Dreams and sleep are understandably impacted as we all try to navigate the COVID-19 pandemic. Those of us who are already grieving carry an extra load of anxiety in addition to an already aching heart.
In this episode, returning guest Dr. Joshua Black shares helpful insights that will empower us to take care of our emotional needs during the waking hours so we can find peace at night, and explores how our dreams give us insights into how we are really doing. You can try this for yourself with his Dream Builder Worksheet that you can download here.
A timely follow up to our first interview in Episode 15 Grief Dreams: Continuing Bonds & Awakening Insights, Joshua and I have a candid conversation about how we are coping personally and professionally. We discuss a range of topics - from Joshua's own grief dream that involves his father and childhood home, to what is in our pantry to eat during the pandemic. This interview left me feeling calm and hopeful. I hope it does the same for you!
About Joshua Black, Ph.D.
Dr. Joshua Black’s research interests are in the area of grief dreams, with a special focus on dreams of the deceased. He recently finished his PhD in Psychology at Brock University. Joshua has published scientific literature in the area and is considered one of the leading academic researchers in this field. To raise awareness on this topic Joshua wrote a children’s book (Dreaming of Owl) that can be found on Amazon. Additionally, he started a website (www.griefdreams.ca), Instagram and twitter account (@griefdreams), Grief Dreams Facebook group, and the Grief Dreams Podcast.
For more from Dr. Black, read his article: Grief Dreams/The Power of Love and listen to our previous podcast, Episode 15 Grief Dreams: Continuing Bonds & Awakening Insights.
Dr. Joshua Black is the host of the Grief Dreams Podcast.
Dreaming of Owl is a Grief Dreams Book for children by Dr. Black.