Tips for Anxious Flyers from Dr. Hirsch in this article from Frommer’s

Tips for Anxious Flyers from Dr. Hirsch in this article from Frommer’s
Image of Greta Hirsch , PhD Psychologist, Clinical Director

As we tiptoe toward the endemic stage of Covid-19, many of us are starting to travel again. It’s natural to feel anxious about traveling once again, especially after so much time has passed. Exposure to crowds, packed airplanes, or germ-filled hotel rooms can trigger anxiety in adults and children. Do you wear a mask? How can you keep your children safe?

In this article in Frommer’s, our clinical director, Dr. Greta Hirsch, offers advice on how to work through your worries and get back to exploring the world again. When a person is anxious about something, says Hirsch, the worst thing they can do is avoid it. That’s because avoidance actually increases anxiety. “Every time you give in and let the anxiety make that decision for you, it reinforces it. Whereas if you face the fear, you’re going to be stronger. You’ll be more independent and able to make decisions that are not based on anxiety.”

Read more here: Frommer’s: Tips for Anxious Travelers

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