First of all, the chances of you being
kidnapped or taken hostage are quite small. If it does happen, your chances of
survival are very high. The act of kidnapping is a terrifying experience, but
you will come to realize that you possess more personal resources than you
might think to cope with the situation. It is important to remember that you
are of value to those who are holding you only if you are alive, and they want
to keep you that way.
Although each hostage case is different,
they typically follow the same phases; surveillance, capture, holding, release,
and a post release phase. This course will go into detail of your responses to
improve your survival chances if taken hostage.