You Can Overcome the Fear of Flying

One out of every six people fears flying. It is a solvable problem, and yet, people often have a lot of trouble solving it. Many people who’ve tried to face their fear of flying find that the harder they try to control it, the worse it gets. Anxiety expert and clinical psychologist Dr. David Carbonell has helped thousands of people overcome fears of all kinds. Today he’s sharing some helpful information for anyone who wants to overcome the fear of flying.

Today we’re sharing an excerpt from the audiobook Fear of Flying Workbook. This audiobook teaches how to work constructively with your brain. It leads listeners step-by-step with proven techniques that finally make it possible to overcome their fear of flying.

 

What’s in this episode?

 

In this episode, Dr. Carbonell talks about the two types of feared outcomes that fearful fliers have. He also discusses why working with fear—and not against it—is the key to overcoming the fear of flying.

David A. Carbonell, PhD is a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in the treatment of anxiety disorders. He is the founder and director of the Anxiety Treatment Center, Ltd., a small group of psychologists which offers treatment of all manner of fears and phobias at several locations in and around Chicago.

Dr. Carbonell is also the author of The Worry Trick: How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It. He is a member of the American Psychological Association; the Anxiety Disorders Association of America; the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies; the Association for Contextual and Behavioral Science; the International Association for Cognitive Psychotherapy; the Illinois Psychological Association; and the Obsessive Compulsive Foundation.

One out of every six people fears flying. The reason people have so much trouble overcoming this problem isn’t because it’s so difficult, nor because these people are defective. It’s because the Panic Trick fools them into opposing their fear with methods that they hope will help, but that actually make their fear stronger and more durable. I’m going to help you discover how this works, how it may have prevented you from solving the problem of fear, and above all, how you can solve it and travel as you see fit!

Dr. David Carbonell

Author, "Fear of Flying Workbook" and "The Worry Trick"

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