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Table of Contents





                     Acknowledgements ........................................... i

                     About the Author  .............................................ii

                     Introduction ................................................ 1


                     Lesson 1: Who’s In Control Here? ............................... 2
                        Self Control vs. Automatic Control  ....................................... 3

                     Lesson 2: Your Muscles Lead the Way ........................... 4
                       Fear begins when we encounter something we think can hurt us.

                     Lesson 3: Mother Nature’s Laws ................................ 6
                       What you can expect from your emotions – and what you can’t.
                        Inventory of My Life’s Painful Events  ..................................... 7

                     Lesson 4: Muscle Relaxation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  9
                       Facts to Remember and Tasks to Perform
                        Relaxation Facts to Remember  ......................................... 9
                        Relaxation Tasks to Perform ........................................... 10

                     Lesson 5: The Anatomy of an Airliner ............................11
                       Your knowledge of an airplane directly affects your anxiety.

                     Lesson 6: Aerodynamics for Fearful Fliers  ....................... 16
                       It’s all about wind. Your knowledge of flight directly affects your anxiety.
                        Toxic Perceptions When Applied to Flight ................................. 17
                        Noises Associated with the Takeoff ...................................... 24

                     Lesson 7: Couch Time! ...................................... 37
                       Learning to understand the sources of anxiety that contribute to your fear of flying.
                        Separation Reactions ................................................ 38
                        Grief Reactions ..................................................... 39
                        Guilt Reactions ..................................................... 40
                        Magical Thinking and Fear of the Supernatural  ............................ 42
                        Tasks to Help Reduce Magical Thinking .................................. 44
                        Post-Traumatic Disorders ............................................. 45
                        More about PDSD ................................................... 47
                        Interpersonal Control Problems: Who’s Controlling Whom? ................... 50
                        Self-Control Problems ................................................ 50
                        Problems in Relationships with Authority Figures ........................... 51
                        Over-Protection Reactions ............................................ 55
                        Anxiety From Too Much Responsibility ................................... 56
                        Distortion of the Self-Image  ........................................... 57











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