Soar Above Your Fears! How Hypnosis May Help Flying Phobias

Written by Emma Evans

March 14, 2024


For many, the thought of a trip abroad conjures up images of exotic locales and delicious new foods. But for others, the idea of flying induces a cold sweat and a gripping sense of dread. If you’re one of the millions who suffers from a fear of flying, also known as aerophobia, you’re not alone. But what if there was a way to break free from these limitations and take to the skies with confidence? Enter hypnotherapy, a surprisingly effective tool for conquering your fear of flying.

Why Hypnotherapy?

Traditional methods for phobias often involve exposure therapy, which can be anxiety-provoking. Hypnotherapy takes a different approach. By guiding you into a deeply relaxed state, a hypnotherapist can access your subconscious mind, the root of many fears. Here’s how it works:

Identifying the Root Cause: Many phobias stem from negative experiences or limiting beliefs. Hypnotherapy helps unearth these triggers, allowing you to understand why flying feels so scary.

Reprogramming Your Fear Response: Through positive suggestions, hypnotherapy can replace negative thought patterns about flying with more empowering ones. Imagine feeling calm and collected as you board the plane, instead of picturing turbulence.

Relaxation Techniques: Hypnotherapists often incorporate relaxation techniques like deep breathing and visualization into their sessions. Learning these tools equips you to manage anxiety during a flight, giving you a sense of control.

Taking Back Control: What to Expect

Hypnotherapy isn’t about mind control; it’s about collaboration. A typical session involves discussing your fear, followed by guided relaxation and positive suggestions tailored to your needs. You’ll remain completely aware throughout, and the hypnotherapist acts as a supportive guide.

Ready to Take Flight?

Hypnotherapy boasts a high success rate for treating phobias, including fear of flying. Here are some tips to get started:

Find a Qualified Hypnotherapist: Look for a certified professional with experience treating phobias.

Be Open-Minded: The more receptive you are, the greater the chances of success.

Combine with Other Techniques: Hypnotherapy can be even more effective when paired with relaxation techniques you practice at home.

So, ditch the white knuckles and medication. Hypnotherapy can be your passport to a world of new experiences, minus the crippling fear. Imagine the possibilities – strolling along the Champs-Élysées in Paris or soaking up the sun on a beach in Bali. With hypnotherapy, the world awaits, and you’re finally in the pilot’s seat.

If you’d like to find a therapist to help with this have a look at our online directory! 

https://www.aphp.co.uk/find-a-therapist/

Published : Mar 14, 2024