Even though air travel has become more popular and accessible these days, some people may not be so convinced—after all, when something goes wrong with an airplane or on a flight, it makes headlines all over the world. However, airline industry safety standards have rapidly increased and become more rigid over the last few years: between 2012 to 2016, there was a 1 in 3.37 billion chance of dying in a commercial airline plane crash, and plane crash fatalities have fallen more than 50% in 2019.
Despite these optimistic statistics, you may be reluctant to go on an aeroplane. Even though you may be frequently flying for work, having a stress-free and calm flight may seem difficult to achieve. Thankfully, hypnosis through hypnotherapy might be able to help you.
What Is Hypnosis and Hypnotherapy?
Most of you have heard of hypnosis through nefarious villains in childhood cartoons, but hypnosis is anything but a silly ploy to control someone’s mind; it is an authentic psychological form of therapy that is effective for treating different conditions.
Hypnosis generally puts the patient under a trance state that retains the patient’s full consciousness but allows them to ignore surrounding stimuli, almost like a daydream. Patients feel completely relaxed and uninhibited. This is done by a licenced or certified mental health professional who has specifically trained in this field.
Hypnosis is the tool to engage the patient in hypnotherapy, which makes use of hypnosis to address the patients’ concerns and conditions.
How Does Hypnotherapy Work?
Using guided relaxation techniques and acute concentration, hypnotherapy puts the patient in a state of heightened awareness, or a trance. This will allow the patient to explore difficult feelings, thoughts, and memories that are otherwise difficult to access. These thoughts and feelings may be causing psychological difficulties for the patient, which can include a fear of flying.
With hypnotherapy, the patient is more receptive to suggestions, thereby more susceptible to changing their behaviours. The trancelike state allows the patient to further examine psychological roots of certain behaviours, fears, or even disorders. This can also help improve the success of other treatments, such as psychotherapy, in addressing these issues.
How Can It Help My Fear of Flying?
A fear of flying can be debilitating. Sometimes, there are exciting opportunities that will have you crossing the country or even oceans, which are difficult to access without using air travel. Missing out on these can significantly restrict your career and even your social life.
Fortunately, feeling apprehensive and anxious about a flight can be treated through hypnotherapy. It addresses the root of your fear in your subconscious mind, which makes you regard flying as dangerous. With hypnotherapy, you’ll discover what exactly is causing you to be scared of flying and help you reprogram your mind towards it, helping you realise the benefits and positive truths about air travel.
Hypnotherapy can help liberate you and your mind from the prison of your fears. For many business people, flying is crucial to their work, and a fear of flying will pose major obstacles in performing properly. Thankfully, with hypnotherapy, you’ll be able to enjoy a stress-free and relaxing flight through a treatment that is fully natural.
Are you considering hypnotherapy for fear of flying? Get in contact with Paul Ramsden at Leeds Hypnotherapist. I am a licensed therapist that has helped people change their lives for the better. From getting smokers to quitting to helping people overcome anxiety, most of my clients need only one session to remove their phobia. Interested to learn more? Visit our website and try hypnosis for free today!