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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:

Course Venue

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 seminarFormative Embodiment and the Art of Story Telling’ 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 and  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 full fee is received after this date.


Option B – Installment payments for all modules

The total payable is £1300 if a deposit of £350 is received by 2nd August 2021,  or £1340 if the deposit is received after this date:

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.

Listen to Podcast Interview with Jim Feil


Course Objectives & Content

Due to space limitations course objectives can be found here and course content information can be found here.

Course Tutor

Dr. Jim Feil has over 45 years experience in energetic and somatic therapeutic practices and is a highly respected figure in the field. More….


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

Further information contact

First Expression click here for course information

Craniosacral Therapy Educational Trust click here for course information and bookings



These Formative Embodiment  courses are now accepted as primary CPD for the UK Craniosacral Therapy Association.



January 2020 CSTA Journal Article by

Jim Feil

Click here to read full Article

200123 The Fulcrum Issue 79 Jim Feil with Fulcrum Ref no advert.pdf

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