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Flight Of Thoughts

The hub that connects emergency medicine, mental health, psychedelic research, harm reduction, and education.

Who I am:

Primary Care Paramedic (AEMCA)

Addictions & Mental Health Worker (AMHW)

Harm Reduction Worker (Overdose Prevention)

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

Cannabis Health and Wellness Consultant

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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Dec 21, 2018

Horror movies are notorious for showing death as either glamorous or completely unrealistic.  Many first responders and emergency workers sit through these kinds of movies, just buzzing with corrections we wish we could make.  In real life death can be both disturbing and artistic in a surreal context, yet horror movies...


Dec 14, 2018

For this episode I am joined by my friend Maggie Grainger to talk about ADD/ADHD and cognitive functioning. Maggie has a BSc in Biological Anthropology and Psychology, now expanding her expertise into Addictions and Mental Health Work. Maggie helps me take apart the different symptoms of ADD/ADHD in both men and women,...


Dec 6, 2018

This is a special segment of Flight of Thoughts that analyzes classic movies to explore themes that are related to mental health, trauma, psychedelics, and other surreal themes that may have been missed by audiences. This time we look at Stanley Kubrick's "The Shining".  I am joined by my good friend Chris Kinsella, a...


Dec 1, 2018

Scott Mason from the Toronto Psychedelic Society joins me again to explore some incredibly surreal topics.  Scott shares with us the story of his near-death experience where he had to be resuscitated by paramedics; as we breakdown the best way to hold space and comfort someone who is dying.  There are very...