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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

 

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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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Feb 11, 2019

My friend Charlie (Paramedic/911 call-taker) joins me to share some mental health first aid tips that you can use in the workplace when noticing a co-Worker is struggling or needs support

We discuss the different symptoms and peer-support interventions for depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety and trauma-related disorders, substance use disorders, and disorders of psychosis.  We explain the neurological processes of each disorder and how to react to assist someone experiencing a crisis related to them.  I also share the latest research on how psychedelics can be used to heal addictions and mental health disorders!

Dark comedy is an amazing tool to process trauma and are effective measures to tell if you have healed or have processed passed traumatic experiences.  We explain the neurological processes that make being “offended” a choice we just overcome unless our immediate life is threatened.  Being offended at jokes or words people use will ruin your sense of true threat and danger by confusing your fight or flight circuits.  Overcoming negative emotions and working to process them make us stronger.

We also look at a book of Old Settler’s Remedies and laugh at how they used to treat medical problems and emergencies hundreds of years ago!

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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!