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Stockholm Syndrome – Defense Mechanisms Defined

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Denial – Occurs when the mind is overlooked by a traumatic experience. The mind responds as if the incident were not happening. Denial can be compared with the unexpected death of a loved one.

Regression – Results in behavior adjustments in which the mind unconsciously selects a behavior that has been successfully used in the past when confronted with total dependency. For example, as children, we were totally dependent on a primary care giver for our needs. In a hostage situation, the hostage taker assumes the role of primary care giver.

Identification – With the hostage taker occurs on the unconscious level. The mind seeks to avoid the wrath or punishment by emulating behaviors and adapting to the hostage takers values. A young military recruit identifies with the drill instructor. Identification initially is to avoid punishment, but eventually changes to the adoption of the instructors standards and values.

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May 22, 2015 at 09:00

Stockholm Syndrome – Defense Mechanisms

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When the hostage experiences a great deal of stress, the mind seeks a means of survival. One avenue it may take is the use of defense mechanisms. These are essential unconscious adjustments made in the presence of danger. Three of the most common defense mechanisms are Denial, Regression and Identification.

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May 21, 2015 at 09:00

Stockholm Syndrome – Its us against them

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I also wanted to discuss this part of the definition a little more.

Strangely, this phenomenon, which can affect both the hostage and hostage taker seems to be born in the high-stress environment of a confined space. An emotional bond forms and leads to the development of a philosophy: “It’s us against them”.

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May 20, 2015 at 09:00

Stockholm Syndrome – An Emotional Response

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I wanted to discuss this part a bit more.

The Stockholm Syndrome seems to be an automatic, probably unconscious, emotional response to the trauma of becoming a victim. The physical and psychological stress induced by the hostage situation causes the hostage to react in a manner totally against the persons normal beliefs, values and ethics.

That statement is strong, in that it should tell anyone that no matter what their background or status, that under specific circumstances, a person may do or say things that under ordinary conditions, they would never do.

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May 19, 2015 at 09:00

Stockholm Syndrome – What is it?

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The stress inducted when taken hostage has a significant psychological impact and may lead the hostage to alter their behavior. This unexpected behavior displayed by a hostage of aligning themselves with the hostage taker. This unusual phenomenon has been termed the “Stockholm Syndrome”.

I have also attached the Wikipedia.org definition for information.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stockholm_syndrome

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May 18, 2015 at 17:00

Stress Management – Communicating

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This area is one that may be a bit difficult to work out, however, if it can be done, and can be very beneficial. When held captive / hostage, sometimes people have to learn ways to communicate via various forms of created communication as to not arouse the attention of the hostage takers.

One form of communication I would suggest, that has kind of gone out of date with modern communication is Morse Code. Morse Code is a simple system of dots and dashes that can be used in very crude forms when other methods may not be available. It used to be a required part of the Amateur (Ham) Radio Operators test. It is still available and can be learned fairly easily. Other forms of communication can be used also, it is simply limited by the human imagination.

The main thing is to find a way to communicate if the need arises.

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May 16, 2015 at 11:02

Stress Management – Maintain your faith

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Maintaining your faith can go a long way toward reducing stress. Folks that have a faith base, seem to do better in captive / hostage situations than folks that do not.

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May 15, 2015 at 13:14

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