Stanley Keleman
Founder & Director

Private Appointments
Seminars - Lectures

Center for Energetic Studies
Center Press
2045 Francisco Street
Berkeley, California 94709

510-841-3884 (fax)

Formative Psychology®
Teaching Programs and Registration

Throughout the year Stanley Keleman teaches programs in Somatic Education and Formative Psychology at the Center For Energetic Studies in Berkeley, California, at the Institut für Formative Psychologie in Solingen, Germany and at the Centro de Psicologia Formativa do Brasil in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

For further information and registration, contact us.

The Center for Energetic Studies, under the direction of Stanley Keleman, offers personal and professional education through workshops, classes, and private sessions.

The Center is concerned with the act of daily living and with body process as the basis for how individuals form both themselves and their worlds. This approach honors the universal process that animates us all while seeking to nurture and mature a personal and social self.

Formative Psychology uses individual experience, emotions, action patterns, insights, and images to discover how life has been shaped and what is seeking to emerge. The key issue is learning to use the cortex and muscle to voluntarily generate experiences to grow oneself and to create a personal skill for managing one’s life, in one’s own way, with vitality and emotional truthfulness.

Programs by Stanley Keleman throughout the year build on each other and are organized to form a whole; it is recommended that those persons interested in acquiring competence in his somatic approach participate in these courses in their entirety.


Formative Psychology® Programs
With Stanley Keleman

2018–2019 Calendar of Programs
All programs held at 2045 Francisco Street, Berkeley

Dreams and the Body February 9-10, 2019
Taking Charge of Your Life July 14-16, 2018
Taking Charge of Your Life August 18-19, 2018
Somatic Practice October 6, 2018
Managing the Holidays December 8, 2018

Dreams and the Body
February 9-10, 2019, $250

Dreams are the language of the body speaking to itself. They arise from our motile anatomy and tell us about shapes and experiences that are seeking to come into existence in the awake world of daily living. Dreams are the motoric cues, the formative urgings, from which we can shape and grow our lives. Using voluntary muscular-cortical effort with dream experiences is a way to address the basic issue of how to grow a personal body from the body we inherit.


Taking Charge of Your Life
July 14-16, 2018, 10am-1pm, $350
Saturday, Sunday, Monday 10am-1pm
August 18-19, 2018, $250
Saturday, Sunday 10am-1pm

The personal power to take charge of our life is not found in external images or societal precepts. It is a power that comes from the voluntary participation in the shapes of our embodiment. The ability to influence our destiny comes from the deepest source of inner pulsation, our life force. How we voluntarily encourage or inhibit our innate actions establishes the autonomy to reorganize the past and present and orient to the future.

The program includes practice with the Formative Psychology method, didactic presentation and individual work with Keleman in the group. The Formative Pscyhology method is the heart of the work and teaches the process of voluntary management of behavior. The intent is to support individual expression, deepen somatic experience, and gain practical skills in using the formative methodology when working with oneself or others.

To register send a nonrefundable deposit of $150 and a brief statement about your background, occupation, and interests.


Somatic Practice
October 6, 2018, $100
Saturday 10am-1pm

Extensive practice with the Formative method of generating and managing experience.


Managing the Holidays
December 8, 2018, $30
Saturday 10am-12:30pm

The rituals of the holiday season represent some of our societies highest values: The gratitude for what is given and shared, the renewal of life and its optimism of goodness, and the notion of home and hearth. Despite our high hopes and best intentions, how often do we find ourselves repeating unsatisfying habitual behaviors? This annual gathering is a time to share the values of a Formative way of living that speaks to some of the deepest human longings: To participate in honoring the sacredness of life and to share in its generosity, and to know how to be at home within ourselves.


The Center for Energetic Studies is approved by the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists to sponsor continuing education for LMFTs, LCSWs, LPCCs and LEPs. Provider number 64404. The Center for Energetic Studies maintains responsibility for this program/course and its content.

Program Registration

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A nonrefundable deposit equal to one-half the program tuition must accompany all registrations. Enrollment is limited in all programs.

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Center For Energetic Studies,
2045 Francisco St. Berkeley, Ca 94709
Phone (510) 845-8373 - FAX (510) 841-3884

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