Grief Dreams Podcast

A conversation about life, loss, and grief dreams with an expert in the field, Dr. Joshua Black, along with co-host Shawn Ram. Visit griefdreams.ca or Email us at griefdreamspodcast@gmail.com

Episode 101 - Grief Dream Recaps - E05

Posted by griefdreamspodcast in Grief Dreams, Grief, Dreams, bereavement, loss, grief and bereavement

In this episode we recap some of the dream conversations we have had with guests since August 2018. This is episode 5. 

Episode 98 - Devan Christian - Grieving Over The Holidays

Devan Christian is a Registered Clinical Counsellor in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley. After experiencing many deaths in her own life, she pursued a career path in which she could support those who were experiencing their own grief and loss. Five year ago, she started working in the Hospice Child & Youth and Adult Bereavement Programs; now, she supports those in her surrounding communities with their grief, mental well-being, caregiver stress and life transitions through her private practice in Chilliwack, BC, as well as through her local Community Mental Health Centre.

 

In this episode we talk about her many losses, continuing bonds, starting her private practice, tips for grieving over the holidays, and her own grief dreams.

 

You can find more about Devan at http://www.devanceciliacounselling.com/

 

Blog Post - Getting Though The Holidays While Grieving http://www.devanceciliacounselling.com/blog/

 

Episode 97 - Joe Agostinelli - Ultimo Gifts

While sorting through his father’s belongings, Joe Agostinelli found a letter that was written to him from his father before his battle with leukemia came to an end. The letter had a profound impact on Joe, detailing his father’s love and pride, as well as his continued hopes and dreams for him. At the time of his father’s passing, Joe and his wife had just welcomed a son into the world. These two monumental events happening so close together put Joe on a path of self, societal, and (end of) life examination, inspiring him to create Ultimo Gifts, a service that allows you to keep giving gifts and heartfelt reminders after you have passed on. 

 

In this episode we talk about his father’s illness and death, being a father himself, finding his father’s letter, Ultimo Gifts, and two dreams of his father.

 

You can find more about him at https://www.ultimogifts.com/, and on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook @UltimoGifts

Episode 96 - Jan Warner - Grief Speaks Out

Jan Warner is the author of Grief Day by Day: Simple Practices and Daily Guidance for Living With Loss. When her beloved husband Artie died nine years ago, she felt as though she had died too. To give her life meaning after the loss she started the Grief Speaks Out Facebook page, that is a supportive worldwide community with over 2.5 million likes.   

 

In this episode we talk about her relationship with her husband, his death and her grief, authoring her first book on grief, differences she has noticed in people’s grief, and her grief dreams of her husband.

Episode 95 - Jess Etchemendy - Leathersmith

Jess Etchemendy formed 174 Supply Company, which is a discussion of how grief can be transformed through creativity. After the death of his brother, Jess’s trade has become the vehicle he uses to transform his grief. 174 was the motorcycle numbers of his younger brother. Jess’s mission is for the world to look past my brother’s addiction to see a kid who passionately loved living and desired adventure. 

 

In this episode we talk all about leather and being a Leathersmith, his brother’s life, addiction, how he continues a bond with his brother (e.g., riding, leathering, etc.), and grief dreams of his brother.

 

You can find more about Jess at https://www.174supplyco.com 

Instagram: @174supplyco and @companioncollective

Episode 93 - Rayne Benu - Orca Love Part 2

Rayne Benu is cinematographer of the award-winning documentary, The Hundred-Year-Old Whale and producer of Skaana- a podcast about orcas, oceans and the environment. A nationally published festival and theatre photographer, Rayne has a rich history creating digital and multimedia artworks, corporate design, interactive media and storytelling using metaphor, myths and symbolic languages, abstract/meditative painting and filmmaking (directing, editing, sound and video). She now lives on Vancouver Island, where she spends her free time filming local celebrities from J-Pod with her partner Mark (from Episode 92).

 

In this episode we discuss her love of animals, Orca filming and photography, developing a friendship with Granny (an Orca), grieving for Granny and her Pod, processing her grief through painting, her dream about Tahlequah (a grieving Orca), and a dream she wants to have of Granny and her grandmother.

 

You can find more about Rayne at:

 

  1. The Hundred Year Old Whale:

    1. on Vimeo: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/thehundredyearoldwhale
    2. Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/thehundredyearoldwhale/?ref=br_rs
  2. Skaana Podcast:
    1. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/mobydoll
    2. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skaanapod
    3. Twitter: https://twitter.com/SkaanaPod
    4. Website: www.skaana.org 
  1. Personal: 
    1. On the Web:  http://tavrayne.photos
    2. Twitter:   https://twitter.com/open2om
    3. Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/tavrayne
    4. Patreon film project: https://www.patreon.com/tavrayne

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).

 

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

 

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.

 

Episode 69 - Rami Shami

Rami Shami has been serving within Hospice Palliative Care for close to thirty years. He is currently involved in an innovative and exciting project with Journey Home Hospice, that will increase accessibility of Hospice Palliative Care services to individuals who are homeless (or vulnerably housed) and living with a life limiting illness. In this episode we talk about Hospice Palliative Care, Journey Home Hospice, dreams of the deceased, and a dream he wants to have.

 

To find out more about Rami and Journey Home Hospice please visit:

https://www.ramishami.com

https://www.thecourseatthecentre.com

https://journeyhomehospice.ca

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