Face Your Fear of Flying With These Research-Backed Tips and Strategies


“When the fear doesn’t budge, consider exposure therapy using virtual reality: Using VR technology, patients go on realistic simulated flights to help them overcome their fears gradually. Research shows the treatment is highly effective in bringing flying anxiety back to earth, especially when combined with biofeedback, techniques that allow people to control their physiological responses…”

Dr. Brenda Wiederhold, a licensed clinical psychologist in San Diego, regularly sees patients who have an intense fear of flying. For more than two decades, she has successfully used both real-life scenarios and virtual reality to help expose patients to various flying scenarios, like airplane turbulence and take-offs.

Licensed in California, Virginia and Belgium, we value the opportunity technology offers to see our patients virtually to help them overcome their fears and phobias.