About Jason Cusson


Jason Cusson was born in Eastern Canada and has spent the last 30 years working as a critical care nurse all over the world, including the faraway reaches of Australia, Haiti, India, and North Africa. His exposure to tragedy and human suffering, combined with the loss of several colleagues by suicide, due to mental illness, affected his being to its core. It sent him on a quest to Southeast Asia, India and the Amazon, where he found guidance in the teachings of the Dalai Lama, Thich Nhat Hanh and the indigenous land stewards to achieve a better understanding of the human condition. He would become a mindfulness meditation teacher in nature under the guidance of Mark Coleman and, further learning about mental health, trauma and addictions with Gabor Matte. Jason currently divides his time between his work at Stanford Life Flight, and his home in Spokane, Washington. He is a long-time educator for ASTNA, STN and Stanford CEPD and teaches mindfulness classes, workshops and retreats in Nelson, British Columbia. He is a passionate teacher/speaker with a focus on the healing of healthcare workers and resilience building, through compassionate self-awareness, cognitive restructuring, self-care and the healing power of nature.  

Speaking Events

Upcoming Events

  • EMS, World Expo 2023, New Orleans
  • Lightning in a bottle 2023, The Unconscious Sedation of the Heart and Mind (May 24-29), California

Past Speaking Events

  • Stanford Annual Crona Convention -Palo Alto, California
  • ECHO Beach Retreat Conference -Tampa, Florida
  • Air Medical Transport Critical Care Conference -Dallas & Forth Worth, Texas
  • Critical Care Transport Medicine Conference  April 11-13, 2022 – Orange Beach, Alabama 
  • Lightning in a Bottle 2022, California

“Everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Be kind. Always.”

―Robin Williams (1951-2014)

ECHO Beach Retreat Conference -Tampa, Florida

LIB Festival, May 2022- California
ELM retreat, July 2018 – British-Columbia Canada