Replacing Stockholm Syndrome with a New Framework of Appeasement
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"I found it fascinating. I loved listening to the discussion and hearing directly from Jaycee. I'm left wanting more discussion about appeasement and the autonomic nervous system. I started listening hoping to learn if appeasement is a hybrid state of the social engagement system with some underlying sympathetic arousal. I stopped working on a chapter to listen to these videos seeking a deeper understanding." --Nancy Sowell
Rebecca Bailey, PhD
Rebecca Bailey, Ph.D. is a clinical and child forensic psychologist and Director of the innovative program Transitioning Families (www.transitioningfamilies.com). Dr. Bailey’s scholarship examines issues related to abduction, high conflict divorce, animal assisted therapy, Polyvagal Theory and the resiliency of individuals and families post traumatic life events.
In addition to private practice, Dr. Bailey co-authored the book Safe Kids, Smart Parents (Simon and Schuster). Dr. Bailey’s most recent articles include Vicarious Trauma and The Application of the Polyvagal Theory to High Conflict Co-Parenting Cases. Dr. Bailey has appeared on CNN, ABC and other networks. She has been a guest and commentator on Anderson Cooper, Good Morning America, Piers Morgan, Erin Burnett, Kyra Phillips, 20/20, Diane Sawyer, Dr. Oz and World News Tonight. She frequently consults with The National Center of Missing and Exploited Children and has assisted with the reunification of individuals and families impacted by non-familial and familial abductions. Dr. Bailey is an advisor for the JAYC Foundation and is clinical director for their programs.
Rebecca Bailey, PhD
In 1991, Jaycee Dugard was kidnapped by two strangers from a school bus stop in her hometown of South Lake Tahoe. She survived years of physical and emotional abuse at the hands of her two assailants. She and her two daughters were finally reunited with her mother and family in 2009, eighteen years after she was abducted. Jaycee Lee Dugard is the founder and president of The JAYC Foundation, a non-profit formed to help other families that have suffered a familial or non-familial abduction or other trauma; to spread the word of compassion and awareness through educational programs that focus on recognizing different perspectives, teamwork, authenticity and mindfulness; and to bring a new perspective and approach to the training of law enforcement officers.
Recently there has been much work with survivors of the Northern California fires. In 2011 Dugard received the Inspiration Award for her JAYC Foundation from Diane von Furstenberg and the The Diller - von Furstenberg Family Foundation. The DVF Award “recognizes and supports women who are using their resources, commitment and visibility to transform the lives of other women.” The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children honored her and her foundation in 2012 with the Hope Award.
Jaycee is also the author of “A Stolen Life” and “Freedom: My Book of Firsts,” both memoirs that she wrote herself detailing her years in captivity, eventual rescue, and recovery process. She has spoken at many venues across the country and hopes to continue the writing path. An important goal of hers is to educate the media and the helping professions that the term “Stockholm Syndrome” was a media driven label, and is degrading and insensitive to survivors and their families. Jaycee and her faithful four legged companions live in California.
Stephen W. Porges, PhD
Stephen W. Porges, Ph.D. is a Distinguished University Scientist at Indiana University where he is the founding director of the Traumatic Stress Research Consortium in the Kinsey Institute. He is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of North Carolina, and Professor Emeritus at both the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Maryland. He served as president of the Society for Psychophysiological Research and the Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences and is a former recipient of a National Institute of Mental Health Research Scientist Development Award. He is the originator of the Polyvagal Theory, a theory that emphasizes the importance of physiological state in the expression of behavioral, mental, and health problems related to traumatic experiences. He is the creator of a music-based intervention, the Safe and Sound Protocol ™ , which currently is used by approximately 3,000 therapists to improve spontaneous social engagement, to reduce hearing sensitivities, and to improve language processing, state regulation, and spontaneous social engagement. Dr. Porges is a founder of the Polyvagal Institute.