I have known Bill for close to three decades now, both professionally and personally. When I think of Bill professionally, two words come to mind: integrity and honesty. When I consider Bill’s work, it is unique in the field of manual therapy as he operates on such an instinctual level that comes from a deep knowing of his own body and mind. No where have I seen his level of competence in the healing arts. Personally, Bill radiates a heart filled with love that, to me, is his most enduring quality. Michael J. Shea, Ph.D. is the author of Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy Vols. One and Two North Atlantic Books.

Michael J. Shea, Ph.D.

More than twenty-five years ago it was my great honor and blessing to meet my Beloved brother, Whirlwind Soldier, Bill Smythe, a name given to him by my Beloved father, Brown Bear, when Whirlwind Soldier was spiritually adopted into our family. Whirlwind Soldier is in the highest meaning a true Shaman, a Sacred Description I have bestowed very, very rarely. His healing work is profoundly transformative physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. I say this through my own personal experience, as well as what I have seen reflected in others who have been touched by Whirlwind Soldier’s dedicated gifts of shamanic healing. With Warm, Respectful, and Loving Greetings

Hereditary Chief Phil Lane Jr

Bill Smythe brings to the field of Somatic therapy and Body psychology a fresh vision and praxis. Over the past 30 years Bill’s knowledge and teaching has embodied a deep and Holistic understanding of Structure, Function, Energy, Emotion and Spirit. Bill is an exceptional teacher and a skilled practitioner. Filled with skill, grace and compassion, he shares his gifts generously, both with his clients and with the students he mentors. Bill is an original thinker, a unique mentor and a visionary leader in the emerging field of Somatics. I recommend Bill Smythe with full confidence and without reservation. Peter A. Levine, Ph.D. is the originator and developer of Somatic Experiencing® and the author of Waking the Tiger, Healing Trauma, and Healing Trauma: A Pioneer Program for Restoring the Wisdom of Your Body.

Peter A. Levine, Ph.D.