Focus on the Positive
When we asked Dr. Wehrenberg if nervous flyers should avoid reading about or listening to stories of plane crashes and such, she responded with a resounding "Absolutely!" According to Wehrenberg, many anxious travelers "focus on every little detail of [negative stories] and completely ignore all the positive information. Flying is the safest by far in terms of methods of transportation. [Anxious] people should not research safety statistics, and they should remember that [air travel] is the safest way to travel."