About Body College

Feeling is hard. Body College aims to make it simple.

Body College was founded by Steve Haines:

‘I am a bodyworker. That is a very powerful identity for me. All my work is aimed at supporting people to find health and happiness by connecting to the body. I am a passionate and persistent champion of embodiment. Whatever has happened to you, whatever your belief systems on energy and souls, there is the simple fact of the body. By developing skills to connect to the fleshy space bounded by the skin, my offering is that we can build a container to hold anything that life throws at us.’

All the tools found on Body College are rooted in science

There have been revolutions in how we understand pain and trauma

‘I was very hopeful in my late 20’s and early 30’s. Moving away from engineering and team sport to discovering yoga, meditation and zen really opened my horizons. My 40’s and now my 50’s are dominated by the simple question ‘How do you know that?’ There is a long history in alternative medicine and optimistic thinking and over-claiming. My clinical practice has got much simpler as my experience has grown and I studied trauma and pain more deeply. I take it very seriously teaching and treating people who have been through overwhelming events, who live with persistent pain and or with debilitating anxiety. There is no time for fuzzy thinking. Many old myths have been debunked and replaced by exciting models that celebrate complexity.’

Learn how to feel with Body College

Being good at the feeling business helps us bridge the apparent gap between mind and body

‘Feeling is such a beautiful word in english. It has a dual meaning including simple descriptive words for sensations such as hot, tight, quiet and including complex emotional states such as joy, fear, suffering.  Biology and stories mutually create each other and ongoing influence each other. The initial focus of all Body College tools is finding safety and learning to appreciate and regulate overactive protective reflexes that can hijack our functioning. This quickly moves into exploring and reframing the concepts and beliefs we hold in response to shifts in our biological states. The words we use and the stories we tell ourselves are not casual. They have a downward driving force on how we experience our physiological states. Fantastic, there is so much we can play with to find health……’

Steve Haines has been a bodyworker for over 20 years. He is the author of the award winning ‘Anxiety Is Really Strange’, part of a series of graphic books that include ‘Pain Is Really Strange’ and ‘Trauma Is Really Strange’. Understanding the science of pain and trauma has transformed his approach to healing. He has studied Yoga, Shiatsu, Craniosacral Therapy, and Trauma Releasing Exercises TRE®. He is a UK registered Chiropractor and teaches TRE and Cranial 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.bodycollege.net