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How you can overcome fear of flying

Does a fear of flying stop you going on holiday

For many, taking a vacation is an opportunity to escape the daily grind and rejuvenate the mind and body. However, for those who experience anxiety or fear of flying, the lead-up to the trip can be incredibly stressful, often overshadowing the anticipation of the journey itself. Unfortunately, this fear can be so overwhelming that some individuals choose to forgo travel altogether, missing out on the restorative benefits of a well-deserved break.

Can you ever imagine enjoying flying?

Imagine, instead of feeling stressed, uncomfortable, or fearful, you could approach your travels with a sense of calm, control, and enjoyment, savouring every moment of your journey. The good news is that this is entirely achievable. In just 4-6 sessions, you can work on updating the part of your mind responsible for feelings and beliefs – the subconscious mind. By doing so, you can transform your experience, eliminating anxiety in the weeks leading up to your trip and making the journey itself a delightful and relaxing adventure.

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Update the subconscious mind to overcome your fear

The human mind is composed of two parts: the conscious mind, which makes decisions about everyday matters such as what to wear, where to go, and what to eat, giving you a sense of control over your life; and the subconscious mind, which orchestrates all your bodily functions, such as swallowing, breathing, and blinking. The subconscious mind also holds beliefs about yourself and the world around you, which significantly influence your feelings and emotions. In reality, it is the subconscious mind that truly governs your experiences. It is the subconscious mind that is really running the show!

Your fear of flying is your minds way of protecting you

The subconscious mind's primary function is to protect you and ensure your survival, a role it has been fulfilling since the days of our hunter-gatherer ancestors when humans needed to fight or flee to escape predators.

When you experience fear or discomfort, it is your subconscious mind that is triggering these emotions. It perceives a threat and generates a physical and emotional response designed to make you run away or fight to escape the situation. When you experience fear around flying it is because your subconscious mind believes that this activities pose a danger to your safety and that you need to avoid them. It is attempting to protect you and keep you alive by making you steer clear of these situations. However, with our modern understanding of travel, we know that it is safe, and we have a conscious desire to experience it in the same way that others do. Click here to read more about the fight or flight response.

Overcome your fear in 4-6 sessions with Hypnotherapy & PSYCH-K

By employing a unique combination of talking therapies, we can update the subconscious mind from all angles:

  • Past – There may be one or more experiences from your past where your mind has derived an inaccurate, unhelpful, or outdated meaning. We can reframe this meaning to better serve you.

  • Present – It is likely that your current perception of travel causes significant stress to your subconscious whenever you think about it. We can transform this perception into one of peace and comfort.

  • Future – If your mind believes that travel is unsafe, we can replace this belief with a new, empowering one, such as 'It is easy and enjoyable for me to travel.'

If this article resonates with you or a loved one, please don't hesitate to contact me for a free 20-minute telephone consultation to discuss further. You can reach me at 07919 577 512 or contact@samanthagrant.co.uk.


Together, we can work towards making your flying experiences a source of joy and relaxation, rather than anxiety and fear.

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