Languages of Loss

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The Minster Centre

08 June 2024

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Price: MC Members/Students: £90; Non-Members: £105


Grief is unavoidable, yet many of us live as though it won’t happen, avoiding talking about it, making an intolerable situation even more painful.

If, as psychotherapists, we find grief hard to discuss, how can we help our grieving clients open up about one of the most tumultuous and life changing events they may ever experience?

Facilitated by psychotherapist, writer and podcaster Sasha Bates, this workshop covers:

*Physical and creative exercises to compassionately explore your losses and approach your own feelings around this sensitive subject.

*How grief – our own and that of our clients – can be borne, within and outside therapy, and discuss resourcing, in the widest possible sense.

*Grounding our experience within the context of several grief theories: Kubler-Ross’s 5 stages, Worden’s 4 tasks, Dual Process, and Continuing Bonds; examining their usefulness, or otherwise, in helping us navigate the ways we attempt to bear the unbearable, and give voice to the unverbalizable.

Sasha shone a tender and hopeful light through the dark clouds of this painful topic. In her respectful, humorous, intelligent and honest manner she deeply engaged a room full of people who laughed, cried, opened up and shared their experiences too. “Sasha taught us not to shy away from the topic and to invite any feelings and emotions into the dialogue.” — previous participant

About Sasha Bates:

Sasha Bates, MA, MBACP, is a psychotherapist, writer, and podcaster. Her first book, Languages of Loss is a raw and frank ‘conversation’ between her grieving self and her therapist self. Her second, A Grief Companion, is a more practical guidebook for those experiencing loss in their own lives.

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