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Flight Of Thoughts

The hub that connects emergency medicine, mental health, psychedelic research, cannabis health & wellness, surrealism, and education.

Who I am:

-Primary Care Paramedic (PCP, AEMCA)

-Addictions & Mental Health Worker (AMHW)

-Crisis Intervention & Harm Reductionist

-Certified Instructor for C.P.R., First-Aid, & Mental Health First-Aid 

-Cannabis Health and Wellness Enthusiast

-Host of the Flight of Thoughts podcast

 

Flight of Thoughts - Instagram Page

Follow me on Instagram @jake_flightofthoughts for ongoing updates on the podcast and new content on these topics! 

To suggest topics, guests or to reach the show, e-mail flightofthoughts.podcast@gmail.com or message me on Instagram.

 

The Psychedelic Society Of First Responders and Emergency Workers

The Psychedelic Society of First Responders and Emergency Workers is active and thriving on FaceBook!  Like and follow our page for first responders and emergency workers (i.e. paramedic, firefighter, police, military, nurse, doctor, crisis worker, counsellor, etc.) that use, or support the use of cannabis and psychedelics; for healing, or enhancing quality of life. This page is both for evidence-based education, harm reduction, and community support networks. Clinical research has shown that cannabis and psychedelics can be powerful tools for healing, when used correctly.

A growing number of first responders and emergency workers are using cannabis and psychedelics to explore who they are, prevent stress-related illness, or to heal from previous acute or accumulated trauma.  Join our psychedelic community if you work in a related field (or support those that do); and wish to connect, exchange information, and share experiences with others like you! Click the link in the title or e-mail psychedelic.frew@gmail.com  for more information. 

Flight of Thoughts - YouTube Channel

Click here to watch my lesson to First Responders on effectively managing patients who are experiencing acute psychosis or an emotional crisis.  I presented this as Continuing Medical Education for Paramedics in Halifax, Nova Scotia.  It outlines two intense calls that I attended where we were able to use psychological harm reduction and crisis intervention techniques to help patients experiencing two different forms of altered states.  These techniques prevented police from having to use lethal force, allowing us to get the best outcomes possible for the patients involved.  Feel free to use this information or the techniques I teach in your daily life to help others!
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Apr 1, 2019

Filmmaker, Luke Montgomery (Montgomery Picture) joins me to talk about how psychedelics have influenced our mental health, along with the current research and mental health benefits.  We discuss how to avoid abusing psychedelics or causing harm, how to hold space for an experience, and the proper integration of set/setting/intention to avoid negative consequences.  

Luke also walks me through some surreal moments in classic films that shaped how he views the art and his life.  Great films have the ability to either recreate or project a sense of uneasy reality that can spark inspiration and emotion.  He also talks about his views on their relation to mental health.

Another area that we discuss is how struggling with depression can in some cases come from a loss of meaning and negative framing of circumstances.  This can be affected by various biological, psychological, and environmental factors.

Follow Luke Montgomery @montgomery.picture on Instagram to view his photography and information on his films.  View a beautiful short film that documents his trip to Columbia on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_UHd9aiCglI 

(The Montgomery Picture)

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Instagram:

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Follow of join The Psychedelic Society of First Responders and Emergency Workers:

https://www.facebook.com/PsychedelicFirstRespondersAndEmergencyWorkers/

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This podcast is uncensored and covers many topics considered “taboo” or difficult for some individuals. We do not condone any illegal activities, as this is a platform for harm reduction and open-dialogue.  Although the ideas are mostly evidence-based and honest, the lines of reality and comedy may be blurred at times...this is your trigger warning!