Lecture: Survival under Extreme Pressure –POW Lessons
During a mission as a combat pilot in the IDF, my plane was shot down and I was held captive in an Egyptian prison for three and a half years. Following my release, I continued to serve in the Israeli Air force and take part in combat flights.
In 1983 I left the IAF with the rank of major and since then I have been lecturing to various organisations, schools and other types of educational institutions, about my experiences during those 3 1/2 years of captivity
Survival under Extreme Pressure
The Israeli environment constantly produces challenges, pressures and what seem to be impossible circumstances.
My experience as a POW led me to understand that appropriate mental preparation is the ideal recipe for overcoming even the most severe of pressures.
I wish to share with you my experiences by telling my personal story, whose goal is to deliver the message:
“Where there is a will there is a way “
Subjects covered in the Lecture
Ø Operational Flight – A desire for excellence – achieving the objectives.
Ø In Enemy's Captivity – My personal story including interrogations, solitary confinement, faith, norms of behaviour conduct, dynamics of a closed group.
Ø Time Dimension in Captivity – Communication with the outside World, productive time utilization, choice: "to fall or grow ".
Ø Back to the Rat Race of Life – Emotional and sensual saturation, facing up to psychological depravations, adaptation.
Length of the lecture: 60-70 minutes or twice 50 minutes