About and Contact

Heike Hamann learned to fly in Bright, Australia, in 1992 and has been flying competitions for over a decade. She has flown in numerous World Championships as a member of the Australian Team and has been Australian Female Champion four times. She has recently completed a Masters in Process Oriented Psychology, at the Process Work Institute in Portland, Oregon.

This article formed part of Heike’s Masters thesis. She would like acknowledge and thank Arnold Mindell, the founder of Process Oriented Psychology and her Teachers, for the theories she has drawn on in this article, and their support. She also thanks Brian Webb, Craig Collings, Phil Hystek and the many other pilots who have spoken with her about various elements of this subject of dealing with fear in paragliding, over the years.

A podcast where Judith Mole interviewed Heike about dealing with fear in paragliding is available at http://www.theparaglider.com/podcasts.

Heike offers one-on-one coaching for people who are dealing with fear in paragliding. The coaching normally lasts for a series of 4-5 sessions, each 60-90 minutes in length. If you would like to connect with her about receiving some coaching, or if you have any questions or comments about the article, please contact her at heikehamann@gmail.com

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