Olivia (A Cosmic Haven)

I created this site to help all people process and understand their psychedelic experiences. My own life was turned upside down by a terrifying trip that left me with powerful anxiety, which I had never experienced before. It has taken me years to fully come to terms with the experience and heal from it, and my goal is to help you do the same. Love to all, Olivia acosmichaven@gmail.com

Am I going crazy after a bad trip? (You aren’t, I promise)

Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about the idea of “going crazy after a bad trip.” I’ve received a number of emails in which people bring this up, so I wanted to address it in detail as well as the general topic of fear. Having intense fear after a bad trip is incredibly common. If …

Am I going crazy after a bad trip? (You aren’t, I promise) Read More »

Trouble sleeping after a bad trip: the inner child method

If you’re having trouble sleeping after a bad trip, you’re not alone. I’ve been in your shoes, and in my work, I’ve found that this is one of the most common post-bad trip struggles. For me, bedtime uneasiness was one of the most relentless aspects of my anxiety. While it was a huge struggle for …

Trouble sleeping after a bad trip: the inner child method Read More »

Understand why you feel weird after a bad trip

When you feel weird after a bad trip, all kinds of questions can come creeping in your head. I know it’s scary, so I created this post to help explain what’s going on and how to work through it.  The main thing to understand is whether you’re experiencing short-term anxiety following a recent bad trip, …

Understand why you feel weird after a bad trip Read More »

I’ve never had a bad trip before, so why now?

If you’re experienced with psychedelics and have never had a bad trip before now, you’re bound to be entirely confused. In this post, I hope to clear up feelings of confusion and defeat while providing some next steps. This is normal. You are normal. No matter how much experience you have, anyone can have a …

I’ve never had a bad trip before, so why now? Read More »

What to do if you feel addicted to psychedelics

While it’s most definitely possible to feel emotionally addicted to psychedelics, you can’t get physically addicted to substances like LSD, mescaline, DMT, mushrooms, etc. These substances simply aren’t addictive. Because of how powerful the experiences with these drugs can be, it’s also very hard to overuse them, but it does happen. When you feel like …

What to do if you feel addicted to psychedelics Read More »

How to understand a bad trip and start the healing process

Bad psychedelic trips are incredibly common. If you’ve recently had a bad trip and are struggling to understand it, you’re in the right place. This site is dedicated to helping you understand a bad trip that you’ve had (that’s what we’ll do in this post) and heal from it. The first thing to do is …

How to understand a bad trip and start the healing process Read More »

6 ways psychedelics change you

After my first psychedelic trip, I was a completely new person. This is the experience of many people. If you’ve had an intense trip or are considering taking psychedelics, it’s important to be open to change and new experiences. They will happen, and the more optimistic you are about them, the better off you’ll be. Here are …

6 ways psychedelics change you Read More »

My bad experience with psychedelics and how I healed

This site is dedicated to helping you heal from a bad experience with psychedelics. “Bad trips” are extremely common. Even though they may only last for minutes or hours, they can have an immensely powerful, negative effect on a person’s life. Many of the site out there don’t provide balanced, in-depth resources for people dealing with …

My bad experience with psychedelics and how I healed Read More »

Neutralizing the sting of a bad trip through self-expression

A traumatic psychedelic trip is like a box of puzzle pieces, sitting there in your mind, waiting to be put together. The first step, as with working any puzzle, is to open the box, dump out the pieces, and start to separate and organize them. Understanding and healing from a bad trip is no different. …

Neutralizing the sting of a bad trip through self-expression Read More »

Discovering, understanding, and healing from trauma: the real trip

“Trauma,” as a word, sounds dramatic, like something that occurs only in the ER or in the dark alleyways of places we don’t want to go alone at night. Truthfully, trauma is a pervasive human experience that we have all gone through at one point or another – if you’ve had a bad psychedelic trip, …

Discovering, understanding, and healing from trauma: the real trip Read More »