Fear OF Flying - Alan Gilchrist put to the test!
Fear of Flying after the tragedy of 9/11. I was featured on TV along with one of my ex-clients. She retold how Fast Track Hypnosis helped her to overcome her fear of flying.
Once the programme completed, the cameraman recording it at the time also attended me to get over his flying phobia as well!
This is the TV Program
Cameraman's Fear of Flying Story
"Hi Alan, I can't thank you enough. I've just had my first holiday with a flight in 7 years. I can say that with all honesty I had some nervous times coming up to the holiday. With the help of the CD's and most of all self-hypnosis, the fear of flying soon settled.
The Palma flight delayed for 1 hour, which meant all the flying time would be in darkness. Even when I liked to fly, I didn't like flying in the dark. As I boarded the plane at Belfast International Airport, I felt good. But the testing time for me was the closing of the aircraft doors. Any other time at this stage, I would have been terrible with fear.
As the plane taxied along the runway, I could not believe how calm I felt, this in itself gave me a significant boost.
When we took off, I looked at C.... my wife, and gave her a big smile and told her I felt great. She also felt great, because usually by now I'd be gripping her hand with vice grip tightness.
I had my minidisc with me which I had copied your CD's onto (just as a standby). However, the cabin crew announced during the safety talk that no electronic equipment was permitted during take-off.
I still had my back up anyway, the self-hypnosis. I used it a couple of times - not that I had problems, but I just wanted to top up.
The flight lasted 2 hours 15 minutes, on arrival at Palma airport. I felt fantastic, and I got C..... to take this photo of me in my seat on the plane. As you can see by my smile, I was so pleased with myself.
It's been a long time since I felt like that getting off a plane. I had a great week and never once worried about the return flight or the fear of flying.
I'm home now and can't wait to go on holiday again.
The last flight I had was November 2001 from Belfast to Birmingham, and we had gone there for a weekend break.
I was petrified, even though the trip was a smooth one. Back then, I could not make myself board the plane for the flight home, and had to arrange a coach and boat for the return trip to Belfast.
Booking the holiday to Majorca was a big step for me, and I could not have done it without your help.
I was the target of a few friendly jokes from my workmates when they heard I had gone for Hypnotherapy, But I can say now that I had the last laugh.
Alan once again thanks from both of us. C.........."
I would like to thank you again for the hypnotic experience, which I thought I was going to endure but enjoyed. Am now, thanks to you and your suggestions looking forward to my next flight and holiday. Once again, I am grateful to you for your help, many thanks, Maura
Sorry, it took me so long to write to you, but after I got on my flight to San Francisco, I came home and booked a trip to London! When I had to get my first flight from Dublin to London, I was terrified. As soon as I got on the plane, I felt so calm and relaxed! I honestly couldn’t believe it.