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Putting Fear to Flight: Cases in Psychological Treatment:

“I stood holding the phone! I was shaking! What had I done?”   This was the reaction of a lady in her fifties who had just booked a place on a course to overcome her fear of flying. She had steadfastly refused to apply for a passport until this time, …

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Just Plane Scared? An Overview of Fear of Flying.

Two caterpillars were crawling laboriously through the undergrowth, when a butterfly fluttered by. Watching in horror, the first caterpillar exclaimed to the second “No way would you ever get ME up in one of those things!” People who suffer from a fear of flying will frequently resort to the “it’s …

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The Sky is no-longer the Limit

The Freedom to Fly: Who, where, when, what and why? What comes to mind for “Summer 2018?” The World Cup? But this time it’s Moscow – a long way away! If you’ve been fortunate enough to secure a seat – now you have to get there! And for the estimated …

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Heathrow is getting ready for more international connections, but are you?

The news that Heathrow Airport has (probably!) got the go ahead to build a third run way and calls from some business leaders for further run ways to be built in the London area shows how much air travel is growing. There is expected to be an additional ¼ million …

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What’s That Noise?

Let’s face it – plane journeys are a noisy affair with all the mechanical equipment buzzing and whirring. The noises themselves can add to worry about flying – what was that thump? Was it a bang? Is that meant to happen? Both loud noises and decreases in noise levels can …

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It’s All in the Planning

Holidays? Time to relax? It can be a stressful time preparing for a holiday abroad with so many things to remember. They can all add to anxieties about flying, if you allow yourself to go down that route. But with a bit of planning and preparation, you can hugely reduce …

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Flying with Children

I was flying home from a business trip recently. One of those best-soon-forgotten flights of queues, delays, and bad tempers all round. Finally seated and belted, and that’s when a child started crying loudly, and was inconsolable for most of the flight. It seemed that neither parents nor crew could …

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Spider vs. Cotton Wool

Is Cotton Wool Scarier Than A Spider? Arachnophobia, the fear of spiders, tops the list of most common phobias everywhere in the world. And yet here in the UK you are more likely by far to be injured by the fear of the spider, by jumping and hitting your head …

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Learn more about what Elaine has to say about flying…

How long have you been flying? All my life What inspired you to concentrate on this particular area, helping those with a fear of flying? People are limited by all sorts of things in their life. There are many that we cannot change. But one of the biggest limitations, which …

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Terror in the skies!

BBC news recently ran a story reporting that the US has indicated the need for tightened security amid warnings of a “credible” terrorism threat, see here for more information. UK airports have said they are running normally with few additional delays. Number 10 said there was an “evolving threat” to …

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