Grief Dreams Podcast
E148 - Dr. Sarah Neustadter - Surviving the Suicide of a Beloved

E148 - Dr. Sarah Neustadter - Surviving the Suicide of a Beloved

February 17, 2020

Dr. Sarah Neustadter is a licensed psychologist based in Los Angeles, specializing in suicide prevention, loss, and grief, including those grieving the suicide of a loved one. She has over a decade of professional experience identifying and treating those at risk of suicide, especially teenagers. She holds a PhD in clinical and transpersonal psychology from the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology in Palo Alto, California. She is the author of the Love You Like the Sky: Surviving the Suicide of a Beloved. 

 

In this episode we talk about the suicide of her boyfriend while in grad school, grieving his death, her book, suicide prevention, and grief dreams.

 

You can learn more about Sarah here: https://sarahneustadter.com/

 

E140 - Marlie Rowell - ‘Night School’ After A Suicide

E140 - Marlie Rowell - ‘Night School’ After A Suicide

November 21, 2019

Marlie Rowell is a sassy word/mixed media artist, author, & lecturer. Her life changed after she became a suicide widow. She is now the self-proclaimed queen of suicide widow etiquette reformation.

 

In this episode we talk about her life with her husband, her husband’s depression, the stigma around mental illness, her husband’s suicide, the stigma around suicide, finding proper support, and her multiple grief dreams during 'night school'.

 

You can find more about Marlie here: www.suicidewidowetiquette.com  

E137 - Dave Marteau - The English Book of the Dead

E137 - Dave Marteau - The English Book of the Dead

October 21, 2019

Dave Marteau is a mental health professional and a writer who has worked for 30 years with and for those close to death in hospital, rehab, prison and hospice settings. Between 2000 and 2012 he was clinical drug adviser to the UK government, and more recently he has worked for the European Union and the United Nations. Dave is the author of The English Book of the Dead, a personal and scientific exploration of mortality. Dave's sister Elizabeth took her own life at 31, and his son Jack was killed crossing the road aged 21, hit by a speeding driver. 

 

In this episode we talk about working in the mental health field, mental health issues of his sister, the death of his sister and son, issues faced after both types of loss, grief dreams of his sister and son, his wife’s grief dream of their son, and his new book.

 

You can find more about Dave at www.englishbookofthedead.com

Episode 68 - Natalie Proulx

Episode 68 - Natalie Proulx

April 25, 2018

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 49 - Steve Morrison

Episode 49 - Steve Morrison

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

Episode 47 - Robin Chodak

Episode 47 - Robin Chodak

September 26, 2017

Robin Chodak is a Certified Grief, Life, and Spiritual Coach, a Certified Master NLP Practitioner and a Reiki Practitioner. Robin left her job as a computer software systems analyst for over 20 years after the suicide of her husband in 2005. Her journey led to her transformation. She discovered new passions, to write, to teach, to encourage and to coach others. In this episode we talk about the death of her husband, the struggles of dealing with a death by suicide, a dream she had of him, and a dream she wants to have.

For more information about Robin go to: http://www.robinchodak.com

Episode 31 - Sabrina Must

Episode 31 - Sabrina Must

May 4, 2017

Sabrina Must uses the written word to inspire others to be authentic and raw. She is the author of "Must Girls Love", a memoir, and "Living Witnesses", a Holocaust survivor series. In this episode we talk about her journey into writing, the death of her sister, grief after suicide, forgiveness, and a dream about her sister. You can find more about Sabrina at www.SabrinaMust.com