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Conquering the skies: Overcoming your fear of flying

How hypnotherapy can help a fear of flying

With holiday season approaching, many people have been in touch recently to tackle this phobia once and for all - with great results.

Many people experience a fear of flying, for some it is manageable but for others it can prevent them from traveling for business or pleasure and or living life to the fullest. Hypnotherapy can be a quick and effective way to overcome this fear and gain the freedom to fly.

Officially called 'aerophobia', some of those with this fear have avoided flying for many years. Others are able to fly but feel dread for the weeks leading up to a flight and then struggle to relax when on holiday making it all a bit of a miserable experience.

This fear of flying is often rooted in anxiety and negative thought patterns that can seem difficult to break free from. When it comes to tackling this, and any phobia, hypnotherapy can be incredibly effective. Hypnotherapy can help to reprogram your unconscious mind, replacing negative associations with positive ones.

The hypnotherapy involves inducing a daydream-like state to help you achieve a state of relaxation, concentration, and increased suggestibility. During a hypnotherapy session, you will be guided through a series of relaxation exercises, verbal suggestions and other techniques, designed to help you feel more calm, confident, and in control. I also use many Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques and other tools to achieve your goals.

Caroline - I contacted Malcolm feeling very anxious about flying, claustrophobia and overall feeling out of control when out my comfort zone during travel. We worked together for a couple of months prior to an upcoming trip. For the first time in years I travelled without crippling anxiety before or during the trip. I can honestly say I didn’t believe it was possible after years of uncomfortable trips and avoiding travel to the point where I no longer wanted to book a vacation even postponing my honeymoon for a few years. Now after a wonderful trip in Rome I am looking forward to my next trip with my family to make more amazing memories! I cannot recommend Malcolm enough for his understanding of my issues and helping me through to enjoying travel again thank you 🙏

During a session for fear of flying you may imagine yourself boarding a plane, feeling calm and relaxed. You may use positive affirmations to help you feel more confident, such as "I am calm and in control," or "I am safe and secure on this flight." I will use metaphors and stories to help you achieve your goal and use some very simple but effective techniques to break negative connections and establish positive connections around flying and travel.

Of course, hypnotherapy isn't a magic cure-all, and it may not work for everyone. Goweve teh success rate for phobias is very high. If you're someone who has tried other methods to overcome your fear of flying without success, hypnotherapy is definitely worth considering. It's a safe, natural, and non-invasive form of therapy that can help you to achieve a state of deep relaxation and overcome your fear of flying for good.

So why not give it a try? Who knows, you might just discover a newfound love of travel.

Get in touch

If you need help or support with a fear of flying, or any other phobia, let's have a have. Get in touch to find out about the benefits of hypnotherapy. A few online or face-to-face hypnotherapy sessions can make a big difference and help you achieve your goals. Malcolm Struthers Hypnotherapy - Online and in-person in Dumfries & Galloway


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