What about work commitments that involve a flight? What impact is this having on you, your family, your colleagues?
The world is becoming smaller and flying is becoming a part of our regular transport options... well, it is for some. What about those of you who just find that the anxiety of flying is just too much, or feels uncomfortable about only being able to handle the stress if they take medication? and what about the side effects of the medication?
The fear, or phobia of flying is very real for the individual and although the logic and facts can be quoted many times, the impact and reassurance gained from reiterating these facts does not effect the experience of the phobia. Phobias, are surprisingly not always formed from logical associations with a specific event causing the anxiety, they can incorrectly associate general anxiety with a totally different area of focus, but whatever the brain associates anxiety with it will form a template which is held within your hippocampus and triggers the hypothalamus, which affects all the chemical responses within your body and mind. This is trigger for all the physical reactions you can experience along with the anxiety. These primitive parts of our brain react on instinct, part of our fight or flight responses. Instinct does not use the rational logical part of your brain (cortex). So how do you get your primitive instincts to change their behavioural responses?
Well, the fear was created though your previous thought patterns and probably has had lots of opportunities to find things to back up these unhelpful beliefs ever since. This creates a template that is held and replayed when in these situations. For some, they just need to imagine the situation to experience the anxiety, re-enforcing the template further and often the negative thoughts about flying can start several days or weeks before the flight, building the anxiety further. To break the template we need to stop re-enforcing the old template, dissolve it and create a new one. It can be done as easily as 3 sessions, using researched NLP and hypnosis techniques. The first session is a relaxation and preparation session, the second session breaks your old negative template, and the final session provides you with a new positive template for flying successfully, now and in the future.
As it is holiday season, I have been getting enquiries about fear of flying, so I have decided to run small group sessions of 2-3 people per group, so we can support each other and share experiences, yet I can still tailor the sessions for the individuals within the sessions.
I will be holding the first group sessions in central Bath on Wednesday 17th, 24th and 31st July between 8-9pm and because it is a group you will benefit from a massive discount (up to 50% of standard rates) compared with regular one-to-one sessions, meaning you pay just £30 per session.
***Spaces are limited so contact me now to reserve your place, or register interest for the next group.***