Preview Mode Links will not work in preview mode

This podcast explores experiences and ideas from first responders, healthcare workers, and folks across many walks of life. These include unique perspectives on topics related to emergency medicine, mental health, addictions, health, well-being, and human behaviour. 

The primary goals are to translate this experience to the general public, while training harm reduction workers and first responders on the frontlines in our communities. It also serves as a platform to share updates and useful information on these and related topics. This podcast does not condone any illegal activity. It operates as a platform for education, harm reduction, social activism, and open dialogue for ideas.

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 or message me on Instagram.

Check out video clips related to the podcast at:

Flight of Thoughts - YouTube Channel

Dec 22, 2020

This was a really fun episode catching up with Charlie Bronson!  Charlie is a Paramedic, former 9-1-1 call taker, EMS Logistics, and has education in Biomedical Sciences and Psychology.  We catch up about the Covid-19 pandemic and the rise in violent workplace incidents.  I update everyone on my recent Post-Traumatic...

Oct 26, 2020

Many people are experiencing "pandemic fatigue" or work-related burnout.  What have you been doing to maintain optimal physical, mental, social, and emotional resiliency?  Preparing yourself for stressful challenges or chaotic situations is an ongoing process that is different for each person.  Watch your sleeping and...

Oct 2, 2020

This episode covers a deep fear that emergency workers carry.  We want to feel that we are trained and prepared to handle anything.  It is soothing to pretend that every skill and ability we have harnessed will carry us through any challenge we are met with.  The truth is that we can be faced with situations where our...

Aug 5, 2020

Here, I share some cases where we applied non-violent crisis intervention tactics to de-escalate persons in emergency situations, avoiding the need for police intervention.  One situation was during a major overdose, where the client was combative while he was in respiratory failure, the other features someone locked in...

Jul 8, 2020

Paramedic and podcaster, Chad Bartalone, joins me from Indiana  to talk about some of the more surreal and heavy topics surrounding emergency medical services.  We talk about how to take away the negative stigma of inevitable death, learning to appreciate and embrace it instead of fear it.  How do we normalize the...