Helping News                                                   February, 2019   Issue 128

Conquering Fear of Flying​

Counseling Today Online 
Aug. 30, 2018: 

Research indicates that up to 40 percent of the general population experiences flight-related anxiety. One of the things that makes aviophobia, or fear of flying, so common is that the average person just doesn't do it that often.

A key aspect of overcoming 
aviophobia is breaking things
 into small pieces — both with 
therapeutic preparation and 
with coping mechanisms on 
the day of the flight. A 
counselor can help clients 
learn to tolerate the uncomfortable feelings that sometimes come with flying, and redirect anxious thoughts to focus on the reasons they're getting on a plane — such as a long-awaited trip or family visit. 

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