Some thoughts I have. Read this as an invitation to an open discussion.  

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.

Why human basic Position:  Humans have evolved from 4 legged animals to up right posture. This puts a constant demand on our peripheral arterial system and particularly venous system that works against gravity to maintain an optimal tone to accomplish circulation, hemodynamic, vascular stability and fluid electrolyte balance. This also plays a major role in our body temperature regulation and tolerance to changing environment.  This balanced auto-regulatory system evolved during human hunter-gatherer times. Unfortunately, it has not adapted fully to modern life styles and up-right posture puts constant strain on the autonomic system and pre-disposes to imbalance. If the sympathetic mode is over stimulated, then stress, hypertension, and poor sleep can result. If the parasympathetic mode takes over, then lethargy and fatigue win-out. Deviating on either side of a perfect balance triggers a range of health issues.(Dr. Adiraju)


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 then organism initiates a protective reaction/state. Massage, physio etc inflict damage on the body, becoming an extra strain that can sustain the injury for a long time.

3. The client must him/herself-do the regulation job. Activating ANS. Transforming the dynamic of the homeostasis.

4. Based on self-regulation – using self-regulation movements,

5. The importance of suppressed biological vitality(rage aggression -https://vegetativetraining.wordpress.com/reptile-session-aggression-psychodrama/) and treating it.

6. Experience orientated – reorganizing body memories. ECOSORS Emotional Cognitive Somatic reconstruction. That our organism (biomechanics) is saturated with our history of emotional load and suppressed biological vitality, limiting performance and our social skill range. Re-experiencing traumatic events throughout the body’s register is a prerequisite for resolving the contradictions in the vegetative system that these events created. When this happens, it causes spontaneous improvements in the function of the vegetative system. Muscle spasms releases, spontaneously improve breathing, change of skin color, improved vision, and some say; it gets easier to think clearly.

It is about merging the bodily, emotional and cognitive experience together in such a way that the patient experiences / recognizes the conflicts / opposites as an organic whole and that they are solved as an organic whole (cf. Recent research, memory systems, Damasio).

The unconscious emotional experience, the trauma, made conscious, integrated.

7. Improving the imperfect/lacking contact with basic and spontaneous biologically determined movements that characterize the organism This contact may be more or less disturbed, but it is always disturbed.

8. Progress in therapy also measured as how fast symptoms disappear and on  how good the client is to say stop when it’s enough. Better self-regulation

9. Dialectic understanding. All conflict can be regarded as unsolved contradictions, and a condition for growth and development on all levels is that these contradictions become solved and that they are solved by being united on a higher level of acknowledgment. A condition for things to be a contradiction is that they have something in common. Combining contradictions is a condition for all growth and development. If contradictions cease in becoming united, stagnation and decline ensue. (Robert Haveman 1964. Dialektikk ohne Dogma.)

10. Anti-dualism. Anti-reductionism.   Seeing the human lifeform, the human organism in a complex system context.  That body and psyche are in a complex reciprocal relationship., characterized by  the dynamic-functional interaction between the individual elements of the human system.

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.



Mr. Inge Jarl Clausen