Reply To: Abject Terror of flying!!!

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AvatarPeter Bunyan
PSTEC User

Hi atty
The Click Tracks will work brilliantly for you. Once you have reduced the fear to 0 you will know and feel confident about flying again.

It is important to use the intensity of emotion scale before and after running a Click Track. Ask yourself the question “How strongly do I feel this fear on a scale of 0-10 with 0 being not at all and 10 being abject terror?” Use the first number that comes into your mind. This number will reduce down over a number of play throughs.

You can use your memories of those last few flights as a targets to Click Track or alternatively imagine going on a flight in the near future. From what you have said this will bring up the fear to Click Track just as well but at the same time feel a little less scary since it is only fictional and not ever going to happen.

It might also help if you could tease out any particular aspects of flying that “get to you” as targets to Click Track. May be being trapped inside the aircraft, the height above the ground, the bumping about due to turbulence or whatever it might be for you.

It would also help if you could recall what it was that caused the change from “normal fear” to “abject terror”. Did you see a plane crash in a film or hear about one on the news? Could it be that you talked to someone who had this fear and it “rubbed off” on to you by empathy? If you can think of what it was then it would be a good target to Click Track.

Let us know how you get on
Post again if you have any more questions

Peter