Has anyone had any luck managing the moment to moment sensations that are associated with inescapable stress? More specifically, materials or behaviors to mitigate the onset and development of a counter-productive train of hopeless/helpless thinking? To illustrate from my own experience, I have a phobia of hitting my head against hard objects uncontrollably. This doesn't happen often at all, but when it does it is disorientating enough that I usually have to take a nap or a long walk to keep from hyperventilating or relapsing into a mild psychotic break. The most recent example of this involved me pulling my laundry out of my washing machine in my basement. I knocked the back of my head against a furnace vent, not enough to make any noticeable impact on the object but enough to set off a psychological process similar to that previously mentioned. I am taking methylene blue, aspirin, vitamin K, and progesterone on a regular basis and am trying to use bag breathing more regularly. Beyond those RP-friendly materials and behaviors, does anyone have mental exercises or general tips to mitigate the onset of a singular stress response?