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Vegetative Training

Transform Your Organism

As a human organism, just like everything else in nature, you have an inherent self-regulating or self-healing capacity.

Vegetative Training (VGT) aims to expand this capacity and your potential as a human by looking back at the experiences you have had in your life and how they have shaped your physical, thinking and emotional patterns.

The method starts from the theory that experiences are stored in the body. Some of our experiences stay with us as unresolved conflicts that act as protection mechanisms or 'body armour'.

Image from Emotional Anatomy, Stanley Keleman.

Image from Emotional Anatomy, Stanley Keleman.

Through VGT we transform your experiences, limitations and injuries saved in your body as disturbances in your human physiological adaptation systems. 

It is a powerful way to bring your homeostasis (internal balance, a performance characteristic) in motion to support a deep transformation.  

VGT is not mental training nor physiotherapy. There will be no touch used and very little talking. We start the session with a maximal expansive breathing technique that 're-boots' you and expands you from deep within.

From the first session of you start to lift yourself to a higher level of functionality after starting to re-find your inherent capacity to self-regulate: you learn again to listen deeply to your body and work with the signal you receive, re-finding your biological spontaneous movements that crave to come out, to be expressed.

"Vegetative" refers to the inner pillars of our ability to adapt: our hormone balance, immune system, and autonomous nervous system. Training in VGT means that we train to expand the performance characteristics of the organism from the inside-out. 

Over the years, inside the body muscular 'armour' has been formed: resistance structures or zones where tension is held because of conflicting past experiences. Once they were needed to defend ourselves and stay safe, but often we hold on for too long.

You can compare it to sand in a machine. When these structures are loosened, motion flows and becomes easier and you use less energy. Or by observing the logo of the method at the top of this page where you see the crocodile lurking in duckweed water, waiting to emerge with its hidden power and energy.

Benefits of VGT:

  • Deep relaxation and recovery of the body 
  • Endurance improvement through better breathing and lung capacity
  • Better motorics and coordination through lowered tension
  • Inner power, mental focus and behavioural flexibility
  • Rejuvenation of the body, becoming younger again, from the inside-out
  • Self-regulation extending to organisation of your life 
  • Learn again to 'listen to your body'

Who is it for:

  • Athletes looking for the edge
  • Very beneficial for kids age 10 to 15 to ease into puberty
  • Low energy, loss of enthusiasm for life, burned out
  • Everyone who feels they have a higher potential 

Sessions take on average 40-60 minutes.

If you are looking for a way to make the weight of your life feel lighter, improve your performance and get out of your own way then VGT is a method to try.

Vegetative Training has been used with success in multiple contexts, even high level athletes such as: pro cycling, Manchester City FC, Everton FC, Austrian National Soccer, Iron Man.

I am an approved practitioner and in continuous tutelage of Inge-Jarl Clausen, therapist and founder of the method. Click here for more information about the science behind the method.

For a personal appointment or more information e-mail oliviergoetgeluck@gmail.com