Anxiety is often seen as a collective ball. An all-encompassing state of being that you either have or don’t have. But in reality, there are various forms of anxiety that one could struggle with (and they are not all optimally treated by the same therapeutic approaches as the other).
The recent Ethiopian Airlines 737 Max accident has created a stir for people who already experience flying anxiety. For people who aren’t afraid of flying, an incident like this tends to be just that — an isolated incident amongst millions and millions of safe flights. It is, of course, always disturbing and upsetting to see … More Fear of Flying: Plane Crashes and Reverse Normalization
It isn’t news that growing up with divorced parents has an impact on our psychological and emotional lives. It’s already well-known that children of divorce are more likely to end up in a broken marriage of their own as adults. It’s also known that the earlier in one’s life that they experience the divorce/separation of … More Growing Up with Divorce — The Internal Split
New Years can hold a variety of meaning for people. While the concept of the “New Year’s Resolution” is a popular annual game, it is the overall opportunity that New Years represents which is worthy of our attention. The opportunities people embrace are different for everyone. But what New Years provides is a marker in … More New Year’s and Self-Improvement
Fear of flying (or flying anxiety, flying phobia) is a difficult fear for many to kick. It has a way of paralyzing people into long-term avoidance of flying or into crippling levels of anxiety, ranging from panic attacks to complete shut down when faced with flying. Even the mere thought of flying for some can … More The Difficulty of Overcoming Fear of Flying
Ah, the good old days. If only I could go back and relive those moments. Nothing will ever be as good as that time with my friends as a teenager, the holidays with my family, or playing in the backyard as a child, chasing my dog. Or many other moments in the past that I … More Does Nostalgia Fuel Depression?
In my practice, I have been using the comprehensive method I created for helping people overcome fear of flying — the Balanced Flying Method™ — for almost a full decade now. It was originally inspired from my own previous fear of flying, and later developed more fully based on my years of training as a … More Fear of Flying: Solving YOUR Puzzle