Fear of Driving
Overcome The Fear of Driving
Although the simple act of driving a car has
become an indispensable part of our modern culture, there are those for whom the thought of driving is nothing
short of terrifying. Although technological advances in automotive manufacturing have rendered driving
safer than ever, many of these people find it nearly impossible to get behind the wheel of a car.
If you have a fear of driving though, there are effective steps you can take to overcome your fear,
so that you can get in a car without spiraling into a panic attack.
First, it is important to understand that driving a car is statistically safer than it was even a
decade ago. Modern vehicles offer many standard safety features to help protect you in the event of an
accident. Although injuries and fatalities do still occur, they are much less common than they were in
If you still find you are unable to overcome your fear of driving, counseling or hypnotherapy may
be an effective option.
Your therapist can help you explore the reasons for your fear, and give you techniques to help you
address these causes. Once you have determined exactly why you are afraid of driving, the process of recovery
becomes much easier.
My first and best recommendation is using hypnotherapy to overcome your fear of driving.
Your hypnotherapist can craft targeted suggestions to help you uncover the root causes of your
driving fear, and address these causes in a positive manner.
Although you may be apprehensive about the thought of participating
in hypnotherapy sessions, there is no need to worry — hypnotherapy is a very safe and effective means of
curing a number of fears and phobias, including the fear of driving. You don’t even need to go to a
hypnotherapists office, there are some great hypnosis downloads that you can listen to over and over again in
the comfort and privacy of your own home.
Simple deep breathing exercises may also help you overcome your fear of driving. Before you
ever walk to your car, close your eyes and focus your attention on your breath. Breathe in as deeply as your
lungs will allow, and hold the breath for five seconds. As you exhale, imagine your fear and anxiety flowing
away from you with your breath. Repeat this exercise five to ten times, and you will find that you are able
to approach driving with a sense of calmness and competence.
The fear of driving can be very profound, but you do not have to let it run your life. The
techniques and remedies described above can help you quickly and easily overcome your fear of driving, no matter
how long this fear has held its control over you.