Trauma Is Really Strange front,back and flaps 2015-11-07
Trauma Is Really Strange: Front and back cover with flaps

Trauma Is Really Strange

What is trauma?

How does it change the way our brains work?

And how can we overcome it?

When something traumatic happens to us, we dissociate and our bodies shut down their normal processes. This unique comic explains the strange nature of trauma and how it confuses the brain and affects the body. With wonderful artwork, cat and mouse metaphors, essential scientific facts, and a healthy dose of wit, the narrator reveals how trauma resolution involves changing the body’s physiology and describes techniques that can achieve this, including Trauma Releasing Exercises that allow the body to shake away tension, safely releasing deep muscular patterns of stress and trauma.

Product Details

Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Singing Dragon (21 Nov. 2015)
Language: English
ISBN: 978-1-84819-293-5
Product Dimensions: 17 x 0.3 x 23 cm

About the Author

Steve Haines has been working in healthcare for over 25 years and as a bodyworker since 1998. Understanding the science of pain and trauma has transformed his approach to healing. He has studied Yoga, Shiatsu, Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy, and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE). He is a UK registered Chiropractor and teaches TRE and Cranial work all over the world. His treatments now use education, embodied awareness and light touch to help people move more freely and be more present. Steve lives and works between London and Geneva. www.stevehaines.net  steve.haines@mac.com

About the Illustrator

Sophie Standing is a London-based illustrator who graduated from Kinston University in 2014. Her interest in human anatomy often inspires her work. www.sophiestanding.com


From the TRE community a huge thanks to Richmond Heath (TRE Australia) and Nkem Ndefo (TRE Los Angeles) who gave invaluable feedback on the text.

Jessica Kingsley Publishing have been amazing to work with. Big thanks to Jessica, Mike Medaglia (whose comic book nouse has been invaluable – check out his work here mikemedaglia.com), Jane Evans and Victoria Peters.
Trauma Is Really Strange: Inside cover
Trauma Is Really Strange: Inside cover

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