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Pain Is Really Strange

‘I learned new ideas from this book. Learning from graphic narratives is one thing, but finding a comic I would actually recommend to patients is a much rarer occurrence. I would definitely recommend this title to those suffering chronic pain or anyone with an interest in this fascinating area.’ Dr Ian Williams, GP

Answering questions such as ‘How can I change my pain experience?’, ‘What is pain?’, and ‘How do nerves work?’, this short research-based graphic book reveals just how strange pain is and explains how understanding it is often the key to relieving its effects. Studies have shown that understanding how pain is created and maintained by the nervous system can significantly lessen the pain you experience. This highly original, gently humorous book explains pain in an easy-to-understand, engaging graphic format and reveals how you can change your mind’s habits to relieve your pain.

Product Details

Paperback: 32 pages
Publisher: Singing Dragon (21 Jun. 2015)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1848192649
ISBN-13: 978-1848192645
Product Dimensions: 17 x 0.3 x 23 cm

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

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Trauma Is Really Strange

‘’At 32 pages and a handy A5 size, the book is a manageable and fascinating read. Steve Haines does a great job of translating theoretical perspectives and neuroscientific research into concrete, easy-to-grasp metaphors.’
‘I’d recommend this comic to anyone who has experienced trauma or who is working with someone who has. It provides clear and relatable ways of understanding and talking about the effects of trauma, and some sensible suggestions for taking the first steps towards recovery.’
Nikki Luke, Rees Centre Research Fellow

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

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