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 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 76 - Serena Dyer

Serena Dyer has co-authored a book with her father, Dr. Wayne Dyer, titled Don’t Die With Your Music Still In You, and she is a contributor to Huffington Post, Mind Body Green, and Positively Positive. She regularly appeared on stage with her father at Hay House events and is a featured speaker at spiritual, motivational and wellness events around the United States. Her subject matter covers a wide range of topics, but she always seeks to share her personal spiritual perspective in a way that encourages introspection and personal growth. It was only 9 months ago that her stepson (Mason) died and put her on a path of self-discovery. In this episode we talk about her life with Mason, his death, her grief journey, the 3 dreams she had of him, and a dream she wants to have.

 

To read her blog post on her grief dreams - http://serenadyer.com/be-careful-with-your-thoughts/

 

Website: www.serenadyer.com

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

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/serenadyerpisoni/

 

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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 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/

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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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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/

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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 66 - Christine Bergsma

Christine Bergsma is an award-winning screenwriter and course developer. In partnership with professionals in the fields of psychology and medicine, Bergsma created Journaling Through, a collection of Guided Self-Help Journals designed to help others navigate their respective “rollercoaster” life experiences. In this episode we talk about life in South Africa, the benefits of journaling, the death and dream of her aunt, and a dream she wants to have.

 

To know more about Christine, please visit https://www.journalingthrough.ca

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