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 75 - Reflections of Dad: Past, Present, and Future - With Darwyn Dave

This is a special Father's Day episode where Shawn Ram interviews Joshua Black and Darwyn Dave. 

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Episode 74 - Sebastian Slovin

Sebastian Slovin grew up in the beach community of La Jolla, California, and spent much of his childhood in and around the ocean. As a young adult, he had the opportunity to travel extensively and experience many of the world’s great surf spots as a professional bodyboarder. He is the author of The Adventures of Enu and Ashes in the Ocean. Sebastian is also co-founder of Nature Unplugged, which focuses on cultivating healthy relationships with technology and reconnecting to nature. In this episode we talk about bodyboarding, the death of his father by suicide, his grief journey, dreams of his father, and a dream he wants to have of him.

 

Links:

Website: https://www.sebastianslovin.com

Book Trailer: https://vimeo.com/256088154

Nature Unplugged Website: https://www.natureunplugged.com

 

Social Media:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SebastianSlovinAuthor/

Instagram: @sebastianslovin

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Episode 73 - Dr. Christopher Kerr

Dr. Christopher Kerr is the Chief Executive Officer & Chief Medical Officer for Hospice Buffalo. Dr. Kerr’s research examines patient’s dreams and visions at the end of life. The results of his studies generated enormous response in the non-medical community, both nationally and internationally. Dr. Kerr has overseen the integration and expansion of palliative care into local hospitals and developed one of the nation’s largest home-based palliative care programs, Home Connections, and Essential Care for Children. In this episode we talk about his journey becoming a doctor, dreams and visions at the end of life, the death of his father, and a dream he would like to have.

 

Here is the link to his TEDx Talk “I See Dead People: Dreams and Visions of the Dying?” https://youtu.be/rbnBe-vXGQM

 

This link to the film he is making called “Death Is But A Dream”. http://deathisbutadreamfilm.com

 

This link is to Hospice Buffalo https://www.hospicebuffalo.com

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Episode 72 - Rev. Andrew Vitale

Rev. Andrew Vitale is the Bereavement Coordinator - Spiritual Counselor for Northern Illinois Hospice. He has been working in spiritual and bereavement care for over 30 years. Additionally, Andrew is on the planning committee for International Conference on Death, Grief and Bereavement at University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. The conference this year is on June 3-6, 2018. In this episode we talk about the conference, his journey being a bereavement coordinator, the death of his father and friend, and a dream he wants to have. You can find more information about the conference here https://www.uwlax.edu/conted/dgb/

 

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Episode 67 - Daniella Grsic

Daniella Grsic is a children’s author and Registered Early Childhood Educator with the Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board. Daniella has published two children’s books entitled Deep Down Inside and Lucky Stars. In this episode we talk about her books, the death of two family members and two dogs, dreams of them, and a dream she wants to have.

To learn more about Daniella please visit www.DaniellaGrsic.ca

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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 (www.grief.org.au).

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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 https://maryjoheyen.com

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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: OmShaman.com , 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.

 

 

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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 www.UnforgettableFacesandStories.com, join her Facebook page Unforgettable Faces And Stories, or follow her on Twitter @FacesandStories

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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.

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