Manchester Fear of Flying Course

Fear of Flying Treatment in Manchester

We’ve been successfully running our fear of flying course Manchester for 11 years now. We’ve helped thousands of people fly happily and without fear.

Fear of flying is the second most common phobia. The only thing which you’re more likely to fear is spiders! Hypnosis is the most effective way to overcome this phobia. We’ll help you reprogramme your mind to remain calm.

Phobia Experts

The top rated therapists are Manchester Hypnotherapy are expert in phobias. So they’ll help you control your anxiety. Our fear of flying course will help you question the assumptions you have about flying. Then we’ll train your brain to think about these fears differently.

Understand your Phobia better

We’ll help you understand the different reasons you feel scared, and to work out exactly what it is about flying you fear. Your phobia is probably a combination of various fears. They’re not listed in any particular order. Your fear might be made up of –

fear that the plane will crash (though many people who are scared of flying have no such fear!)
worry that you might have a panic attack on the plane
phobia of heights
that you won’t be able to get to the loo
that you’re not in control
claustrophobia
the feeling you can’t get out
the idea of being over water
being told what to do
fear of crowds
a phobia of feeling sick or vomiting (emetophobia)
embarrassment about how your anxiety makes you behave on a flight
not understanding what’s going on around you – eg why seat belt signs REALLY go on
feeling helpless
fear of being close to strangers
phobia or fear of germs on the plane
being frightened of dying

Being scared of flying is NOT rational!

Fear of flying is not a rational response, whatever you tell yourself!. It doesn’t happen because you’ve weighed up what’s safe about flying, and what’s dangerous about it. If you had, you wouldn’t be scared of flying. If you really believed it was dangerous you wouldn’t do it. You wouldn’t drink something labelled poison, or get on a plane with one wing! In other words, it’s just a feeling or an instinct that something is dangerous. But unfortunately you can take way too much notice of your feelings, rather than the facts!

You probably already know that flying is statistically much much safer than any other transport. And every day you ignore hundreds of things which are THOUSANDS of times more dangerous than flying. Unfortunately, knowing this doesn’t stop the very real feelings ofstress and anxiety you get when you think about flying. The anxiety spoils the run up to the holiday. If your phobia is really bad you might start feeling anxious as soon as the holiday is booked. Maybe you even start to get nervous if you see a plane on TV or film.

You don’t fly often enough to make it seem ordinary. That’s one of the reasons Fear of Flying is so common!

Chances are you don’t fly frequently enough for it to feel like a normal, every day activity. You hear all the time about car accidents, or someone tripping and falling, or burning or cutting themselves cooking. Chances are that very soon after you’ll be in a car again, or walking down the street, or cooking. The activity is repeated, very soon, without anything bad happening. So your most recent memories of being in a car, walking, or cooking are therefore of normal, everyday, uneventful experiences. But flying is also an every day activity. Over TEN MILLION people fly every day.

Over Ten Million People fly EVERY day

When you hear of something going wrong on a plane you probably won’t fly again for months or years. Although it’s an every day activity, it’s probably not something that YOU do every day. This means you don’t get the chance to build up normal memories of flying as something you do frequently, without anything bad happening. So instead your most recent memory associated with flying will be of an incredibly rare accident – so very rare that it gets mentioned on the front page of the news!

It is not that travelling by car – for example – is safer. It’s just that car (and other) accidents are so much more common that if THEY were mentioned on the news, it would fill the whole schedule, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (Though at least it would make a change from Brexit!)

Because car travel, walking, or cooking are everyday, ordinary experiences, you filter out any bad stories you hear about the dangers of these things. This is because you have lots of experience of those things being safe and uneventful. But it’s harder to filter out bad news when it relates to something unusual, which you don’t have lots of experience of.

Qualified, Registered Hypnotherapists offering Fear of Flying Course Manchester

A qualified hypnotherapist can help you understand your fear and accept that flying really isn’t – despite your gut reaction – dangerous. Hypnosis helps you to understand why you react with fear and anxiety and to understand why this reaction is wrong! Hypnosis helps you replace your current understanding with a more rational, positive and realistic interpretation. So it allows you to enjoy the build up to your holiday, feeling excitement, not fear.

You don’t need to avoid flying

Some people with flying phobia decide flying is too risky and that they will just avoid air travel. This can have a bad impact on relationships with both family and friends. Or maybe, despite really bad flying phobia, flying is not something you can avoid as you have to travel long distances for your job. This can lead to stress at work. Some people turn down promotions or a new job because it would involve air travel.

Anxiety is meant to work by warning you of threats and danger; but when it’s anxiety about flying, it simply makes no sense. Flying isn’t dangerous. This is just a fact! So rather than your anxiety helping you to avoid something which is dangerous, your fear simply stops you from doing pleasant, enjoyable things. This means that you can’t go a long way on holiday without huge inconvenience. You never look forward to a holiday, and the holiday is overshadowed because you’re worried about flying home. You can’t see friends or family who live overseas. If it’s completely impossible to avoid it, your anxiety and fear of flying make it unpleasant and stressful.

You’ve learnt to feel anxious when you think about flying. So the whole subject of flying causes you stress. Hypnotherapy helps you to unlearn this habit and to associate the thought of flying with thoughts of enjoyment and relaxation instead. If you have flyingphobia it’s really just a bad habit! To sum up, you weren’t born with a fear of flying. You learned to be afraid. So you can unlearn it! We’ll teach you to unlearn this fear at our fear of flying Manchester course.

Hypnosis and hypnotherapy based fear of flying course Manchester

We use hypnotherapy and hypnosis in our fear of flying course to teach you to switch off the habitual anxiety you feel. You will be taught self hypnosis and relaxation to allow you to remain fully in control of your fear. It’s a fact that it’s impossible to be anxious and relaxed at the same time. Just as you can’t be hungry and full, or awake and asleep, you can’t be anxious and relaxed. Hypnotherapy has a number of techniques which enable you to quickly and successfully “switch off” your feelings of anxiety and stress. This deals with the irrational part of your fear . For many people this will let them to fly without fear and anxiety.

Counselling, CBT and Hypnosis for Anxiety about Flying

If you still question how comfortable and relaxed you will be able to feel on your flight, we will talk with you about the particular aspects of flying that you fear, using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques. Specific suggestions about any aspects of your phobia which remain can then be made to you whilst you are in hypnosis. This will help you overcome your fear.

Fear of Flying Course Manchester

Pam Newbury and her team of hypnotherapists are highly regarded, experienced hypnotherapists based in Didsbury, south Manchester. Between them they have over 45 years experience successfully treating phobias, anxiety, panic, and insomnia and emotional problems.

If you are looking for a fear of flying course Manchester then please call 07779 575 816. We cover Hale, Didsbury, Chorlton, Altrincham, Bowdon, and Stockport. To find a hypnotherapist in south Manchester to help stress and anxiety, emotional problems such as jealousy,tinnitus or to build confidence, then contact us.

Don’t just take our word for it! Check any of the websites (all are independent and individually verify each review) which list and review hypnotherapists (for examplewww.freeindex.co.uk – Google also has its own reviews) and you will see the excellent results which the Manchester Hypnotherapy team have achieved.

If you’d like further information about hypnosis and fear of flying courses in Manchester, for difficulty sleeping and insomnia, self esteemphobias such as fear of needles,depression, for help with weight loss, to break bad habits, or for any other problem, please call 07779 575 816 for a free confidential chat.

Fear of flying course Manchester , at Manchester Hypnotherapy in Didsbury. Convenient for Chorlton, Hale, Altrincham, and Bowdon. We cover Stockport, Cheadle, Northenden, Gatley and the Heatons. Convenient for all areas of south and central Manchester.