What happens in treatment? After I’ve found and read flightwise.com.au, what next?

There are a number of ways people locate my services for fear of flying and related anxiety presentations. Given recent referrals, I thought I’d list a few then write about what happens when a prospective new patient emails, SMSs or telephones (0413040747 – I no longer maintain a landline) to enquire about how I work,

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.

Why I blog

Quite a few of my professional colleagues have asked me over the years why I blog and give away from information and acquired knowledge for free.

I was one of the first psychologists to blog (as well as have an online presence) starting in 2004, with my fear of flying blog. I stopped several years ago,

Anxiety treatment

What should you expect when you make an appointment to seek help and guidance for your anxiety condition? The reality of 21st century treatment might surprise you.

Almost everyone who comes to this site is seeking help for their fear of flying, or help for someone who is fearful of flying. They want to know how anxiety can be treated effectively.

Aviation Safety

Should I watch shows like Air Crash Investigation?

Many people, including patients, journalists, and those who work for airlines, often ask me if fearful flyers should be watching or avoiding TV shows like Air Crash Investigator, or indeed TV news bulletins featuring headline stories about aviation incidents.

It’s very hard to avoid the latter,

Visualisation and mental rehearsal

Visualisation and mental rehearsal

Nowadays, less than 20% of my patients cite air safety as their major concern which brings them to see me. Most airline-based courses, and certainly most books and websites spend a lot of time repeating the statistics about flight safety. This is necessary, but for many insufficient to help them fly better.

What is turbulence?

How to deal with turbulence is a good model for fear of flying in general, and needs to be answered adequately to help reduce anxiety in most fearful flyers… this entry will get a little technical but stay with it! We’ll look at the physiology, psychology, and aerodynamic aspects of turbulence. Strap yourself in,

Flightwise’s Virtual Reality technologies

Psious is an Award-winning Virtual Reality company headquartered in Barcelona, Spain with a new office in San Francisco in a VR incubator project to bring to market the best and brightest developments in Virtual Reality-based therapies

How does it work?

Psious uses the Unity platform to develop “environments” which bear a close resemblance to the many scenarios  patients confront such as aviation,

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