February 10, 2020
We rereleased this episode (E73) as our next episode features an update on the guest.
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 is to Hospice Buffalo https://www.hospicebuffalo.com
August 18, 2018
Isaac Taitz is a graduate student in clinical psychology at Palo Alto University. Isaac conducted a study on the cultural differences of grief dreams. In 2012, Isaac won the Student Research Award from IASD on his honours thesis on lucid dreams in depression. Since undergraduate, he’s become interested in researching clinical applications of dreaming. In this episode we talk about lucid dreaming, his research study on grief dreams, and his dreams of the deceased.
October 19, 2017
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
August 30, 2017
Dr. Tim Murphy is an associate professor of Psychology at Brock University; however, his path was not exactly straight. He was heavily involved as a drummer in competitive pipe bands and even won a world championship in 1987. After his math degree he drove a truck for 7 years during which time, he met Wendy, a wonderful woman he would eventually marry. She convinced him to return to university and they completed M.A. degrees in Psychology at Brock University and had just begun their PhDs when Wendy passed away. In 1997 he created a scholarship in Wendy’s name (https://brocku.ca/social-sciences/departments-and-centres/psychology/graduate-programs/current-students/wendy-murphy ) and continues to raise funds to support it by running a golf tournament each fall (this year it is on Sept 9th, 2017).
To know more about Tim please see (https://brocku.ca/psychology/people/murphy.htm )
June 26, 2017
After graduating from Canada’s National Ballet School, Nicole Meredith went on to complete both her B.A. and M.A. in English at the University of Toronto. Nicole currently works full-time in communications and marketing, and is a freelance editor and writer. Her two published booked Waiting to Happen: Accidental Injuries in Canada and Outsights: Social Inequalities in Canada can be found here https://www.amazon.com/Nicole-Meredith/e/B01NHAB27G In this episode we talk about her journey into ballet and writing, the death of her grandfather, and what dream she would want to have of him.
June 16, 2017
Episode 37 is a special Father's Day Podcast with Darwyn Dave. In this episode we catch up with Darwyn, get the scoop on a conference Joshua attended in La Crosse, Wisconsin (The International Death, Grief and Bereavement Conference), and Joshua and Darwyn talk Father's Day. Both Joshua and Darwyn's fathers' have passed away so we get their perspective of this holiday, and we build some dreams for both in honour of their fathers'. This podcast is dedicated to them, as well as all father's alive and passed away.
June 13, 2017
Caitlyn Gallant is currently working towards her Master of Arts in Psychology (Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience) at Brock University. The overarching goal of Caitlyn’s research is to aid in the prevention of mild head injuries and educate others about their behavioural, cognitive, and social consequences. Currently, her research focuses on concussive and subconcussive injuries in sports and how they can affect socioemotional functions, such as theory of mind and empathy. Here is Caitlyn's Research Article. In this episode we talk about her research, the death of her grandfather, dreams she had of him, and want dream she wants to have.
April 26, 2017
Katie Faust is a second year student in the MA program in Applied Health Sciences (Health and Physical Education) at Brock University. Her research explores the culture of grief in sport. In this episode we talk about her love for rugby, the death of her teammate, and her research.
April 15, 2017
Episode 26 is a quick update podcast with Joshua and Shawn. We talk about our goal to start releasing 2 episodes a week, our next update podcast (Q & A), and Shawn's management style at work.
March 26, 2017
In Episode 23 (with guest host Jade Black), we had the pleasure to talk with Dr. Corrine Seeley. Corrine is a pediatric sleep specialist and sleep educator at Rebirth Wellness Centre and founder of Baby Sleep Solutions by Dr Seeley (www.sleepbydrseeley.com). After 10 years in the sleep research (Ph.D. in Sleep Neuroscience) and becoming a mom herself, she has dedicated her professional life to sharing her expertise with families and helping parents achieve great sleep for their babies. Corrine shares about the death of her grandmother.
February 25, 2017
Dr. Malvina Skorska recently received her PhD in Psychology from Brock University in St. Catharines, Ontario. The focus of her research is on the development of sexual orientation with a focus on more biological explanations. She is currently continuing this work in a postdoctoral fellowship at Brock University working with Dr. Anthony Bogaert. On the podcast she shares about her loss and dreams about her dog (Max). Here is Malvina's ReasechGate page https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Malvina_Skorska
January 27, 2017
Caroline Drolet is in the PhD program at Brock University with research interests in belief in a just world, victim blaming, hypocrisy induction paradigm, in/out-group biases, human rights, and prejudice. You can find her published research on researchgate (https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Caroline_Drolet).
November 30, 2016
In episode 11 we (Joshua Black and Shawn Ram) review the journey so far since starting the Grief Dreams Podcast. Shawn's cousin (Justin Ram) sits in on the conversation.