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 111 - Monica Meade - Forgiveness After Loss

Monica Meade is currently working in private practice as a clinical therapist with Whole Balance Health, specializing in Grief, and Trauma therapy utilizing EMDR (Eye Movement, Desensitization, and Reprocessing), in Colorado Springs, CO. Monica’s pursuit of becoming a grief counselor was born out of necessity. After the death of two immediate family members, she struggled to find hope for herself in the healing process. She has made it her goal to reach out to others during their grief journey to bring love and light to the healing process. 

 

In this episode we talk about EMDR, the death of her daughter and niece, forgiveness, and grief dreams of her daughter and niece.

 

You can find more about Monica's private practice on Psychology Today. Additionally, here is a link to Monica's forgiveness speech https://youtu.be/JITIpN9WkKw

Episode 104 - Heather Varner - Storms and Silver Linings

Heather Varner is an east-coast born and bred Canadian who moved to Ontario with her then-boyfriend (now-fiancé) after her mother died in 2014. In the 4.5 years since, Heather has dealt with her grief through therapy, faith, and plenty of writing. She has written pieces about grief and loss that have been published by Time, xoJane, and Elite Daily, and shares her grief journey through her Instagram account @stormsandsilverlinings. At the start of this calendar year she launched a blog called Storms and Silver Linings.

 

In this episode we talk about her love of reading and writing, her relationship with her mother, the death of her mother, writing her grief, and grief dreams of her mother.

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 71 - Dallas Shirley

Dallas Shirley is a Registered Clinical Counsellor who provides Children's Counselling and Family Counselling for non-profit organizations. She currently works as the Children's Services Manager at Abbotsford Hospice Society and a Grief Specialist for the Abbotsford School District. Dallas is also the author of a books series called Woodland Wisdom Books, which are guides for parents, caregivers, educators, counsellor, and other adults who help to support children dealing with difficult issues. In this episode we talk about her journey into helping bereaved children, children’s grief and their grief dreams, her grief journey, and a dream she wants to have. You can find more about Dallas and her books here http://www.woodlandwisdombooks.com/

Episode 68 - Natalie Proulx

Natalie Proulx is a licensed funeral director, who owns and operates Facing The Sun – Funeral Celebrant, Bereavement Support and Wedding Officiant services. She is on the board of directors for Bereavement Ontario Network and has completed multiple certifications within Traumatic Loss, Child & Infant Loss, and Disenfranchised Grief. In this episode we talk about her journey into being a funeral director, pregnancy and infant loss, her own miscarriage, dreams of miscarriage, and a dream she wants to have.

 

To know more about Natalie please visit http://facingthesun.life/

Episode 63 - Barbara Gaughen-Muller

Barbara Gaughen-Muller, President of the United Nations Association (Santa Barbara Tri-County chapter), speaker, and co-author of Revolutionary Conversations. Barbara experienced unstoppable fires that raged for weeks throughout her community, only to be shortly followed by a wave of deadly mudslides. Something unexpected emerged from this horrible situation: peace. In this episode we talk about her journey into being part of the UN, the fires and floods, finding peace, death of her husband, dreams she had of him, and a dream she wants to have. 

 

Check out these links to find more about Barbara:

https://www.thriveglobal.com/authors/7554-barbara-gaughen-muller

http://www.revolutionaryconversations.net

https://www.unasb.org

Episode 52 - Shelby Forsythia

Shelby Forsythia is an Intuitive Grief Guide and host of the podcast Coming Back: Conversations on life after loss. After her mom’s death in 2013, she became what she calls a “student of grief” and now writes, speaks, and teaches others about the transformational power of grief and loss. Shelby is a Certified Grief Recovery Specialist® and Reiki Practitioner. In this episode we talk about her journey with grief, her podcast, dreams of her mom, and a dream she wants to have of her.

For more of her work and to listen to her podcast visit http://www.shelbyforsythia.com/

Episode 50 - Anna Seewald

Anna Seewald is the founder of Authentic Parenting®. She is a speaker, author and a parent educator. As a child she survived through a severe earthquake, but her young mom died (among others). She has been through trauma, pain, and a lot suffering. With a strong passion helping children, Anna dedicated her life working with abused, neglected, orphaned, institutionalized children and juvenile delinquents. After nearly 20 years she realized that it is through helping parents she can help children. In this episode we talk about her life after the earthquake, her grief journey, authentic parenting, grief dreams, and a dream she wants to have of her mom.

 You can find more about Anna at www.authenticparenting.com

Episode 49 - Steve Morrison

Steve Morrison is an ordained minister and has officiated over 1200 funerals. In 2016 Steve launched his own business called Oh My Grief which provides information and resources to individuals, as well as education and training for professional organizations. He is presently working on his Doctor of Ministry where he is considering the relationship between faith and grief. In this episode we talk about funerals, Oh My Grief, his PhD topic, dreams in the Bible, powerful dreams in his life, the death of his friends, a grief dream of one of them, and a dream he would like to have.

For more information about Steve visit www.ohmygrief.com

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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