Natasha Sackey: Unlocking Grief Through Movement

Natasha Sackey is a registered Dance Movement Psychotherapist, a Somatic Body Mapping Practitioner, a creative producer and a facilitator. She also coaches professional performing and recording artists in body and movement awareness.

Coming from a dance background, Natasha understands that often words aren’t enough to explain everything we feel. In this interview with Dr Lesel Dawson, from the University of Bristol, Natasha discusses how grief can be unlocked through dance and movement; how we carry grief in our body; and what body mapping is and how it works. She will also talk about the death of her father and how her grief for him impacted her own body.

Dr Lesel Dawson is a Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Bristol, specialising in grief, Renaissance literature and the history of the emotions. She’s leading a research project on Creative Grieving and writing a book that explores how art and the imagination can enable the bereaved to express and process their loss.

Image (c) Azita Edwards


Dr Lesel Dawson

Natasha Sackey (c) Azita Edwards

Natasha Sackey