By Robert Bor
Worry of flying is a perennial challenge between either passengers and airline crews and up to date terrorist assaults have heightened the degrees of hysteria whilst boarding a aircraft. during this quantity, considered one of Britain’s top aviation psychologists, Robert Bor, examines passenger behaviour whilst confronted with nervousness in the direction of flying; the psychological health and wellbeing of pilots; and the prospective remedies for individuals being affected by worry of flying. the most target of tension at 35,000 toes is to introduce uncomplicated thoughts of scientific aviation psychology, with a first-rate emphasis on psychotherapeutic and medical mental issues.
"It is affordable to imagine that each psychotherapeutic stumble upon has develop into stricken by contemporary international occasions in a few alternative ways. for plenty of humans, the terrorist assaults have aroused formerly palpable emotions of lack of confidence and unsafety that would have emerged in healing paintings in different ways." -- Robert Bor, from the creation
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Standardized tests. Such tests can provide accurate information about the nature and degree of the fear of flying. , 1999) determines the degree of anxiety experienced in different situa- 16 ANXIETY AT 35,000 FEET tions associated with air travel. The Flight Anxiety Modality Questionnaire (Van Gerwen et al, 1999) differentiates between cognitive and somatic symptoms of the fear of flying. The reasons for which a traveller seeks treatment at this particular time can provide a useful indication of the anxiety components specific to the individual’s fear of flying.
8. Childhood environment. This can give rise to a range of fears, one of which may be associated with flying. Parents may be over-protective or controlling, or they may set impossibly high standards from which self-doubt and fear may arise. In later life, these may lead to a fear of flying. This list is by no means exhaustive, and psychologists recognize that a fear of flying can result from a combination of several of these possible causes, as well as others not mentioned. One symptom of fear is avoidance, and while this defence mechanism is sometimes helpful, it is unlikely to lead to a cure of the problem.
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Anxiety at 35,000 Feet: An Introduction to Clinical Aerospace Psychology by Robert Bor