Finally, here is a practical guide for the twenty-five million Americans who suffer from aviophobia, the fear of flying.
Dr. Pollino combines the professional expertise of a nurse, psychotherapist, performance coach and flight attendant, bringing a unique and successful approach to this pervasive dilemma. She discusses fear of flying’s common causes, the typical symptoms and the seven steps to flying more comfortably. Several individual vignettes show readers they are not alone. Included are extensive descriptions of a typical commercial airplane and its crew, nutritional, physical and psychological tips and step-by-step strategies for planning and preparing for flight.
Flying Fear Free’s combined handbook/workbook structure makes the needed techniques, exercises and procedures easily available to the fearful flyer. Readers will become more knowledgeable about the air travel industry—the planes, flights, procedures, safety, etc.—and will gain an understanding of the causes of air travel anxiety. Dr. Pollino shares surprising statistical information and explains how travelers can gain important skills that other programs do not address.
"...a tactic for every type of traveler under the (turbulence–producing) sun."
— Valerie Rains in the Newsweek BUDGET TRAVEL blog
About the Author:
Sandra M. Pollino, MS.Ed., Psy.D., is a psychotherapist, performance coach, professor of psychology, nurse, and former flight attendant. She earned her BS in psychology from Saint Francis University in Loretto, Pennsylvania, her Master’s in counseling from the University of Akron and her doctorate in clinical psychology from California Southern University. She has developed and presented hundreds of wellness programs on performance anxiety, stress management, phobias and other topics. Dr. Pollino founded the Coaching for Fear of Flying program and has been in private practice in South Carolina, Florida and Pennsylvania. She resides in York, Pennsylvania.