Now, there’s even an app to guide you through a psychedelic experience.
There are apps for nearly everything, these days. Now, there’s even an app to guide you through a psychedelic experience.
Field Trip Psychedelics Inc., which operates clinics in Toronto, New York, and Los Angeles, has launched Trip, an app designed to support the “self-exploration and consciousness expansion” during a psychedelic experience.
“As we began building out our network for Field Trip Health centers across North America, we saw that there is a large population of people who were keen to start, or were already actively, working with consciousness expansion and emotional processing through meditation, breathwork and legal natural or medically prescribed products,” Ronan Levy, Field Trip’s Executive chairman said in a statement. “But they were often doing so by themselves and without proper support or understanding of best practices. So we decided to take the custom developed protocols that we were building for our Field Trip Health centers and make them available to a much broader audience. “
Like its trip centers, Field Trip’s app is designed to guide users through a safe and rewarding psychedelic experience.
“It blends modern understandings of neuroscience and psychology with the wisdom of experienced practitioners in meditation, breathwork and self-exploration,” the company explained. “It supports users with intention setting, mood tracking, guided journaling and integration and personalized music that has been scientifically designed to help guide you through emotions associated with different intentions.”
Trip users will be asked a number of questions about the type of psychedelic substance they’re using and what they’re hoping to achieve. The app takes users through four stages of the experience: Preparation, Exploration, Reflection, and Integration. This is designed to be similar to what one might experience in a clinical setting. The app allows users to record notes for reflection after the drugs wear off. The integration portion of the trip is a critical part of the process.
Levy says the platform is creating the infrastructure to support “the coming wave,” when psilocybin legalization efforts “get across the line.”
“These experiences can be four, six, eight hours, and most doctor’s offices aren’t designed for that,” he explained to Margaret Rhodes of Wired. “You need a very different experience.”