I was so moved after my first experience with fearful flyers that it was like I was compelled to continue. It came as a surprise initially that anyone would be afraid to fly, but after 25 years of working to help people overcome their fear of flying I know just how real the fear is. It is extremely fulfilling and rewarding to see people move through their fear to a point where they can more comfortably fly to visit relatives, take exotic vacations, and accept promotions that otherwise would have been out of reach due to the travel requirements. What’s even more gratifying is hearing insights as to how fear of flying was a symptom of other self-imposed limits in their lives that disappeared once they overcame their fear of flying.
Fear of flying is NOT about flying or airplanes. It is, however, uniquely triggered by experiences related to both. The problem lies in the Limbic system, the Fight, Flight, or Freeze response in the body. Success comes through changing the quality and content of one’s thinking about flying. I do that by helping fearful flyers find insights into the way they process their thoughts about flying. Therefore, teaching facts about how airplanes fly and de-mystify and de-mythologize how flight works helps to remove the irrational fears that come from the many unfamiliar sights, sounds, and sensations that are inherent on a routine flight. In addition, I help people learn to distract themselves to break “obsessive thought loops” — those vicious circles that can spiral into panic attacks.
At FearlessFlight.com, we offer live classes for anyone who happens to live or visit the Phoenix area. We offer products like the FearlessFlight™ Harmonizer to help distract your mind from fearful thoughts until you can develop other skills and strategies. We offer online support through memberships to both help you navigate your way through your fear and provide follow on support to prevent relapse. And finally, we offer online custom coaching to “jump start” your recovery from fear of flying.
3116 S Mill Ave, Ste 173
Tempe, AZ 85282
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...