As the Summer holiday season approaches, you may well have friends or family who are marking off the date on the calendar eagerly looking forward to when they take a flight to start their annual break. If you dread the prospect of boarding an aeroplane, each day that brings you closer to departure is likely to only increase your anxiety. Hypnotherapy in Harley Street reduce a fear of flying at The Conway Practice will help you to identify the subconscious triggers which are related to your phobic reaction.* During a hypnotherapy session to manage a flying phobia, Jonathan will typically start by discussing your fears and concerns. He will then guide you into a state of deep relaxation, using techniques such as breathing exercises and visualisation.*
Hypnotherapy has been proven to be an effective tool for managing phobias, including a fear of flying.* This therapeutic intervention with hypnosis involves inducing a pleasant dream-like state of mind, during which Jonathan Conway will access your stored beliefs and while your neural pathways are receptive to positive suggestion, any negative thoughts and behaviours related to flying can be filtered out and addressed.*
Although a fear of the aircraft crashing can be relevant in some cases following subliminal negative influences from disasters movies or media coverage of air incidents, these are by no means the origin of everyone’s anxiety. There is often a combination of other phobias, including a fear of confined spaces (claustrophobia), a fear of leaving home (Agoraphobia) or social anxiety. You may for instance be overly anxious about sitting next to strangers during the flight and are concerned you will panic in front of other passengers, feeling that you have no option to escape from the situation.
Over the course of several sessions with hypnosis, Jonathan will gradually desensitise you to the idea of flying, enabling you to become more confident and relaxed with the experience of air travel.* Relaxation and distraction techniques, together with positive affirmations can be continued outside of the hypnotherapy sessions.* These coping methods can help you to remain calm and focused during the pre-flight experience and throughout the rest of your journey*.
Face-to-face hypnotherapy sessions to reduce a fear of flying with Jonathan can take place at The Conway Practice in Harley Street, or if you feel more at ease in familiar surroundings, remote sessions by Zoom, Skype or telephone can also be arranged