Flight Attendants and Vigilance

One of the guidances I offer to patients is how to board their flight. Not just what to take for entertainment, or temperature regulation, but how to prepare for the boarding process.

For many fearful flyers (and others who anxiously await confronting a fearful event), the leadup to their flight can be critical to success.

Exposure to stationary aircraft – methods and issues

There’s an 8-part television show, Ready for Take-off,  which has just finished its season in Australia which gives us a behind-the scenes look at the operation of Qantas Airways across many of its airports internationally, including Heathrow, Dubai, Sydney and Melbourne.

(Please note: It’s Qantas not Quantas,

The Flight from Hell

WARNING:

Some of the details in this post might frighten some readers who are “early” in their work on their fear of flying. It’s OK, it’s just a truthful story of someone else’s experience. It could be your’s or mine one day, so I think it’s useful to know how to understand it and not let stories like this negatively affect your fears.

Calm is not the cure for anxiety

Many people think learning to be always calm in their feared situations will “cure’ their anxiety. They’re wrong – here’s why.

The pursuit of two human emotions can get people into all sorts of bother.

The first is happiness, which many people diagnosed with depression or similar mood disorders chase and wish for,

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