—Media on Grief Dreams

Academic Publications (by Joshua Black)

  • Black, J., Belicki, K., & Emberley-Ralph, J. (Submitted). Who Dreams of the Deceased? The Roles of Dream Recall, Grief Intensity, Attachment, and Openness to Experience. Dreaming.
  • Black, J., DeCicco, T., Seeley, C., Murkar, A., Black, J., & Fox, P. (2016). Dreams of the Deceased: Can Themes be Reliably Coded? International Journal of Dream Research, 9(2), 110-114. https://journals.ub.uni-heidelberg.de/index.php/IJoDR/article/view/28117/pdf
  • Black, J., Murkar, A., & Black, J. (2014). Examining the healing process through dreams in bereavement. Sleep and Hypnosis, 16, 10-17. http://sleepandhypnosis.org/ing/archivelist.aspx?SayiID=55
  • Black, J. (2013). Examining dreams, dream content, and meaning of dreams in bereavement (Master's thesis). Trent University, Oshawa, ON

Newspaper Articles

Selected Radio/Podcast Interviews (feat. Joshua Black)

Grief Dreams Topic Overall


Paranormal Focus


Some Movies, Music, Books and Articles on Grief Dreams

Movies, TV, and Music (with scenes or lyrics of Grief Dreams)

Comic Books


  • Black, J., & Stapleford, D. (2016). Dreaming of Owl

  • Garfield, P. (1996). Dreams in bereavement. In D. Barrett (Ed.), Trauma and dreams (pp. 186-211). Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

  • Garfield, P. (1997). The dream messenger: How dreams of the departed bring healing gifts. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.

  • Guggenheim, B., & Guggenheim, J. (1995). Hello form heaven! New York, NY: Bantam Books.

  • Hoffman, L. (Ed.). (2009). Special dream: Personal accounts after the death of a loved one. New York, NY: The Crossroad Publishing Company.

  • Ryan, D. A. (2006). Dreams about the dead: Glimpses of grief. Lanham, MD: University Press of America, Inc.

  • Trask-Curtin, M. (2012). Dreaming of the dead: Personal stories of comfort & hope. Woodbury, MN: Llewellyn Publications.

  • Wray, T. J., & Price, A. B. (2005). Grief dreams: How they help heal us after the death of a loved one. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Academic Publications (from other authors)

  • Adams, K., & Hyde, B. (2008). Children’s grief dreams and the theory of spiritual intelligence. Dreaming, 18(1), 58-67.

  • Barrett, D. (1992). Through a glass darkly: Images of the dead in dreams. Omega, 24(2), 97-108.

  • Belicki, K., Gulko, N., Ruzycki, K., & Aristotle, J. (2003). Sixteen years of dreams following spousal bereavement. Omega, 47(2), 93-106.

  • Begovac, B., & Begovac, I. (2012). Dreams of deceased children and countertransference in the group psychotherapy of bereaved mothers: Clinical illustration. Death Studies, 36, 723-741.

  • Domhoff, G. W. (2015). Dreaming as embodied simulation: A widower’s dreams of his deceased wife. Dreaming, 25(3), 232-256. 

  • Hinton, D. E., Field, N. P., Nickerson, A., Bryant, R. A., & Simon, N. (2013). Dreams of the dead among Cambodian refugees: Frequency, phenomenology, and relationship to complicated grief and posttraumatic stress disorder. Death Studies, 37(8), 750-767.

  • Germain, A., Shear, K. M., Walsh, C., Buysse, D. J., Monk, T. H., Reynolds, C. F.,…Silowash, R. (2013). Dream content in complicated grief: A window into loss-related cognitive schemas. Death Studies, 37, 269-284.

  • Moss, E. (2002). Working with dreams in the bereavement therapy group. International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 52(2), 151-170.

  • Root, B. L., & Exline, J. J. (2014). The role of continuing bonds in coping with grief: Overview and future directions. Death Studies, 38, 1-8.

  • Wright, S. T., Kerr, C. W., Doroszczuk, N. M., Kuszczak, S. M., Hang, P. C., & Luczkiewicz, D. L. (2013). The impact of dreams of the deceased on bereavement: A survey of hospice caregivers. American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine, 31(2), 132-138.