CONQUER YOUR FEAR OF FLYING!
Are you afraid to fly? Do you fly with extreme anxiety? Are you looking for treatment for fear of flying in the Los Angeles area? Studies estimate that between 10 to 20% of the population suffers from fear of flying or aviophobia. Many people fly with extreme anxiety and others have avoided flying for years. Fear of flying can now be treated successfully in 8-10 weekly sessions. Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) is the most highly successful treatment for fears and phobias. Treatment for fear of flying usually begins with a thorough assessment of your fear. You are then taught how to manage the physical symptoms of anxiety by using breathing and relaxation techniques. Learning to change thoughts that create anxiety is also an important step in the treatment. After you learn these skills you are ready to practice them using either actual flights or a virtual reality program for fear of flying. In virtual reality you can practice sitting in a plane, take offs, flying in good weather, flying in bad weather and landings. Each aspect of the flight can be repeated many times during a typical session. Research studies indicate greater than a 90% success rate using CBT to overcome the fear of flying.