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Are you ready to grapple with your fear of flying? Flying panic, or “aerophobia”, can place significant limitations on your opportunities in both personal and professional arenas. Although medications can help with one-off trips, wouldn’t it be better to get to the bottom of the phobia and leave it behind for good?
The trained therapists at Bayside Psychotherapy are skilled in counselling and hypnotherapy techniques that may help you learn strategies to put you back in control. You don’t need to tackle aerophobia on your own.
Call us on (03) 9557 9113 or use our contact form for more information or book your initial session — online or in person at our Highett clinic. We also offer downloadable self hypnosis MP3 recordings for fear of flying that you can listen to at home.
Why does flying make me so scared?
Fear of flying is very common. Almost every commercial flight has at least one person sitting drenched in cold sweat with muscles clenched throughout. Fear is a primal emotion that exists to protect you from harm. The ‘fight or flight’ instinct kicks in to save you from the sabre toothed tiger… one way or another.
However, it does not serve this purpose on a modern aeroplane, where neither of those options are ever likely to be useful or even possible. Claustrophobia can also play into anxiety for people who fear flying, as you’re confined to a cramped seat in a narrow space. And of course aviation accidents do happen. But they are the exception. Thousands of planes take off and land worldwide every minute in perfect safety — but some people can’t shake their crippling fear of getting in a plane.
Symptoms can include:
- Increased heart rate
- Tight chest
- Desperately trying to distract yourself
- Muddle thinking
- Digestive problems
- Sense of imminent death
- ‘Hysteria’ or losing control of your behaviour, shouting or trying to get off the plane
You can call us on (03) 9557 9113 or use our contact form to find out more about how Bayside Psychotherapy may be able to help you.
Don’t let your fear of flying keep you stuck at home!
Let’s work together to address your fear of flying
If you’re reading this page, you’ve probably already acknowledged to yourself that you need help, which is a very important step. Our therapists are trained in a range of different treatment methods, including psychodynamic therapy, dream work, neuro-linguistic programming (NLP), Buddhist psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, and other forms of counselling. We don’t believe in a one-size-fits-all solution.
After an initial consultation, your therapist will work with you to come up with the best combination of treatments to suit your goals and circumstances. We can see you either in person at our Melbourne clinic in Highett, or from the comfort of your home, via a secure online connection. All sessions are completely confidential.
How long will Fear of Flying Treatment take?
Everyone has different underlying causes for their panic disorder or phobia, so it’s impossible to say for sure how long treatment will take. Usually after a couple of hypnotherapy or counselling sessions, your therapist will be able to gauge how the treatment is going. We can then give you a clearer estimate of how much more therapy is likely to be indicated to effect lasting change.
If you have a trip planned and need to at least reduce your fear of flying more quickly, you can start now with our targeted self hypnosis recordings for fear of flying. These are also recommended to enhance any ongoing treatment.
Call us on (03) 9557 9113 or use our contact form to book a confidential appointment to help you overcome fear of flying.
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8:30am – 5:30am
Monday – Friday
(closed on public holidays)
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- Monday 8:00am to 8:00pm
- Tuesday 8:30am to 8:00pm
- Wednesday 8:30am to 8:00pm
- Thursday 8:30am to 8:00pm
- Friday 8:30am to 8:00pm
- Saturday 8:00am to 6:00pm