Fear of Flying
It is estimated that 25 million Americans have fears around flying. Of course, most people have heard the statistics that air travel is safer than car travel. While this may be true, we know that people who are petrified of flying benefit from professional help navigating the friendly skies.
At Union Square Practice, Dr. Julia Vigna Bosson often recommends Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) with an overlay of Virtual Reality Exposure Therapy to help people beat their fears. Mindfulness and breathing techniques also help keep fears from becoming overwhelming and debilitating. Depending on the severity and situation, medication may be an option.
Overcoming the fear of flying can take a bit of persistence and practice. Through treatment, many Union Square Practice clients have learned to tolerate and even enjoy the first leg of the journey.
For more information, read Dr. Bosson’s blog: fear of flying.