Whenever I fly, I usually have no difficulty in spotting those anxious fellow travellers who are suffering from a real fear of taking an airplane and being airborne. Their nervous expressions and shaky appearance soon tells me that they are experiencing a very real fear of flying.

Fear of flying is indeed a very common phobia. Together with the fear of spiders and the fear of public speaking, fear of flying is the most common phobia there is.

In our rational, conscious mind, of course, we may be only too well aware that flying is the safest means of public transport in existence. In terms of accidents and fatalities, it is much, much safer than driving, for example. In fact, according to the FAA, based on the accident rate of the past few years, you would have to fly an average once a day for 22,000 years before you would become a fatality in a commercial air plane crash.

These, surely, are pretty impressive odds in anyone’s book!

The problem is, of course, that fear of flying – in common with all phobias – is not based in logic or rationality. It is a learned fear and, as such, it is generated by the subconscious mind. Fear is a feeling, and though feelings are interpreted by the conscious, analytical mind, they are not really generated there. They are driven by the subconscious, feeling mind. This explains why it is so very difficult to simply use logic and willpower to order them away.

The good news, of course, is that since this fear is learned – the fear of loud noises (startle reflex) and of falling (parachute reflex) are the only fears we are actually born with – then it can be un-learned.

Of course, CDs are freely available which claim to rid you of the fear of flying and some of these might be partially useful in temporarily easing this fear to a certain degree. They can assist in producing limited feelings of greater relaxation. But, such strategies work only at the symptom level, by attempting to ‘suggest’ away the fear, leaving the actual cause of the problem untouched. And, based on my own professional experience and training, if the ‘driver’, the cause of the fear is left untouched and untreated, it will indeed find some way to surface and persist.

Real and effective treatment for fear of flying need not be lengthy and it is a surprisingly simple process. Usually, this phobia can be treated and cleared in as little as two sessions of effective transformational hypnotherapy. The word ‘effective’ is key here, of course — because of lack of proper training, many ‘hypnotherapists’ really do not know how to clear this phobia.

There is no real reason for you or anyone to hang on to this truly debilitating, intensely restricting fear. There is no need to continue to suffer when taking, or thinking about taking an airplane. Transformational hypnotherapy, in the hands of a fully trained, experienced transformational hypnotherapist can rapidly return you to yourself, allowing you complete freedom in this area.

Seek out an experienced and fully qualified transformational hypnotherapist and free yourself, once and for allBusiness Management Articles, of your fear. You’ll be really glad you did!

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