With summer just round the corner, many people will be dreaming of jetting off for an annual break somewhere hot and sunny. For some people, the idea of flying to a far- flung country can make them feel a tad uncomfortable.

So, if you have a minor phobia about taking to the skies then perhaps Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can help you feel calmer, more confident and relaxed about that next all important flight

Using tried and tested techniques, hypnotherapy can help you to overcome that minor phobia or fear that may have been holding you back for so long.

Duncan Little is a fully insured and qualified Solution Focused Hypnotherapy practitioner, based at The Observatory Practice, Plymouth. “We work with clients who may dislike aspects of flying that can result in them feeling a bit nervous before they get onto a plane or whilst they are on board,” says Duncan.

“Over a period of normally three to four hypnotherapy sessions then we can help someone feel more confident about flying – with the sole aim of aiding them to board a plane feeling in a more calm and relaxed place.”

Duncan is fully qualified and insured, their work can help people overcome specific phobic responses – which can range from flying through to a fear of spiders or heights.

“To be able to help someone gain confidence in an area of their life is a fantastic feeling and it is great that clients can themselves go on to gain confidence as an air passenger or in other areas of their life – thanks to Solution Focused Hypnotherapy together with their desire for positive change.”

Duncan trained with the team from Bristol’s prestigious Clifton Practice to gain their Hypnotherapy Practitioner’s Diploma (HPD) – which is currently considered, by many, to be the “gold standard” in the hypnotherapy industry.

He is also part of the Association for Solution Focused Hypnotherapy (AfSFH) that requires members to adhere to a high standard of professional conduct and on-going supervision alongside attendance to regular training events throughout the year.

Solution Focused Hypnotherapy can also be used to help ease stress, improve confidence, aid in weight management and can help people to quit smoking.