Stanley Keleman
Founder & Director

November 1931 - August 2018

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


Center Press: Publications and Recordings

Center Press produces and distributes books by Stanley Keleman as well as CDs, and DVDs of his recorded lectures, programs and workshops.

These can be purchased directly from Center Press.

Selected items are also available through and other websites.


Books by Stanley Keleman

Forming Your Aging: Porosity and Poetry
Essays in Formative Psychology $17.00
Stanley Keleman takes us on his artistic journey as he explores different embodied experiences of giving shape and meaning to living older age.
ISBN 0-934320-22-1 paper (2018), 69 pages

Maturity Solitude Intimacy
Essays in Formative Psychology $12.00
This small book of somatic essays opens a large world enveloping the past, the present and the time to come. It is brimming over with somatic wisdom Keleman has gained over the decades from listening to and teaching others and from listening to and teaching himself.
ISBN 0-934320-18-7 paper (2014), 31 pages

Myth & The Body: A Colloquy with Joseph Campbell $19.95
Stanley Keleman says in the introduction, "Myths serve a practical function. They enable people to organize the experience of their own bodies. Myths are a collective dream of a culture and are no different than a personal dream."
ISBN 0-934320-17-9 paper (1999), 91 pages

Love: A Somatic View $15.00
An insightful analysis of the biological basis of love and individual patterns or styles of giving and receiving love. Includes case studies and suggestions for therapeutic intervention.
ISBN 0-934320-15-2 paper (1994), 96 pages

Patterns of Distress $15.00
This clinical study shows the process by which shock, trauma, abuse and neglect are embodied into individual somatic patterns of distress.
ISBN 0-934320-13-6 paper (1989) illustrated, case studies, 75 pages

Bonding $15.00
A discussion of some of the somatic aspects of transference and counter transference and the relation of body forms to the therapeutic process.
ISBN 0-934320-11-X paper (1996) diagrams, case studies, 131 pages

Embodying Experience $19.95
A companion volume to Emotional Anatomy, this book describes the methodology that accompanies Keleman's somatic theories. Using a systematic guide, the reader is encouraged to identify his own somatic patterns and to learn from his experience.
ISBN 0-934320-12-8 paper (1987), 108 pages

Emotional Anatomy $39.95
A landmark work that revisions both anatomy and psychology. It presents in depth how sadness, anger, fear and other emotions are physiologically organized. With 120 original drawings.
ISBN 0-934320-10-1 paper (1985), 176 pages

Your Body Speaks Its Mind $16.95
This book is about the emotional language and biological language of the body, which Keleman puts together. He says, "We do not have bodies, we are our bodies. Emotional reality and biological ground are the same and cannot, in any way, be separated or distinguished." Life incarnate is a process of individual human experience manifesting in the body.
ISBN 0-934320-01-2 paper, 192 pages

Somatic Reality $14.95
Transitions--crises-changes, and turning points--are part of each human life and they include bodily transitions and experience. How life changes are expressed somatically is the theme of Somatic Reality.
ISBN 0-934320-05-5 paper (1979), 128 pages

Human Ground / Sexuality, Self and Survival $10.95
This is Keleman's first book and the one which covers the most basic aspects of his work and philosophy. In a style that quickly engages the reader, he weaves a picture of human form and experience--the many ways people take on self-definition. Short, concise chapters include many case histories and therapeutic dialogues from Keleman's workshops.
ISBN 0-934320-02-0 paper (1971), 195 pages

Living Your Dying $19.95
Formerly published by Random House and now in its sixth printing, Keleman's popular book examines attitudes toward dying, styles of dying, and styles of living.
ISBN 0-934320-09-8 paper (1974), 158 pages


DVDs with Stanley Keleman

Quantum Dynamics in Human Experience$20.00
Living Your Older Age$20.00
Emotional Anatomy$20.00
Shapes of Depression and Panic$20.00
The Organism as a Pulsatory Continuum London 2007$20.00


Compact Discs of Stanley Keleman

Somatic-Practice Series

Seeking Attention$10.00
Warding Off Invasion$10.00
Be Quiet$10.00
Forming Goodbye$10.00
Being Available$10.00
Looking & Knowing$10.00
Seeking & Searching$10.00
Protecting Yourself$10.00
Being Right$10.00
Caution & Curiousity$10.00
Circle of Influence$10.00
Descent into Self$10.00
Gestures of Intimacy$10.00
Giving & Receiving$10.00
Inner Pulse & Human Ground$10.00
Possesion & Self Possesion$10.00
Public Face Private Face$10.00
Self Management$10.00
Somatic Shapes Somatic Sanity$10.00
Spirit of Embodiment$10.00
Yes No Maybe$10.00


Workshops and Talks

Anger & Illness (2 CDs)$15.00
Body & Maturity$10.00
Constitutional Dilemmas (2 CDs, including exercises)$15.00
Coping with Loss (4 CDs)$25.00
Family Body$10.00
Finding a Religous Ground$10.00
Love & Body (2 CDs)$15.00
Myth & Body$10.00
Paranoia & Hysteria$10.00
Patterns of Love$10.00
Somatic Shapes, Somatic Sanity$10.00
Self Regulation Berlin 2007$15.00


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The Continuum of Startle and Stress$10.00