Often people have a sickening feeling when they get on a plane. Although the plane is statistically the safest means of transport, some people fear flying. However, especially after major aircraft accidents, it is difficult for many to give up control and confide in the pilot and the machine.
People who fear flying are so terrified that they do not tolerate the situation or do so only with agony. Just the thought of flying generates nervousness and sweats.
Not all people who fear flying are inevitably afraid of a crash. There are different reasons why people fear flights:
- Some suffer from the fear of lack of space or heights.
- Others are afraid of the technology and complexity of an aircraft.
- Others have problems confiding their own good to another person, in this case the pilot.
- others still had bad flying experiences due to turbulence or having to restart a machine when approaching. In such cases, fear of flying results from the expectation that similar terrifying events will occur again on the next flight.
Physical symptoms from the fear of flying
Flying is very uncomfortable for people with the fear of flying, especially because of the pronounced physical symptoms.
- Faster heart beats and
- Quick and flat breathing
- Dizziness and suffocation may occur.
- Muscles tighten.
- Symptoms include diarrhea and / or urinary urgency,
- Stomach pain,
- Trembling and
- Weak knees.
The closer your flight gets, the tougher the physical symptoms become. The person concerned mistakenly perceives these signs as a threat. Frequently, people then feel their heartbeat beating faster and interpret this falsely as a sign of imminent danger.
Negative thoughts and selective perception
Negative thoughts initiate the vicious circle of fear. Even before the flight, the victims are thinking of various scenarios of what could go wrong. It is through these thoughts alone that the pulse rises. The affected person interprets the body changes as a threat. The fear becomes stronger.
If a plane accident happens somewhere, people who fear flying evaluate this as a confirmation of their fears. They do not realize that most flights are going well as the focus is on the negative exceptions. Experts refer to this phenomenon as selective perception.
The fear of flying is so unpleasant that many would rather not do it. However, avoiding the feared situation would only sustain the fear and may even increase it. People who avoid flying out of fear do not experience that nothing bad happens to them on the plane. Many know that their fears are exaggerated, but that does not change the phobia. Only by confronting the dreaded situation can you overcome the fear of flying.
Symptoms of a panic attack
A fear of flying can swing so much that those affected suffer a panic attack. In a panic attack, the fear is even more intense. Often, sufferers even fear dying from the physical symptoms. Difficulty in breathing, heart palpitations, feelings of suffocation as well as dizziness and fainting can be signs of a panic attack. These seizures usually reach their peak after ten minutes and then fade away. They cause great discomfort and fear of another attack.
How can biodynamic hypnosis help you to feel relaxed and relaxed?
From experience, in the vast majority of cases, two sessions of hypnosis are enough to make the flight a more relaxing and often joyful experience for the client. The reason behind such impressive results is the combination of relaxing hypnosis and modern neuro-scientific proven anxiolytic procedures.
Certain anxious thoughts and feelings are virtually decoupled with the help of biodynamic hypnosis and specific suggestions.
In the therapeutic trance, the flight experience is simulated, and mental resources provided. Thus, the experiences in the trance become an inner reality. New neuronal connections in the brain can arise and experiences can be processed cognitively.
During this process, the client would constantly feel safe and guided and can even enjoy the change – the noticeable resolution of the symptoms!
How do I know that I will fly fearlessly?
Any uncertainty regarding the preparation plan for the flight, from leaving the house, and arriving at the airport until the last step in the flight chain is discussed.
You know what you think. If you have certain thoughts or feelings and you can handle them. You know, you can relax at any time and get a CD or a USB stick for self-hypnosis.
Therapy duration in fear of flying 2 -3 sessions