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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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Jan 26, 2020

After experiencing some burnout and my first needle-stick injury, I am back on track and ready to share what I have learned.  Harm Reduction and other frontline workers of the opioid crisis are a section of first responders that are often forgotten about.  Harm Reduction Workers, Overdose Response Workers, and Community...


Oct 28, 2019

Before embarking on an adventure to India to explore and film, SĂ©bastien ClĂ©rmont joins me in a coffee shop to discuss the various ways that our society copes with death and dying.  We talk about how other cultures view death and how we may shift ours to a healthier and more effective way to cope.  Society...


Oct 9, 2019

There will be more episodes on drugs, substance-use, and supervised consumption sites in the near future, but this one introduces the topic since I started working at one.  This episode summarizes some of what I've noticed in my first run of shifts doing harm reduction and overdose response.  I also talk about stigma in...


Supervised Consumption Sites, avoiding burnout, and addressing stigma in neurodiversity

Oct 9, 2019

There will be more episodes on drugs, substance-use, and supervised consumption sites in the near future, but this one introduces the topic since I started working at one.  This episode summarizes some of what I've noticed in my first run of shifts doing harm reduction and overdose response.  I also talk about stigma in...


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...