Today’s episode is all about overcoming fear of flying, which has been one of my personal biggest fears FOREVER. I have two guests today—Melissa Tiers, a multi-award winning author, lecturer and international hypnosis trainer specializing in practical neuroscience for clinicians, and Patrick Smith, the best-selling author of Ask the Pilot books and a practicing pilot for a major US airline. My hope is that between the two of them, we’re really attacking a fear of flying from all angles, and that this an episode you can share with any friends or family members who are afraid of flying and that you can come back to again and again until you feel safe, calm, and even excited to be in the air. This episode includes:
- how to trust that your pilot isn’t sleep deprived or intoxicated
- the exact level and type of training pilots receive
- if budget or international carriers are still safe enough to fly
- the 3 reasons flying has gotten SO MUCH safer since the 1980s
- turbulence: what it is, why we’re afraid of it, and why it’s not dangerous
- tips and tricks to avoid feeling turbulence (where to sit, what time of day to fly)
- what happens when there’s a real emergency on the plane (and exactly when and how you’ll know)
- why you shouldn’t be afraid of bad weather, dings and pings, the plane slowing down after takeoff, and aborted landings
- how to harness your neurology break habituated patterns of anxiety
- 3 science-backed techniques to instantly eliminate anxiety while booking, boarding, and while you’re actually in the air
- a 5-min guided meditation to help get rid of fear of flying
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Healthier Together cover art by Zack. Healthier Together music by Alex Ruimy.