Highly Commended

Anxiety Is Really Strange, BMA Medical Book Awards 2018, Popular Medicine

Short, science-based, graphic books that explore the tricky business of feeling in relationship to Anxiety, Pain and Trauma.

When can anxiety be good?
How can I change my pain experience?
How does trauma change the way our brains work?
Why can’t we tickle ourselves?

This collection of science-based graphic medicine comics addresses these questions (amongst many others) and makes complex human experiences accessible, engaging and gently humorous.

Written by Steve Haines, a bodyworker and creative storyteller, and illustrated by Sophie Standing, who specializes in human sciences, these comics explore topics that make us fundamentally human – anxiety, pain, trauma, and touch.

This special boxset also includes a useful and beautifully illustrated wallchart.   Buy Now

You can purchase the all english language Really Strange books by following these links:

Singing Dragon UK, Europe, and all countries excluding the USA, Canada, and Australia/New Zealand: https://uk.singingdragon.com/ (new site launched)
Singing Dragon USA: https://intl.singingdragon.com/usa/ (new site launching January 2021)
Singing Dragon Canada: https://intl.singingdragon.com/can/ (new site launching January 2021)
Singing Dragon Australia/New Zealand: https://intl.singingdragon.com/aus/ (new site launching January 2021)

The books are also easily available via Amazon.

You can purchase the foreign language Really Strange books by following these links:

French  Éditions ça et là

  • Pain, Trauma and Anxiety books

German  Carl Auer Verlag

  • Pain, Trauma, Anxiety and Touch books

Korean http://bit.ly/isreallystrange-korean  Green Knowledge

  • Pain and Trauma in one volume

Chinese www.bookrep.com.tw  Taiwanese retailer Book Rep

Welsh  https://graffeg.com/products/peth-rhyfedd-yw-gorbryder

  • Anxiety is Really Strange

Also available 

Dutch, Japanese and Simplified Chinese versions

Anxiety Is Really Strange

Learn how anxiety works and how to reframe difficult feelings

Pain Is Really Strange

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

Trauma Is Really Strange

Learn how to shake to release tension and feel more connected

Steve Haines has been a bodyworker for over 25 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’, ‘Trauma Is Really Strange’ and 'Touch Is Really Strange'. Understanding the science of pain and trauma has transformed his approach to healing. He has studied Yoga, Shiatsu, Craniosacral Therapy, Chiropractic, and Trauma Releasing Exercises TRE®. He teaches TRE and Cranial all over the world. His treatments use movement, education, embodied awareness, and slow touch to help people move more freely and be more present. Steve lives and works between London and Geneva. www.bodycollege.net