The fear of flight can be called many things including aerophobia and aviophobia. Not only this but it can be a combination of many phobias such as fear of small places, fear of heights and fear of crowds.
A common cause of airplane fear can be difficult to treat due to the nature of the various combinations, but some products have a high success rate.
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Life can be miserable for those who suffer from a severe flying phobia and the victims are extremely embarrassed about their problem, refusing to talk about it with friends and family. This social withdrawal and isolation can cause a lot of stress in a person due to not being able to participate in family leave and make them feel inferior.
There are some tricks that you can try to overcome your fear of flying. First, try to think of the first time you ever encountered a flight reaction. Did something happen that day or the flight that bothered you? Are you usually afraid of enclosed places or large crowds of people? Visualization can be a great tool to help reduce your fears.
In the weeks building up to a flight, try to take half an hour out of your day to relax and close your eyes. Breathe in and out deeply, imagine yourself to be on a plane – warm, happy and safe.
Do this for about thirty minutes a day, it's all about changing your mind in your way. You want to change your subconscious way about flight and force your mind to accept that it is a pleasant experience.