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.
Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Singing Dragon (21 Nov. 2015)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.