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 or Email us at

Episode 62 - Christopher Hall

Christopher Hall is the Chief Executive Officer of the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement. He is a psychologist who has developed a specialization in the field of grief and bereavement over the past 25 years. Chris has trained many health and education professionals in grief theory and interventions both in Australia and internationally. In this episode we discuss his journey into the field, the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement, the death and dreams of his father, and a dream he wants to have. You can find Chris on Twitter @cwhall or at the Australian Centre for Grief and Bereavement (


Episode 61 - Mary Jo Heyen

Mary Jo Heyen, M.Ed., is a Natural Dreamwork practitioner and meditation practitioner. A most precious and humble part of Mary Jo’s dream practice is as a hospice volunteer, a dream specialist, exploring the dreams and visions of those dying in hospice, their families and grief groups. In this episode we talk about her journey with dreams, dreams of the dying and the bereaved, the death of her father, a grief dream she had, and a dream she would like to have with her father. For more information on Mary Jo please visit


Episode 60 - Matthew Kocel

Matthew Kocel is a throat singer, sound healer, multi-instrumentalist, composer and recording artist with over 3 decades experience as a performer and multi-disciplinary healing arts practitioner. Accompanied by humble acoustic instruments and ancient technology, Matthew's live performances have impacted people from all walks of life internationally from Canada & USA to Central and South America. His music defies conventional labels and truly must be experienced to understand. For more information on Matthew please visit his website: , Facebook: Matthew Kocel Cosmic Throat Singer, Twitter: @matthewkocel, or Instagram: @matthew_sound_healing

In this episode we talk about his journey into throat singing, being with his father as he was dying from cancer, a grief dream of his father and dogs, and a dream he wants to have of his mother.




Episode 59 - Justina Gioia

Justina Gioia is a Sex, Love & Relationship Coach and law of attraction expert. She works with both men and women who are experiencing issues in the realm of sex, love and relationships. In this episode we talk about her journey into her field, Valentine’s Day, the death of her dog and grandmother, a dream of her grandmother, and a party grief dream she wants to have.

To see resources we talked about in this episode (e.g. meditation, photos of the jewelry box, etc.) please visit


Episode 58 - Melissa Lyons

Melissa Lyons is the author of the picture book “I will Always Love You”. Melissa is passionate about comforting, healing, and cultivating a mindset that allows us to get the most out of our experiences. Her mission is to share the joy and freedom that is created when we live in the moment and consciously choose our thoughts and reactions. In this episode we talk about her journey into writing, the death of her pets, and a dream she wants to have of her deceased grandparents. 

To know more about Melissa please visit www.ChooseToChoose.Today


Episode 57 - Eileen Doyon

Eileen Doyon is an author. Her book series is called Unforgettable Faces and Stories. She has released seven books to date with her most recent being “Starting Over, Stories of New Beginnings”. In this episode we talk about her writing career, the power of writing your own story, the death of her parents and brother, and dreams she had of them.

For more information you can visit her website, join her Facebook page Unforgettable Faces And Stories, or follow her on Twitter @FacesandStories


Episode 56 - Grief Dream Recaps - Part 2

In this episode we recap some of the dreams guests have shared of their deceased loved ones. This is Part 2 of 2.


Episode 55 - Grief Dream Recaps - Part 1

In this episode we recap some of the dreams guests have shared of their deceased loved ones. This is Part 1 of 2. 


Episode 54 - Update and Contest

In this update episode we (Shawn, Joshua, and Jade) talk about the journey this last year with the podcast, Joshua’s love for dreams, our next episodes, the contest, and what dream of the deceased we want to have this Christmas.


Contest Details: Jade Karling Black will be giving away one free Coaching Package ($500 value). This package includes 4 one-on-one coaching sessions (in person, Skype, or via phone) and 4 written reports (for details see her website at To be entered into the contest please email Jade ( about your favorite Grief Dreams Podcast episode and what benefit this package will have on your life. This contest ends on Jan 14th, 2018.



Episode 53 - Steve Leder

Steve Leder is the Senior Rabbi of Wilshire Boulevard Temple in Los Angeles and the author of such critically acclaimed books as The Extraordinary Nature of Ordinary Things and More Money Than God: Living a Rich Life without Losing Your Soul. He has just published his new book titled More Beautiful Than Before. In this episode we talk about how he found his calling to be a Rabbi, his own pain and depression, how suffering can transform, forgiveness, grief dreams, his father’s Alzheimer’s, dreams he has of his father now, and a dream he would want to have.


Here is a link to his sermon titled "What I have learned about death" that he discusses on the podcast


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