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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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