We all, more or less, have feared some time during a flight. But what happens with all those who constantly fear and miss beautiful trips because of their flying phobia?
Flying phobia can be faced with psycho therapy, but there are also simple techniques, which can prevent its manifestation.
Before the flight
“Have faith and doubt not”
If you are familiar with several technical details, such as the noises you hear and the way a plane acts in various flight levels, then you’ll feel more comfortable because you’ll know what happens from the first until the last minute of the flight.
“Take a seat”
If you have a spot, where you feel better, in the plane, attend to book a seat there. Specialists believe that, for someone who fears, the best place is near the wings, on the centre of the plane. If you feel claustrophobia, ask your seat to be on the hallway.
“Don’t push yourself”
Set off quite earlier, so that you won’t get nervous, in case you get into traffic or any other reason to delay issues.
During the flight
“Use relaxation techniques”
One simple technique is rubbing softly with circular movements the interior of your wrist. Focus all your attention on the rubbing of this particular spot. After a while, you’ll feel calmer.
If you think that it can help, share with an air hostess your worries about the flight. It is something that will help you relax for a long time.
Drink water to get hydrated. Avoid coffee and other caffeine beverages, which make your body feel more stressed.
“Keep yourself busy”
Bring with you magazines, preferably with colourful and vivid images. Have an MP3 player/ipod. Music is a good way of distracting of attention. Solve a crossword or watch a movie.
During landing chewing a gum would be nice, so that your ears won’t stuff, due to the difference in the atmospheric pressure.