This topic may be uncomfortable for some but it’s one we all will experience on day. Death. How do we approach the end of our lives? How do we deal with the fears, the pain, the anger, the regrets? Is there something than can help prepare us and ease the transition?
The answer may be in our dreams. I saw this firsthand with my mother, whose dreams about her beloved father as she lay dying helped give her peace in her final days. My guest on this episode of Dream Power Radio, Mary Jo Heyen has heard the dreams of many people in her role as a hospice worker and found the healing medicine within them. She has written about this in her book Dreaming Into the Mystery: Explorations into Being with the Dreams and Visions of the Dying. Mary Jo shares her observations with us, including:
•how dreams can soothe the dying
•the common themes of those at the end of life
•how these dreams can aid the families
•when not to share these dreams with family members
This valuable information is both critical and comforting for those at the end of life and their families. Don’t miss this heartfelt episode of Dream Power Radio.
Mary Jo Heyen, M.Ed., is a certified practitioner and leading teacher of Natural Dreamwork. She has a diverse private practice working with dream clients of all ages and backgrounds.
Her practice includes being a hospice volunteer, their dream specialist, working with the dreams and visions of those in hospice, their families and grief groups. Mary Jo shares her hospice experiences in her recent 2021 publication of Dreaming into the Mystery: Explorations into Being with the Dreams and Visions of the Dying as well as in the April 2018 issue of the premier peer-reviewed Journal of Palliative Medicine. She is also author of the dream primer Who Are Those Guys? the companion piece to her workshop of the same name, which explores the many characters who come to us in our dreams. Mary Jo was a featured teacher during the 2019 Shift Network’s Dreamwork Summit and her work with dreams has been featured in Dream Time, a publication of the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD) where she serves as an IASD Regional Representative.
Find out more about her work at: www.maryjoheyen.com.
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