Spring Flight Groups Now Boarding

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Do you want to travel but feel too afraid to fly? Many people do. Many solve the problem of anxiety by avoiding flying altogether, others drink alcohol or use medication to take the edge off. Others use expensive alternatives like limiting … Read More

Neither Blizzards Nor Fears Kept This Group Grounded

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The December 2016, Non Flyer group was a great success even though a blizzard meant we had to postpone our flight until January. Five people attended, all smart, brave and accomplished, but all really frustrated that they couldn’t stop themselves … Read More

“2016 Was One of the Safest Years for Air Travel”: Condé Nast

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According to Condé Nast Traveler magazine, 2016 was the safest year for air travel since people began keeping track of air travel statistics. This reassuring state, they say, is the result of enhancements in airplane technology, efforts by many nations to improve airport and … Read More

Was This an Emergency?

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The Toronto Star printed the following, eye-catching headline in their Saturday edition last week “Near mid-air collision of planes over Sudbury sparks probe.” Although it contained only 10 words, that headline was enough to spark the imagination, conjuring images of evasive … Read More

“I Can’t Imagine Myself Flying”

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That’s what one person said when they introduced themselves to the rest of our Non Flyers’ group in the first weekend of October. Six very brave people enrolled, wanting to learn ways to cope with their fears of flying. Two … Read More

Seats Still Available in Our October 15, 2016 Nervous Flyer Group!

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There are still a few seats available in our upcoming Nervous Flyer’s group. Now is the time if you want to learn how to cope better with your fear of flying. If you are one of those people who scans the Internet … Read More

These Non-Flyers Conquered Their Fears!

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Five people, some of whom had avoided flying for 18 years, got together over a single weekend this May to face their fear of flying and learn how to manage anxiety. The group was made up of regular people who … Read More

Get Over Your Fear of Flying This Spring!

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It’s travel season. Ad after ad in the newspaper show deals for flights to Europe. Flights and packages are on sale, so now is the time to get ready if you want to do some travelling this spring and summer! … Read More

How to Land a Plane in an Emergency

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Someone recently sent a link to a YouTube video that was supposedly put together by an airline pilot called “How to Land a Plane in an Emergency.” It was a pretty slick video, showing what a person would probably see if … Read More

A Great Flight For Our “NON FLYERS” Group

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A small group of people met together in our Oakville office over the final weekend in September to challenge their beliefs that they could not fly without anxiety and panic. All had signed up to participate in our 2-day, NON … Read More

What Flying Is REALLY Like

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We can help you to get over your fears too, especially your fear of flying. There are still a few seats left in our Non Flyer program for September 26-27, 2015, held here in Oakville, just west of downtown Toronto. … Read More

Don’t Believe Your Worries, They’re Just Thoughts.

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We can help you to get over your fears too, especially your fear of flying. There are still a few seats left in our Non Flyer program for September 26-27, 2015, held here in Oakville, just west of downtown Toronto. … Read More

Ad Campaign Shows Real People Inside Aviation Industry

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Congratulations to Air Canada for their current #MakeAmazing ad campaign. Watching those well-crafted TV spots brings attention to all the real people behind the scenes who orchestrate the massive operation of running an airline successfully and well. One of the … Read More

Why Conquering the Fear of Flying Can Be So Difficult

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Generally speaking, phobias are easy to treat for psychologists. We make sure we know exactly what object or situation the person is most frightened of and then, working alongside the patient, we gradually start to increase their contact with that … Read More

Airplanes Just Want to Fly

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Many people who feel anxious about flying worry that “air pockets” exist and cause turbulence by leaving spaces in the sky where airplanes somehow run out of air to fly on. However, none of that is true; the sky is … Read More

“What was that noise?! Should I be afraid?”

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This is a question many people who are afraid to fly ask when they do finally get aboard an aircraft. Here at afraidtofly.ca, one of the most common explanations we hear for why people avoid flying is because they hate … Read More

Afraid to fly is online

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Shift Cognitive Therapy + Assessment is very pleased to launch its brand new website and programs at AfraidToFly.ca. This comes after many years of work to create programs that people keep telling us are truly effective for them. Take a … Read More

How Do You Want to View This? It’s Up To You.

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  People who are afraid to fly (as well as anxious people, in general) tend to pay more attention to events that support their fears and less attention to events that challenge their fears. In that way, they provide their … Read More

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