I've tried several different "coping strategies" over the years, and the one that has worked always, and with the least amount of effort, is repeating this affirmation. I still have it set as a daily calendar event with reminder so I'll see it, even though it's now memorized lolHow do you stop the fear response?
I sometimes struggle with getting in between the perceived fear and the fight/flight response, so by that point anxiety attacks kick in and it’s game over for me
(I didn't write this and don't recall now which blog it was in- I've used it for about 4yrs now)
Whether it's actually, logically true or not is irrelevant to me as it calms me. It makes me feel good! Sometimes I have to repeat it 3 or 4 times during an attack lol, but it works for me.
"ALL is well. Everything is working out for my highest good. From this situation, only good will come to me. I am safe."
NOTE: I think is only for the perceived threats/ intrusive thoughts/feelings/body sensations...not real, actual physical threats.