Known as the Cannabis Coach, Bradley King is a global life coach, actor and writer who focuses his life’s work on breaking the stigma on mental health. Since 2017, King has made cannabis an integral part of his coaching with clients - and he himself has been a vocal advocate of the plant for many years.
Bradley King, Cannabis Coach: Breaking Mental Illness Stigmas With Plant Medicine
“I deal with multiple mental illnesses and I love to break all the stigmas associated with it,” King says. On social media, where he has nearly 2 million followers, King speaks openly about his experiences coping with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), anxiety, and depression. He educates the public on the various ways that cannabis can help treat these conditions - how cannabinoids work with the body to regulate our systems. This can allow individuals struggling with anxiety to feel more relaxed, and King often notices that consuming cannabis puts people in a frame of mind to listen to each other more attentively.
In sessions with clients and on social media, King practices microdosing, where consumption is kept to a minimum for optimal effect. He’s a big believer in the power of knowing your dose, and takes pains to explain the details of benefits from different kinds of cannabinoids and the ways they might work or not for someone’s needs.
“I‘ve always had a passion to help others and I’m grateful everyday that I get that opportunity to pursue this career and help others achieve their goals,” King states. “We can be our one worst critic and sometimes leaning on others is what we need to help make the transformations we desire.”
Bradley King's Uplifting Weedsday Playlist
Based in Atlanta, Georgia, where he lives with his husband and son, King is proud to embrace the mantle of Cannabis Coach. His talent for guiding people to natural sources of inspiration is evident in his Weedsday Playlist, full of classic feel-good tunes.
"When it's time for me to sit down and have a "smoke sesh", I have to listen to nothing but positive music,” he asserts. “These songs all are so special to me, and they hit certain emotions that I have learned to love and use to motivate myself. I am so grateful for all of these songs and the impact they have on my life!"
Matisyahu - "One Day"
This song has always given me hope that the world will get better. I love to listen to this and imagine what I can do to help create those changes within our society.
The Beatles - "Here Comes The Sun"
I have been through more hard times and have used this song to get through them more than I like to admit some days! I just love the good vibes it provides and the amazing visuals of driving down a deserted road blasting this.
New Radicals - "You Get What You Give"
This song reminds me of simple times in my life. I found this song at the age of 21 when things were just a bit calmer, so it's nice to listen to it and be reminded to not take life so seriously!
a-ha - "Take On Me"
One of my first jobs was making sandwiches at Subway. This was my first time experiencing waking up early to make money, and I used to go into work every day at 6:00 AM and jam this song to get motivated. When I find myself slacking to this day, all I really have to do is just turn this on to feel the vibes!
Rick Astley - "Never Gonna Give You Up"
This song holds a special place in my heart because this was the first song I heard going into a gay bar. It felt like walking into a movie scene, and I can still visualize it perfectly to this day. I listen to this song at least three times a week when I want to feel fabulous, and I have no shame!
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