Set & Setting

Foundations of Psychedelic Therapy

What is Set & Setting in Psychedelic Therapy?

“Set and setting” refers to the two crucial elements in the success of psychedelic therapy. The “set” refers to the mindset and emotional state of the individual undergoing the therapy, while the “setting” refers to the physical and social environment in which the therapy takes place. Both of these elements play a vital role in determining the therapeutic outcome, with a positive set and setting leading to a more positive experience, and a negative set and setting potentially resulting in a negative experience. At Kadima’s Ketamine therapy, careful consideration of both set and setting is given, creating a safe and supportive environment for individuals to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and healing.

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Comfortable Environment

Providing a comfortable and supportive setting is crucial to alleviate anxiety and enhance relaxation, which can facilitate patients’ engagement in the therapeutic process of ketamine and TMS therapy. At Kadima treatment rooms, the patient experience takes precedence. The environment is thoughtfully designed, incorporating ergonomic reclining chairs, soothing lighting, and a cozy ambiance, to promote comfort and relaxation. Moreover, the incorporation of biophilic design principles further enhances patients’ well-being.

Visual Immersion

In the context of psychedelic therapy, visual nature projections serve as a form of sensory stimulation that offers a calming and immersive experience. By creating a safe and peaceful atmosphere, they effectively reduce anxiety, promote relaxation, and enhance the overall therapeutic process. Additionally, visual nature projections facilitate a deeper sense of connection with nature, an aspect of psychedelic therapy that may reveal insights into the self and the interconnectedness of all things.



Aromatherapy is the use of essential oils to enhance physical and emotional well-being. In the context of psychedelic therapy at Kadima, we provide certain essential oils to create a calming and grounding environment, enhance the therapeutic experience, and support the integration of insights gained during the session.

Entheogenic Music

Music can significantly amplify the benefits of ketamine therapy, and at Kadima, we provide immersive and therapeutic audio environments that complement the psychedelic experience. Our patients receive high-quality sound-cancelling headphones and an iPad preloaded with curated playlists that are specifically designed to enhance the therapeutic effects of ketamine therapy. With our specialized audio setup, we aim to optimize the therapeutic experience and empower our patients to achieve maximum benefits from their ketamine therapy sessions.

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Access to Innovation

Kadima’s Clinic is at the forefront of healthcare innovation and is committed to providing its patients with the best possible treatment options. The clinic has a strong focus on researching and implementing cutting-edge treatments and technologies, like VR and psychedelics, ensuring that patients have access to the latest advancements in mental health care

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