Fear of flying is so common among the world's population that it is now recognized that around 35% of people suffer from them in several forms. It seems that 'phobia of the plane' (which is also known as phobie de l avion in the French language) is a 'disease of the mind' and people are not comfortable talking about it.
There are a number of factors to consider when looking for help for flying phobias, including whether you have other phobias that need help. All of these common phobias can be terrible on their own but can also play a role in fear of flying. Some people are really afraid of planes because they fly in the air, some people can be afraid of flying because their other phobias are combined into one horrible experience.
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So how do you overcome your fear of flying? Well. If you are one of the aerophobic who has several other phobias on the field, you have to deal with it first. Go and talk to your doctor and ask him to send you to a psychiatrist - these people are very well trained and can really help you solve your problem. It’s very valuable if you can conquer your fears and stop letting your fear fly over your life.
Life can be miserable for those who suffer from severe flying phobias and sufferers tend to be very ashamed of their problems, refusing to discuss it with friends and family. This social withdrawal and exclusion because being unable to take part in a family vacation can cause a lot of stress to someone and make them feel inferior.
There are a number of tricks you can try to overcome your fear of flying. First, try to think again when you first experienced a reaction to a flight. Did something happen that day or on a flight that upset you? Are you usually afraid of closed spaces or large crowds of people? Visualization can be a great tool to help you overcome your fears.