Many people rely on air transport regularly for their careers and for many, this can be a daunting prospect as it is estimated that 1 in 6 people have a fear of flying.
Some airlines offer courses to try and help people with their fear. These courses often consist of an explanation about the technical side of flying and an opportunity to answer questions such as, why turbulence is a normal occurrence in flying. Then participants go on a short experience flight during which the captain continuously explains the process.
However, in the past I have had clients come to see me who have not benefitted entirely with this approach.
Hypnotherapy teaches calmness, confidence and relaxation.
In the first appointment I would spend time getting to know what specifically worries you about flying and then familiarizing you with the hypnotic process.
In the second appointment I would assist the client with performance rehearsal, in which the client, when totally relaxed, envisages themselves flying, calmly.
I also teach the client Self-Hypnosis, which they can use if they begin to feel uncomfortable in the situation.
Most of my clients are amazed at how much more relaxed and in control they feel when they next fly.