Tips on How to Prepare for Your First Psychedelic Trip

Are you worried about your first psychedelic trip? It’s okay; every first tripper felt the way you do. On the contrary, you can’t be too worried or too excited; you need to prepare for that important day.


Tripping with psychedelics is not as easy as taking your vitamins; there are a lot of preparations to do.

What is psychedelic tripping?

Psychedelic tripping is experiencing the effects of the hallucinogen. It means that your senses and perception are altered due to the hallucinogen consumed. And in this case, it is the consumption of psychedelic mushrooms, called the “magic mushrooms”.

During tripping, you’ll experience several things, depending on the strain of the shroom, the dosage, and your preparedness during the entire session.

Here are a few effects of psychedelic tripping:

  • Visual distortion (seeing swirling patterns, objects looks smaller or bigger, and visualizing different colors)
  • Sensory changes (user will experience a sensitive sense of taste and smell)
  • Hallucination
  • Mood changes
  • Physical changes (increased heart rate, profuse sweating, and increased blood pressure)

There are first-time trippers that will experience different from others, and some will experience a bad trip.

A bad trip or bad acid trip is a negative effect of consuming a psychedelic substance. Unlike the usual good trip, trippers experiencing the former will feel disturbing situations, including:

  • Experiencing time stands still
  • Negative interpretation around you
  • Experiencing fear and paranoia
  • Extreme mood swings
  • Disturbing hallucination

To avoid experiencing a bad trip, you need to use the recommended magic shroom. Also, you may undergo a psychedelic trip with the experts. According to, there is a Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy (PAP) that you can take advantage of if you want to experience a psychedelic trip.

But who can avail of PAP?

  • Individuals with PTS/PTSD
  • Individuals with substance addiction
  • Individuals needing an extra boost of creativity
  • Individuals suffering from mental health conditions, such as depression, anxiety, and more.
  • Individuals who want to rewire their thoughts or brain

How do you prepare for Psychedelic Trip?

To avoid a bad acid trip, you need to prepare for your first psychedelic trip in the following ways:

#1: Know your intentions

Why are you taking psychedelics? Is it for fun, for creative or medical purposes? By understanding your intentions, you’ll be getting the right shroom strain.

#2: Understand how PAP works

Make sure that you know how Psychedelic-Assisted Psychotherapy works. Follow the instructions set by the experts – before, during, and after the therapy. Do not overthink; it will cause discomfort during the tripping.

Ask questions if needed.

#3: Let Go

During the session, there are several things you’ll experience. To avoid a bad trip, you just need to let go and trust the people guiding you throughout the tripping session.

#4: Have enough sleep

Before undergoing PAP, make sure to get enough sleep. Trippers with a lack of sleep often experience negative thoughts and negative olfactory and visual hallucinations; therefore, make sure to get enough sleep.

#5: Be open and enjoy the moment

Thinking about the possible unwanted effects of psychedelic tripping will make you feel nervous and anxious; however, if you have prepared well, nothing wrong is going to happen during the session.

All you need to do is be psychologically and emotionally open and enjoy the moment.