Stepping into the demo of this app feels like…well…what we think a psychedelic trip must be like. It’s a colorful journey beginning with fairy dust guiding your breath in and out, followed by a ride through the inside of a kaleidoscope, ending with a short flight in Wonderland. The app asks you to select adjectives describing how you feel both before and after the session so you can see if your mood has changed (you can turn this off if you prefer).
The app is designed using research on the use of technology for mental wellness, and incorporates “proven mindfulness structures, targeted sound frequencies, visuals and interactions that have a multiplicative effect when administered through the immersion of VR” (from the Tripp website). Their research has shown that Tripp users on average report a 27% boost in mood after using Tripp, even when starting in a good mood.
You get unlimited use of the demo for free, or you can upgrade to the premium version that gives you a daily practice, access to their mobile app with the ability to personalize your experience, and new content. Premium content is $3.99/month, $9.99/year, or $19.99 for lifetime access.
Once you’ve gone premium you’ll have access to the full library of content including daily focus and calm sessions, meditations in gorgeous locations around the world, moments to just sit in nature, and lessons from meditation and mindfulness experts. You’ll find a mix of trippy visuals and nature scenes, so choose according to your mood.