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 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 48 - Diane Murphy

Diane is a Family Support Coordinator for DonateLife Queensland in Australia. She is an accredited Mental Health Social Worker with almost forty years of experience in counselling, employee relations practitioner, consultant, and mediator operating within the public and private sectors including as a guest specialist lecturer at Australian Catholic University. Diane has provided bereavement counselling for families of DonateLife over seventeen years and has extensive knowledge of the issues relevant to families on the grief journey. She works from a strengths-based and values-aware position in her counselling and coordination role. In this episode Diane talks about her journey working with the bereaved, grief dreams in her practice, the death of her parents and her baby (through miscarriage), and her dreams of her parents.


Episode 44 - Allen Klein

Allen Klein is an award winning professional speaker and best-selling author of 25 books. A couple book titles include: The Healing Power of Humor, Learning to Laugh When You Feel Like Crying, and You Can’t Ruin My Day. In this episode we talk about his journey into being a writer and public speaker, the death of his wife, the dreams he had with her, and a dream he wants to have.

You can find more about him at

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Episode 39 - Rachel Gebler Greenberg

Rachel Gebler Greenberg is a writer, storyteller and Ambassador with One Legacy, the Southern California chapter for organ donation where she speaks frequently about death, grief and finding hope after loss. In 1999 she met and married the love of her life, Glenn and then in 2013 he passed away suddenly and unexpectedly from a brain hemorrhage. After the sudden passing of her husband Rachel was thrown into this thing called “grief.” She’s spent the last four years studying what happens to us when we die and has started a foundation, “Connections of Hope,” where she helps others with their grief and finding hope after loss. Rachel talks about her life as a Park Ranger’s daughter, the death of her husband, and 3 dreams she had of him.


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.


Episode 32 - Sharon Ehlers

In Episode 32 (with guest host Jade Black), we had the pleasure to talk with Sharon Ehlers. Sharon is the founding member of Grief Reiki® LCC. She is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist® with the Grief Recovery Institute®, a Reiki Master Teacher, and an author. In this episode we talk about her journey into Grief Reiki, the loss of her multiple losses (friends, former fiance, and father), and the dreams she had of them. You can find more about Sharon at


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


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