Guidance and Accompaniment for the Aspiring SE® Practitioner

A site supporting helping care professionals exploring human psycho-biology, the new traumatology and somatic healing arts.

Created specifically for those studying Peter Levine’s Somatic Experiencing® therapy modality and applying it to their work with distressed clients.


Includes frequent shout-outs to other Somatic therapy traditions, most notably Steven Hoskinson’s Organic Intelligence® modality and the Polyvagal Theory by Stephen Porges.


Created by Anthony Twig Wheeler, a fully engaged SEP, Consultant, Enthusiast and Advocate.


NOTE: This is not a place to learn Somatic Experiencing® wholecloth. That can be done with the Somatic Experience Trauma Institue. This is an independent adjunctive support site for SE Students and Practitioners.

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"I listen to Twig's SE Reflections podcast while driving to the office."

- Susan Vose, Arizona based SEP

"I've listened to most episodes 2 or 3 times."

– Michelle Eldridge, Wisconsin based SEP

"I'll always remember the summer I spent listening to Twig's SE Reflections recordings."

– Andrezj, Poland based SEP

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New Years Update for Twig’s SE Reflections

Before the "silence goes on too long" let me share a little New Year update from Twig's SE Reflections podcast project. This will probably be most interesting to regular listeners: it's mostly a progress report and a bit of cheerleading. A few final content heavy...

Holiday Sessions – an episode that almost got away

The holiday season impacts different people in different ways, from the option of taking it all in to wanting to be narcatized through it with a request to be reawoken on the other side. One of our opportunities with things like SE is helping people make...

098: Preparing Clients for Surgery

I'll be adding Show Notes eventually. For now, I hope some of you will enjoy the audio recording which is available here. You can also download my original primer for Preparing for Surgery below by entering your email below – which will help me gage interest in this...

Tea Interlude Check In During Continuing Publishing Hiatus

I'm still looking for the opportunity to complete Episode 98 on Preparing for Surgery. On the way there I wanted to say hello, cheer folks who are headed to Adv. II and completion of the SEP training and share some thoughts on getting more comfortable through failing...

097: Common Mistakes SEP’s Make

We must make mistakes. It's part of the process of learning this craft. Exploratory SEP's can be enthusiastic about their mistakes because mistakes make us think long and hard about "what went wrong" and how we can do things differently. Ultimately our...

096: Doing Other Stuff

I'm in Chicago doing something "different" than what I normally do. (A 5 week comedy improv theater intensive.) It's helping refresh my attention for my SE work. It's also a good opportunity for me to offer up this SE Reflection episode on advocating that...

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Related Projects by Anthony Twig Wheeler

Polyvagal Theory Simplified

A curated site of the best of the web in explaining the Polyvagal Theory by Stephen Porges with extensive original content from Twig.

StressLess Series

A growing collection of Public Service Announcements from Twig to help minimize stress and trauma in troubled times.

Twig’s Storytelling and Cultural Animation site advocating for a reunion with human nature and biodiversity in the age of fragmentation.

Workshops with Twig

Unusually Fun and Engaging Elective Workshops for the Discerning Helping Professional.

Online Courses

Thoughtfully developed online independent study guides and courses in a few key elements of successful application of Somatic Experiencing®.

Practitioner Development

I regularly consult with SE students attending to their Somatic Experiencing Practitioner requirements and to SEP’s who are seeking comprehension and artfulness in their work.

Marketing and Outreach

One of my long term joys has been introducing SE® to various communities worldwide. If you’re in an effort to help expand the awareness of your work, SE® and creating a trauma informed society in general, let’s see if I can help you.