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Three Myths That Contribute To A Fear Of Flying

The fear of flying is one of the most common phobias, and can be very difficult to overcome because of the many factors that can cause fear coming into play simultaneously. You may feel claustrophobic while flying, you may fear being “trapped” in the plane, you may have anxiety about the possibility of having a panic attack while on board, or you may fear crashing. Some of your fears may have no basis in reality at all, and are simply the result of a myths you have […]

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Hypnosis And Fear Of Flying

Sometimes people suffer from a level of anxiety so high when up in the air, that they simply cannot function. When anxiety over flying gets to that point, it becomes fear of flying. Especially for people in business, commercial air flight has become a part of the landscape. Business men and women are being asked to travel all over the shrinking world to close jobs and work on business deals. If you cannot fly because of a high level of anxiety, then you are at a marked […]

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Fear Of Flying – Aviophobia

Psychiatry identifies three different categories of phobia: Agoraphobia is a fear of open spaces. It is also a fear of having a panic attack in a public place, of losing control in an area from which escape may prove difficult or embarrassing. Social Phobia is an irrational anxiety brought forth by exposure to certain social situations, leading to avoidance behaviour. Specific Phobia is a persistent and irrational fear in response to some specific stimulus, which commonly results in avoidance of/withdrawal from that stimulus. It could be triggered […]

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What Causes a Fear of Flying

A fear of flying can severely impact a person’s life, in far more ways than it may appear on the surface. Those struggling with a fear of flying may limit their travel by plane, pass up on career opportunities, miss out on spending time with friends and family, and generally suffer a lack of self esteem by being held back by a flying phobia. So what causes a fear of flying to begin with? It can be somewhat unique to everyone, but some people with anxiety about […]

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