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SOAR has provided professional fear of flying advice since 1982. Our unmatched success is based on a two-step process. First, we teach you how flying works, why it is safe, and the psychology of aeroanxiety. Then one-to-one counseling establishes automatic control of feelings when you fly... More
Captain Bunn MSW, LCSW
Captain Tom Bunn, an airline captain and licensed therapist, is President and founder of SOAR, Inc. More
Lisa Hauptner MS, LMHC, CASAC
Lisa Hauptner is Vice President and Director of SOAR, Inc. She is a licensed therapist and certified addictions counselor. More
"Two years of psychotherapy couldn't get me into the air, but SOAR did... Your course has helped me acquire renewed personal confidence and pride." E.S
"I would like to thank you for this course from the bottom of my heart. Today I had the best flight of my life. I was the biggest skeptic alive, and until even this morning did not believe that the course would help at all. Well put me down as another SOAR graduate. Words just cannot express what this has done for my life." J.W. More
Most other attempts to treat fear of flying fail, including medication, relaxation techniques & CBT. Find out why
Effective treatment from SOAR establishes protection prior to flight that works automatically during flight.
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Are you concerned about physical safety when flying -or how to control high anxiety, claustrophobia or panic? We can help and we guarantee it.
When you fly after completing the Guaranteed Course, if unsatisfied with the improvement, you receive a full refund.
We offer this remarkable guarantee, because we are sure we can teach you to control feelings automatically as we have with thousands of others, most of whom thought nothing would work. Of the thousands completing the Guaranteed SOAR Course, refund requests can be counted on one hand.
Included in the Guaranteed Complete Course
Rapid Relief concentrates on control of high anxiety, claustrophobia and panic. It provides the most effective help possible in a very short time. Perfect for major improvement if you are flying tomorrow or the next day.
Complete Relief - with Free "Take Me Along"
Complete Relief first teaches you to control feelings, and then explains how flying works. You get "Take Me Along" free for your iPod or laptop so Captain Tom can coach you through the flight.
How SOAR Controls Feelings
We human beings are born with only half of the emotion regulation system in place, the part that revs us up. The part of the brain that will later calm us down does not exist. Its physical development begins at ten months, and is completed by eighteen months.
Calming Has To Be Learned
During this time, caregivers provide calming. Slowly, the infant memorizes the steps caregivers use. Caregivers regardless how much they care vary in ability to provide effective calming. As a result, on a scale of zero to ten, a few of us develop a ten level of ability to calm ourselves. This means there is an ability to automatically control anxiety.
Without Optimal Self-Calming
Most of us get far less. But we can compensate for getting less than a "ten" in two ways:
1. Control. We try to remove uncertainty by controlling every situation.
2. Escape. If control is not assured, we make sure there is a way to get out, in case it is needed.
Flying Takes Away Our Means To Compensate
Flying takes away our ability to compensate. We have no control of the plane. We have no way to escape the plane.
People who got a "ten" don't have trouble when they fly. Their ability to calm themselves automatically was built in before age two. That points to the answer: build in more automatic calming so you can fly like they do.
High anxiety and panic develop rapidly. The only way to prevent distress when flying is adequate calming that works unconsciously and automatically.
SOAR teaches you how to control the feelings automatically. Once automatic control is established, you will fly - no matter how doubtful you may be now - like everyone else does. When you fly, you will be amazed. You will wonder what happened to the feelings.