You don’t even want to think that you could ever be in a situation where you are getting tortured. It could be the most horrifying event of someone’s life. When you are in such a situation, there is hardly anything you can do about it as the environment is in control of the torturer. But there are still some ways you can make it less painful and damaging. The difference between a weak person and a strong person is their capability to deal with the difficult situation. The same situation could be more damaging and devastating to the weak person as opposed to the strong person. Weakness and strength is less to do with the external appearance and more to do with the mental capabilities. If you are a strong person a difficult situation will have less impact on you mentally. If you are weak, you may not be able to cope up with it and it may affect you for the rest of your life. When you are in a situation where someone is in the position to torture you, he is in control. There is very little you can do about what happens to you, but you can certainly decide how it affects you. Here is how you can deal with torture.
Try And Calm Yourself So That You Can Think Clearly
Of course it is easier said than done but do you think you have any other option? Even if you have a runaway heart rate and you are clouded with absolute fear, try and calm yourself down. Only when you are in control of your nerves you will be able to think clearly and perhaps find a way out of it unharmed. If you are too obsessed with fear, you will make things even worse and perhaps you will close all the doors for escape. In such a situation, the best thing will be to start with breathing deeply. Deep breathing will bring down your heart rate and help you think clearly. If you get the opportunity, try and meditate a bit too. Don’t make meditation too apparent as the torturers may not allow you to do so. Their objective is to instill fear in you. If they see you are trying to get over the fear they may not like it. So just close your eyes and take deep breaths.
Look Around And Analyze The Situation; You May Find A Way Out
Do not forget to pay keen attention to details. Look around as much as you can to assess the surroundings. The torturer will have your movements restricted by handcuffing you and by tying you with ropes but you can still move your eyes. Without making it obvious to your torturers, try and observe everything within your range of vision.
You also need to figure out what information your torturers are planning to get out of you. If you know this, it will be easier to anticipate their questions and prepare the answers. But you need to be careful about it. If they figure out that you are giving wrong or clever answers, they may inflict more pain.
Another important thing you need to figure out is the instruments of torture your torturers will use. There is perhaps nothing you will be able to do about it but knowing will make you mentally prepared to some extent.
If It Is Possible, Give Them The Information They Are Looking For
This is the tricky part. If you want to get out of the predicament quickly, you may divulge the information they are looking for. But it depends a lot on the kind information they want from you. If it is something which is not of great significance and you can deal with it after disclosing it to them, tell them the truth. There is nothing more important than your life. However, if the information is confidential and may compromise the security and safety of someone, you may have to keep it secret.
This is something no one can guide you with. You will need to decide what is right and what is wrong.
If You Can, Cry Out For Help
The way you see it in the Hollywood movies; not all the torturers are highly skilled and trained professionals. More often than not they are amateur people who have been given the responsibility to extract the information. This may not be true if you are someone important who has access to national secrets. In that case, it is very likely that your torturers will also be experts.
If you not someone who knows big secrets, try and cry for help when you are being held captive. You may be able to reach out to someone who could be able to call the law enforcement. This however may be a risky proposition and may make your torturers angrier.