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Hypnotherapy for fear of flying

Integrated Hypnotherapy, NLP and Life Coaching Sessions
Bestofmenlp - Online and at Rickmansworth and Chigwell, UK

Do you find yourself gripped by anxiety at the mere thought of flying? You're not alone. The fear of flying, known as aviophobia, can cast a shadow over the excitement of travel. However, at Bestofmenlp, we believe that every individual deserves the chance to spread their wings without fear and we offer a powerful solution: hypnotherapy for fear of flying combined with NLP and Life Coaching. Let's embark on a journey to conquer this fear together.

hypnotherapy for fear of flying

Hypnotherapy for fear of flying in Rickmansworth / Chigwell and Online

Understanding Aviophobia

Fear of flying can stem from various sources:

Past negative experiences: A traumatic flight, turbulence encounter, or witnessing others' anxieties can trigger a lasting fear.
Claustrophobia or fear of heights: These pre-existing anxieties can translate into discomfort in the confined space of an airplane.
Loss of control: The inability to physically escape during a flight can fuel feelings of vulnerability and panic.
Media-driven anxieties: Negative news reports, sensationalised movies and social media accounts depicting air travel mishaps can exacerbate existing fears.


These concerns lead to physical symptoms like sweating, rapid heartbeat, nausea, and difficulty breathing, further perpetuating the anxiety cycle.

Fear of flying hypnosis at Bestofmenlp

How Hypnotherapy for fear of flying helps?

Hypnotherapy for fear of flying harnesses the power of the subconscious mind. Here's how it works:

Relaxation and Focus: The hypnotherapist induces a state of deep relaxation, similar to focused meditation, where the conscious mind quiets and the subconscious becomes more receptive.
Identifying Triggers: Through gentle conversation and specific techniques, the hypnotherapist helps you identify and understand the root causes of your fear.
Restructuring Negative Beliefs: Limiting beliefs like "all flights are dangerous" or "I can't handle turbulence" are replaced with empowering ones like "I am safe and in control" or "I can manage anxiety effectively."
Visualisation and Positive Anchors: Vivid visualisations of peaceful flights and calm emotional states are instilled creating positive associations with air travel. As a part of hypnosis for fear of flying, relaxation techniques like deep breathing and mindfulness are taught as coping mechanisms for managing in-flight anxiety.

How our hypnosis for fear of flying sessions are combined with NLP and Life Coaching to create a powerful boost?

While hypnotherapy offers a powerful tool to break free from this anxiety, its effectiveness can be further amplified by combining it with two other approaches: Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and Life Coaching. Together, they form a triple threat against your fear, paving the way for a smooth and confident journey through the skies.

Hypnotherapy addresses the root of the fear, NLP reprograms your negative thought patterns, and life coaching equips you with practical tools and unwavering support. This synergy creates a powerful force that empowers you to:

  • Break free from limiting beliefs and negative self-talk.

  • Develop a sense of control and confidence over your flying experience.

  • Learn effective coping mechanisms to manage anxiety in the air.

  • Gradually build upon your progress and achieve lasting change.

Fear of flying Resources

British Airways Flying with Confidence: https://flyingwithconfidence.com/ - Offers one-day Fear of Flying course UK  hosted by pilots and cabin crew, supported by a psychologist.


Fearless Flyer: https://www.fearless-flyer.com/transcript-uk/ - Features various fear of flying courses, including online options, led by qualified psychotherapists and hypnotherapists.

NHS fear of flying

While the NHS generally doesn't directly offer hypnotherapy, it may be available through some services or private referrals. Consult your GP for more information.

Taking the First Step:

Fear of flying can be debilitating, but remember, you are not alone. Hypnotherapy offers a powerful tool to break free from anxiety and embrace the skies with confidence. Explore the resources provided, reach out to qualified professionals, and take the first step towards a world of travel possibilities.

Is Hypnotherapy Right for You?

Hypnotherapy is a safe and effective option for most individuals, except those with specific medical conditions requiring alternative approaches. Consulting a qualified hypnotherapist who specialises in anxiety and phobias is crucial. Book a free discussion call with us to have more clarity. 

Our appointments are available both Online and In-person at Rickmansworth Hertfordshire and in Chigwell Essex

How to deal with turbulence anxiety

Knowledge is power: Learn about turbulence, its causes, and safety measures on planes. Knowledge calms fear of the unknown.
Prep your mind: Practice relaxation techniques like deep breathing, meditation, or visualisation before your flight. Imagine yourself cruising calmly despite bumps.
Talk to your doctor: If anxiety is severe, seek personalised advice and potentially medication options.
Stay informed: Ask flight attendants about conditions and turbulence expectations. Knowing what to anticipate eases anxiety.
Breathe deeply: Slow, mindful breaths calm your nervous system and manage anxiety in-flight.
Distract yourself: Immerse yourself in books, music, movies, or conversation to take your mind off the sensations.
Trust the professionals: Remember, pilots are highly trained to handle turbulence.
Seek support: Talk to a flight attendant if anxiety becomes overwhelming. They're trained to assist passengers feeling anxious.
Hydrate: Dehydration worsens anxiety. Drink plenty of water to feel calmer and more in control.
Avoid caffeine & alcohol: These substances can exacerbate anxiety, so best to avoid them during your flight.


Remember, turbulence is normal and poses no safety threat. These tips can help you manage anxiety and enjoy a smoother flight!

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