Sasha Bates is a qualified Psychotherapist specialising in embodied psychotherapy, trauma and self-regulation. She teaches workshops on subjects such as self-care for therapists, and how yoga can help those with PTSD.
Sasha's first career was in the TV industry where she spent 18 years writing, directing and producing for the BBC and C4, including for series as varied as Omnibus, Grand Designs and How to Look Good Naked. She also writes travel articles for The Sunday Telegraph and Queen of Retreats.
When Sasha's husband suddenly died she was plunged into the messy reality of her own grief. Her resulting memoir explores her personal experience of grief through the mindset of her expertise as a psychotherapist, asking the question - can knowledge of the theory of grief help us better understand and process our own grief? It is a tender and raw portrayal of loss, a beautiful portrait of her late husband and an honest exploration of grief, arguing that ultimately there is no one way to process bereavement. It will be published in 2020.