It’s All About You
I haven’t always been afraid of flying, in fact I used to love the whole experience and would look forward to cosying up and watching movies all night long, soft drinks on free-flow (swiftly replaced by wine as I got older) and just using the time to just chill, sleep and plan all of my adventures in a new and exciting destination.
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I think as the years passed and the media started to blow up with isolated incidents, fear mongering prevailed and I began to wise up to what could go wrong. Now, I know the statistics, trust me, I’ve Googled just about every fact and possible scenario in my time, and flying still remains the safest mode of transport to date. And so it got to the point where I found myself delaying holidays, putting off spontaneous trips and booking my flights for months in advance; and although I would always get on the flight, I no longer found traveling to be a pleasant experience. So when the opportunity to approach my fear in an entirely different capacity arose, I couldn’t turn it down.
The All About You Centre, founded by Sonia Samtani (a former Sassy That Bride!) is a comfortable and tranquil space to practice alternative therapy methods. And with a firm belief that your life is a reflection of your beliefs, experiences and perceptions, I signed up for 6 hypnotherapy sessions in an effort to go a little deeper and get to the root of my anxieties. Unconvinced? Sure, I was too – but do me a favour and read on to see how hypnotherapy changed my perspective and helped me to address my fear of flying head on…