It has been a tragic week for the airline safety, and very difficult for those who fear flying. My heart goes out to all those affected in these recent tragedies. With three plane crashes in less than a week there are more nervous flyers than ever. We are in the middle of the vacation season and there are multitudes of people preparing for air travel, but it seems that even the most stoic flyer may be left feeling apprehensive.
Fear of flying is a common fear that many people struggle with. In my work as a Therapist I have assisted several people develop coping strategies when it comes to flying. The main rule is ‘do not let fear stop you’. Anxiety is natural, but when we give into fear it only gets worse. When faced with a fear we are given an opportunity to work through it. Do not let fear stop you from what you want to do, or what you need to do.