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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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The Fear Of Flying

There are a few fears in life that defy logic. Fear of spiders may be one, fear of lifts is another, and perhaps a fear of flying is another. Everyday, thousands of planes take off around the world, carrying millions of passengers safely to their destination. Flying is one of the safest, if not the safest, form of travel available. It is far safer than getting in the car, yet over one third of the population still report a fear of flying. People cite many concerns when […]

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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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How To Cope With Anxiety On An Airplane

A fear of flying is a very common, yet very treatable condition. It can be caused by a bad experience on board a plane, such as encountering severe turbulence while flying or a abnormal operation while on board such as an engine failure or emergency landing, but most commonly, what a fearful flier is afraid of while flying is simply the way that their fear and anxiety makes them feel. Fear is a normal, healthy reaction to something that threatens us. It has been around virtually since […]

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Get Around Easier – Overcome Your Fear Of Flying

Imagine this weird situation: you’re cruising in a top of the line jumbo jet then all of a sudden, you freak out and scare the heck out of the people in the jet. You’re going crazy and you’re sweating like a pig because you want to go off the plane, not later but now. But the problem here is that you’re a thousand feet above ground and you can’t do anything about it. This is one peculiarly detailed example of an irrational fear of flying. There are […]

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Four Ways To Begin Overcoming Your Fear Of Flying

Once an individual decides to begin seeking treatment for their fear of flying, the question of where to begin can be daunting. A brief Internet search on the topic returns of 12 million webpages on the subject! There are therapists and hypnosis claiming tho have the “secret cure”, book and programs galore, and full blown step by step programs to use to conquer your fear. Where does a fearful flier turn to for help? There are three main paths that can be taken. The first, and unfortunately […]

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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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Fear of Flying: Just Relax It Away

The advancements in science and industry in that last 100 years have left us humans somewhat baffled. You will often hear it said that in the last century, we as human beings have made more accomplishments than at any other time in recorded history. But did it all get a little big, a little to fast? It seems that these days’ people tend to be more afraid of different things and as humans; we seem a lot more ‘phobic’ than our recent ancestors. I don’t for one […]

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