How to Help Someone Stuck in a Difficult Psychedelic Experience

DMT pattern created by Jono Hislop.


by Amber Lyon

on April 14, 2014

What should you do if someone you know is having a bad trip? created a safety video with tips on what to do if someone is having a difficult psychedelic experience.

MAPS Tips:

  • Create a safe space that is quiet, warm, and comfortable
  • Sit with the person but do not lead the person away from their experience
  • Staying calm will make it easier to create a trusting environment
  • Talk the person through the experience; don’t talk down
  • Try to help the person connect with what he or she is feeling
  • Difficult is not necessarily ‘bad’- it’s important to allow the person to explore all emotions, not just fun ones

Watch the safety video here: