To cure a fear of flying, you need only look to yourself. You don’t need medication or expensive therapy in order to finally board that plane and fly without panic, you just need to know how to handle the panic you feel. And the easiest way to tackle your flying phobia is to simply get out of your head. Your brain is the source of all of your worry and anxiety and once you learn how to stop paying attention to it, you will find the key to being able to fly comfortably.
A simple solution that I have discovered is within two books, one, The Power of Now and the other A New Earth. Both were written by Eckhart Tolle, a spiritual teacher who has uncovered a simple path to spiritual enlightenment. His powerful yet simple message of finding the joy in being is transforming the lives of many around the globe. Within the pages of his books, he outlines the secret to quieting your mind and how you can take back control of yourself simply by learning to listen to what your brain is saying. By being the observer of the voice in your head you begin to understand that the real you does not take residence in your head; and that actually the person you hear in your head can be quiet detrimental to your survival.
This is definitely the case when you try to fly, it is almost a given that the panic that sets in derives from your brain. The messages that are telling your body to panic and flee are not based in reality however, there is no way for you to tell the future, no way for you to know whether or not your trip is going to be a safe one; but then again there is no way for you to know otherwise either so why worry about it?
It may seem silly, especially if you have been dealing with the fear to fly for quite some time, however if you can learn to ignore your thoughts you may find, as I did, that your fears subside almost immediately. You begin to see that the only moment that really matters is now and that the past and future have no hold over you. This powerful realization came to me after reading both of his books and they make work for you as well.
It can be extremely difficult to stay in the now however, life is constantly being thrown at you and it can be a struggle to stay out of your head. All it takes is practice and the belief that it can be done, which it can. And if you use these tools especially when you are about to take a flight you can learn to control how your mind and body reacts in situations like this.
Positive messages are a much better way to deal with stressful situations, but you may discover that no messages at all can be far more powerful. Quieting your mind and feeling your true self and being completely in the now leaves no room for fear.