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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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Jan 18, 2019

This is an exciting episode with my good friend Charlie, who worked with me as a Paramedic and as a 9-1-1 call taker.  We share some of our most intense experiences working in emergency services, how we use cannabis for self care to prevent PTSD as first responders, healthy VS unhealthy coping strategies, and more surreal framing of how we view life and death.  We also talk about a few calls we have done that caused an acute stress response and what measures we took to re-process and overcome them, before they manifested as trauma.  Enjoy this ride through life and death moments, using psychedelics and cannabis for self care, while integrating our dark sense of humor!  Cannabis can be an effective self-care tool for the overall benefit to the mental health of first responders and emergency workers when used responsibly with education!  

Strains that are high in Myrcene, CBD, and Linalool are best for combating the acute stress reaction that you may have 24-48 hour after a stressful emergency call.  Avoid high levels of THC (above 12%) when experiencing distressing emotions or anxiety, as CBD-dominant indica and hybrids are much better for managing those symptoms.  Sativa strains high in THC can exacerbate rumination and distressing emotions, so stick to strains that promote a healthy balance of terpenes and CBD when possible!

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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!