What happens During a Fear of Flying Hypnotherapy Session

What Happens During a Fear of Flying Hypnotherapy Session?

Flying is one of the most common forms of travel, yet for some, just the thought of boarding a plane can cause intense anxiety or dread. The good news is that fear of flying, also known as aviophobia, can be effectively managed and even resolved through hypnotherapy. In this blog post, we will explore the three stages of a fear of flying hypnotherapy session and how this transformative approach can help you soar the skies with confidence.

Stage 1: Clearing Out General Stresses

The first stage of a fear of flying hypnotherapy session involves a general clearout of stresses that affect the subconscious mind. Anxiety sufferers often carry various stressors that compound their fear of flying. During this initial session:

  1. Identification of Stressors: The hypnotherapist will guide you in identifying and acknowledging the different sources of stress and anxiety that you may be experiencing.
  2. Relaxation Techniques: Techniques such as deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and guided imagery are employed to help you enter a state of calm and relaxation.
  3. Subconscious Reprogramming: Through hypnotherapy, the therapist will work on reprogramming your subconscious mind to release built-up tension and anxiety, paving the way for a more focused approach to addressing your fear of flying.

Stage 2: Resolving the Root Cause and Installing Good Feelings

In the second stage, the hypnotherapist delves deeper to resolve the root cause of your fear or anxiety. This phase is crucial as it addresses the underlying issues that trigger your fear of flying. The process includes:

  1. Exploring the Root Cause: Using techniques such as regression therapy, the hypnotherapist will guide you to recall past experiences that may have contributed to your fear of flying. These could be direct experiences, like a turbulent flight, or indirect, like hearing about plane crashes.
  2. Cognitive Restructuring: The therapist will help you reframe these experiences and perceptions, replacing negative associations with positive ones. This cognitive restructuring allows your mind to view flying in a more rational and less fearful way.
  3. Installing Positive Feelings: Positive reinforcement is key. The hypnotherapist will implant good, empowering feelings associated with flying, such as excitement, relaxation, and confidence. This helps to build a new, positive narrative around the concept of air travel.

Stage 3: Connecting Good Feelings with Your Holiday Experience

The final stage of the fear of flying hypnotherapy session involves connecting the positive feelings generated in the previous stage to all aspects of your holiday. This holistic approach ensures that your subconscious mind is fully aligned and comfortable with the idea of flying. Here’s how it works:

  1. Creating Positive Associations: The hypnotherapist will help you link the good feelings to various elements of your holiday—packing your bags, arriving at the airport, boarding the plane, and even the excitement of reaching your destination.
  2. Subconscious Testing: This involves checking if your subconscious mind is truly aligned with the positive feelings about flying. The hypnotherapist will use techniques like ideomotor signals (small, involuntary muscle movements) to gauge your subconscious reactions.
  3. Addressing Resistance: If any resistance is detected during testing, additional hypnotherapeutic techniques will be employed to resolve these blocks. This ensures that your mind is fully prepared and happy to embrace the experience of flying.

Booking Your Fear of Flying Hypnotherapy Session

Hypnotherapy for fear of flying can be a life-changing experience, enabling you to travel with ease and confidence. If you’re ready to take the first step towards overcoming your fear, sessions can be conveniently booked online. Whether you prefer an online session or a face-to-face appointment in Leeds centre, flexibility is offered to accommodate your needs. To schedule your session, visit www.leedshypnotherapist.co.uk/fees and begin your journey to a fearless flying experience.


A fear of flying hypnotherapy session offers a structured approach to overcoming aviophobia by addressing both general and specific anxiety triggers. By clearing out stresses, resolving root causes, and reinforcing positive feelings, hypnotherapy can transform your flying experience from one of fear to one of joy and excitement. Don’t let your fear of flying hold you back from exploring the world—take control and soar the skies with confidence.

Embrace the freedom of travel with hypnotherapy and make your next flight a liberating experience. Ready to conquer your fear of flying? Book your hypnotherapy session today and prepare for take-off!




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