Fear of Flying

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In 1987, I experienced a “near air disaster” with extreme turbulence. Since then, I have had varying degrees of anxiety when flying, yet I have continued to travel worldwide on numerous flights. Cognitively I understand that flying is about 750 times safer than driving. But when the rough air rocks my world, anxious feelings invade my thoughts. Last night was one of those flights with turbulence from start to finish. Deep breaths and remembering that fear is a liar kept me calm enough to endure the moment. How do you deal with your fears?

1 thought on “Fear of Flying”

  1. I’ve needed Ativan or Xanax to fly for years. Until the time I had enough exposure and stopped having anxiety dreams before flying and palm sweats during. I’m sure I could easily be set back if I have a turbulent ride.

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