The fear of flying is a commonly experienced anxiety shared by many travellers. main concern with flying is anxiety. Like any kind of anxiety, a fear of flying is a self-reinforcing belief that can induce stress symptoms in the body. To alleviate travel-stress, Dr Paulo Alves recommends the following tips:
The passenger experience begins well before the flight, therefore good planning is paramount.
▪ Simple practices like packing in advance, booking transportation and checking in online can reduce unnecessary stress and set the tone for a positive journey.
Paying attention to your state of mind is a key step to instilling emotional calm and relieving travel tension.
▪ To center your mind and disengage from external stressors we suggest deep breathing. Encouraging full oxygen exchange, focused breathing helps to lower the heart rate and blood pressure, promoting feelings of relaxation.