Grief Dreams Podcast

A conversation about life, loss, and grief dreams with an expert in the field, Joshua Black, along with co-host Shawn Ram. Visit griefdreams.ca or Email us at griefdreamspodcast@gmail.com

Episode 40 - Jeannette Thompson

Jeannette Thompson works as a spiritual grief counselor and a workshop facilitator. Her life forcefully changed direction after the death of her son. During the next few years her search for answers turned into furthering her education. She trained as a Grief Counsellor at Mohawk College, and trained as a volunteer Crisis worker for the Sexual Assault Centre and the Distress Centre. She then became certified as a Spiritual Psychotherapist and Spiritual Director through the Transformational Arts College of Spiritual and Holistic Training. To find more information on Jeannette please visit her website: http://spiritual-counselling.com In this episode she talks about her life as a mom, the death of her son, how she coped, the dreams that helped her prepare for his death, and a dream she wants to have of him.

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Episode 38 - Nicole Meredith

After graduating from Canada’s National Ballet School, Nicole Meredith went on to complete both her B.A. and M.A. in English at the University of Toronto. Nicole currently works full-time in communications and marketing, and is a freelance editor and writer. Her two published booked Waiting to Happen: Accidental Injuries in Canada and Outsights: Social Inequalities in Canada can be found here https://www.amazon.com/Nicole-Meredith/e/B01NHAB27G In this episode we talk about her journey into ballet and writing, the death of her grandfather, and what dream she would want to have of him.

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Episode 37 - Father’s Day Podcast with Darwyn Dave

Episode 37 is a special Father's Day Podcast with Darwyn Dave. In this episode we catch up with Darwyn, get the scoop on a conference Joshua attended in La Crosse, Wisconsin (The International Death, Grief and Bereavement Conference), and Joshua and Darwyn talk Father's Day. Both Joshua and Darwyn's fathers' have passed away so we get their perspective of this holiday, and we build some dreams for both in honour of their fathers'. This podcast is dedicated to them, as well as all father's alive and passed away.

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Episode 36 - Caitlyn Gallant

Caitlyn Gallant is currently working towards her Master of Arts in Psychology (Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience) at Brock University. The overarching goal of Caitlyn’s research is to aid in the prevention of mild head injuries and educate others about their behavioural, cognitive, and social consequences. Currently, her research focuses on concussive and subconcussive injuries in sports and how they can affect socioemotional functions, such as theory of mind and empathy. Here is Caitlyn's Research Article. In this episode we talk about her research, the death of her grandfather, dreams she had of him, and want dream she wants to have. 

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Episode 35 - Mellie Fricker

In Episode 35 (with guest host Jade Black), we had the pleasure to talk with Mellie Fricker. After losing her grandmother in the summer of 2015, Mellie began exploring her grief. She has become passionate about living life to the fullest, which she believes to be her grandmother's legacy. In this episode we talk about her studying Transpersonal Counselling Psychology, the death of her grandmother, how she continues the bond, a dream she had of her, and what dream she would want to have.

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Episode 33 - Patrick Beedling

Patrick Beedling works as a psychotherapist (with people who are recovering from motor vehicle accidents) and is the singer-songwriter in the indie rock project named Barbarosa (www.barbarosa.ca). In this episode we talk about our days in high school, his journey into music, the death of his friend, and a dream he wants to have. At the end of the episode you can hear his song "These Lanes".

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Episode 29 - Katie Faust

Katie Faust is a second year student in the MA program in Applied Health Sciences (Health and Physical Education) at Brock University. Her research explores the culture of grief in sport. In this episode we talk about her love for rugby, the death of her teammate, and her research.

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Episode 28 - Tania Joy Antonio

In Episode 28 (with guest host Jade Black), we had the pleasure to speak with Tania Joy Antonio. Tania is the Author of “THE AFFIRMATION STATION”. In this episode we talk about her book, affirmations, the loss of her father, and the dreams of him. For more information about her and her book visit www.taniaantonio.com

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Episode 27 - Jessica Leung

Jessica Leung is a Chinese-Canadian singer-songwriter from Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. She talks about singing the national anthem at the Toronto Raptors basketball games, her musical journey, and the loss of her grandparents. At the end of the episode you can hear Jessica’s song “Thank You, I Love You”. You can find more about Jessica on SoundCloud (https://soundcloud.com/jessleungmusic).

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Episode 26 - Update

Episode 26 is a quick update podcast with Joshua and Shawn. We talk about our goal to start releasing 2 episodes a week, our next update podcast (Q & A), and Shawn's management style at work. 

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