Don’t research yourself into a panic
Unless you really think it’ll be helpful, Morin says that it actually probably isn’t a good use of time to research airplane safety if you’re anxious about it.
“Instead, getting on the airplane and facing their fears head-on is what will really help them feel less anxious about flying in the long-term,” she says.
However, if you have severe anxiety and your therapist tells you that it’ll help, that’s a different story. Your therapist might, based on your individual experience, advise you to research planes to learn more about what to expect on a plane as part of exposure therapy.