From a purely rational and logical perspective, we all understand and accept that flying is by far the safest mode of transport available, statistically even safer than riding a bike.
So why is it that so many people feel sick at just the thought of flying and dread forthcoming holidays or business trips? Why is it so many people resort to large quantities of alcohol or medication as a means to cope with the cute anxiety they feel.
Well we could spend an hour or so on this one, but keeping it really simple, it's no surprise that so many people have a fear of flying - being on board a huge chunk of metal that weighs hundred of tonnes, travelling at 35,000 feet and some 500 miles an hour is not exactly a natural place for human being to be!
And then there's the bombardment of frightening images from the media; the outrageous fantasies of Hollywood; the misconceptions of society in general; and, the antics of the airline staff themselves (cue the stewardess showing us all where the nearest exits are in case of an emergency!).
With all this in mind, it's amazing that any of us get on airplanes in the first place.
The good news however is that if you are struggling with an acute fear of flying, we can most certainly help.