Soar: The Breakthrough Treatment for Fear of Flying

Soar: The Breakthrough Treatment for Fear of Flying

by Tom Bunn

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Overview

Captain Bunn founded SOAR to develop effective methods for dealing with flight anxiety. Therapists who have found this phobia difficult to treat will find everything they need to give their clients success. Anxious flyers who have "tried everything" to no avail can look forward to joining the nearly 10,000 graduates of the SOAR program who now have the whole world open to them as they fly anxiety free wherever they want. This approach begins by explaining how anxiety, claustrophobia, and panic are caused when noises, motions—or even the thought of flying—trigger excessive stress hormones. Then, to stop this problem, Captain Bunn takes the reader step-by-step through exercises that permanently and automatically control these feelings. He also explains how flying works, why it is safe, and teaches flyers how to strategically plan their flight, choose the right airlines, meet the captain, and so on. Through this program, Captain Bunn has helped thousands overcome their fear of flying. Now his book arms readers with the information they need to control their anxiety and fly comfortably.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762788002
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/08/2013
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 647,638
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Captain Tom Bunn L.C.S.W. worked on the first Fear of Flying program at Pan Am and founded SOAR in 1982. He is a licensed therapist, and lives with his wife Marie.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Part 1 Psychology

Chapter 1 The Breakthrough in Flight Phobia Treatment 1

Chapter 2 Ending Your Fear of Flying 7

Chapter 3 Manual Regulation-The 5-4-3-2-1 Exercise 15

Chapter 4 Automatic Regulation-Its Discovery 19

Chapter 5 How Your Inner CEO Regulates Stress Hormones 25

Chapter 6 Understanding Executive Function 33

Chapter 7 Onset 49

Chapter 8 Going into Your Own Movie 59

Chapter 9 Staying Out of Your Own Movie in Turbulence 67

Chapter 10 Rumination 83

Chapter 11 Executive Function Overload 85

Chapter 12 Regulating Anxiety with the Strengthening Exercise 91

Chapter 13 Stopping Anxiety and Panic in Everyday Situations 125

Chapter 14 Erasure Exercise 129

Chapter 15 The Psychological Foundations for Emotional Regulation 133

Chapter 16 Understanding Arousal 159

Part 2 Aviation

Chapter 17 How Flying Works 169

Chapter 18 Weather 183

Chapter 19 Turbulence 189

Chapter 20 A Complete Flight 199

Part 3 Strategy

Chapter 21 Planning and Starting Your Flight 211

Chapter 22 Anticipatory Anxiety 227

Chapter 23 Ten Supportive Strategies 253

Acknowledgments 261

Appendix A Flight Checklist 262

Appendix B Sample Letters 268

Glossary of Terms 269

References 271

Index 274

About the Author 280

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