Formative Embodiment

An Introduction to the Work of Jim Feil

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“Life makes shapes. These shapes are part of an organizing process that embodies emotions, thoughts and experiences into a structure. This structure, in turn, orders the events of existence.” Stanley Keleman, Emotional Anatomy.

Four 2-hour sessions with Master Teacher Jim Feil

January 4, 2021-January 25, 2021


noon Eastern

5 pm UK

6 pm European

Stanley Keleman is one of the primary influences for Jim Feil’s synthesis of his lifelong studies and practice, resulting in the work he calls Formative Embodiment (FE).Among other important influences are Polarity Therapy, Cranial Biodynamics and Pre and Perinatal Therapy.

The FE work focuses on our lifelong relationship to our changing form. After we move through our gestation and early childhood, we become ever more participatory in forming ourselves into competent, effective, complex and hopefully satisfied adults.

We confront crises, traumas, conflicts, dilemmas and, of course, opportunities – all challenges to form and forming. We develop modes of action, behavior and understanding that enable us to learn from and leverage our experience as we move forward to carve out a future.We build a personal body and life field out of our genetic inheritance and experience.

FE, built as it is on primary organizing principles of the human form, can be both a stand-alone work, or enrich virtually any other therapy, coaching or educational process.

Topics addressed in this seminar, all aspects of the formative paradigm, include:

  • Session One: The deep pulse – the archetypal wisdom of nature
  • Session Two: Triune relationships – Polarity as a primary organizing principle – the dialectic of life – Dynamic Tension
  • Session Three: Archetypal gestures
  • Session Four: Somatic and Formative Story-Telling and Story Listening.

The course begins in January 2021, starting Monday, January 4 ending Monday January 25, 2021Times:

  • 9 am Pacific
  • 10 am Mountain
  • 11 am Central
  • Noon Eastern
  • 5 pm UK time
  • 6 pm European time

This course is not to be used in place of a practitioner training. It is meant to be educational only

Interviews with Jim Feil

"Fascinating, this interview gives me a new perspective on form and function. I now feel curious on how I can explore my own embodied forms and the movements, experiences that shaped me and are still shaping me." A listener in Massachusetts, USA

Your Instructor

Jim Feil
Jim Feil

Dr. Jim Feil, MA, DC, RPP has over 45 years in the study, practice and teaching of energetic and somatic therapeutic practices. His first career was as teacher of English and American Literature.

He began his career in therapy by studying with the founder of Polarity Therapy, Dr. Randolph Stone in 1970, and went on to earn his Doctor of Chiropractic degree in California in 1986. He began studying Formative Psychology with Stanley Keleman in 1981, continuing until his passing in 2018.

He has studied and taught Craniosacral Biodynamics (with Franklyn Sills), and Pre and Perinatal Therapy among other methodologies. He works with adults using verbal and body-oriented techniques, specializing in formative and somatic methodologies. He has taught in the US, throughout Europe and in China.

His work directs itself at helping individuals form themselves to effectively and competently respond to life transitions, challenges, crises, and opportunities.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
This is a live course starting Monday, January 4, 2021. It is a four session course that meets on Mondays at noon Eastern time, 5 pm UK time, 6 pm European time. Dates: January 4, 11, 18, 25
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
Cancellation Policy: Full refund if requested before the course. Refund minus $25 if you cancel between 1st and 2nd Session.

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