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Greif Dreams; What DO They Mean?

Season #2 Episode #1

This episode is my conversation with Dr. Joshua Black who is arguably the world's leading expert on the topic of GRIEF DREAMS. It was so eye opening for me. We all dream but dreams are so complicated… and no surprise, especially grief dreams! This episode is riveting to the end!

Find all ways to CONNECT with Dr. Joshua Black HERE on his website

Joshua spent his young life believing he was destined to become a school teacher - great pay and pensions were the reasoning he had been conditioned to that choice. After his father passed very suddenly he had a life changing dream and found him self dream research but he was having trouble finding a university to do this type of study at.  For him that changed when ironically it was a professor of psychological trauma specialist who agreed to supervise him through his doctorate studies. Now his work is a marriage of both - studying grief dreams! He discusses the different types of dreams & their purposes.  

Listen as he talks about how grief after the sudden loss of his father caused the “color to leave his world” and how a vivid dream 3 months in to his grief is what suddenly brought it back. He explains that he didn’t know what had happened but he knew it was extremely profound…Sending him down a path towards his life’s work. He talks about negative dreams after trauma and dream re-scripting which just fascinated me so very much!! He shares specific dreams of loved ones after the loss of their loved one by suicide.  [SENSITIVE CONTENT WARNING]

Do you dream of your loved one &  are you glad that you do or burdened by it? OR ...are you part of the 10% of people who don't recall any dreams? Do you keep a grief journal? I would love to know!

Can our dreams help us heal OR keep us stuck?? Dreams are SO relevant  to our mental state/emotional health in the roles they play contributing to mental health issues, indicating them and also in helping heal them YET so many therapies do NOT even address our dreams!! This topic FACINATES ME!!
Find all ways to CONNECT with Dr. Joshua Black HERE on his website

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