By Remez Sasson
Some people are afraid to fly. Can visualization help them to overcome the fear of flying? It might.
Visualization for 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.
Visualize yourself at the airport, feeling happy and joyous that you are going to fly. Then see yourself going aboard, sitting in your seat 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, enjoy the food served, and you may also visualize talking with the other passengers. Also visualize how happy you are, expecting a great time at your destination.
Repeat this visualization 2-3 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, 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 every one who tries it to overcome the fear of flying, but it is worth trying. Give it a test for one or two weeks, and tell me if it has helped you.
Do you want to find more examples of how to use visualization for various goals? You can read about them in the book Visualize and Achieve.