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 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 14 - Kimberly Ryan

Kimberly Ryan works for Bereaved Families of Ontario in Hamilton (Ontario) as the Manager of Programs and Volunteer Services. Additionally, she holds weekend wellness retreats to bereaved moms ( and runs a festival called AngelfestKimberly talks about the sudden death of her 27 year old son and the dreams she had of him.