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  • September 9th-12th 2021

  • November 18th-21st 2021

This ground-breaking course is open for new participants to join online or in-person in London at the 2nd seminar in September 2021. A further 4-day seminar will take place in November 2021. Zoom participants will receive support and supervision during practice sessions. You will also be sent a recording of the first seminar to help catch up on any work missed, and a recording of an online seminar ‘Formative Embodiment: Story Telling and Story Listening’ with Dr. Jim Feil.

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, as well as movement practitioners, dancers and actors. If your therapy or practice is not listed, please contact us to check eligibility.

Venue and Times:

The modules will 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. You can also attend online.

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 £1250-£1340 depending on the method of payment. With all these options you will be sent recordings of the first seminar + an online weekend seminar ‘Formative Embodiment: Story Telling and Story Listening’. Please see below for details.

OPTION A – Advanced payment for all modules
£1250 if the full fee is received by 2nd August 2021, or £1290 if the fee is received after this date.

OPTION B – Instalment payments for all modules
The total payable is £1300 if your booking is received by 2nd August 2021, or £1340 if received after this date:

  • £670 payable to confirm your place
  • £630/£670 payable by 4th October 2021
A different spread of payments may be negotiated on an individual basis.

OPTION C – Attending September Module only
If you would like to attend the September module without making a commitment to the remainder of the course the cost will be £700 if your booking is received by 2nd August 2021, or £730 if received after this date. If you wish to continue with the remainder of the course the cost would then be £680.

Please note that in the event of postponement or cancellation due to coronavirus, you can transfer your booking to new dates or receive a refund for any modules unattended. 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