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Nation for you love my very first guest who wanna get right to it on an energy -- -- captain Tom bun the founder of solar.
Which stands for something which will get you.
And so they are seminars -- -- -- anxiety relief is what I called it but it was the idea that if you really can deal with fear of flying your whole life can.
Sorrell the turbulence that sometimes we just want to get away from.
-- captain can I call you captain I'm sure my captain Thompson has so you've told us what sort stands for you look at terrific career -- great resume tells a little bit about yourself and -- -- why you started -- Well there was of course it started -- pan am back in 1975 to help people deal with fear of flying but it it.
It really wasn't very effective so and you are pilot yup I was working with a must so we could -- cognitive therapy -- it never happened so that I set up.
My own program and 82 and added some additional.
Techniques such as CBT and found over more times that there's even more effective ways to do with your play.
-- spears you know I have got a couple people might like to have a fear of flying and I've heard other people say -- -- -- Just have a cocktail you know take something you'll be fine it really does go beyond.
Just having a beer or something on -- because when people have that kind of fear of flying it's it can be very serious.
Well if you can keep it out -- your mind fine but the problem is when there's turbulence it's hard to keep that out of your mind yeah.
The airplane goes up and down up and out nobody really worries about but they definitely notice the downgrade so would you put all the downs together they think the planes falling this guy -- -- terror.
What do you tell people who are afraid of the -- afraid of turbulence I don't like that one bit well I get through that -- is one of the -- and helps people like this to think about this when you walk across the room.
There's a sleeve now but if you get on a bicycle you gotta use a lot of effort just go twenty miles an hour right the fast you get in this as if that -- gets thicker.
For the time that's the plane reaches its takeoff speed -- -- it's the end it's like -- right.
And you know if you haven't -- of jell -- here with some proven that you can shake it as far as you want to you could make a little pineapple cubes come loose right.
Can't get outta the throughput and a little model airplane imagine you're holding that no matter how hard to shake you can't make the plane -- play the snowfall.
OK I like that I like -- very tough -- -- all right all right so you focus with your website we wanted to be sure to let people know about the website which is WWW.
Dot fear of flying dot com.
And captain Tom has five tips that will help you navigate.
Holiday travel which we know that I don't know the stats that I think it doubles -- some family go to the airport the lines along.
You want to make this effortless as possible what can we do.
What I've suggested this listing about sliding through this difficult time in that -- would be too.
So think of the -- -- here we have -- up on the screen what we're showing our viewers what slighted so go ahead go through the letters here first.
Is to ship things instead of carrying them kept things -- just -- the -- -- your luggage if you have some heavy things the second part is.
Go light leave things.
-- what's your take on the plane because overhead compartments may be take -- -- -- Just need to take on whatever you can put under the seat in front of the -- okay.
And the -- but I just I think you have to have a a good -- that means one that supplied to you by the federal government or by a state right -- government that's the only ones that really count.
And -- to drop off at the airport.
That parking area is going to be packed -- masses to go get somebody in your family or some public.
Facility to drop you off at the airport.
And no matter what expect delays -- the going to be delays traffic getting to the airport.
What you get to the airport they're gonna be delays so be sure you allow plenty of time to get there two hours ahead.
And yeah I remember as a former radio reporter right they would always sent me out to the airports on Christmas and I would sit -- and I always say.
Bring your patience as it was like one of the number one things that people the airport would tell me.
To tell our listeners because if you're if you're going in what you know everybody's -- but just take it down a notch and really be patient right.
So plan on getting there and spending some time -- so bring something to entertain yourself.
Probably suggested that the people there.
Yeah yeah bring -- -- now tonight pat and handle pop up but -- and you know I know that some of my friends when they go to book.
Unlike you they book their travel and it is as two hours for domestic flight it was -- I don't need to be there two hours -- you do now you do -- you you do that at least at this time to flee to right.
And we're gonna put that on our website so people can see it we've got here.
On our screen for more information you can follow captain Tom on Twitter at.
Flight went but also more importantly go to this website fear of -- dot com what can people find -- that -- that.
We've got a lot of free help on overcoming fear of flying if a person is not troubled by panic.
Just the free help we have there's enough here's a here's a view of.
What the website looks like -- -- of course is the name of your company and and again your advice comes to us up because you're not only.
An airline captain but a licensed therapist right so that combination.
Is the real nice one when you're really dealing with people who have the fear.
Yeah there's more to it than just knowing that the plane is safe because you have to deal with emotional safety as well -- and people don't necessarily feel emotionally safe with someone else is in control yet.
And they don't know even know who it is.
And when they can't get out right because our most basic way of controlling.
Our feelings is to be able to go closer to what attracts a sort of interest -- sure get away from what we are concerned about.
Right captain Tom son of founder of soar.
Again -- web -- is fear of flying dot com thank you so much great tips they think a -- very timely we want everyone to go to the website.
Com and check out those tips printed out put it in your carry on take you with -- he'll be ready to go okay great happy holidays thanks for being and that's thanks to you right captain Tom I we're gonna take.
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