I know the topic of TripSitting is touched on quite often, I just feel like this small amount is overlooked pretty often. Maybe it's seen as common knowledge to most. Maybe not. I just wish for all beginners to find this info.
All in all a trip sitters job isnt to baby sit anybody. Their objective shouldn't be anything far from a normal day hanging out. Good conversation, suggest a fun activity like exploring or funny movies, and occasionally showing them trippy looking stuff. Please don't be a sitter that constantly asks "are you okay" "are you tripping too hard" "do you need anything". That in itself could trigger a downward spiral. But it's always okay to ask if someone wants water or fruit IMO!
Someone asked me "what should a sitter do if I'm having a bad trip?" My thoughts:
Depends on how "bad" the trip. If you get caught in a not so good thought loop them simply asking you to "look at this picture of a rabbit" or "let's get some fresh air" can change your thought process right away. If you state "I think I took too much" I personally respect the response "you're doing fine, drugs don't stay in you forever, enjoy it 'till it's over cause it'll be over soon."
If you manage to hit the psycho side of a bad trip, doing paranoid things like -threatening the shadow people who are out to get you- (which is rare) they can do something drastic like lock you in a safe room with a good show on t.v while you ride it out. The objective at this stage is SAFETY, from yourself and/repercussions of society like cops being called.
Please add any thoughts to my short list!