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// Hostage avoidance, survival and reintegration



The R2Ri team have significant experience (both within UK and NATO militaries, Police and also in a civilian capacity) of training and briefing individuals and organisations to operate in permissive to non permissive environments around the globe. Instructors include those holding Security and Risk Management qualifications and qualified Duty of Care Practitioners. The team includes members with very recent hostile environment experience in Afghanistan.


R2Ri has recognised subject matter expert specialist Kidnap Awareness and Survival Instructors within the team - who have trained UK, NATO and other forces as well as global blue chip businesses, media organisations, travellers and more -  in this specialist field. Our instructors remain active and current at the highest level.


We can deliver one day to five day courses on this specialist subject dependent on your requirements and budget. Depending on budget, full scale, multi day scenarios with experienced instructors and facilitators can be implemented and clients can benefit from hearing first hand from those who have been hostages themselves.

Training in this subject can be included within Travel Safety and Travel Risk Management courses.

An example programme at introductory level could include:


Hostage Awareness / Detainee Awareness & Survival.

  • Training objective

  • Safety on training ‘the rules’ Guideline if captured

The Basics:

  • Who takes captives?

  • Why?

  • The motives

  • When does it happen?

  • Status if captured 

  • Types of ‘kidnap’

  • Aims for a captive

The Mechanics:

  • Stages of capture & captivity

  • Breathing techniques & stress

  • Function of the brain in a ‘survival mode’

  • What happens behind the scenes

Coping with Captivity:

  • Pressures

  • Cross gender issues

  • Passive acceptance

  • Pressures on the captors

  • Rapport building

  • Communications

  • Information gathering


  • Methods and approaches How to deal with interrogation

  • Optional depending on clients and type of travel risk

Escaping Restraints:

Courses and consultancy in this field are generally bespoke. Please contact us for details.


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