Trauma is Really Strange

Author(s): Steve Haines


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.


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A science-based medical graphic book explaining trauma, its effects on our psychology and physiology, and what to do about it

Steve Haines has been working in healthcare for over 25 years and as a bodyworker since 1998. Understanding the science of trauma and pain 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. (

1. Stories about Trauma! 2. There is Trauma! 3. We Can Overcome Trauma! 4. Trauma Resolution Involves Changing the Body Physiology! 5. Cat and Mouse! 6. What You Can Do to Overcome Trauma!

General Fields

  • : 9781848192935
  • : Jessica Kingsley Publishers
  • : Singing Dragon
  • : December 2015
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Steve Haines
  • : Paperback
  • : Sophie Standing
  • : English
  • : 616.8521
  • : 32
  • : Illustrated throughout