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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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Sep 11, 2019

Flight Of Thoughts #20 goes into how you can learn to harness cannabis for healing.  Each person has different cannabinoid combinations that they may respond best to, so its important to take your time to find the ones that work for you.  What strain do you feel increases your cognitive functioning? First Responders and Healthcare workers often ask how they can use cannabis for their symptoms whole avoiding impairment that can affect functioning. While spending time with family or doing activities that require cognitive efficiency, avoid higher levels of THC and lean towards strains that favour CBD (unless THC works better for you).
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Many paramedics that I’ve worked with tell me that strains high in terpenes like pinene and limonene to compliment the CBD can enhance cognitive efficiency even more. I personally recommend avoiding THC while on duty, and finding a strain that is 5-10% CBD (no more than 5% THC); that has a terpene blend that works for your body. Harnessing the various vaporizer temperature settings is another way to limit THC intake when needed!
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Each person responds differently to cannabis based on their specific endocannabinoid set-up. This is why it is best to find a cannabis specialist who can guide you through finding the best balance of THC, CBD, and of the hundreds of terpenes that work best for your target effects.
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Watch the groundbreaking documentary, “From Shock To Awe”; following the newest treatments that are resolving PTSD, addiction, and depression in 80% of patients (including first responders and veterans)! Come see this exclusive screening at The Grand Gerrard on September 11th @ 7pm, with a special guest Q&A panel. Tickets only $5 in our effort to spread awareness and reach as many people as possible. More information at this link:
https://mappingthemind.ca/event/from-shock-to-awe/
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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!