Fear of Flying Workbook: Overcome Your Anticipatory Anxiety and Develop Skills for Flying with Confidence

David Carbonell, PhD

Audiobook available November 2017

You’ve tried to face your fear of flying, but the harder you try to control it, the worse it gets. This audiobook teaches how to work constructively with your brain so you can address your anxiety in different ways that truly help you let go of the fear.

Packed with hands-on exercises, this audiobook helps you better understand both the anticipatory anxiety prior to a flight as well as the fear experienced on board―and provides the tools needed to successfully become a passenger, including:

• Supplemental PDFs: questionnaires and fill-in-the-blanks
• Pre-flight checklists and practice flight itinerary
• In-flight panic journal and symptom graphs
• Symptom and response inventories
• Breathing and meditation exercises
• Guided meditation

Drawing from exposure therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and cognitive behavioral therapy, the methods in this audiobook will help you:

• Understand how you became afraid
• Discard safety objects and behaviors
• Identify signal fears and false alarms
• Use the AWARE steps onboard the plane
• Recognize and respond to symptoms
• Restore your ability to fly and travel

Listen to an Excerpt

Fear of Flying Workbook”


David Carbonell, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who specializes in treating fears and phobias. He is the also the author of The Worry Trick: How Your Brain Tricks You into Expecting the Worst and What You Can Do About It. He has taught workshops on the treatment of anxiety disorders to more than 7,000 professional psychotherapists in the United States and abroad. He received his doctorate in clinical psychology from DePaul University in 1985 and has maintained a practice in the treatment of anxiety disorders since 1990. He lives in Chicago with his wife and son. In his spare time, he is the founding member of The Therapy Players, an improvisational comedy troupe of professional psychotherapists that performs at clubs, theaters, and mental health conferences throughout the Chicago area.



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