SOURCE: National Guild of Hypnotists

National Guild of Hypnotists

April 29, 2014 09:45 ET

Air Travel Anxiety Escalates, National Guild of Hypnotists Responds

MERRIMACK, NH--(Marketwired - Apr 29, 2014) - The National Guild of Hypnotists reports a marked rise in the number of people seeking help to address air travel anxiety. Dr. Dwight Damon, President of the Guild, notes that recent air travel incidents, including the lost Malaysian jetliner, have caused, rekindled or escalated fear and anxiety for many. Dr. Damon says, "Millions of people deal with the fear of flying or similar anxieties, with some studies indicating that as many as 40% of the population struggle with varying degrees of apprehension about air travel. Consulting hypnotists, professionals who are credentialed members of the National Guild of Hypnotists, are successfully helping many people manage or resolve these apprehensions and fears."

Fear of flying can leave people unable to travel for business, pleasure and family commitments. Even those who force themselves to fly can experience such significant levels of stress and anxiety that their performance at the business meeting or their enjoyment of the vacation or family event they pushed themselves to attend is diminished by the air travel anxiety with which they begin and end each trip.

Dr. Damon explains that fear of flying goes beyond concerns about the plane's safety, the pilot's capability or inclement weather issues, "The check-in process, going through the TSA checkpoints, dealing with extra fees for luggage and simply being among other stressed out travelers all contribute to a potential disaster if a traveler isn't ready to manage his or her stress."

Recognized as the oldest, largest and most respected professional association of professional consulting hypnotists, the National Guild of Hypnotists (, includes trained, certified hypnotists and other health professionals and educators.

To contact a professional consulting hypnotist in your area to help you with your air travel or other anxiety, go to:

Founded in Boston, MA in 1950, the National Guild of Hypnotists has grown to over 14,000 professional members worldwide. Under the leadership of Dr. Dwight Damon, the National Guild of Hypnotists has established a strong universal code of ethics for the profession and today maintains a rigorous certification program based on a standardized curriculum. In 1994, the National Guild of Hypnotists chartered the rapidly growing National Federation of Hypnotists, Local 104, a Union affiliated with the OPEIU, AFL-CIO, CLC. Dr. Dwight Damon is available for interview or comments. Contact 603-429-9438.

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