What Is Flight Anxiety?

Flight anxiety is a common fear of flying that can be crippling. It's estimated that one in five people experience some level of flight anxiety. And while there's no one sure way to conquer it, this doctor has found success using a combination of techniques.

Here are some tips on how to conquer your fear of flying:

1. Accept that Flight Anxiety is a Normal Fear

The first step is to accept that flight anxiety is a normal fear and not simply a silly thing you should get over. It's something you'll likely deal with for the rest of your life, so it's best to learn how to manage it now rather than later.

2. Practice Relaxation Techniques Before Your Flight

One way to help conquer your fear of flying is to practice relaxation techniques before your flight. This can include practicing deep breathing exercises or mindful meditation. Once you're familiar with the techniques, use them before every flight to help ease your nerves.

3. Talk To A Flight Therapist About Your Fear Of Flying

If you find that relaxation techniques don't work for you, talk to a flight therapist about your fear of flying. 

Getting your patients to conquer flight anxiety can be a challenge, but this doctor has found a way to make it happen.

By providing them with education and support, she has been able to help her patients overcome their fears and enjoy their flights more.