Idan's podcast - Feel Good with ME

Thank you for listening to my podcast.
I want to share my journey to recovery and help those who need it. I needed support so much when I suffered with ME, house-bound and living with a carer (you can read my story below).  I know many of Feelgood Essentials customers may be going through difficult times - that is why I am now offering affordable online coaching and mentoring services. I am a trained Hypnotherapist with a degree in Psychology. I have years of experience in counseling and my services may be useful to a wide range of people - if you're struggling and need support, I am here to listen. Please get in touch with me - and also scroll down to read more about my background.


Idan's Bio:

I studied psychology (BSc Hons, 2009) at University of East London. Later I taught foundation students and was the founder of SOSMentor, a program that supported students in their studies via pairing them with mentors.

During my studies I worked under Professor Janet Treasure at The Institute of Psychiatry (King’s College London).

Between 2009 - 2011 I ran and managed a volunteers' group at Drugsline. The volunteers' duties were to support anyone dealing with addiction directly or indirectly. 

Since 2007 I have struggled with ME, chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). In 2011 the illness became overpowering and I took time off to heal myself by, among other solutions, going plant based, water fasting, oxygen therapy and positive psychology. I managed to go from being house-bound with a need for a carer to getting most of my vitality and health back. My illness is still there but I have successfully managed to contain it to a level where I can function and lead a fulfilled life.

I'm in the process of writing a book on my journey back to health, based on all my experiences.

In 2015 I co-founded The Feelgood Cafe, a vegan cafe in Chingford, London, which became a local community and health hub and ranked 6th cafe in all of London (2019). The cafe was open from 2015 to 2020 and now continues online as a vegan support account - @thefeelgoodcafe.

Since 2018 I have been working closely with Dr. John Butler, who is a renowned hypnotherapist and a psychotherapist with 40 years of experience, at Hypnotherapy Training International (HTI). I help with organising and managing his hypnotherapy training courses both online and in person in London.

In 2020 I published The Little Book of CBD together with Penguin Publishing House, on the benefits of CBD oil, a food supplement which I have been taking since 2017 and offering through my brand Feelgood Essentials -

In 2021, in the search of fresh air and a warm, sunny climate, I settled in Sagres, Portugal, where I am going to open a plant-based guesthouse and a retreat centre - coming in 2022!

I offer affordable consultations online via Zoom or phone, as well as meetings in person in the Algarve, Portugal, if you happen to visit or live nearby.


Coaching and Mentoring services:

I have chronic fatigue syndrome (ME), fibromyalgia and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Naturally I specialise in these areas and I am here to support you through your mental struggles.

I also do 1:1 consultations to help people deal with:

  • the struggle of going through an auto-immune condition, including a new cluster of symptoms defined as 'long COVID'

  • learning to cope with adverse life situations

  • feelings of isolation and loneliness

  • motivation, personal development, planning, goals setting and achieving your desired outcome

  • mentoring

  • public speaking and communication, camera speaking

  • family relations, friendships, relationships; finding and understanding your partner

  • plant-based nutrition guidance

Contact me if you go through hardships and life changes that are difficult to deal with on your own and you need someone to support and listen to you.