Research indicates about 35 of every 100 people develop a fear of flying at some point in their life. Almost everyone knows someone who has it. If you've ever mentioned to others that you aren't comfortable with air travel, you've probably already discovered just how common is the fear of flying. Fear of flying is a condition that merits proper attention, and which we are increasingly in a better position to deal with, particularly thanks to clinical research. We now know that fear of flying is similar to other phobias, and that it cannot be dismissed simply as fear of the unknown, and that telling someone to "pull yourself together" just isn't likely to be an effective way to deal with the problem. Gaining your freedom to expand your enjoyment of life is the purpose of this book. The book covers a number of areas, including valuable information about flying and everything to do with flying safety.
ContentsSection I: What's it All About?If only I could Fly Away Fear! How Limiting Is Your Fear? What Causes Fear of Flying? Who Develops the Fear? The Problem in a NutshellSection II: Back to BasicsSafety: The Facts; So Why Am I Still Not Convinced? Understanding Anxiety and Fear; The Low Down on the High Up; The Journey Through Your JourneySection III: The Exercises, or How to Exorcise your Fear!Learning new skills; When You're Cool, Calm and Collected; Behaviour: It Ain't What you do, it's the Way That You Do It; Thought Re-Training; Relaxation and Breathing Exercises; Putting it all together; Handy HintsSection IV: Last, But Not LeastTravel Companions: Dos and Don'ts; Frequently Asked Questions; Professional Assistance Options; Joint International Reunions; Self Evaluation: Questionnaire 2; Flights of Fancy - Poet's Corner