Monday, 24 March 2014

Dealing with fear

On 23rd March, we ran a ground course at Bristol. Our first one.  One of the concepts that we talked about to do with fear of flying is perceived risk versus actual risk.   In other words, most people with a fear of flying believe that the risk to their life is a lot greater than it is. Because of the incorrect assessment of risk, nervous flyers imagine themselves to be in a lot more danger than they actually are.  We call it the perceived risk versus actual risk being out of kilter. 

Today, we were sent an email from Doug Worrall who wrote 'Dragons of thin air' fear of flying book.  He suggested looking at this TED talk here.   We agree and thought that we would share it as it is a good thing to watch. Hope you enjoy it. An astronaut talks about what he learned from going blind in space! A couple of good messages in it for nervous flyers.

Take care
Paul & Richard
Virgin Atlantic flying without fear
Future courses:

Adult premium group course – £255 inc VAT
Manchester 13th April 2014
Luton 4th May 2014
Birmingham 8th June 2014
Southampton 22nd June 2014
Gatwick 6th July 2014

Group ground* only course (no flight) £120 inc VAT
Heathrow 6th April 2014
Leeds 1st June 2014
Cardiff 15th June 2014
Newcastle 14th September 2014

Children’s course is £375 (for one child, one fear free adult, inc flight)
Date 6th July 2014.

1 comment:

  1. Many thanks for the Bristol course yesterday; it was really helpful. I even stopped in a layby near the airport on the way home to watch the planes coming in to land as I found them really interesting (rather than thinking 'OMG they're going to crash!').