Although I am someone who doesn’t experience a fear of flying I know how it feels because I certainly used to experience it.
At the time I was a professional violinist. Touring obviously entailed regular flights which was pretty tiring for the nervous system. However as my career change developed I found using hypnosis on myself was beginning to positively affect my nervous system and I was becoming less and less worried about flying. (And a lot of other things!)
Whether we have a feeling of being trapped, or if it is related to past flying experience or even things we have seen on the TV we will be experiencing the same feelings of fear, helpessness, panic and dread on the flight.
Of course rationally we know that flying is probably one of the safest modes of transport available but that won’t cut it with our logical mind because our thoughts will already have been hijacked by our sympathetic “fight and flight” nervous system. In a nutshell, the primal part of our brain is telling us “I am not safe” and that message is so strong that it is overriding all other thoughts. The body is then flooded with cortisol and adrenaline – game over! This cocktail of chemicals would be very valuable if we were being chased by a lion but not when we are sitting on a plane.
So if we can’t tell our brain to turn off this way of thinking which part of the mind can we communicate with to help get out of this loop?
Hypnosis engages the creative side of the brain plus the relaxation “parasympathetic” response helping the mind and body to respond in a much more relaxed manner than previously.
Hypnosis, NLP, EFT and toning of the Vagus Nerve help make changes that can have a dramatic affect on one’s life and feelings of well being. And these are all techniques that will not only help positively impact on your flying experiences but also on many other areas in your life.