilots
  • being out of control
  • trusting air traffic controllers
  • crashing
  • trusting airline industry
  • dying trusting
  • the mechanics
  • being far away from loved ones
  • trusting the integrity of the plane

How this self-help program was created. I had the opportunity to design the first national program for the fearful flier (sponsored by American Airlines).  This program is based on that successful seminar and on my years of experience working with people desiring to fly comfortably again.  We have also developed a take-home course for those who are afraid to fly, called Achieving Comfortable Flight.