You are not alone. Since 1987, I have heard story after story of people who missed out on family vacations, job promotions, and business opportunities. My passion is helping people like you.
I have created FearlessFlight™ to help you do just that. It’s all about going where you want to go, when you want to go, visiting places you want to visit and capturing memories with families and friends.
Sixteen years of living in fear
I’ll never forget the first time I met Gordon. He hadn’t flown in over 16 years. For years Gordon tried DVD’s, counseling, hypnosis, talk therapy, relaxation therapy, visualization, “tapping,” EMDR and EFT. Nothing had worked. He couldn’t even go to the airport! No matter what he tried, nothing helped.
After trying so many things to get over his fear, Gordon grew more desperate. He was in danger of losing the woman of his dreams. His engagement was in jeopardy because he picked a partner who loved to travel. She had a dream vacation planned for England and Ireland starting with a transatlantic flight to London. Gordon’s anxiety was sky rocketing out of control.
Three weeks before his London vacation Gordon called me and began using the FearlessFlight™ Harmonizer. He thought he had tried everything, but what he really needed was to let go and teach his mind to relax. He practiced and practiced with the Harmonizer. He began to notice changes in his behavior. He began to feel more relaxed. He wasn’t obsessing about the trip to London as much.
Just 21 days later, he was boarding a transatlantic flight!
As he got closer to the date of the flight to London, he noticed his anxiety starting to climb again. He was a little queasy and his heart was racing. So, he doubled down on the FearlessFlight™ Harmonizer. He was sick-and-tired of being sick-and-tired of his fear of flying. There was no way he was going to give up this trip to London! Or the woman of his dreams. Besides he could actually feel it working. His thinking was changing. The fight was on! He was winning.
He used the Harmonizer in the boarding area before the flight. He took his seat, got settled in and resumed using the Harmonizer. As the flight attendants began their final preparations, they announced, “Please turn off all portable electronic devices.” Gordon felt a small spike of anxiety. “Will I be able to handle the takeoff without the Harmonizer?” he wondered.
As the pilots turned onto the runway, something strange happened to Gordon. He was now able to view in his mind’s eye the display from the FearlessFlight™ Harmonizer and immediately place his mind in a relaxed state–something that was impossible just weeks before. Gordon could now focus on what HE wanted to think about. This was the first time he could remember having this kind of freedom and confidence–an entirely different experience in an airplane.
Ten flights in 19 days!
Gordon went on to complete 10 flights in 19 days. He found challenges on every flight, but he met every challenge with growing confidence following the regimen he learned at FearlessFlight. His biggest challenge was his last schedule leg. Shortly after leveling off, he heard a muffled popping noise. The captain came on the PA and announced that one of the engines was “under performing” as they returned to their departure airport. They landed uneventfully with the fire trucks and emergency equipment standing by.
Gordon is now looking forward to more flying – planning his next flight adventure enjoying the confidence that he can use the FearlessFlightTM Harmonizer to repeat the process and add to his series of successful flights.
How it works
I enjoy most helping people find their own way through their fear. Countless people have come to me after years of various modes of therapy and found relief. Fear of flying requires changing the way you think. It’s not about flying: it’s not even about airplanes. But both are stimuli that “trigger” thoughts and emotional sensations that can ruin your flight and make you want to drive next time. Most traditional methods for overcoming fear of are “top down” meaning they work on the cognitive part of the brain. I believe that this approach can help people find insights. However, I use a “bottom up” approach in our programs because of the dominate role that the limbic system plays in fear of f lying. We take advantage of the brain’s neuroplasticity via self-directed feedback.
The FearlessFlight™ Harmonizer isn’t magic but it is magical in the way it helps people take charge of what they can control and let go of those things they can’t. By practicing regularly, Gordon was able to convert his previously anxious thoughts into a task of managing a computer display and thereby teaching his brain how to effect its own affect. After 16 years of being grounded, Gordon not only “slipped the surly bonds of earth” for his special vacation, he’s now planning his next one!
The typical approach uses education and traditional forms of therapy. It’s a “top-down” approach and it can be helpful. That involves the cerebral cortex (your brain) and attempts to use insight to manage your thoughts and hopefully “trickle down” toward the real culprit, the Limbic system (the system that controls emotion and memory).
The “secret sauce” of our FearlessFlight™ Harmonizer is integrating a “bottom up” methodology. We go after your runaway “fight or flight” system directly by helping you learn how to rewire your brain to produce calm thoughts preventing your Limbic system from hijacking your cerebral brain to begin with. As you have experienced, once the train starts to run away, it’s extremely difficult to get it slowed down and under control.
When you climb on board with me, you get a whole complement of tools and resources to ground your fear now and forever. I’ll help prepare you for your flight, be your co-pilot through that flight, and stay with your afterward to prevent the fear from hiding in the shadows only to reappear in the future.
All my best,
Capt Ron Nielsen
November 2, 2012
From October 1987 to October 2012, I only took one flight from Phoenix to Minneapolis in 2007 and I was terrified, and made up my mind to never fly again. Then I fell in love online with a Filipina, and knew I had to do something to...