Some people are afraid to fly. The moment the plane takes off they get into stress. Can visualization help them to overcome the fear of flying?
How Visualization Can Help Overcoming the Fear of Flying
Here is a simple visualization technique that can help you overcome the fear of flying, or at least mitigate it.
About week or two before you fly start using visualization.
Find a place where you can be alone and undisturbed.
Sit down comfortably and visualize for about ten minutes.
Visualize yourself at the airport, feeling happy and joyous that you are going to fly. Then see yourself going aboard and sitting in your seat. in your imagination, look around, and see the other passengers, stewards and stewardesses.
There is no need to worry or feel stressed while visualizing, as this is all in your imagination.
Visualize the plane taking off and you on board.
Focus on feeling safe, confident and happy.
Look through the window and enjoy the view and the food served. You may also visualize having a pleasant conversation with the the other passengers.
It is important that you visualize how happy you are, and feeling the expectation of a great time at your destination.
Repeat this visualization 1-2 times a day, every day, always feeling this is all true and real, and happening right now. Don’t let worries and fears of flying enter your mind while visualizing, and don’t express any doubts about what you are doing.
Gradually, these mental images and scenes will seep into your subconscious mind and replace your fear of flying.
I cannot promise that this exercise will help everyone to overcome the fear of flying, but it is worth trying. Give it a test for one or two weeks and see what happens.
Do you want to find more examples of how to use visualization for various goals? Read about them in the book Visualize and Achieve.
About the Author
Remez Sasson is the founder of Success Consciousness. In his articles and books, he teaches about positive thinking and motivation, visualization, gaining inner strength and inner peace, achieving success, and about improving one’s life.