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 86 - Dr. Sameet Kumar

Dr. Sameet Kumar is a clinical psychologist who has worked with adults who have cancer as well as their caregivers and families for nearly 20 years. He specializes in palliative, end-of-life and bereavement care. His professional interests also include meditation, spiritual coping, resilience and well-being. He is the author of the bestselling Grieving Mindfully: A Compassionate and Spiritual Approach to Coping with Loss, The Mindful Path Through Worry and Ruminationand the workbook Mindfulness for Prolonged Grief. In this episode we talk about working with the dying and the bereaved, mindfulness, the death of his mother, and grief dreams of her.

 

You can find more about Dr. Sameet Kumar on twitter (@sameetkumar) and Facebook (Sameet Kumar, Ph.D.). He will be speaking next in Toronto at the International Death Symposium which goes on from Sept 21-23, 2018 (http://www.torontodeathsociety.org).

 

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Episode 85 - Andy Zaremba

Andy Zaremba is a leader in the human consciousness and optimization communities. In 2013, Andy and his brother Mike, partnered to create the Float House franchise, Canada’s leading flotation therapy centres, which now have eight locations across Western Canada.In addition, Andy co-hosts (again with brother, Mike) the Vancouver Real podcast, a digital media leader in the human consciousness space. In this episode we talk about floating, his personal growth, the death of his grandmother, continuing bonds through ayahuasca, and a dream he wants to have of his grandmother.

 

 

You can find more about Andy here:

https://www.andyzaremba.com/ 

Instagram @andyzaremba

 

You can find more about Floating here:

https://floathouse.ca

https://floatationlocations.com

What is floating? YouTube video - https://youtu.be/kPgTiYZXGtY

 

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Episode 84 - Orley Culverhouse

Orley Culverhouse is an accredited music therapist (MTA) and children's program coordinator working in a hospice setting. Her work includes supporting children/youth and their families facing a terminal illness or death of a loved one, as well residents of hospice and their families. In this episode we talk about music therapy, the death of her friend, and 2 grief dreams of her friend.

 

Two songs that remind Orley of her friend are Taylor Swift (I Knew You Were Trouble) https://youtu.be/vNoKguSdy4Y and Aqua (Dr. Jones) https://youtu.be/HKsuK3s0kcI 

 

You can find the video version of this podcast on YouTube https://youtu.be/KCV3vta45t0 

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Episode 83 - Sheaya Biddle

Sheaya Biddle is a Spiritual Grief Coach, who helps grievers discover what they believe the afterlife to be, and teaches grievers how to connect with their loved ones in a way that feels calming and peaceful for them. After the sudden death of her mom, Sheaya re-routed her entire path and quit her job as a Human Resource professional after having a grief dream where her mom showed up. In this episode we talk about memories of her mom, the death of her mom, her spiritual journey, being a Spiritual Grief Coach, and 2 grief dreams of her mom.

 

You can find out more about Sheaya at www.sheayabiddle.com or join Grief Resilience Facebook support group at www.facebook.com/groups/griefresilience/

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Episode 82 - Molly Schultz

Molly Schultz is a stay at home mom of 5 kids under the age of 6. Molly’s dad was diagnosed with pancreatic just a few months after her twins were born. Before he died, he signed over custody of his son (Molly’s half-brother) Easton to her. Molly recently started a blog this summer to document the grief journey she walks through with her kids, as well as the everyday life of her young family. In this episode we talk about raising 5 kids, the death of her father, her grief journey, and her 2 grief dreams.

 

Here is a link to the blog post Molly wrote on her Grief Dreams https://www.triedandtruemama.com/blog/grief-dreams

 

You can find her blog at www.triedandtruemama.com and follow along with her at @triedandtruemama on Instagram and Facebook.

 

 

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Episode 80 - Chelsey Gallant

Chelsey Gallant is a mother of 3 children. In 2013, both her father and best friend died. In this episode we talk about her grief and spiritual journey, sobriety, and dreams of her father and best friend.

 

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Episode 77 - Grief Dream Recaps - E03

In this episode we recap some of the dream conversations we have had with guests since January 2018. This is Episode 3.

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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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