Are you dreaming about exploring a far-away place but would rather die than get on a plane? But imagine what it would be like if you could just say yes to the next trip abroad with your family or friends. All the vistas you could see and new people you could meet! Well, hypnotherapy for fear of flying could make that a reality.
If you’re sceptical, just know that hypnosis is not what they show you in films. It can be an effective solution for all kinds of phobias, including the fear of flying. So, you don’t have to let your fears dictate where you’ll spend your holidays anymore.
Read on to learn more about how hypnotherapy in East London can help you.
What does fear of flying look like?
Fear of flying is a common phobia.
The main issue is that it’s not just active during a flight. It can seriously lower the quality of life for weeks or even months before take-off. Trouble sleeping, procrastination and constant worry that ruins your ability to focus. Those are all symptoms of anticipatory anxiety that often comes with phobias.
Even thinking about flying can trigger anxiety, let alone boarding a flight.
It doesn’t sound like a great way to start a holiday, does it?
And then the day of your trip arrives.
You may feel physically sick. Rapid breathing, dry mouth, excessive sweating, bowel or bladder issues, shaking, feelings of claustrophobia and even panic attacks. All of that may be a part of your flying experience.
It’s important to understand that most often, the flying phobia is not just about flying.
It can be a mixture of many different fears! Like that of a plane crash, plane hijacking, death, confined spaces, bad weather or even not finding a toilet in time.
All in all, the phobia makes the whole experience extremely stressful and exhausting. Especially because there’s often a return flight too! This means that most people with fear of flying won’t be able to relax and enjoy their holidays properly.
It’s no wonder then that many people resort to avoidant behaviour and try to avoid flying as much as they possibly can. That’s extremely common in people with phobias.
But avoiding planes is a hard blow to anyone who dreams about travelling.
Imagine all the beautiful places in the world that you could explore if you could just take control of your fear of flying!
What if I told you that there is an effective solution for that?
Hypnotherapy for fear of flyingPhoto by Rakicevic Nenad: Pexels
Hypnotherapy is a powerful tool that can help you find relief from your symptoms.
Or even get rid of them for good!
Hypnotherapy for fear of flying dives deep into your subconscious. There, it can break down any past events that helped create your phobia. You can then analyse them and work on resolving your negative experiences to create new, positive associations with flying.
Resolving your fear at its core means you’ll be able to make a lasting change!
Your hypnotherapist will help you learn to relax your body at will and they’ll teach you how to do it on your own. You can use the techniques before or during a flight to bring your body back from a stressed-out state to a calm one. Imagine if you were finally able to manage your symptoms!
Hypnotherapy for fear of flying aims to reconstruct your thoughts and behaviours about flying.
What can I expect in a hypnotherapy session?
Hypnosis is a state in which your mind is more open to suggestions. That’s why you can use it to convince your mind that not only is flying not dangerous but that it can be a positive experience. To do that, a hypnotherapist might ask you to envision a space where you feel safe. Imagine all the details, colours, scents and sensations.
Feeling safe is a great starting point for any change!
It is from here that you can start to explore the root causes of your fear. And transform them into something more supportive. Through the power of suggestion and relaxation, hypnotherapy will teach your brain to be calmer, feel safer and more in control.
Some people are able to get on a plane with almost no symptoms after only a few sessions. But others might need more work. Everyone’s healing journey is unique, and that’s okay!
If you’d like to give hypnosis a try to get rid of your fear of flying, I offer hypnotherapy in East London or online. Book a free consultation and set yourself free to spend your holidays wherever you’d like!