Stanley Keleman
Founder & Director

November 1931 - August 2018

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Marilyn Haller
Acting Director

Center for Energetic Studies
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Spring 2017 Interview with Stanley Keleman for AAP journal Voices

Living Our Older Age
Text adapted from an interview with Leila Cohn July 2015

The Brazilian Center of Formative Psychology Interviews Stanley Keleman by Leila Cohn, 2012

Personal Evolution

The Formative Development of Voluntary Muscular Effort

Voluntary Muscular Effort as an Epigenetic Event

Slow Voluntary Muscular Effort Forms a Personal World

Voluntary Muscular Effort and Variations of Time

The Evolution of Voluntary Effort and the Body in the Brain

View of Reentry

On Dec. 8, 2012, Stanley Keleman discussed the embodied life with Eleanor Criswell, core faculty member of Meridian University. The conversation was a part of the university’s second annual Mystery of Embodiment summit. In this paper, Keleman elaborates on that interview and the principles of Formative Psychology.

You may listen to the interview and/or read an edited elaboration of the interview.

Audio in mp3


• Stanley Keleman talked with Shrink Rap Radio host David Van Nuys
on August 10th, 2012 about "Creating an Embodied Life."
You may listen to the entire conversation, or in sections:

Creating an Embodied Life (full interview)

Part 1: A Rich and Fascinating Background

Part 2: Embodying: The Body You Shape

Part 3: Forming Thinking and Emoting

Part 4: Dreams and the Body

Part 5: Cortical and Cultural Evolution

Edited Transcription of this interview

• This conversation between Stanley Keleman and John Vasconcellos was recorded on December 4th, 2011.
It was part of a summit on The Mystery of Embodiment
hosted by Meridian University.

Creative Conversations in Somatic Psychotherapy 2008

Charlotte Selver Oral History Project 2009

Depression and Panic with Terrance McLure