Languages of Loss: A psychotherapist's journey through grief

Author(s) : Sasha Bates, Foreword By : Tamsin Greig

Languages of Loss: A psychotherapist's journey through grief

Book Details

  • Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
  • Published : 2021
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Pages : 272
  • Category :
    Grief and Bereavement
  • Category 2 :
  • Catalogue No : 96781
  • ISBN 13 : 9781529317169
  • ISBN 10 : 1529317169

Reviews and Endorsements

A powerful blend of the personal and the professional. -- Mishal Husain

This is a useful as well as a moving book. The writing is energetic, down-to-earth and bracingly honest, and many readers will feel consoled and enlightened by Bates's take on her experience. The therapist's reflections are fascinating, but what shines through is how much Bates loved Bill and how much she misses him. -- Cathy Rentzenbrink ― The Times

Reading this book, I'm in the hands of someone I would want to be my side for the traumas of life - however small they seem, or big they loom. -- Kirsty Wark

This is the most startlingly honest book about grief I have ever read. Its immediacy hits you on the first page and takes you on an unforgettable journey. No one has set out so clearly the stages we go through as we try to come to terms with facing the enormity of death.
-- Dame Penelope Wilton, DBE

What a challenge. And what an achievement. Your book is simply amazing and so authentic. Thanks for sharing your heartfelt story and developing acceptance. -- Jane Harris, co-founder of the Good Grief Project

A really powerful book. I hadn't read a book before that melds the professional, as a psychotherapist, and the personal, as someone that lost their partner. Sasha's book covers the course of one year since she lost her husband Bill, where she describes how she feels and tries to apply what she has learnt as a therapist. She explores the times when that really exposes the shortcomings of grief counselling, and how incapable anything is really at helping you navigate this absence. I've never read anything like that, a mixture of the practical and the emotional. -- Pandora Sykes

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