“all those fears were gone… “
Dear Captain Keith
Since I attended the ground course with you on 20th August,
I have been practising relaxation techniques and reading all the literature you provided.
I also experienced at least 50 “take offs” with your DVD all of which helped greatly on my first flight since then. Last week we went to Spain for a week and the night before the departure flight my anxiety rose but I managed to keep it in check. Previously I had fought this anxiety but remembering what you had said, I accepted it and dealt with it quite successfully. After we had reached cruising height and I was plugged into my iPod, the rest of the flight was a complete doddle!
I don’t think I thought about the return flight at all during our holiday, until the night before departure. The relaxing and breathing techniques helped me to sleep a little. Once I was up and preparing to leave for the airport, all those fears were gone and the flight home was completely worry free.
I expect this email is one of hundreds you receive in thanking you very much for the help and guidance you have given to manage and maybe overcome a fear of flying. I am hoping to go flying again in the not too distant future with my confidence greatly improved.
With many many thanks to you and Viv for all your assistance and understanding.