The fear of flying (also called aerophobia) is an anxiety disorder that involves an extreme fear of flying in a plane. There is no specific cause related to aerophobia, as the fear usually originates from a combination of factors or triggers.

People with aerophobia are scared about different aspects of flying, such as take-off, landing, or getting locked in the plane. Most people usually experience panic attacks before or during a flight. Other major symptoms include;

  • Heart palpitation
  • Excessive sweating
  • Trembling or shaking
  • Shortness of breath

What Are The Theories Behind This Worksheet?

  1. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) 

CBT is a type of psychotherapy used to help individuals identify negative thought patterns, learn how to regulate responses to anxiety-producing situations, and develop healthy coping strategies.

CBT focuses on helping patients change their thoughts by testing the reality of irrational thought patterns about flying.

How Will This Worksheet Help You?

This worksheet will help individuals overcome their fear of flying by developing different coping mechanisms to manage certain triggers or anxiety-related situations. 

How Should You Use This Worksheet?

This worksheet should be used when you have difficulty functioning in your daily life due to fear of flying or experiencing symptoms of a panic attack.

This worksheet is also a self-evaluation tool to learn how to control and manage your fear of flying.

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