I would just like to say a huge thank you to the whole team for their support and comfort at the Birmingham FWF course. From the moment I arrived (rather upset) your fantastic team took me under their wings (excuse the pun). A very special thanks to Zoe who lead me to her table and assured me that she would look after me - and that she did - all day!!
What was booked as a surprise birthday present for me (risky move on my husbands part) turned out to be a day that helped change my life and frame of mind forever and I can't thank you enough! The whole day was useful, calming and very informative - you guys made us laugh which put me at ease immediately.
I feel like I have a very in depth knowledge about flying now, which I can carry with me on every flight and reassure myself along the way that we will be ok! Speaking to people who fly on a regular basis as a career has helped ease my mind too - especially Gary who has flown sooo many miles and had no issues - yet I was worrying about a couple of flights a year!
Everything about the course was helpful and I have now learnt tips from Jo for stress and anxiety, something of which I will be using in my every day life and passing over to my mum who is also scared of flying (though I highly recommend that she completes the course!) - I only wish I had Jo's soothing voice on tape!
I arrived at the airport and waited to board the plane, far calmer than I have ever done before (without meds/drink) and I got on to the plane, completely tears free (I never thought I would) - the journey was a little more turbulent than I had experienced before (explained by the weather, smaller plane and lack of baggage) but this probably helped to show me that I was fine, I can do it and gave me chance to practice the relaxation techniques that we had been taught. Gary's calming voice throughout the journey, explaining what was happening definitely helped put me at ease too!
All in all, I would highly recommend the day to anyone with a fear of flying, the course gives you confidence and you are surrounded by an amazing team of truly caring people there for you whole-heartedly. Plus, other like minded flyers who you truly form a bond with and help along the way! I am so glad that I did the course and feel a lot more confident about my family flight this September with my little baby boy! I will never love flying but like you have shown me, I can do it and I can do it calmly!
I can't thank you enough for everything, especially Zoe who I couldn't have done it without - Zoe was so easy to talk to, very comforting, listened and continuously checked up on me throughout the day! She's an asset to the Virgin team! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!
[b]Is the relaxation CD in the back of the booklet available on an app or file that can be sent over to me? I have a MAC laptop which is too modern to have a disk tray.[b]