How to Help Your Child Become a Fearless Flyer

February 20, 2015 - Sin comentarios

Parents who are nervous or fearful flyers may sometimes wonder how they can avoid passing their fear of flying on to their children. Should they hide it? Must they keep the child from seeing them upset on the plane? (more…)...Leer más

A Plan of Action Will Ease Fear of Flying

January 23, 2015 - Sin comentarios

We have been flying airplanes since 1903. By now, virtually anything that can happen has happened. For anything we know that could go wrong, there is a procedure, a backup system, or a warning system designed to prevent recurrence. After learn...Leer más

More About Turbulence and Why It’s Not to Be Feared

January 16, 2015 - Sin comentarios

Pilots who conduct fear-of-flying courses are fond of saying “knowledge is power”. Most insist that if passengers understand how safe flying is, they will not be afraid. It’s not that simple, however. Intellectual understanding does not t...Leer más

Age Differences and Fear of Flying

January 9, 2015 - Sin comentarios

As teenagers, we conducted our lives with remarkably little concern about risk. We seemed to think nothing could go wrong. When we went out for the evening and mom said, “Honey, be careful”, we thought she was from some other planet. Flying is ...Leer más

Tracking Progress Inflight Helps Fear of Flying

December 19, 2014 - Sin comentarios

For many people, fear of flying is really fear of feelings. Some of us regulate feelings of anxiety automatically. But others control them by controlling what goes on around them. If not in control, they become uncomfortable and need to escape. I...Leer más

Top 10 Tips for Anxious Flyers

November 28, 2014 - Sin comentarios

Over the course of many years of treating anxious and fearful flyers, I've come up with various strategies that allow them to manage their anxieties with some success, and have been able to summarise them in a top-ten list. However, before relying ...Leer más

Countering Preflight Anxiety

November 21, 2014 - Sin comentarios

Some who fear flying are concerned about in-flight panic. Others are worried about crashing. A few seriously question whether they will be alive at the end of a planned flight. When someone expresses genuine belief that his or her flight may not m...Leer más

Can Meds (or Alcohol) Help Anxious Flyers?

November 14, 2014 - Sin comentarios

Some people fly without difficulty. When their plane drops in turbulence, stress hormones are triggered by their brain just as in the brain of a person whose nerves get jangled. The person who flies easily regulates the stress hormones - and the ...Leer más

Monitoring Systems Ensuring Commercial Flight Safety

November 7, 2014 - Sin comentarios

As I discussed in my last post, knowing some of the basics of how flying works and how controlled it is can be of significant help in alleviating fears and anxieties relating to flying. So this time I'm going to describe three amazing systems at w...Leer más

Knowing the Basics of Flying Helps Anxiety

October 30, 2014 - 1 comentario

To feel emotionally safe, you need to feel physically safe. Though flying is one of the safest things you can do, you need to have a good sense of why it is so safe, you need to know how controlled airline flying is. So it helps a lot if you can b...Leer más

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