Pain Is Really Strange

Learn how pain is a protective feeling, not an accurate guide to the state of your tissues

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 show that understanding how pain is created and maintained by the nervous system can significantly lessen the pain you experience. The narrator in this original, gently humorous book explains pain in an easy-to-understand, engaging graphic format and reveals how to change the mind’s habits to transform pain.

‘Haines pulls together an accessible and friendly narrative with fantastic high-level academic footnotes. He takes us past some body-brain-mind confusion to provide understanding of the working of anxiety in the person.’” Dr David O’Flynn, Consultant Psychiatrist, South London & Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust

‘For many of us, anxiety and fear are daily visitors to the mind and body – in this brilliant book, steve haines gives us freeing tools to unmask these feelings… what he offers is apparently simple yet full of depth’.’

Johnathan Sattin, Managing Director, Triyoga