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Fear of flying books recommendations

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Lizbiz89 · 05/11/2019 08:30

So my oh might be taking a job in San Francisco which means we will be coming back and forth a lot. We also might be potentially moving out there as well so flying long haul would be a frequent thing. I absolutely hate flying. I get anxiety and an upset stomach before we get on the flight and I'm frankly so bloody sick of it. I really want to get a grip of this.

Can anyone recommend any good fear of flying books? There's loads on amazon but I'm unsure which one will be the best for me.

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Justmuddlingalong · 05/11/2019 08:34

Soar. By Captain Tom Bunn. I used this for flying this past summer to Thailand. It seemed to work. You have my sympathy, I hope you get over your fear.

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AttilaTheMeerkat · 05/11/2019 09:15

I would also consider enrolling on one of the airlines fear of flying courses.

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Ghoulette1740 · 05/11/2019 09:20

Flying with confidence. Captain Steve Alright and Patricia Furness Smith

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Lizbiz89 · 05/11/2019 12:15

Thank you everyone. I've gone for flying with confidence as that seems to have good reviews. Fingers crossed it helps.

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Ghoulette1740 · 05/11/2019 12:20

I found it quite good Liz. I used the breathing exercises to cope with being on the plane.

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mummymeister · 06/11/2019 14:45

I had a chronic fear of flying and I take diazepam. I started off taking huge quantities but over the past 10 years have whittled it down to half a 2mg tablet. I tried all the other stuff - hynotherapy, flying courses, books, videos, relaxation tapes etc. but nothing worked so well as this. I make sure I have extra tablets with me in case of diversions or in case of midflight panic. I take an hour before take off. My GP is happy to prescribe and supportive of my cutting down each time. good luck

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Lizbiz89 · 06/11/2019 18:08

@mummymeister that's a very good idea should all else fail. I've start reading flying with confidence and if that does nothing then I'll definitely go to my doctors.

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mummymeister · 07/11/2019 09:30

LizBiz - Its like having a safety net with me now. The dose is probably so low that it makes no difference but I have it there if I need it. Before I did this I couldnt meet people from airports, drive nearby and even planes in films freaked me out. but because I have been able to take the time to work through it, initially with the very high dose of diazepam, I feel in control of it now rather than the other way around. good luck.

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