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IF YOU’RE AFRAID TO FLY and you’re reading this then chances are you already know you’re missing out on many of life’s most enjoyable things – things that other people take for granted: travel and holidays, visiting family and friends and even career opportunities, to name a few.
What you probably don’t know is the problem can get worse if left untreated. The stress and anxiety can cross-associate to other areas of a person’s life, at which point they eventually seek treatment when they reach crisis point.
Thankfully, most people seek treatment before this happens and the good news is that success in overcoming fear of flying is almost inevitable for most people in the safe hands of an experienced therapist.*
Welcome to the PHOBIAMAN Clinic
I’m Alex, Treatment Director and clinical specialist in the treatment of fear of flying and fear of heights. Over the last 10 years I have put together a team of some of the best phobia therapists anywhere.
Together, we have developed a unique programme of phobia treatment. It’s unique because it’s been designed to remove the fear without you having to face it.*
We are professional, full time therapists and we may be able to help you overcome your fear of flying in just a few sessions if you’ll only allow us to. That may sound like a wild claim right now, but when you stop to consider that we have already helped over 8000 others*, hopefully it begins to sound a bit more real.
Others measure their success by how many people take a flight at the end of the course or treatment. But thousands of people fly every day despite having a fear of flying because they have to. So this doesn’t mean the phobia has gone.
We only consider ourselves successful when your fear has gone completely and you are able to do what someone without a phobia would normally be able to do without experiencing a fear reaction.*
And even with these higher benchmarks, our success rates are better* than the airline courses, as well as other clinics and therapists, because we specialise in phobias and we have a unique phobia treatment programme delivered by some of the best therapists anywhere.
It’s NOT About Logic
People who have never had a fear of flying say you are far more likely to die on the way to the airport than you are by flying. That’s true, but it doesn’t help, does it?
At the PHOBIAMAN Clinic, we know that this sort of logic won’t conquer the anxiety and stress of a flying phobia. And the fact that pilots and cabin crew sometimes develop a fear of flying is proof it has nothing to do with safety or logic or knowing how aeroplanes fly. It is also proof that there is nothing wrong with you if you do have a fear of flying.
Pilots are as human as the rest of us and sometimes develop anxieties and fear of flying even after thousands of perfect flights. And when they do they come to The PHOBIAMAN Clinic for treatment, and there is no better recommendation than that.*
Here are just some of the reasons why people come to The PHOBIAMAN Clinic to overcome fear of flying:
What We Never Do…
1. No Long Physics Lectures
We all know logically that flying is safe. But the fear has nothing to do with flight safety or logic or understanding because it comes from a completely different part of the brain.
So we don’t force you to sit among hundreds of other fearful fliers for a whole day, getting more and more nervous while you listen to a pilot talking about aircraft and aviation safety statistics, how a commercial passenger jet is the safest form of transport there is, and how aeroplanes fly.
The reason we don’t do this is because it doesn’t work. And we think asking a pilot to cure a fear of flying is as silly as asking a therapist to fly an aeroplane, (and the pilots we’ve spoken to agree with us). Overcoming fear of flying is about the brain, not the plane.
2. No “Facing Your Fear to Beat the Fear”
If you’ve ever been on an airline fear of flying course you’ll know that most of the people on the flight at the end are still terrified. They haven’t overcome their fear of flying at all, even after a whole day (sometimes two days!) of learning about flying.
They are “Facing their Fears” in order to conquer them. Some of them are close to tears they are so frightened. You can even see it in the promotional videos on the airline websites.
These brave people have our full respect but this is the old psychological model of how to overcome fear – “Feel the fear and do it anyway”. It’s called exposure therapy, or systematic desensitization, and it isn’t very nice.
There is no face your fear to beat the fear aspect to our treatment. We invest the time needed with you and we only use the very best psychological techniques to remove your fear without you having to face it.*
What Makes Us Different?
3. You’re in Control
Our whole programme is designed to collapse your fear at a neurological level and ONLY THEN do you get to test the new you, when you say you’re ready. You are in control throughout.*
4. We Are the First Choice of Pilots and Cabin Crew
When livelihoods and careers depend upon results, professional pilots and cabin crew come to us.
They turn to The PHOBIAMAN Clinic because they know we are as thorough about looking after our clients and collapsing phobias as they are about flying aircraft and taking care of their passengers. We take it extremely seriously.*
5. We Know More About How to Treat Flying Phobias Than Anyone Else
Having worked with over 8000 people with phobias of all kinds, we understand better than anyone ALL the different components that can make up a flying phobia: (Take-off, Landing, Fear of Heights, Falling out of the Sky, Loss of Control, Structural Integrity of the Aeroplane, Engine Failure, Crew Competence, Weather Conditions, Turbulence, Terrorism, Claustrophobia, Panic Attacks, Mental Images, etc.). You name it, we’ve treated it, and we know how to collapse each one thoroughly.*
6. Our Methods Work Where Others Fail
“I’ve tried everything and you’re my last hope!” – We used to hear that a lot.
We don’t hear it so much now, thankfully, because people come straight to us. But if you have tried other therapists or airline industry courses, don’t worry. You deserve a fear-free life and we’re confident we can help.*
Just call our friendly team on 0207 193 5194 and they will answer your questions and explain what may be possible for you. If you are calling from outside the UK the international number is +44 207 193 5194.
You can also contact us using the form on this page and one of us will get back to you straight away.