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Jake Mitchell with Cannabis Plants

Psychedelic Shamanism for Paramedics and First Responders with Jake Mitchell TPP274

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In this episode I’m joined by Jake Mitchell for an interview and discussion all about the intersections of psychedelics, paramedics, first responders, mental health, addiction, harm reduction, and the future of legalized psychedelic shamanism

About Jake:

Jake is currently working at supervised injection sites in Toronto performing overdose response, counselling, and harm reduction work; while teaching Basic Life Support skills, Mental Health First Aid, and various addiction/mental health workshops. He combines his experience in emergency medicine with his addictions and mental health training to work on the frontlines of the opioid crisis.

He has built his clinical experience as a Primary Care Paramedic in Emergency Medical Services, with research appraisal and mental health crisis expertise. Medical cannabis helped him overcome depression and greatly limit accumulated post-traumatic stress from his wide range of intense experiences through his career. He now helps other first responders and healthcare workers learn how to benefit from cannabis and psychedelic therapies when appropriate. This promoted him to establish the Psychedelic Society of First Responders and Emergency Workers as a peer support network and information hub. His podcast, Flight Of Thoughts, allows him to share what he has learned and talk with diverse guests about a range of surreal topics.

Jake has several years of clinical experience assisting critically ill or injured persons with Basic Life Support, exercising the Primary Care Paramedic scope of practice. This and his growing experience in social service work has allowed him to form an open-minded and empathetic, trauma-informed approach to caring for patients or clients.

Please visit his website at: https://flightofthoughts.blog/

Instagram: @jake_flightofthoughts

FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/PsychedelicFirstRespondersAndEmergencyWorkers/

My Non Verbatim Show Notes:

Jake Mitchell, flight of thoughts podcast,

paramedic, additions and mental health as harm reduction worker

4 years, burn out from depression

physical symptoms, not always emotional

prescribed cannabis, 2 years in career, front lines first responders

prevent ptsd

difficulty emotional processing, no issues so far, worried about later in career

colleagues, accumulating ptsd

most don’t feel it right away, yes stress reaction

some people feel recovered, brain has defense mechanisms, months, years later, triggers

try out cannabis, learn to use it properly

folllowed doctors advice, did research, found strains

not to use at work, didn’t understand cbd, not being impaired

used to sleep and relax in days off

good for working out, fight depression

push through, wasn’t just a crutch, other self care rituals first

way to lift up when need

as opposed to revert

going through field, very lucky

went through a lot of intense calls experiences

got curious, not afraid, able to find collective of paramedics and nurses, use them to heal

went to music festival, first response, harm reduction, too much acid, or negative experience, be there to help them, render medical care

psilocybin, psychedelic of choice, highly therapeutic

research on that, on website

evidence based research appraiser, cutting into somebody’s throat who’s chocking, go through articles, feedback, try different measures

look into psychedelics, make sure I didn’t miss anything, others reports, mentors

with great respect, sat down with friends go through powerful experience

what happened was, as a student, bothered me, things would get stressful, would get feeling in chest of anxiety, sex problems people have that quite often, struggle with performance, correlation with professional performance, almost libido there, sometimes feel you can take on any situation,

felt incapable, didn’t see confidence, a lot was depression, realized through therapy

certain mentors, fear and inadequacy come out in people who represent them

catastrophe thinking, comes up with people with depression and anxiety

if you do suffer, not to throw diagnoses, many mental health problems cross over

brain survival mechanism,

studied more training lab, asked more questions

anxiety, helped me become better paramedic

rushes of cortisol, sleep problems worsening depression in long run

psychedelics brought up feelings allowed me to work through them

sounds of alerts

paramedics at a base, lie down on couch have a little rest, nap if no calls coming in

kundalini energy rise, validated experience in selves and others

felt many times in stressful times, flow state, kundalini, can happen organically as well, in body and mind

tones brought right into memory, call of very severe overdose, very late into student time about to finish

tendency to look at things as the negative, I’m inadequate people don’t trust me, peer support that would help

psychedelics can be used to train first responders, mild doses sub thresholds, more of a flow state, not as vivid

induce flow state, help learn new skills a lot quicker, memorization, memory recall, patterns hold back from learning

addictions and mental health diploma, how use to train

introduce mild dose of psychedelic, bring kundalini activation, flow state, recall ability

high doses can train first responders in how to let go, feel sense of chaos, lots of control

extremely intense emergency situations, didn’t feel hopeless, impending doom, text book symptom for heart attacks

panic attack, I’m gonna die, first responder, my patient might die, psilocybin, lsd, iboga, work through this feeling submit, have radical acceptance, without psychedelic feeling comes on, anchor that in the body

breath on the way to calls, loss of control feeling, horrible, tighting in chest, deep deep breaths diffuse into toher parts of body, 5 second breathes, working up to 7 seconds, repeating to self, got this, gonna do best, no matter what happens, work through with partner, all gonna go as good as it can

instructors, all bleeding stops eventually

little comedy things

dark humor

safe consumption sites, people can show up to sites, bring own substances, can be illegal, they show up, we provide with safe harm reduction gear, new needles, ties, cookers, education and services

listeners open minded, some people against these sites think it stops there, how they gonna get better

part of what we do, offer counseling, crisis intervention, community resources, social services, legal aid, shelter services, case workers, rehabs, multidiscipinary staff, nurses, primary care,

nurse can go hey this is inconvenient, canada, its not expensive, it’s covered,

we do a lot of things there

we monitor their use, different booths, stay safe with veins, avoid overdose, monitor with oxygen near by, first aid equipment nearby

not allowed to test the drugs, people coming in with dope theyr’e not sure what’s in it

tester dose, hoping for safe supply

covid 19, drug users difficult to social distance

dealers don’t do house calls, cut down on crime

safer version of same drug

safe supplies, covid 19 outbreak, positive side effect on drug war

great to have sites like this for psychedelics, safe mdm, mescaline, shamans first responders

offer experiences

recreation, relieve stress, maybe someone what’s to work with tantra, whole spectrum of dd

canada huge laxing of scrutiny of psychedelics, whole countries goes I guess they’re not that bad

covid cannabis completely essential

psychedelics starting to get accepted

most universities and colleges have a psychedelic society

trip sitting workshop

whole gamut of people there

stay safe, hold space, understand psychedelics

allows thought psychedelics, people would throw away caution, concerned they don’t want to make mistakes

sets and settings

having areas that are safely run, not so structured that people feel like cattle, feel like hospitals or clinics

you feel stigmatized, hospitals, staff, people in uniforms, triggering,

grass roots, not in a health center

one nurse 4 harm reduction workers on duty at all times

power point, teach for free every summer,

click through see tips

make you feel more comfortable

training in first response

get ideas first aid program for trip sitters

be in psychedelic space

blue sky budget

thought experiments, ego, psychedelic do a great job, showing ego, strengths and weaknesses in survival, how it relates to others, seeing it as putting aside ideologies, looking objectively more

not having it be one person who has all the ideas, everyone be open to education

rely on quick studies, flashed in news, eating chocolate will extend life,

read it, no research background, wording will be oh yeah I guess that’s true

people don’t have enough education, research, basic naturalistic education, would help people

people do a good job making decisions when have information

protests against covid restrictions, education them on why restrictions are there

heart and kidneys, understand it make decisions well informed

we should have multiple people appointed to make decisions from different disciplines

bio-psycho-social approach

huge open minded perspective

first nations elders on staff

take on very respected roles there, in treatments

not just about having certain people, professionals of certain kind

take on as many people as possible

with sites,

eco villages,

festivals,

harm reduction, first aid, 3 to 5 thousand people 5 massive stages, field, go into forest, weeks setting up, acts, musical guests, workshops

everybody who helped out, bunch of different skills

different things we can take up and work together, sharing

why risk burn out, leads to error, share load

big part of that ecological village, really early wide menu of education available to people early in life

different intelligence, not just iq, natural intelligence, grade one planting a seed, watching seed, tail come out the bottom so exciting, that’s what we don’t nurture in children, not everyone is the mathematician

give resources to feel meaningful

having balance of things people agree on

trauma informed approach, perspective, methodology

means every human being experiences life differently experiences trauma differently

respondeand adapt differently, don’t just assume you’ve been through all the same experiences I have, treat you like somebody has had own life own experiences

something activates or affects you, western med, behavioral problems

different things we have to look at

level I don’t understand, ecological village, avoid causing pain and suffering like you see in big citys, respecting each other

a lot of access to mindfulness meditation

understanding of own self, we all experience struggles with physical and mental health, bio-psycho-social approach to things

everybody sees those areas of life as a balance, diet sleep nutrition

mind functioning optimally, face challenges that come day to day

experience good community

spiritual, transcendence

maslow hierarchy of human needs

before you can help somebody achieve the feeling that they have worth

strenghts weaknesses, ability to grow

don’t allow people to build up hierarchy of needs

biological needs, most people don’t sleep enough, proper diet for their body

some people need 8 9 hours of sleep

at our sites, we don’t have access to enough of is food

don’t have access to good sleep and shelter, dope sick, not eating properly, medical problems from lifestyle, stress

control of environment, of own bodily autonomy

lifes not under threat shelter, stability, homeless, need to get shelter first, access to food resources, health care,

a lot of people healthy, making enough money can buy decent food, not feeling connected with people

problem of isolation

so many people angry, stir crazy, not supposed to live like this

natural to feel like shit

feel like life’s falling apart

feeling like going crazy

sitting in isolation

needs met, nice self esteem, not about situation you’re in, outbreak, having ideas of your strengths of weaknesses, grow

psychedelics

want to do more in the field build up hierachy of needs

not just one therapists idea of it

see hierarchy of needs daily

some clients are homeless, some have jobs

liability, waivers, first responders, doctors, paramedics

is it a paramedics job to save your life

is every single illness and injury treat able

no on arrive, experience, we know that patient will not survive, doesn’t mean we did not do our job properly

harm reduction manual

there could be a framework,

check list in place

wasn’t because of negligence

stress on the heart is what we’re talking about

paramedics job not to save your life, follow guidelines

trip sitter someone holding space in altered state, guidelines rituals from peoples experiences, elders, shamans doctors, first responders,

basic life support manual

process of assessing

do they have pulse, people survive being shot in the face

decompensating shock, nothing to do to save their life

follow guidelines and policies, same training, skills assessments,

documentation

got there didn’t check pulse

not doing job up to par

some type of regulations leave room for fact variables

dont’ know of childhood trauma their not aware of

suicidal ideations, don’t know what else is going on with them

safe set and setting

set up intention create control environment, comfort connection

safety plan,

something goes wrong, that’s not your fault

good samaratin act, small amount of drugs, people don’t get arrested

not getting charged, new thing in canada,

just for when in emergency

psychedelic salon

please take with grain of salt, not be all end all, lots of awesome authorities in the field

instagram flight of thoughts

community needs

flight of thoughts.blog

research on there, for diploma program literature reviews,

podcast hear a lot of updates from field, intense experiences, share a lot of stories

what its like in these sites

Prepping Pyramid

Basic Preparedness and the Prepping Pyramid TPP246

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Basic Preparedness Prepping Pyramid
The term prepping refers to the process by which you incrementally increase your level of preparedness for emergency/disaster on a continuum from short-term self-reliance to long-term self-sufficiency.

The term preps can be defined as tangible items or systems that you acquire or build and use in prepping. While some people may include intangible things such as weapons training, drills, skill development, etc. in their definition of preps, for the purpose of this piece, the focus is on physical items.

The stereotype that survivalists live alone in underground bunkers in the middle of nowhere is rarely accurate. The media sensationalizes the extreme cases, but the reality is that a holistic family oriented survival plan involves several locations and several different scales. I’ve organized the list below in order of scale from the smallest to the largest caches of preps in a pyramidal model to represent overlapping zones.

1. Body

2. Bug Out Bag

3. Bug Out Vehicle

4. Workplace/School

5: Home

6: Bug Out Location

Body

Preppers promote taking some level of responsibility for your safety and security by not only developing self-defense, first-aid, and other survival skill sets, but by carrying implements, tools, devices, and supplies on your person at all times. Having preps on your person isn’t only so you can help yourself and your family, it’s also so you can help others in need.

What you carry on your person is often referred to as “Every Day Carry” or “EDC”. On this scale your preps will include an array of smaller survival gear items. The number of items you carry will be determined by the amount of pockets, belt accessories, carabiners, etc. you’re comfortable with. Fashion and function can be hard to reconcile, but it’s worth an attempt. Many people walk through the world without care or thought of the potential for anything to go wrong. The expectation that something bad will “never happen to me” is a symptom of what is clinically called “normalcy bias”. This is a psychological tendency to avoid considering and logically preparing for disruptions in modern business-as-usual life.

Unfortunately if we encounter bad guys on the street, chances are police won’t arrive on the scene until the incident is over. If we’re in a disaster situation, emergency medical responders may not be able to get to us in the time it takes to die or become seriously ill from preventable causes such as bleeding, dehydration, infection, etc.

Items often carried every day by preppers may include some of the following:

cutting tools, fire making tools, multi-tool, parachute cord, led light, compass, first-aid items (band-aids, alcohol pads), whistle, water purification tablets, emergency medical info card, list of emergency contacts, bandana, cell phone with additional charged battery, flash drive, notepad, writing utensil, “forever” postage stamps, prepaid phone card, cash, checks, herbal energy pills, p38 can opener, water bottle, pepper spray, misc. legal self-defense implements…

Bug Out Bag (BOB)

The “Bug out Bag”, a.k.a. “BOB”, is the survivalist slang for what is more officially known as a 72-hour emergency kit. However, the critical distinction is that a BOB must be in the form of a back-pack that can allow you to move on foot, hands-free.

On this scale of preps, you may have some of the same items that you’d have for EDC, however in greater lengths, quantities, container sizes, etc. as you’ll have the main column of the bag, plus many extra pockets, compartments, straps, clips, etc.

Here’s a list of some of the items often found in or attached to BOBs.

More fire making tools, more parachute cord, flashlight, batteries, candles, first aid kit, extra medications, hand crank/solar emergency weather radio, signal mirror, toilet paper, tweezers, toothbrush, misc. toiletries, sun block, bug spray, warm clothes (kept dry in a large zip lock bag), rain gear, gloves, hat, sun glasses, mess kit (eating dish/utensils), lightweight pot for cooking/boiling water, salt/spices, three days worth of dry food, hooks/sinkers, wild edible plant identification books, bigger water bottle, water filtration devices, 5 gallon collapsible water jug, small bottle of bleach, folding shovel, wire saw, sewing needles and floss, pen or pencil wrapped with duct tape, pen or pencil wrapped with fishing line, full size notebook, envelopes, plastic bags, garbage bags, survival manuals, entertainment devices such as books or games, documentation package (including emergency contacts, local emergency service provider phone numbers, evacuation procedures/plans/packing checklists, multiple evacuation routes, encrypted bank account, social security, etc. numbers, list of family medications/medical conditions, etc.), maps, sleeping bag, space blanket, tube tent, therma-rest pad, tarp, poly sheeting, legal self-defense tools carried in accordance with local law…

It helps to separate and categorize your items into zip-lock bags and distribute the bags into to different pockets and compartments for easy access. The bags also help keep your gear dry.

This sounds like a lot of stuff but if properly organized and compacted a lot of it can comfortably fit in/on a large camping pack. Depending on the nature of the situation, you may want to drop a lot of weight so you can cover more ground on foot. In Saving Private Ryan, the scene in which the translator joins the unit shows how a combat-inexperienced soldier tries to pack everything he was issued in his bag for the mission, and is made to leave most of it behind by his fellow soldiers. This is a useful bit of insight demonstrating that “the more you know the less you need,” and that you have to be realistic about your ability to haul more than the bare minimum.

Your normal commuting vehicle (which may or not be your “Bug Out Vehicle”) should always contain your BOB so that it will be accessible wherever you drive. Storing it in the trunk also ensures you’ll never forget it at home, and when you need to lighten the load and take a few items out, you can lock them in your trunk or locked box in a flatbed truck.

Of course if you’re riding a bus, if you are a passenger in someone else’s vehicle, or riding a bike, it won’t be feasible to bring your BOB with you. In those situations you’ll be relying on EDC, or a smaller backpack with a selection of items from your BOB depending on the situation. For example, if you’re hiking, you’d want to grab a selection of items from your BOB and put them in your day pack.

Most importantly, every member of your family should have a BOB, and every BOB should contain the same version of the documentation package. In an emergency you’ll then be able to co-ordinate your response based on documented protocols that everyone has the current printed version of.

Bug Out Vehicle (BOV)

Your “Bug Out Vehicle” may be a huge 4-wheel-drive monster or a compact car. Older diesel trucks are preferable as they have less electrical components that can fail, and they can be converted to run on veggie oil. Whatever you prefer and have the means to acquire can serve as your BOV, though traditionally it’s a truck or SUV. All that’s required is that it be stocked with extra preps and be equipped with accessories that will optimize performance and provide redundancies in evacuation scenarios.

Besides simply scaling up some of your preps (such as a 5 gallon bucket of dry food that preferably doesn’t require cooking, one or more gallons of water, a larger first aid kit, etc. the following are some preps specific to the BOV:

Flares, basic tools, spare parts (headlights, belts, bulbs, etc.), quarts of oil, extra fluids, map books, solar power system, power inverter, spare tire, snow chains, jack, blankets, tent, boots, entrenching tool, books, gas can (keep empty unless it can be stored safely and securely), more legal self-defense tools transported in accordance with local law, any other large utility/emergency items that don’t fit in or are not appropriate for your BOB.

Every family vehicle should be to some degree prepped to function as a BOV, even if there’s one larger vehicle that’s designated as the main BOV.

Workplace/School

This refers to the place where most of your time is spent outside of the home, wherever that may be. The goal would be to get your colleagues or co-workers on-board with prepping so that they collaborate and pool resources to ensure that there are preps on-site. Whether in a basement, storage closet, or under your desk you should try to get some amount of food/water/medical supply storage set up. If nothing else, try to convince whoever’s in charge to at least have emergency kits on-site that are sized appropriately for the number of people in your office, dorm, etc.

Most likely if done right, you can store a lot without it being a nuisance and have some sense of security knowing that if you end up stuck there, you won’t die of dehydration, starvation, or mild injuries.

Home

Without being too extreme, you should see your home as your fort. It’s the place where you let down your guard at night and go to sleep. It’s the place where you raise your family, or are being raised by your family. It’s where you should feel the most safe and secure, and where you should have the most control of your survival. Again, many of the prep items you’ll want at home have been listed above, but here are some preps that are unique to the home:

large water tanks, rain water catchment systems, months to years worth of long term food storage in the form of canned foods and dry foods including your favorite grains, legumes, seeds (for eating, sprouting, and planting), nuts, spices, dried herbs, dried fruits, etc. in 5 gallon bucket/mylar bag/oxygen absorber kits on a rotation system so you “eat what you store and store what you eat”, sprout jars, green house, permaculture garden (food forest if possible), irrigation systems, herbal medicine cabinet, organic recycling center (i.e. compost, vermiculture, humanure, etc), guard dog(s), livestock, food dehydrator, canning equipment, solar power system with battery bank, more legal weapons, low and high tech security systems, toiletry reserves, fuel reserves (gas, firewood, etc.), generator, full camping gear for the whole family, bigger/more specialized hand/power tools, fire-proof lock box for important documents, back up computers, back up external hard drives, lots of useful practical/instructional books and videos, cash, precious metal reserves, large self-assembled or store bought emergency kits…

Bug Out Location (BOL)

The “Bug Out Location” a.k.a. “BOL” or “survival retreat” is your ultimate destination in the case of forced or voluntary evacuation from your normal place of residence. Ideally it would be far out of the urban and suburban zones though not necessarily totally isolated. For those who can afford the luxury, the BOL is a piece of rural land that you own and have put some kind of legal temporary or permanent inhabitable structure on (trailer, teepee, yurt, cabin, house, natural building, etc.)

If you don’t have the luxury to buy land, you may discover that you have relatives living in the countryside, or friends living on farms with whom you can pre-arrange to stay with under an agreement that you’ll pay rent, or do work-trade.

No matter how you gain access to a temporary or permanent living situation for you and your family, what matters is that you have a plan in place. The plan should ensure that you have a main BOL and several fall back locations if the main location is inaccessible, and have multiple routes to each location. It’s also important to work out a system whereby if members of your family or group reach a certain rally point, there’s a predefined way to “post” inconspicuous communications about who’s reached that point, when they got there, and where they left to.

In terms of the scales of preps, the main BOL will often have the largest stockpile of preps when you factor in the ability to hide or bury large caches and the ability to establish permaculture edible forest gardens, ponds, springs, streams, swales, wood lots, wind power, solar power, micro-hydro systems, etc. Ultimately the ideal BOL would be a rural homestead. However the extent to which it’s developed by the time you need it will be determined by how much time, energy, and money you can afford to put into it while you’re not actually living on it.

In rural zones, the land itself is a prep. The more you do to prep the landscape, the more yields you’ll produce that are regenerative. In an apartment or small urban lot, you’re usually not able to access and produce renewable resources on the scale needed to be self-sufficient. Urban preps are generally only going to serve for a finite period of self-reliance until the supplies run out. It’s worth noting that in both urban and rural contexts, self-sufficiency is rarely achieved on a household level, rather it requires the functional interdependence of a small community.

Ideally if you’re “bugging out” to your BOL, you’ll have taken as many of the preps from the smaller levels of the pyramid with you so you’ll be combining preps as well.

The BOL is typically seen as the end point of the game where if you’re successful at making it there alive you’ll be relatively safe, secure, and supplied. However, most preppers acknowledge to varying degrees and extremes that to be prepared while being surrounded by the ill-prepared is a recipe for disaster. Generally, the higher the population density, the greater the risk of being jumped, besieged, or raided. So the more remote you are, the less likely the ill-prepared will be to expend the energy to find and take your provisions. There’s a trade-off though which is that the further you are from at least a small town, the fewer services are available. Also, without neighbors (who you may need to rely on to save your life someday or even just barter with) your survivability and quality of life might be diminished.

Re-Establishing a Culture of Preparedness

No individual, family, or group is an island. Ideally the largest step of the prepping pyramid would be a culture of preparedness wherein redundancy is built into every system that the population relies on for basic survival. It’s not utopian, a hundred years ago it was common sense. According to prominent prepper Stewart Rhodes in episode 602 of The Survival Podcast, “during the Cold War, this country had enough grain to feed all of its people for three years in the event of a nuclear winter, now they have enough to feed all of us half a loaf of bread.”
Our ancient and recent ancestors had the wisdom to live by the ways of the ant, not the grasshopper (see Aesop’s fable “The Ant and the Grasshopper”). In the modern survivalist movement, it’s accepted that winter is coming again as it has in the past and will in the future.
Apocalypse would be an easy way out, but in all likelihood, the world will continue to cycle with nature, not end. We’ll have to choose to be prepared. Moreover, it doesn’t take TEOTWAWKI (“the end of the world as we know it”) for any individual or family to experience an acute localized disaster. Be it a job loss, an injury, death of a loved one, etc, when the s**t his hit your fan, it’s your preps that will carry you through in a state of relative comfort and help buffer desperation.

Jack Spirko of The Survival Podcast has provided numerous planning and strategy tools such as the “threat probability matrix” and notion of “disaster commonality” (see episode 166) to help people identify the threats that are most likely to occur in their personal lives, location, climate, etc. and understand that in many ways the fundamental preps and planning needed to survive anything from the “mundane to the insane” are the generally the same.
It’s important while prepping to be creative and make it fun-based not fear-based. Thanks to the modern survival movement there’s a fail-safe principle built-in which essentially states that whatever you do to be prepared for disaster should improve your quality of life whether or not s**t hits the fan! The best example is growing some portion of your own food.

Just avoid panic buying. As with Permaculture the best solutions are small and slow. Continually incrementally add to your preps when grocery items go on sale, when you get extra cash, when you can score something on Craigslist, when there’s a yard sale, etc. Start small, make it fun, get into the groove and you’ll enjoy having a more sensible lifestyle that actually empowers you to be an evermore safe, secure, confident, and dutiful cosmic citizen, community member, and family member.

Yoginis Gone Wild…It’s Not What You Think with Alexandria Foxxcroft TPP190

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Alexandria Foxxcroft is an advanced Yogi and adventurist whose heart lies in the betterment of self and others. She creates wonderful, vegan goodies to give love to the body from the inside out.

We’ve done several previous episodes and this one is a beautiful evolution of our dance with conscious modeling, personal transformation, and changing the world in a conscious, fun, and empowering way.

We compare notes on the community emergency response team training that we’ve been gone through and discuss some of the basics of prepping and survivalism from a very practical and moderate perspective.

We then get into some wild territory brainstorming about how to make preparedness training more sexy, much more exciting content to come!

Please visit her websites at:
https://survivalwombyn.com/alexandriafoxxcroft/
https://www.patreon.com/AlexandriaFoxxcroft 
https://www.fromalexandria.com/

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far more down-to-earth and far more really appropriate to just basic practical intelligent living for for all people like it doesn’t it’s it’s a the more moderate more sensible application of those abilities comes in the form of this very interesting training called the cert training and it is the community emergency response team training program that the Federal Emergency Management agency put together to sort of Create a Sim standard curriculum for municipalities around the u.s. to work with local I think it’s mostly fire departments in another sort of phone first responder type personnel and there’s the sort of collisions that built around training members of the civilian Community the way people at training them to be competent First Responders knowing that based on statistical analysis and most disaster situations is going to be several days if not longer before professional Aid gets rendered by agencies in a local or federal whatever has to come in like a disaster situation so it really before what’s the average citizen to commit themselves to some training to understand how to do light search-and-rescue to provide obviously first aid and to have some knowledge of how to really adapt to a need an emergency situation come everything from toxic chemical spills to toxic chemicals burning and fires to how to use a fire extinguisher how to apply more advanced bandages how to do triage if there’s like a mass injury or or a mess death sort of scenario due to the circumstance so it’s a really heroic thing that people have put this together and and there’s a whole sort of like a movie called like a auxiliary kind of Reserve Army of some Citizens First Responders and their people who have done this community emergency response team training and there’s several levels of it I have gone through the first level of the training which is a several weeks several module several week program where you go through a lot of these various forms of training and anyway it’s a huge passion of mine and I try to live up to the to the best standards of it and it’s a it’s always a moving Target and we all do our best but anytime I get a chance to talk shop and dork out with other people on being prepared and like you know what do you have in your in your your bug-out bag or your everyday carry or what do you keep you know on your vehicle for emergencies and just like comparing notes and going shopping at army surplus store and all that fun stuff it’s it’s just the it’s a good to Great Pastime and so here it should be no shock and no surprise that one survival women models who is like I’m bored with all this stuff actually turns out to be a fellow sir train yeah comrade in in all of this seems so it’s going to be a joy Exquisite joy to to go into these topics now with them and now has several time returning guest one of the the review and in the quiet and luxurious and an in an illustrious Alexandria Foxcroft back again to it now talk about this fun stuff so yeah with all that said how you doing what’s new tell us the backstory on your cert training very well thank you forced of all for having me back I’m excited that we both get to geek out on it together and share experiences because this is something that has absolutely been a highlight of my life I first took my type is my first recording training course when I was in high school and this was done at my Academy through my soccer team my coach was wonderful with all about Advance preparation and all forms to make sure that we all got certified so this was not my recertification since it has been a few years since I graduated from high school and I’ve always been one to look up to the badass people who are able to take care of themselves and take care of those around them growing up I watched a lot of Xena Warrior Princess and a big fan of Lara Croft Tomb Raider so I do my best to hide my skill so that I can be useful but it was a lot of fun I completed my recertification to see weeks ago that is so cool thank you so much for sure that’s that’s really cool to know ya most people do not know this existed seems like you were the best kept secret so do you want to talk about since it’s fresh in your mind just how would you if you were just sitting down with friends or family and I just came out of the course and then and ask you what you been up to you like how would you break it down for average people who who are going to just say like oh you’re crazy prepper nut job you know you like know this is very very practical stuff but yeah I’m curious how you would introduce it to people who haven’t heard about it absolutely so start training or Community emergency response training is a fantastic way for Lay people like you said those who are not trained firefighters they’re not trained emergency responders and they’re not police officers to get some of those same basic skills so what I learned in what the people within my call her cohort learn learn how to create a disaster preparedness kit what goes into fighting small fires if there is an earthquake and we are people inside of a building what precautions do we take before going into that building and if we are able to based on the safety and structural stability what do we do once we go in there and we’re now encountering people who are victims of this emergency a disaster is defined as anything that exceeds our ability to handle the problem and exceeds the available resources exceeds rescue personnel and results in loss of life and destruction so this could be anything from a fire to a terrorist attack to a zombie apocalypse even a massive flood and most of the time when this happens where are phone lines are down Powers probably out and those who are going to be taking care of the injured and those were sick and those who need guidance are they people about 95% of those people who are actively involved in rescuing and attending to First Aid are those who don’t do this as a profession so it’s great to have some people in the neighborhood who have an idea of what they’re doing and they’re at least prepared to Not freak out so much hopefully and get the things done that needs to happen when something tragic strikes so this was for me a 3 weekend long course where I dedicated my Sunday’s to learning resources and it’s great to connect with the community as well and see who else is on board with messing up to the plate and taking responsibility for so her family and for those around it helps me feel a lot more secure and my ability to do certain things as far as stopping the blood flowing in a major wound or putting out a small Fire by I feel more prepared awesome well that is wonderful and if it feels like a just after you take that training I’m curious to know if you feel the same way that you look at the world differently and you send you don’t take for granted safety you don’t take for granted security or health sanitation energy you know all of the really realize like how how much of a house of cards like everything we take for granted is about just like moving through life and using the infrastructure and he knows sailing through traffic lights and everything is just so it’s easy to get to get to two people they called normalcy bias is actually like the the term for when you don’t believe anything will it’s that basically that the normalcy bias is because the fancy way of saying it’ll never happen to me right about just the shift in Psychology that you have when you when you start to really look at like how vulnerable everything is and how precarious the the infrastructure is yeah I think that growing up I was always a pretty cautious kid even when we were in a crowd just making sure that I could see my mom or my dad see where the exits are and keep my wits about me is set that comes second nature in a lot of ways but she was training and just really helped me tune into crowd mentality more so because if something were to happen say in a stadium and we’ve all heard these stories are in a club people tend to just rush for the exits and there are certain psychological patterns that always happen when people are in Terror and they’re afraid for their lives where that’s when a lot of the Trashy occurs from trampling or getting stuck so now I am more aware of where my exits are if an earthquake were to happen and I were inside stay Costco what where’s the safest place for me to Duck and Cover so that in mind knowing that I always need to have at least half a tank of gas in my car I need to keep water with me I need basic Provisions in my house bandages other first aid items are working fire extinguisher just making sure my gear is always in check I know where it is that if I do have an emergency I’ll be prepared and I won’t be stuck scrambling when there is no oh yeah. Has certainly heightened my awareness and heighten my level of personal responsibility and I’m young the beginning of my journey for the most part so I’m gradually building up my cat gradually building up my skill-set but recognizing that it’s a journey and we really really are fortunate to have the infrastructure that we have and if something were to happen where that was overwhelmed we need to be able to take care of ourselves as best as we can and take care of our neighbors beautifully said and I totally agree in in the there’s if we kind of look at the gist the the population in general I’m after the statistic that less than 3% of Californians are prepared for any kind of earthquake at all so there’s so many people say was it that that was I remember where I heard that but I mean I’m typing so many podcasts in different commentators and stuff but the more likely than not you know this is sort of like the Preppers Dilemma to is that there’s there’s tactical survival has to like well if I grow a garden and I stockpile bunch of food and I have a bunch of supplies and I’m just going to be a target for my neighbors to overrun me you know when they need it but it’s like well then it behooves you to help educate them and get them on board so that the more resilient having a community the less that they say the zombie countdown starts when the water in the food is gone you know so if you can get water and food in the landscape than like you have the zombie countdown gets like if you can make that be longer and longer until it’s like oh actually there will be zombie apocalypse here cuz we all have granaries are we or I should say granaries but we all have long-term food storage figured out in I’ve heard it the Mormons in Salt Lake City are the most prepared people per capita because it’s in their freaking it’s in their code of conduct that they’re the apocalypse is near you better be ready for the end of the world so fucking lo and behold there the most prepared for the end of the fucking world they have great organization so yeah I 100% believe that when you have a community who is also looking out for each other’s back that means that if you know that your cans are going to expire than you turn those over and everyone else is doing the same that’s just ingrained within the community and for us to have that on the smaller scale than larger scales Within These communities where we’re not perhaps went according to religion or ethnic background that would be great I think a lot of people would feel safer and more confident with himself if they knew that when is Chicago’s down are at least covered for a couple of weeks they don’t need to be the one freaking out or going and trying to loot those who are prepared and that also comes with a side of making sure that you can protect yourself as best as possible and being cautious with when the situation calls for it alright so do you feel like you have many folks in your life who are like your survival emergency preparedness buddy so you can do drills with and have like a things like a blackout backyard campout nights to test all your you know batteries and make sure everything look for holes in your strategies and stuff to a little like a simulations and things I wish I did that would be awesome I am now that you say it going to start putting my feelers out and making that happen because Teamwork Makes the DreamWork that’s what I say the things that I feel have really prepared me I mean as best as I could be prepared for something like a massive earthquake I have no idea what what what that would really look like so all of its going to be just me doing my best but going somewhere where I’m really dependent on myself festivals major festivals like burning man where I bring it on my water bringing all my food all of my batteries have to work I am out there taking care of myself in the middle of the desert where it’s scorching hot freezing cold and it rains of all sorts of crazy stuff happens in a really heightened energetic environment being able to do that for 11 days on top of other festivals at work where I’m outside and exposed to the elements and really pushing my body makes me feel as though is there anything that I can handle yeah that’s a great Point certainly know they call it a radical sustainability radical I hate this that’s good training in good conditioning for sure and if you’re if you’re ready for burning man you’re probably ready for the zombie apocalypse for sure that’s cool and there’s need for I’m really really salute the the Medics you know the medical teams that the volunteer Medical Teams that come to party in other parties and whatnot they got Wilderness first-aid training and they’re all decked out but they’re also like still super hit party animals to eat us is not girls who are a great people it is wonderful to work alongside them and see them in action a lot of knowledge that they have and their willingness to share it with others and make sure people are partying safe is totally commendable yeah it makes me think about it is really has made me think about all of the the crazy antics of being younger and just going out into the night with no with nothing you know and just being at the mercy of like so many forces of nature forces of law forces of you know and now our the more like I’m you know I’m not I wouldn’t say I’m going to still have a lot of a lot more work I want to do in being more you know more as far as knowledge is far as most of all actually doing the drills you know like that’s the thing it feel like it’s lacking the most that you can buy anybody can buy a bunch of gear and just like have it but if you don’t test it and you don’t play with it you won’t like you were saying you know it’s important to know what you’re going to have some sense of how you going to respond and certainly under stressful conditions or different kinds you know so yes I so want to be figuring out your headlamp when you talked about which is going to definitely be forthcoming as is the notion of taking this survival women Persona profile platform thing that we’ve started and that you again I have to thank you because it was I believe however long ago it was you know a declaration was made in our first interview with you for discussion where I felt like it was time for me to make this actually come to life and know it’s it’s for all intents and purposes or a real thing and others there’s like a whole a whole like list of of amazing women who have stepped up and to present themselves and it’s still very much in the beta mode but what I like to do with it with all of the participating folks is a give them more opportunities to really highlight what it is that they’re passionate about and what they do and two to create just ongoing series on going a series of ongoing content for her profile per person so something that we would that we were talking about doing is like taking some of his Knowledge and Skills that you that you’ve been training with and actually putting a little bit of flair and and spice you know and possess to them and doing some like photo shoots and hopefully like it’d be great to do some instructional videos and things to do to your comfort level of of of you know where you’re at and have that be a way to just like nudge people with a little bit of Tristan located like Beauty and in sexy next to the to the extent that you like to share that and then they actually bring it all together so what what comes to your mind when you think about like what what you would do as a themed shoot for this kind of stuff like what your imagination go wild with these kind of ideas I’m so glad that your project is at that part where we are starting to think about what type of contact we’re going to generate for it it what came to mind was first aid wearing Taxi awesome Warrior Woman outfits that have pockets and not have places to store and hold gear that would be great I think it’s important for people to know how to use their equipment know where they can purchase their equipment and know how to do simple things like bandaging taking care of burn taking care of abrasion if someone is feeling psychologically Trump traumatized what to do in that situation there’s a lot that goes into managing an emergency situation that I have first-hand experience then and I’ve also been trained in. That is just a snowing at least seeing someone else doing this if you I don’t do this for a living it’s something that’s on the side of the hobby they can to and if it’s titillated even more fun I think I done died and gone to heaven I know I feel like I want to I want to just fall and scrape something so that you’ll have to like them. You’re my wounds or something that’s pretty obvious I think a lot of people to hold nurse fetish thing it like really comes from the nurturing energy of being cared for in the medical context it’s like really and sometimes your drugs to sow mean s another many people are so even to have someone bandaging a wound it’s really nice and all say sweet things I’ll I’ll take your mind off of the pain I appreciate that yeah if I used to do medical studies like a lot of Hollywood aspirin to don’t want to take a day job because they want to be available for casting call Civic they join the guinea pig seeing and they do medical studies for experimental Pharmaceuticals I don’t have to go through those various phases so I was definitely a study rat you know for many years and and I have fond memories of the nurses that would come in and poked me with IVs and take my blood and and do all that good stuff it really is a thing it’s interesting I am so curious now about that I am what was what was one that stand out to you you don’t have to get to Intuit Austin experience with the nurse or one of the trials a lot of crazy moments a lot of crazy by difference between you have to sort of sign up to waive your right to sue if you’re experiencing is that like that but the thing is I would say that it was priceless to me I mean I seem to have made it out without a scratch and knock on wood but it gave me so much exposure to what the the legal framework is for ethical study design and like just reading through so many pages in packets really giving me that shamanic like in the experimental work you know that I’m doing with my psychedelic shamanic Sexual Healing research it’s really it’s through the lens of having been through that system so many times and reading those packets and seeing you know who the the lead investigator is and what their liabilities are and what they need to cover their ass on and you know all of these different checks and balances that are again I mean it’s all pretty much skewed to create more toxic drugs to poison people with in charge therapy know about health care plans for but there is a percentage of it that is somewhat true to the spirit of healing and medicine but most of all it’s about I mean it’s about just understanding how to limit liability and do risk management I guess they’re big biggest concern the greatest is how do we make tons of money and manager risk celebra profitable because they do just get sued left and right you know like every every I hear the malpractices even with the certs a member went in the search raining I was at the fire department if they did one of the firefighter officials was like the main instructor and he was saying I think you said something like almost every call that they go out on the expected you know at least one lawsuit for septic some crazy statistic about how many times First Responders in the fire department like what they get sued for interest absurd so you know that’s kind of a Degrassi nobody’s talking a big it comes back to preparedness and in Risk risk management and number texting is like you know you want it like for example if you do if you have I know if you have a first date if you have a first-aid training and you administer CPR or you do any kind of like you are now you say you don’t have to do it by the book it’s like some people would say if you don’t do first aid training and you render Aid to somebody you were less like vulnerable to a lawsuit then if you did before say training cuz then they can say where you have your card and you should have done it like this and you were going to be like this since something happened and now you’re more think it’s it’s a lot of careful consideration and what not but there’s also like the Good Samaritan where did you give you good yeah it sounds like it gave you a good basis for doing what you’re doing now and being able to see why a cover-your-ass much as possible so that’s why I want formation that and you’re alive and you have all of your limbs nothing hello what are some of the highlights now cuz it’s fresh in your mind some of the things that you if you almost moved by your like the highlights of some of the notes you were taking you really want people to think about to get them motivated to take this up as a hobby make it up as a responsibility and something doesn’t have to be a chore but I think what what makes it feel more invigorating is to know like how how how important it is that you’ve become capable of being a hero and nice ways in and so some of the some of the data that you get from the course will give Tiffany get you psyched on stepping up so any kind of to give us a pep talk you know from your notes I have a lot of fun with this start training even though it was waking up at 6 a.m. to get to a class at 8 a.m. to group was great though to offer construction where a lot of fun there bones everyone to volunteer so we all have that part of us that is not evaded to do better and to learn more so you are a great company of the stuff that interests you you get to feel like a badass going in the face of a small fire and putting it out you learned valuable skills that will make you a more competent human being able to protect your family better protect yourself and they’re a little tidbits of information that you’re able to that has Daft into your life that will help you avoid those things that get people into trouble little things like not having enough gas if you need to just get the heck out of town or not having enough water because that’s essential when it’s our water goes out we’re not able to take showers were not able to flush our toilets were not able to just run the snake we need to have water not just to drink and Keep Us Alive but to get there are they so you’re going to be building up the skill sets in this information where you’re gradually making yourself more prepared that even if something terrible doesn’t happen you still have the things that you need you start to think of life in a more organized fashion and you want to secure your house in a way that makes it that I can hear you can get around and you can you have access to the important thing a great day today life skill, it’s that it’s a really well and I think today the important shift that I have had in that I try to promote to people want to talk about this is that really the peace of mind that comes from being more prepared and knowing that you have the skills in a training to respond appropriately to pretty much any emergency or disaster situation that helps you sleep better at night and it helps you be less fearful and really it’s funny cuz people will say it’s tragically funny that people will say oh my God you look at you like you’re so paranoid look at you you know do all these extra steps and you know put your money into this and that it’s like actually I have a better quality of life knowing that having done this these procedures and being prepared in these ways I act so we can enjoy day-to-day life a lot more and not have this like this overarching kind of looming anxiety about knowing subconsciously that I’m totally vulnerable to anything and I have like no resilience it’s been that shift for me has been really has been really great I know other people who who are on this path and who enjoy this process together they have that same sort of deep deep bike relief sense of inner peace and relief knowing that they’re they’re not going to be out there begging and fighting and you know they’ll be able to be my best security so keep speak to that just this that sort of that in front of mindfulness and it and made it to that place you know it’s up to connect it with that sort of them that sort of a special things absolutely I found it to be really really nice to enhance my responsibilities when it comes to their personal responsibility and that form a circle. Just being the ability to respond if I will put in a position where life was changed drastically I feel confident knowing that I can step up to the plate and handle things for myself and organize things as well for the past are training I made it a point to take on leadership positions as much as possible and having this inner peace and knowing that when chaos is going on around me people are looking for Direction when they don’t know what to do I can help because I found that in her Serenity to just make space make room for there to be organization structure and just get things moving and flowing in a way that allows us to get through it as fast as we can with what we have available absolutely hey what just came to mind to me when you said I was like you know people have it so easy when they study the Eastern Arts at meditation and they do it and then he totally feng shui peaceful really intentional environments and it makes me think that really it would be addicts interesting to go and do Transcendental Meditation or whatever else you like to do or just yoga and do it in any rush hour traffic while there is Jack Hammers and construction going on just like in the middle of the downtown all of that have that experience that I will you be able to hold that that peaceful cam sensor it in a bin where they surrounded by chaos and yeah you got to you got to not panic you know you really you really got to know that you’re not going to panic write this most of most people will and if you do then they do to it’s very contagious and keep your calm a panic is I think the most valuable skill that one can attain for themselves have you something if something happened it’s hard to know until you’ve been there so it would every detail you know you care to share I’m curious to have you do you have some experiences throughout your life where you felt like you were you were in like a hectic situation you were able to to draw upon a sort of instinct Shore or a prime or even more of a trained and more of it I guess I’m going to have you do you have like personal narratives of incidences incidents that she responded to an and how you would kind of reflect on them now with the with this training in your mind sure I’m the first thing that comes to mind is working as peer support through them. Which is an organization organization and going to Festival where things are super chaotic people are changing their Consciousness in many forms and they’re coming to us perhaps bringing a friend to their desire and we’re here to do other things than babysit we’d rather not take him to the medical tent or you can get arrested so here you have them and this is his play stitches do what he needs to do in a safe manner that those experiences are coming to buy because one in particular someone who wants a large man over 6 ft tall and 5 5 and she has power over me really really agitated the one that make other people feel uncomfortable with his presence he’s just very out of it and I walked up to him talk to him is like anyone else asked him what he needed and I felt as though and I was able to just be there for him not as a guide not as a director not as a leader but just as person-to-person contact style you need to pour and I am here to be. make sure you don’t hurt yourself make sure you don’t hurt him at all and because my background is in Psychology I’m particularly primed for being able to approach these situations with care and consideration and just like we’re all human we have all had days where we don’t feel totally ourselves and sometimes that’s more apparent and extreme than in others and knowing that I can be there when someone’s really freaking out and seemed like they might hurt someone and just deescalate the situation I am grateful that that is very very likely born out of these practices of meditation and yoga and self-regulation still makes me honestly think that if it’s funny because the the cert training system it’s very secular as it would need to be you no it’s not it’s not partial to any religious tradition or 1:19 I felt like I was just kind of the way it’s like going to the post office or something you know it’s not very spiritual and have Feria Wu at all but I do I would believe that that there are there be I could see a space for for their you know if not in the official official by the book search training certainly people who are making me just makes me think I wonder if there are people who really proactively solicit the the first responder Community for like custom yoga classes in custom wellness retreats in it makes me think that’s got to be a huge Market Niche you know cuz they’ve got so much PTSD they have so much stress so much responsibility and I wonder what they do on a spiritual in mindfulness kind of self-care serve chip and maybe that’s something maybe that’s a gap that that you will Bridge somehow either did you ever hear considered kind of Outreach and your services in and sort of marketing to I mean maybe you do you have a fireman fetish furniture I do have a person in uniform I appreciate people who are able to take care of things myself that’s super hot and attractive and had to be able to offer that to those who are really totally embodying the put your life on the line for others is to get back in that way I currently offer Community classes in my neighborhood and to expand that to the police department the fire department medical professional yeah that sounds great. Another fantastic idea because you just brought up the police department it makes me think you know okay police brutality what about police yoga classes and then less police brutality because police yoga write this if there’s so much stress and anxiety that they are carrying around through their days until their homes back to work and then out to the general public. That’s likely why so much of this trigger having a secret so if we are able to channel that in a way that’s more productive and just likes entering in it doesn’t have to be a burden that I can’t even fathom the things that they deal with on a day-to-day basis that would drive many people mad that they are able to handle let’s make it so that they can just not stuff it down and bury it and then it comes out in the grass of scary harmful ways but we can Channel it and provide self-care well I just had a crazy vision of you being like the second coming of Pam Grier to do like you your police officer and when you arrest people you you you telling me have to get into yoga poses you know I can sit down on the ground up against the wall Foxy Brown yeah you know I can’t say that I really thought seriously about law enforcement because medicine is my passion but should be there for people and the escalator situation with some yoga Galaxy influence the way it was only an innocent Ematic contacts that I could imagine you being a cop I think it would be it would be very fun to play with the notion that everything is hackable including our are stereotypes about police you know good magic you know it’s a Jedi mind trick on a thing you know if you can if you can if you can I think they I think they all police officers are are starved of of of appreciation and I think when you when you know how to authentically show them that you appreciate the risks are taking with their own lives to do Austin you know community service work and you know maybe it’s not always getting cats out of a tree but it’s also not always beating up on people of color and it’s been a growth Edge for me to not be such a simple-minded Anarchy you know who is psyche has. Juvenile mentality towards being ever cereal to the state and its and its soldiers and and and cops so yeah I can only see I mean the timeshare thing to is like you just alchemize everything in you and you say you know make friends out of your enemies in in in 5 that Unity Consciousness and so well we’re getting into some interesting fun territory but I feel like there’s there’s what’s up with unity 2D just bring more spirituality mindfulness to to the Department’s you know these departmental bureaucracies and a lot of people just trying to do decent good work in the community but also maybe not having a spiritual tools so maybe it’s something you’ll be able to to give back in in to feed back into into that world I would love that in this you or any of your viewers have solid ideas or leads into how we can make this happen because I would really love to offer but at a shin yoga to First Responders they do a lot of work for the greater good I’m all year please forward that to me cool but I think this as usual it’s always kind of a a magical ceremonial brainstorming session you know so all these things that were imagining your are starting to really be there materializing on on a on a settler energetic plane and and I think they will find their way into mean for now we have it we will absolutely come together and with whatever crops and gear and equipment that we have amongst us we will have fun with cameras and survival gear and we will start this this journey and who knows if the other people who find it and share it online you know we could really I mean it’d be great to have even more mentors you know it people who were her more for further down these past ultimately to be able to work with you not to be able to own ambulances and have our own you know our own actual decentralized autonomous first responding there’s actually a there’s actually cryptocurrency token project that is thick the Uber of First Responders and they are using yeah they’re using like a crypto token incentivization it’s called Guardian I believe it was called and it was a guardian token I think it was called but it’s like they figured out how to take like places throughout the world where there’s not a lot of medical infrastructure and first-responder infrastructure and be able to basically send out like GPS kind of like uber type requests and then so that empowers people on bicycles and motorcycles and imagine like peer-to-peer first 8 yeah yeah so have you been spokesmodel for that if there’s something I mean it’s here if they’re if they’re surviving the crypto bear Market you know so let me know thank you so much we really covered a lot and in this has been really fun to just have for me less if I really focused agenda and just be able to kind of meander and in brainstorm and come up with fun ideas in and then those that are the most married to the most virtuous in with the most Merit shell Shelby will come to fruition and that will make some great art happen very soon and just keep the good times rolling so I’d say 2 to close out I think it’d be great to kind of show Jason highlight your gifts some of them which are to really be able to help people navigate their their inner thoughts capin mindscape and Rehab gray to create some sort of spontaneous affirmative meditation kind of guided meditation to to bring people-centered into the Consciousness that you feel you’re cultivating with having that Duty and that calmness and that competence to take more responsibility and just sort of yeah sure something big comes to mind for you if you like and then of course your your website places to get people to get ahold of you and I will call to show yeah that sounds great and thank you for the fun and being willing to go down these different. Paths of exploration and as always per usual we did good work and I’m excited to see let me come up with Max and enclosing I would like to do something fun play with your play with your listeners for a little bit and I invite everyone to settle into space back there and if you’re driving keep your eyes open and just relax and listen to my voice. Otherwise close your eyes gently and Bill the parts for your body is connecting to chair to bed linear feet are resting on the ground couldn’t hear Style your body is your temple that houses your innermost being your spirit consciously connect with that hire knowing Lies Part of Yourself part of yourself that is competent strong responsible reliable that you that is able to connect with others and yourself and take care in any situation that you encountered apeiron tuition bacteria wisdom well power to survive it’s within you that is him this part can eat that pussy to the surface through training extracurricular activities that give you mental and physical fortitude strength and courage Tesla any reliable for yourself and those who matter most you have that meaning to that Park tune in to will to survive not to survive but to die we got this as a community menu not only in an emergency situation you got that I also and your day today life all of these skills will help you to be a more confident confident strong reliable and wise individual Baptist Church I just breathe and that knowing next next. keep going exhale keep going you’re on the right path do you have the resources protective credit repair you’re closing your eyes link them open gently coming to the state and then to your body Westside Connection to that part we talked into it got it believe in yourself come back return you got that thank you for having me on your podcast again. And I can almost hear that the crackling of the campfire and the s’mores you know falling in and the Crickets they are sesame we are going to have so much fun with cameras doing all the sort of them yeah yeah this is going to be yoginis GoneWild kind of a Wilderness survival first aid not what you think not what you think people garnet I look forward to it having fun and learning more skills and sharing them that’s bad I said all right women so how can people get a hold of you again okay my Instagram is Alexandria Alexandria x o x x t r o s t and that’s my website Alexandria Foxcroft. Com through there you’ll be able to find the links to the socials that I have out I have a patreon if you wish to support my journey through yoga through Wilderness survival training and just everything and I look forward to seeing you on other channel connect I’m here yes thank you so much again for sharing that and let’s join a good cause and help a balloon become more of a badass badass women it’s a good cause you so much again I have no idea what the next surprise adventure thing is going to pop out this going to be the contact for the whatever is going to be next episode but hopefully by then we will have some some beautiful footage and photos to share as well so we’ll probably just do a recap of whatever we come up with that after that point and very much looking forward to that so stay tuned everyone and yeah I have a great night and namaste Namaste catch you next time please go to www.crunch.com and cook on the Donate button to help support the show in addition to see me and improving the podcast your donations will help establish permaculture goddess Temple after bite ecological employment for single mothers Please Subscribe and share your favorite episodes if you have questions or comments feel free to leave a voicemail at 818-275-1593 or email bad I talked your punk. 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