Almost everyone’s mental health has been impacted from the turn life has taken in the last few months. As things were, life was already stressful enough for many people prior to COVID-19. There was more than enough anxiety, panic, depression, fear, worry, headaches, and more to overflow our mental and emotional tanks. Life has always … More Are You Overwhelmed?
Fear of flying is a complicated phobia. One of the most difficult parts of overcoming fear of flying is allowing the possibility of having a different experience of flying. The people I work with in my psychotherapy and coaching practice often start our work struggling with detaching themselves from their previous associations to flying. Inside … More Fear of Flying: Surviving Turbulence
People often prefer to believe that it’s possible to hide pieces of ourselves that we don’t want people to see, often exaggerating certain qualities in order to conceal others: Some may try to act in an overly nice manner in order to avoid being seen with anger or hostility; some may try to speak with … More Relationships and Social Anxiety: Who Are We Really Hiding From?
If you have a fear of flying and still push yourself to fly, you’ve undoubtedly experienced the anxiety or panic that can accompany buying the plane ticket. It may seem simple to buy a ticket — you can sit in your chair in the comfort of your own home, click a few buttons on the … More Plane Ticket Anxiety
Fear of flying — also known as aviaphobia — is an increasingly common problem in today’s world. I have treated people who previously avoided flying at all costs, and others who would fly, but only while enduring significant fear, discomfort, anxiety, and nervousness in order to do so. But what is it about the thought of airplanes … More Why Do We Fear Flying? (Part 1 of 2)