What is the Helpful Clinic?
The Helpful Clinic is a social enterprise that helps people get back on track.
We help people cope better with everyday life and support people with limiting health conditions by helping them understand how the brain and the body work.
The methods we use are tried and tested: our founder Thora Rain is a Health and Wellbeing practitioner with over three thousand patient hours under her belt, and with her own lived experience of chronic illness and full recovery. Our practice is informed by the latest in Functional Medicine and PsychoNeuroImmunology, fields which straddle physiology and psychology to understand how the body’s systems interact with and impact health.
We are a digital clinic, using technology to make our support accessible, flexible and environmentally friendly.
We are proudly a social venture.
How do we help?
We support each person’s health in a way that is tailored to their individual needs and takes into account what they have found helpful in the past.
We have a range of options to suit individuals with different needs:
- First Aid Kit for Feelings: Our course can help you improve how you deal with feelings like stress, procrastination, anger and physical symptoms by building your own toolkit.
- Your Journey: If you are suffering from physical, emotional or mental trauma, illness or stress, our personalised support can help you navigate your own journey to health.
- High Performance: In high performance environments, we help you understand your limits and maximise your achievement without a collateral cost to your physical or emotional health.
Drawing on research and literature about body systems, high performance and emotional and health literacy, The Helpful Clinic works with individuals and groups to develop an understanding of feelings, both emotional and physical and the interdependence of health, wellbeing and performance.
Why choose us?
Our founder, Thora Rain, is an experienced Health and Wellbeing practitioner. She has spent six years working with a top London clinic, supporting hundreds of patients with chronic illness.
Thora also has lived experience of chronic illness: she was ill with Myalgic Encephalopathy/ Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia for six years.
Initially she was housebound, needing extensive help and support. Thanks to her own ‘helpful crew’, expert advice, knowledge and understanding, she is now fully recovered, and is dedicated to helping others navigate illness and find health.
This combination of expert training and lived experience makes Thora a compassionate guide for others struggling with persistent illness or difficult feelings.
Thora works with a network of practitioners and links in with each patient’s existing health team to ensure that patients are being supported in an integrated and constructive way throughout their journey.