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Hypnosis for the Fear of Flying
Flying Without Fear

One in five adults suffers from fear of flying and is affected by anxiety symptoms of varying severity. Often, the mere thought of an upcoming flight triggers fears and anxieties in those affected. Panic sets in, the affected person can no longer concentrate and experiences the days leading up to the flight date like a nightmare. This often enough leads to the fact that people who suffer from fear of flying experience strong restrictions in their private life as well as in their job. Flights and travel are avoided, and at the same time the pressure from family and possibly also employers increases. Treatment with medical hypnosis acts on the interplay between the subconscious and the body and thus quickly leads to a noticeable improvement in the situation and a new feeling when flying. The fear of flying gives way to a liberated, secure feeling with which you can have new, positive experiences. Overcome your fear of flying with hypnosis and conquer the world! We support you in taking back your freedom.
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Fear of flying symptoms

How to recognize the fear of flying

Fear of flying rarely describes only the fear of flying. Quite often it turns out that in addition to the fear of flying, other fears play a role in the combination such as the fear of loss of control (agoraphobia), fear of heights / fear of heights or the fear of being trapped. Thus, fear of flying (aviophobia) is a conglomerate of different fears. Among the most important are fear of loss of control (agoraphobia), fear of heights (acrophobia), and fear of being confined (cleithrophobia).

Whether someone has a fear of flying is indicated by different symptoms and bodily reactions, including psychological:

Physical Symptoms
There are usually physical symptoms such as sweaty palms, racing heart, palpitations, tremors, headaches, tension, cramping, dizziness, nausea, shallow breathing. Stomach and intestinal cramps. These typical symptoms of anxiety can occur many days before the actual flight.
Over time, anxiety attacks increase to the point of panic attacks, which are often enough triggered by the mere thought of flying. As the flight date approaches, the attacks increase.
Psychological Symptoms
Fear of flying often manifests itself in combination with other fears, such as the fear of not being able to get off the plane, of being at the mercy of others, and of losing control. Fear of heights and claustrophobia play a further role in the experience of those affected.
Again and again, sufferers describe a paralyzing feeling: Worryful thoughts in consideration of the next flight, fear of failure, the fear of fear on the plane increases, so that many sufferers avoid and use more and more avoidance strategies. Avoidance strategies can be fatal because they have a tendency to spread to other areas of life and become chronic. Fear of flying can also spread to other means of transportation such as cars or public transportation.

Treat fear of flying (aviophobia) symptoms with hypnosis

My many years of experience with hypnosis for fear of flying shows that often just a few sessions are enough for fear of flying: From great fear and often years of refusing to fly, relaxed air travel becomes possible again or even for the first time. A large proportion of my clients who come to my hypnosis practice with fear of flying already have many years of experience with fear behind them: many of them flew quite naturally and naturally for many years until suddenly the fear of flying was there. This is often incomprehensible to many and can be very limiting in life for themselves and often also for their families. The fear of flying leads many people to avoid flights altogether or to fly under strong pressure, tension and fear, which is often only possible with the administration of medication. On the other hand, there are many sufferers who have never flown before and desire to visit distant destinations or move up the career ladder, which often involves air travel. Hypnosis can help you travel to dream beaches or take off professionally when this calls for air travel. The results of current research show that hypnotherapy can quickly and effectively help you overcome your fear of flying. I use the same procedures and techniques that have been proven many times over for other fears. At the same time, I find out what your personal fear of flying is like. Are you afraid of giving up control or are you afraid of heights? Is it the political situation that worries you, the threat of terror? Maybe you just don't trust the designers? Whatever it is, I work individually to ensure that each sufferer receives the treatment they need to overcome their fear of flying.

Fear of flying self test

Do I suffer from a fear of flying?

The following questions can be the first clues as to whether you suffer from a fear of flying:
  • 1

    Do you experience moments of intense fear during takeoff or landing?
  • 2

    Do you experience any of the following symptoms: increase in heart rate and palpitations, sweating, trembling and dry mouth, dizziness, stomach, intestinal problems before or during the flight?
  • 3

    Are you afraid of losing control on the plane or having a panic attack?
  • 4

    Are you uncomfortable with the thought of booking a flight for your next trip?
  • 5

    Do you have the impression that you can only fly if you consume medication (sedatives) or alcohol?
If you can answer yes to any of these questions and feel restricted in your daily life and living, you should seek medical or therapeutic advice. You may have a fear of flying / phobia of flying (aviophobia). Please note that questions are always broad, so it is possible that people who are not affected by a fear of flying may also receive a positive result. Not everyone who feels uncomfortable in air pockets or turbulence suffers from fear of flying.

Fear of flying facts

How does the fear of flying affect daily life?

Those affected often restrict themselves in their lives professionally and/or privately, accept long distances in the car or train and avoid all situations in which they have to fly. Many of them can only endure flights under the influence of medication or alcohol. In many cases, the anxiety escalates into panic, which has a debilitating effect on the entire body and begins days beforehand with sleep problems and severe inner tension. The study on fear of flying published in 2008 showed the following:
  • 32, 2% said they had no fear of flying at all.
  • 27.4% said they only get anxious in exceptional situations.
  • 20.5% said they had never flown, but were not afraid of it.
  • 8.7% said they have never flown because they are too scared.
  • 8.2% said they feel insecure and nervous on planes.
  • 3% said they had a fear of flying with strong feelings of anxiety.
8.7 %
"Never flown before because I'm too scared"
8.2 %
"Feel insecure and nervous on the plane"
3 %
"Have fear of flying with strong feelings of anxiety"

Fear of flying causes

Causes for the fear of flying

Common causes of fear of flying are the feeling of being at the mercy of others, fear of take-off and landing, and fear of turbulence. Recently, the fear of terror has been added and is assuming threatening proportions. Fear of flying (aviophobia) is related to claustrophobia, the fear of being indoors, and is one of the specific phobias. Fear of flying also arises from fear of losing self-control or control of the situation, or simply from fear of heights. People with fear of flying usually respond particularly well to hypnotherapy. The fear of flying is noticeably reduced, you can enjoy traveling and flying, feel freer and thus lose many changed fears in the course of time. Because once you have experienced that you can overcome a phobia, you will never let a fear restrict you again.

This is what those affected are afraid of

  • Feeling of being at the mercy of others
  • Fear of heights
  • Flying
  • Claustrophobia - fear of being in enclosed spaces, claustrophobia
  • Take-off and/or landing
  • Duration of a long distance flight
  • Turbulence and air pockets
  • Certain noises of the airplane
  • Losing or relinquishing self-control, relying on the pilot you don't know
  • Terrorist attack and violence
  • Lack of medical care in the air
  • Inadequate, maintained aircraft, overworked or sleepy pilot

Fear of flying consequences

What consequences can aviophobia have?

The longer a fear of flying persists and remains untreated, the greater the suffering of those affected. For those affected, the pressure of suffering often becomes greater and greater. People who suffer from fear of flying experience severe restrictions in their private lives as well as at work. Flights and travel are avoided, at the same time the pressure from family and possibly also employers increases.

Summarize the consequences of a fear of flying as follows:
  • Decreasing self-confidence due to repeated, fearful experiences while flying.
  • Increased anxiety about free travel and flying can manifest itself in private and professional life: psychosocial, somatic and economic consequences.
  • Problems in the professional environment, as certain trips or tasks cannot be performed due to the fear of flying.
  • Affected persons often participate in a variety of seminars, read many books and are technically informed about flying. Nevertheless, cognitively, sufferers rarely find a solution to the involuntary fear experience.
  • Avoidance behavior, flights are canceled at short notice, feelings of guilt and shame increase.
  • Extension of fear of flying to other means of transport such as car or public transport.
  • Increased risk through "self-therapy or self-medication" weeks before and during the flight.

Fear of flying and secondary conditions

Psychologically, a fear of flying manifests itself through negative thoughts, signs and symptoms of depression can be secondary. Likewise, a spreading of the fear to other areas of travel: fear of loss of control, fear of heights / fear of heights or the fear of being trapped. It is not uncommon for those affected by a fear of flying to experience an expansion to other means of transportation such as cars or public transportation.

Fear of flying hypnosis treatment

Treating the Fear of Flying (Aviophobia) with Hypnosis

Fear of flying (aviophobia) is a conglomeration of different fears. Among the most important are the fear of loss of control (agoraphobia), the fear of heights (acrophobia) and the fear of being locked up (cleithrophobia) - all these fears belong to the typical phobias that have been known for centuries in medicine and psychology. Especially with these phobias "[hypnotherapy] can be considered an effective to highly effective procedure [...]", according to Dr. biol. hum. Erich Flammer in the 2006 study on the effectiveness of hypnotherapy for anxiety disorders. Under hypnosis you learn to know the essence of your anxiety and to deal with it in a new way. You recognize the cycle between the actual feeling, the emotional entanglement and the avoidance behavior, which ultimately only leads to more fear. This leads to a readjustment and a different way of dealing with it. The fear is therefore not simply "made to go away", but is completely penetrated and replaced by a different behavior appropriate to the situation.

Hypnotherapy for the fear of flying

No, hypnosis is not a remedy for fear of flying, of course. Hypnosis is a recognized remedy for any fear. That is why hypnosis Berlin is so effective against fear of flying, because fear of flying is a phobia that is composed of many different fears. Hypnosis starts where the fear does not yet have a name. In the hypnotic trance you have the possibility to look at your emotions without reacting to them. As it were, as if you were able to watch yourself from the outside. This alone allows you to practice a different way of dealing with anxiety. The effectiveness of hypnosis for anxiety disorders and phobias has been sufficiently verified. Thus Dr. biol. hum. Erich Flammer, in his 2006 study on the effectiveness of hypnotherapy for anxiety disorders, states, "Of patients treated with hypnosis, 73.5% experienced improvement in their symptoms, compared to 26.4% of patients in a waiting control condition." Here, the "number of therapy sessions [...] did not significantly influence the treatment outcome," Flammer said.

Hypnosis helps you gain control over your mental and physical states

Through special and highly effective techniques, you gain control to influence yourself physically and mentally. Suggestions are linked in the subconscious mind during hypnotic trance. Through the hypnotic state and deep trance, posthypnotic suggestions are anchored and in this way an establishment of the state is created. The combination of hypnosis and techniques for self-hypnosis allow you to prepare yourself in the best possible way between hypnosis sessions and to enter the trance faster and easier with each trance. Experience shows that the best possible results are achieved in this way and, above all, lasting positive changes have been made in the lives of many former sufferers.

This is how hypnotherapy treats aviophobia

    allows your organism to effectively and intensively deal with internal blockages and the fear of flying during the hypnotic trance.
    dissociation is helpful. For helpful coping, imagery and positive anchors are used to change fearful situations. By detaching from fear, dealing with fear of flying and the experience of flying can be significantly improved and the intensity of anxiety can be reduced while overcoming fears. See the following link for even more information on hypnosis for panic attacks and panic disorder.
    is activated again or anew. Thus, the control over one's own body and mental strength is clearly and sustainably triggered. Through various techniques such as posthypnotic anchors, you are given the opportunity to return to a state of active self-control between sessions.
    and thus relieve the soul and organism. In the hypnotic trance new experiences can lead to a reorientation, development and maturation of the soul and overall to a new way of dealing with fear of flying and flying.
    can be sustainably processed and visualized in hypnosis, so you are actively prepared for your next flight in the best possible way.
    can be solved and transformed.

Pharmaceutical Drugs vs. Hypnosis Berlin

Of course, there are drugs with which you can mask your fear. But you can not overcome it with the drugs or even with alcohol, of course. Hypnosis Berlin shows you how you can get on a plane in the future without pills and without fear. You will enjoy the flight, be able to feel safe again, perhaps take beautiful photos above the clouds and above all arrive rested and completely clear at your flight destination. With Hypnosis Berlin you will overcome your fear of flying permanently. Try it out and enjoy the new freedom that overcoming your fear gives you.

How can I tell if I have overcome my fear after hypnosis?

An airplane is a means of transportation like any other. If you get on an airplane like you would get on a bus or a train, you no longer have a fear of flying. But typical fear of flying begins before the flight, in fact even before planning a trip. It manifests itself in the consistent avoidance of flights, for example, by considering only destinations that can be reached by car or train. As soon as you begin to think of a flight as an option for transportation, your fear of flying dwindles. Now you should reward your "Brodmann area," the area in your brain responsible for courage, and actually book a flight. You'll notice how the queasy feeling you're likely to have hides a joyful excitement. Similar to a slight tingle, the anticipation of your courage. Maybe your legs will still shake a little on the way to the plane. But you've learned not to be afraid of fear anymore. So your first fear-free flight begins relaxed, without a stomachache and without clammy hands.

Should I conquer my fear through hypnosis or a fear-of-flying course?

A number of providers, especially the major airlines offer fear of flying seminars. These effective and quite expensive seminars are very well attended and usually have a long waiting time. Typically, these seminars are group seminars that use behavioral therapy methods. You learn about airplanes and statistics, you are given tools to calm your anxiety, and you have a series of discussions with the participants and the therapists. The success rate of these seminars is remarkable. The focus of these seminars is especially on facts and knowledge about certain mechanisms and processes in flying. It therefore serves cognitive learning and awareness. The difficulty of such a seminar is that many people are already consciously aware of the fact that an airplane is one of the safest means of transportation. This conscious knowledge helps some people to overcome their fears, but not all. For all others, the work with the unconscious with hypnosis is available. So that part, the side may calm down when flying, which, although it knows all the facts, reacted with fear. Hypnotherapy for fear of flying is about you. You get to know your fears, find out where the fear comes from and how to best face your personal fear. This will not only have a positive impact on your fear of flying, but also on your entire life. It's less about the facts of an airplane, and instead about changing your behavior. Hypnosis heals old, which may have caused you to feel fear in certain situations today.

Fear of flying in children - child hypnosis helps

If your child has a fear of flying, they won't miss meetings, they won't lose career opportunities, and they won't blow a honeymoon yet. If your child has a fear of flying, then only the family vacation is affected - and that may not be so bad. Maybe you have a little fear of flying, too. Maybe you have such thoughts every now and then but beware! Fear of flying in children is anything but a trifle. It is the beginning of an ever-growing career of fear. The fear of flying leads to the fear of heights, which leads to the fear of falling, which leads to the fear of fear. Thus one phobia gives birth to the next and the earlier a person starts with the fears, the stronger they will influence his further life. That is why it is even more important to fight against the fear of flying in children than in adults. There is another aspect why it is important to fight your child's fear of flying with hypnosis. This is the future, which is becoming more and more mobile. After all, your daughter/son should one day become a free, self-determined adult. Hypnosis helps your child out of the fear of flying.

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The first hypnosis session usually lasts 120 minutes and includes getting to know each other, a detailed anamnesis and your first hypnosis.
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Smaller topics and issues can sometimes be solved in one session. In particular, hypnosis for smoking cessation takes place in one intensive session. More complex issues that accompany people longer are treated in four sessions on average. Hypnotherapy is to be understood as a short therapy. There are also exceptions where I support clients over several years at their express request.
Usually clients come for a follow-up appointment at an interval of 1 to 4 weeks. I have had very good experiences with a session interval of 1 to 2 weeks. I would like to emphasize here that in my experience this depends on the topic and the client.
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