Mach trip to Florida

Flying Pig - Maybe I could grow wings like a pig and fly to Florida?
@CatEyes (2448)
United States
March 6, 2007 7:13pm CST
I am going on a bussiness trip with my husband to Florida. Now I really don't mind this at all, in fact I would be looking foward to it but I have this teeny problem. I hate flying. NO, I am scared to death of flying. I am trying desperatly to find ways to get over this or at least help me on this 2 hour flight. I am getting all wired up just thinking about it.
4 responses
@brokentia (10394)
• United States
14 Mar 07
Actually, I just watched a 20/20 show about this. Maybe if you go to their website, they might have a clip about it. But this guy said to do an exercise to desensitize you. Repeat to yourself over and over again, "The plane is going to crash." Close your eyes and repeat this until you have said it so many times you are bored with it and the words have no emotional hold on you. Then, close your eyes again and say out loud over and over again, "I want the plane to crash." Again, you say this until the words no longer have an effect on you. According to this guy, you are recognizing your fear and desensitizing yourself with the words. Another way to help...bring a portable DVD player with headphones and watch a movie all the way there. Be sure to bring a couple of movies case one is not long enough. And make sure it is a movie you have not seen before, because this will help you keep your eyes on the movie and not roaming when you have already memorized that part. I thing the movie thing would be easier. But hey, I am not the professional they had on 20/20. :)
• United States
9 Mar 07
I'm sorry you are afraid. I fear it too, so much, that nothing and nobody can make me fly. If you choose to go though, you can try two things. Either ask your doctor for a mild relaxer so you are not so tense. Or, if you have faith, pray to God to release the anxiety. Try thinking about being with your hubby and consentrate on that dear.
@Willowlady (10665)
• United States
8 Mar 07
Well this fear is fairly common. I would place all that energy into finging good things out about the area you are going to and try to concentrate on that. Also to get outside of yourself you could concentrate on the other travelers. I would also suggest a word find puzzle book for during the flight. 2 hours could go by rather quickly. I wish you all the luck in conquering your feelings and in channeling them into constuctive ways. I hope you have alot of fun and you and hubby can reconnect during this 'vacation'.
@marciascott (25550)
• United States
7 Mar 07
I was scare to get on a plane the first time. all you half to do is just do it. that well take the fear away. Just do it!