Aircrew are in many ways a unique occupational group. Their frequent travels across the world often result in long periods away from partners, family, and friends at home. When this is compounded by irregular patterns of work and difficulties with planning ahead, there is a consequential lack of investment in personal living. This book provides a range of practical guidelines on how to overcome aircrew work-life inferences and offers an in-depth consideration of the various aspects of aircrew lifestyle that can challenge a person's emotional wellbeing.
Dr Carina Eriksen is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with manyyears experience of the Cabin Crew profession. She holds a BScHonours in Psychology, a Master's degree in Psychology from LondonMetropolitan University and a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology.Working in the NHS as well as in private practice, she providestherapy to adults, adolescents, children, and families drawing onher speciality within Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Systemicorientations. She also offers psychological support within organisational settings, including stress management and work-life conflict. She is a visiting lecturer on the MSc in Air Transport Management at City University and has worked as a long haul cabin crew member for a major UK airline for nearly 11 years. Her work has been published in books and scientific journals. She is a Chartered member of the British Psychological Society.