Previous Book Launches

Trauma is Really Strange by Steve Haines

Placebo Effect in Manual Therapies by Brian Fulton

Yoga, Fascia, Anatomy and Movement with Joanne Avison

Tuesday 2nd February 2016 at 19.00 UK time. This webinar is FREE to access and includes material from Joanne Avison’s new book Yoga – Fascia, Anatomy and Movement. If you would like to join the live webinar or access the recording afterwards then please log in or subscribe above.

Yoga – Fascia, Anatomy and Movement seeks to bridge the divide between the application of classical anatomy and real-life experiences of practicing and teaching yoga. This book presents fascia as the tensional network of connective tissues; the fabric of the human form. Research into fascia is revealing a whole new context for understanding the human body both at rest and in motion. Whatever your style of yoga, YOGA: Fascia, Anatomy and Movement makes sense of the experience of the moving body in and beyond the yoga classroom. It is a groundbreaking and invaluable resource in the contemporary art and science of yoga.

Architecture of Human Living Fascia by Jean Claude Guimberteau & Colin Armstrong

The extracellular matrix and cells revealed through endoscopy – with accompanying DVD and website. For more details and to purchase the book please go to

This richly illustrated book, with accompanying DVD and website, presents Dr Guimberteau’s groundbreaking work, and explains its significance for manual therapists and movement teachers, and its implications for what they do with patients and clients.

There will be a free live book launch of Architecture of Human Living Fascia with Jean Claude Guimberteau on Monday 7th December at 6.00pm UK time.  Please note that this webinar is limited to 100 participants.  If you are unable to join live then you will be able to view the recording later.

The Therapeutic Pause in Osteopathy and Manual Therapy: The Somatosensory Integration Time by Louise Tremblay

Osteopathy, and Bowen therapy in particular, emphasises the importance of making therapeutic pauses during treatments. But it is not explained why a pause should be incorporated into the treatment session, just that it is important to do so. This book is based on research which attempted to understand and identify the physiology that might justify the inclusion of pauses during treatment. It also looked at how much the pause was used within osteopathic treatment in general.

You can order Louise’s book online at Amazon.

Pain Is Really Strange by Steve Haines

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.

You can order Steve’s book online at Amazon.

Choices in Pregnancy and Childbirth by John Wilks

John Wilks and some of his fellow contributors, Lina Clerke, Carolyn Goh and Melanie Ward had an online launch of his new book Choices in Pregnancy and Childbirth on 17th
September 2015.

The book is a comprehensive and empowering guide to facilitating a positive pregnancy and birth experience, and ensuring lasting emotional and physical health for mother and baby.

Countering increasingly medicalized attitudes towards pregnancy and birth among many healthcare providers, this research-based book discusses the benefits of a more natural approach. It reveals the often undisclosed effects on a child’s long-term development of accepted medical practices, such as induction, C-section, surgical interventions and pain-relief medications. It offers advice on how these practices can be avoided, for example with techniques to encourage optimal fetal positioning, by optimising the birth environment, and through drug-free pain management methods. Ultimately, it enables practitioners to support parents in informed, confident decision-making by giving a balanced account of the complex array of options available throughout pregnancy and birth.

With invaluable contributions from midwives, doulas, mothers, and doctors, and tried-and-tested advice on sleep, exercise, diet and therapies, this will a very useful reference for anyone working with women and babies. The information will also be relevant to prospective and new parents.