The Virtual Reality of Flying

The fear of flying is a persistent problem that I’ve encountered throughout my work. Common fears and worries I have heard over the years:

“My heart started pounding, my palms started sweating and I had the overwhelming feeling of being trapped.”

“The toughest part of flying is the take-off. I’m acutely aware of leaving the ground, and there is nothing I can do to stop it. 

“I’m worried about turbulence; or worse, that we won’t clear the mountains.

Ultimately, there is a misfiring in the brain that tells you the danger is real. Is there a remedy? Is it possible to overcome these fears and phobias? The answer, a resounding YES. With some new technologies. In a safe, comfortable office environment, we can simulate all aspects of a flight utilizing with a Virtual Reality experience. You will be in a “virtual airport” on a plane, taking off, landing and managing your fears to retrain your brain. 

The goal is to help desensitize you to all of the triggers, realign your thinking to help you feel safe and confident to fly. If your brain can tell you that you are in danger, your brain can tell you that you are safe. Challenge yourself to confront these fears firsthand, rewire thought patterns, and build the skills that allow you to travel the world!

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Dr. Mike Klaybor

Dr. Mike Klaybor

Dr. Mike Klaybor brings thirty years of experience in practicing counseling psychology with individuals and couples. His approach is cognitive behavioral therapy or CBT. Specific specialties include; anxiety and stress management, chronic pain & chronic illness management, depression, substance abuse evaluations, employee assistance and executive coaching for workplace performance and leadership.