Photo by André Larsson, TherapyBiodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Practitioner TrainingCraniosacral Therapy





  • June 10th-13th 2021

  • September 9th-12th 2021

  • November 18th-21st 2021

The course will take place at our training venue in London, but should you not be able to attend any of the modules in person an option to attend online will be available.

Formative Embodiment (FE) is an integrative approach providing key yet under-appreciated elements of successful therapeutic practice. It was developed by Dr. Jim Feil based on influences from the ‘Formative Psychology’ of Stanley Keleman, Craniosacral Biodynamics, Polarity Therapy, Pre- and Perinatal Therapies and Focusing.

Formative Embodiment has three main pillars:

  1. Formative process - starting with conception, this process actively continues throughout one's lifetime. The development of effective forms to survive and thrive is a priority for the organism. This formative impulse is at the heart of FE.
  2. Somatic orientation - there is no real understanding of our experience without direct listening to the body. FE evokes untapped bodily resources, organized around homeostasis, to support healing and competencies in life.
  3. Energetic foundation - the human being is powered by an energy circuitry. This has been mapped in several ancient traditions and has its modern version in quantum science. Energy is the body's currency, and vitality is its great joy.

This (r)evolutionary course is being offered for the first time in the UK and is designed to enhance your skills by providing:

  • A simple, yet operative understanding of how brain and body work together, creating our foundational, orienting memories and internal body maps.
  • An acknowledgement of the centrality of action and behaviour in structuring our lives, taking into consideration our biology, genetic inheritance, survival needs, social and cultural contexts, and our personal goals, desires and dreams.
  • Tools to equip practitioners and clients with skills, forms and behaviours to competently and satisfactorily handle critical life situations.
  • An effective language, both verbal and somatic, that helps to access our deeper life processes.
  • A path to coherent embodiment.

Course Tutor:

Dr Jim Feil

Dr. Jim Feil has over 45 years’ experience in energetic and somatic therapeutic practices and is a highly respected figure in the field. In 1970, he started his studies with Dr. Randolph Stone, the founder of Polarity Therapy, and is one of the few contemporary practitioners who is a direct student of Dr. Stone. He began studying Formative Psychology with Stanley Keleman in 1981 and went on to earn his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in California in 1986. He has taught Craniosacral Biodynamics and Pre- and Perinatal Therapy among other methodologies. He teaches internationally and specializes in using a range of verbal and body-oriented techniques to help resolve biological, somatic and psychological issues.


This course is open to all craniosacral, somatic, body-orientated, psychotherapy and counselling practitioners. If your therapy is not listed, please contact us to check eligibility.

Venue and Times:

The modules are scheduled to take place at the Skylight Centre, 49 Corsica Street, London N5 1JT. Nearest station: Highbury and Islington (Victoria Line and Mainline). Times are from 10.00am to 6.00pm on the first three days of these seminars, and from 9.30am to 5.00pm on the last days. An option to attend online will be available should you not be able to attend in person due to any travel restrictions.

All participants will also be sent recordings of an online weekend seminar ‘Formative Embodiment: Story Telling and Story Listening’ with Dr. Jim Feil that took place in April 2021.


The total cost for the course is £1525-£1700 depending on the method of payment. A deposit of £350 is required to confirm your place. Please see below for details.

OPTION A – Advanced payment for all modules
The total payable is £1525 if the full fee is received by 23rd April 2021, or £1625 if the full fee is received after this date.

OPTION B – Instalment payments for all modules
The total payable is £1600 if a deposit of £350 is received by 23rd April 2021, or £1700 if the deposit is received after this date:

  • £350 deposit to confirm your place
  • £450 payable by 4th May 2021
  • £450 payable by 2nd August 2021
  • £350/£450 payable by 4th October 2021

Further Discounts:

If you have attended an FE Introductory Weekend, a further discount of £100 will be applied to the above options. If you paid for the online seminar in April 2021, this fee will also be deducted when making the final payment for the full course.

Please note that in the event of postponement or cancellation due to coronavirus, you can transfer your booking to new dates or receive a full refund. Otherwise, all payments are non-refundable.

Cheques are payable to ‘CTET’ and should be sent to postal address below. Or, please contact the Administrator at for bank details to make a transfer.

For further information please contact:

Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust:
Tel: 020-7101 3915


First Expression:
Tel: 07715-171075

For all bookings, please contact:

Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust, 78 York Street, London W1H 1DP
Tel: 020-7101 3915