1. Using the human basic position,
Placing of the body in Time and Space.
We regard the infant. Laying on its back it has its legs drawn up, it knees are resting towards the stomach and its pelvis is in free motion. During inhalation the chest is expanding outwards as well as upwards in its longitudinal direction, the shoulders are pressed upwards and the pelvis is falling down. During expiration the chest flattens and contracts in its length, the shoulders fall down, the muscles of the stomach contract and the pelvis is raised. In the infant, we regard the pelvic reflex in a free display. You may to a certain degree claim that this is the basic position of the human being “before evil entered the world.” I ask the client – with some few exceptions – to undress the upper part of the body, lay down on his back, and raise the legs in inverted V position in order to let the foot soles rest on the bench.
This is the therapeutic basic position in all consultations.
By bringing the client from a vertical to a horizontal position the activity of the vegetative system immediately changes, the blood pressure, for instance, is changed. When you ask the patient to move his shoulders and pelvis, you start a physical activity. This involves among other things that the heart spontaneously precipitates hormones, and the vegetative system is activated. The disturbed regions in the vegetative system are also activated. (for instance increased swallowing, ticks, blushing, muscular spasms, trembling etc.) These vegetative reactions are unconscious.
2. Using No touch, manipulation, machines, much talking, medicines, invasive methods etc. Any strong touch of the body will be interpreted as an attack. The body then prepares for injury and initiates an inflammatory reaction. Massage, physio etc inflict damage on the body, becoming an extra strain that sustains the injury for a long time.
3. The client must him/herself-do the regulation job. Activating ANS. Transforming the dynamic of the homeostasis.
10. Anti-dualism. Anti-reductionism. Seeing the human lifeform, the human organism in a complex system context. A holistic, almost monoistic approach in understanding the human organism, and looks at all the manifestations of the organism as an expression of aspects of the same whole.