Don't Rely On Breathing Or Relaxation Exercises
Though breathing exercises are often recommended to fearful fliers as an effective way to control fear, anxiety, and panic, research shows they don't work. They are a way to focus your attention away from the flight, but a movie or a magazine can do that just as well. Having been told they work, when they don't, an anxious flier might think "nothing works; I'm a failure."
What You'll Need
- What not to do