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The book is going to be reprinted so we have a chance to correct some typos. We have noticed a few and some of you have sent us some already, but any more eagle eyes would be welcome. The deadline is Monday 1st Nov so I would need them by Sunday 31st at the latest. You can email me direct on steve.haines@mac.com

Good news it is being reprinted so soon, (I think ?). We have only just found out.

cheers Steve

Some extra questions from the interview, but not on the video, that will appear in the Singing Dragon newsletter.

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The book is now available. We were hugely excited to get copies in our hands at the start of last week. It feels like a proper book, which it is, obviously, but it is still slightly surprising. A big thank you to the staff at Jessica Kingsley Publishers for doing a great job. You can order from Singing Dragon, click on the link on the left. We would love to get your feedback. You can leave comments on this post or, really useful for us, give it lots of stars (we hope) and a review on Amazon.

We have finally decided on the book cover, see the image on the side bar. After lots of debate we are really happy with it. We feel it is a strong image and an attractive cover. The designers initially came up with two colour schemes – a fabulously retro brown and orange version with a skull on and the blue and green version with the spine. We really struggled to find a representative image for the work we do, the spine is still a compromise but it speaks of the midline and takes the focus away from just the cranium, we also find we both orient to the spine a huge amount in practice.

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The red logo at the top of the page is from a picture of the sphenoid and occiput bones forming the sphenobasilar junction (SBJ). These bones form a large part of the base of the skull. The big hole you can see is where the spinal cord enters the cranial cavity. The SBJ is an almost mythical place in the history of cranial work. It is the organising fulcrum for all the movements of the cranial bones. It is an important midline organising centre for all the expressions of primary respiration. That means that the SBJ often compensates and holds patterns due to the experiences and conditional forces that the person has undergone. Being skillful in orienting to the SBJ is a key skill in cranial work. It took me many years to feel comfortable to make a clear contact at the SBJ. The clearest impression I notice these days is health is expressed as the sphenoid diving forward on inhale and a sense of anterior posterior space at the SBJ.

We submitted the second draft of the book at the start of January. Just over 100000 words and 79 pictures in the end. Never mind the quality, feel the width. The art took forever and lots of late nights over the new year. We are pleased with the pictures however. We are currently waiting for feedback from the publishers, Jessica Kingsley Publishers (www.jkp.com). We received the foreword from Franklyn Sills, good news, so all the bits are in place. The publication date is now july for the UK and august for USA.

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