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Many people have apprehensions when it comes to flying it after a disaster like the one.
This morning in San Francisco these worries often get worse so how can you overcome your fear of flying.
Psychotherapist doctor Robbie Levin joins us now to explain great to have you here would like to -- -- here I am a nervous -- yeah off confessed.
And I know all the stats I know that flying is safer that you -- -- lot.
I fly but I it is a bit of a white knuckle experience for me because in part -- If something goes wrong it seemed so catastrophic.
Right but -- situation I mean there had been in flight that -- where people have survived.
And the numbers are really on your side but -- what people worry about.
Is there not really in control what you're not flying the plane you're driving your car you're driving a blow out here that seem right and what you're lice in the hands of the stranger crime so what are you supposed to be telling yourself when you're nervous on a plan polite.
You think about that.
The numbers it really is the think this way to get from one place to another.
It's the best way to experience the most of life in terms of wanting to travel.
So it's real doing a lot of self talk and you really are putting your hands in estate industry.
These -- I was just talking to a pilot back stage where.
And he was saying that he loves flying and he took a lot of pride in all the training that he had -- and these crew are trained.
So when you -- on the plane you can remind yourself there -- people -- Who can help comfort you -- are there to give you a safe ride from one place to another -- some great tips for nervous fliers like me in the first thing we've been talking about recognized the major source of your fear what is right which is not that -- unsafe but that you feel that you're not in control when that lack of control can take on the life of the sound.
And listen it's human nature we -- heights we can -- the dark we can fear flying over water.
And so that is just part of us being in life were afraid of things that don't feel comfortable all the time and so you say that if you acknowledged that then write down your fears had a 70 yes getting tattooed your inner wisdom right down I'm afraid of flying and -- you can write down.
You'll get from one place to another think about what you have to look forward to when you get to your destination.
And so there is that inner wisdom in there that you can access when you're writing it to now.
And then visualize -- -- yet he's done about this your third to visualize yourself taking off and landing safely.
I do this sort of -- but I don't know why it's helpful.
Because you're basically thinking you're training your body for a positive out -- and that's very comforting and and a lot of what goes on in our body is based on what we're thinking in our mind.
And when I -- for patients to use sometimes at those things don't work for people are very -- burying just.
I write them notes they can travel with the job or in some cases there are medications that war but there are a lot of options for people you shouldn't go through -- paralyzed doctor -- -- thanks so much anger very helpful to have you here.
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