What is the Helpful Clinic?
The Helpful Clinic is a social venture that helps people get back on track.
We help people respond better to what life throws at them – whether it is experiencing stress, pain fatigue or anxiety. We can help people feel less overwhelmed by their feelings through practical workshops or 1-2-1 consultations.
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 courses can help improve how feelings like stress, pain, fatigue and anxiety are managed by building a personal toolkit.
- 1-2-1 Support: We offer personal support through consultations where individuals can discuss and analyse their feelings.
Our overall aim is to help the mental health and wellbeing of individuals in practical ways that can be embedded into everyday life.
Why choose us?
For over a decade, Thor, a health activist and pain and fatigue specialist, has helped hundreds of people to deal with stress and manage their health.
They are uniquely qualified to do so, having themselves recovered from ME and fibromyalgia, diagnoses given by their doctor in 2003, along with the prognosis that they would never get well.
They did get well. Doing so took seven years. During the later years of their recovery, they retrained in a range of complementary therapies, including hypnosis, neurolinguistic programming (NLP) and emotional freedom technique (EFT). This clinical training, harnessed to the knowledge gained in their masters and their years working in film production and project management, enabled Thor to pioneer a practical and easy-to-use wellbeing approach: First Aid for Feelings.
Then, in 2013, came the call to health activism. Shocked by learning at a health conference that 30 – 50 percent of patients in GPs’ waiting rooms had ‘Medically Unexplained Symptoms’ (MUSs), Thor felt compelled to do more. Encouraged by patients who were benefiting from their approach offered through the London-based Optimum Health Clinic, they launched a First Aid for Feelings training programme. The aim was to share the approach more widely.
Two years later, further galvanised by patients’ successes, Thor set up a social enterprise, The Helpful Clinic. The clinic offers First Aid Kit for Feelings courses and personalised support to people experiencing feelings like pain, anxiety, overwhelm, anger and fatigue.
Thor is currently working on The First Aid Kit for Feelings Manual, a practical book sharing the approach, the science behind it and the success stories of many of the people who use it. Due for publication in Autumn 2020, the manual will contain everything you need to reclaim and sustain your health and your sense of self. We are also working on a First Aid for Feelings Meditation Course, to be available online soon.