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* SEPTEMBER 19TH-20TH 2020 *


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.

These (r)evolutionary skills are being offered for the first time in the UK and are designed to enhance your practice 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 weekend 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:

Skylight Centre, 49 Corsica Street, London N5 1JT. Nearest station: Highbury and Islington (Victoria Line and Mainline)
From 10.00am to 6.00pm each day.


£130 if the fee is received by 1st August 2020, or £150 if the fee is received after this date. Note that £100 from the Introductory Weekend fee will be deducted from the full Formative Embodiment course starting on December 3rd-6th 2020, if you subsequently decide to enrol on this. Please click on this link for details of the full course.

To book a place please make a cheque payable to ‘CTET’ and post to the address below, or contact our administrator for our bank details to make a transfer. Please note that fees are non-refundable unless the weekend is postponed or cancelled due to coronavirus, in which case you will be offered a full refund.

For further information please contact:

First Expression:
Tel: 07715-171075


Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust:
Tel: 020-7101 3915

For all bookings, please contact:

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