Wow, I'm so happy to have found this resource! I have been a nervous
flier for 15 years after an especially rough flight and "unscheduled"
landing (which I now know was all probably very safe). I struggle from
intense anticipatory anxiety and am struggling now as I leave for Costa
Rica (8 hour flight) in two days!

I'm practicing my breathing and positive thinking. I did some EMDR
therapy but don't know yet if that will help. Watching these videos of
take offs and assents seem helpful as do all of your stories which are
so very familiar to me :) I'm trying to focus on the joy of being in
Costa Rica and not on the flight. Tears seem to help me so I'm letting
them come as well

Anyway, thank you all for sharing your stories, it's nice to know I'm
not alone in this. Please send good, safe energy my way on Thursday.

Jill

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Comment by JIll on August 4, 2010 at 10:24pm
Thanks for your encouragement Captain Keith. I sure wish that you were flying my plane tomorrow :)
I'm feeling excited about the flight right now and realizing that I'm actually awestruck by some aspects of flight, I really like the the landing. I have moments in the air (in between the fear) when I can start to understand the joy that pilots must feel.

I did add myself to the map and I can't believe that I'm the only Californian on here! I'll check back in when I'm back from Costa Rica and let you all know how it went.

Take good care,
Jill
Comment by Captain Keith on August 4, 2010 at 9:35pm
Hi Jill

It's amazing how much support comes from other network members isn't it. Don't forget to tag the map with where you live so that if there's someone nearby you can support each other. The map feature is new so not many people have tagged it yet.

Enjoy your holiday and please let us know all about it when you get back

Captain Keith

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