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A pig against a fear of flying

"I would have needed!", I thought, as I discovered recently, the Video of Lilou. Lilou is the first therapy pig in the world, is at the San Francisco international airport, on-the-go and travelers calmed down, suffering from fear of flying. I would have fallen immediately on the pig, it discreetly under the jacket Packed, to put it in the plane on my Lap and make it to the landing not to let it go. Since Swiss airports have no comparable offers, I need to rely on other strategies. Here is a selection, relatively unscientific and subjective, but nevertheless, imitation is suitable.

armrest clasp

my fear of flying is not completely, but a little uncomfortable. So I would like to ideally no companions way bother. As the armrest, which is robust and always available. At best, you clutching you from the front, then you can soak the Finger from all sides to you. That's better than clawing his fingers to the own legs, hands or arms. The blue spots. So prefer to the armrest. Other passengers will see how the veins occur at the cramped hands on the Backrest, is no matter. On this point, I am for a long time.

Hand holding

The Deluxe version of the back of the Hand. Someone sitting next to me, I know, offers he or she the mostly of himself. But usually only the first Time. Because after that, he or she knows how hard I squeeze. But at the Moment it is the Person uncomfortable, the Hand again to withdraw, this would be something in common. There are even strangers who have offered me their Hand. I reject, then, in each case, so far as the sense of shame is not mined yet. Not yet.


I do just so, as if some I entertain in a Bar and I would be with someone. The Person next to me is ideally talkative. I ask a lot of questions. By the time I notice that I'll slack and just sets out to bring. At the Start, and not shy away from provocative subjects. This increases the tension in the conversation and increases the distraction. In some cases, a Person even sitting next to one who is familiar with air travel. You then explained all the noises and jerks of the machine. Just immediately change the subject, if the statements in a wrong direction – "once we had to start". Stop, stop. What was your strangest job you've ever had?


This is a Reflex, a knee-jerk short-circuit action. In the first Moment, it feels wonderful. A wine, a beer, even if charged, the pair of Swiss francs are the enjoyment of absolute value. You will be loose or formed, at least, to be it. And if one is degrees in a vial. But as soon as the flight is a bit restless, the is a feeling of well-being. I would have stayed but better sober, clear in the head, so I notice the same, if anything goes wrong. You can get drunk of course, so concerned, that you know nothing more. Including the Seat of suffering, then, unfortunately, neighbours and members of the crew.

sleeping pills

of sleeping pills. The Most Obvious Solution. Be able to work. The Problem is that On routes where you have to change to a short on a long flight, you need to change, as just said,. With sleep on you can make the difficult. I couldn't remember some flights on it as I went through the passport control, when I Queue up sleeping almost Standing up. And I was torn in between from the bedroom I could not fall asleep after that. Incredibly uncomfortable, completely other, neither asleep nor awake, to hang 10 hours in a narrow seat, and to try constantly to keep the mouth closed and not drool. The tablets hit me also on the mind. No longer an Option.

eyes and ears

Far less invasive this Trick also works for scary movies is to get rid of those influences and impressions, the fear,. Looks a bit goofy, but good is amazingly good. You try to think of nothing.


What also works is if I have to imagine with closed eyes, I would be just somewhere else. Actually, all seats here to me, I included, in the Tram or in the Bus. We don't fly to Vienna, but travel from Zürich Irchel-Zurich Central, only that the journey takes a little longer. The journey takes only slightly longer than from Zürich HB to Bern, exactly, we need to move on to Bern. Everything is no big thing.

something else

Instead of that, I think the fact that I'm sitting in a plane, I try to read, watch a movie or listen to music. Music I listen to so loud in my head there is no more space for other thoughts. To read and watch movies, try to make, I exaggerated attention, in order to eliminate also there any room for other impressions. Each word is deliberately. Which brings me to the next point.

mental training

There are various techniques that can also help outside of the aircraft, to calm down. "I am calm and relaxed", three times in a row to recite. "My arms are heavy", then "my legs are heavy", the also ever three times in a row and best of all the parts of the body, earlobes, eyelids, collarbone, ring finger, kneecap. Arms and legs are fast.


When it starts shaking, really, and my day-to-day is not so good, I lose control. Then I can no longer hold fear of loud back, Hyper ventilate and cry. What should I do? Worse, the thing doesn't make it anyway, except when a louder Breathe dizzy and the feeling of ants running in the arms and legs spread. Still, In your position, I would try it out, just out, has something Liberating about it.

Or I pig try it next Time with the virtual Version of Lilou, the Therapy. Instagram thank. To caress Smartphones, is now socially accepted.

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: 13.11.2019, 19:37 PM

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