About us

Our philosophy

Being diagnosed or living with a chronic illness can be a monumental challenge. It can affect every aspect of your life, making you feel isolated, depressed, angry, anxious or in denial.

We at Cantourage Clinic believe in giving yourself grace and keeping an open mind to trying different strategies for your health and wellbeing until you find the one that works best for you. It can be difficult to adjust to a new life but it's not impossible and we are here to support you on your way.

General wellness practices and techniques are often considered helpful as an aid to the success of medical treatments – including medical cannabis treatment!

While there are different approaches to wellness, we have outlined some of our suggested key aspects below.

12 principles of Wellness

Love

Developing healthy and supportive relationships are significant contributors to general wellness.

Studies show that love can contribute to both short-term and long-term happiness and improve our physical, mental, and emotional health.

Mind

Maintaining a healthy mind is essential to your wellness as a whole. This can involve ensuring you take time out to focus specifically on your mental fitness and ensuring you give yourself time for some peace and quiet in daily life.

Your mental wellness encompasses multiple dimensions and can influence how we think, process, understand, and use information; and how we feel, manage, and express our emotions.

Body

Taking care of your body is an important part of achieving general wellness. While this can include a healthy diet and sleep pattern (more on these later), many other factors play a role in your physical wellness.

For example, becoming aware of how certain behaviours affect your body, understanding how and why your body works, and being at peace with your physical appearance all influence your wellness.

Eating

A healthy diet is an essential component of a healthy lifestyle and enhanced wellness.

A balanced diet is known to improve your immune system and helps to protect you from various health complications, including heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. However, our diet can also impact our mental, as well as our physical wellness.

Maintaining a healthy, balanced diet alongside your treatment is an uncomplicated to support both your mental and physical health and wellness.

Moving

Recognising the importance of regular exercise is essential to your health and wellness.

Engaging in regular movement – whether that be a structured workout or walking to the shops – is known to improve your strength and flexibility, as well as your aerobic and cardiovascular.

Exercise has also been an effective and natural self-help treatment for stress, anxiety, and depression, all of which can contribute to the deterioration of your wellness.

Resting

While movement and exercise are extremely important for the maintenance of your wellness, it is also essential that you put aside an adequate amount of time for relaxation and reflection.

Relaxation can help to lower blood pressure, breathing rate, reduce stress, and clear our minds. It is also essential for recharging after mentally of physically challenging experiences.

Communicating

Effective communication with those around you helps you to develop a sense of connection, belonging, and a well-structured support system.

Maintaining effective communication with those around us during medical treatment – whether that be your family, friends, employers, or doctors – is a great way to reduce stress and anxiety and ensure you are getting the most effective treatment and support possible.

Relationships

When you initiate a new treatment for a medical condition, the support of those around you is invaluable.

Maintaining close and caring relationships with those close to us can play a vital role in our mental health and wellness.

Spirituality

Considering your spiritual wellness can help you to expand your sense of purpose and meaning in life.

While this often includes religion and religious activities, such as attending religious ceremonies/events, this can also mean exploring issues related to life and death and your own life and condition/treatment.

Breathing

While it may seem obvious, thoughtful breathing is often overlooked when it comes to enhancing and maintaining our wellness.

Practicing deep ‘belly’ breathing is a great way to promote relaxation, reduce anxiety and stress and assist in overcoming fears – all of which can contribute to a more effective and less difficult treatment journey.

Independence

Retaining our independence as we face difficulties - whether that be age, illness, or mental struggles - plays a huge role in our general wellness. Independence and quality of life often go hand in hand, with each able to promote the other. This relationship can be incredibly important as you face treatment or deal with symptoms of your condition.

Purpose

As human beings, one of the most important things for our wellness is having a sense of purpose. Our ‘purpose’ will vary from person to person and can include our career, our family, or our community, for example. Continuing with the activities that provide you with a sense of purpose throughout your treatment is an effective way of promoting wellness that may, in turn, improve your outlook as your treatment progresses.

Meet the team

We are a CQC registered clinic, combining a team of qualified specialist physicians, nurses and educators with cannabis industry professionals; joining forces with the sole focus of providing care and excellence for patients wishing to explore cannabinoid therapies.

Specialists

Dr Anup Mathew

Lead Psychiatry Specialist

Dr Gerard Sinovich

Lead Pain Specialist

Clinic team

Emma Donoghue

Clinic Director

Gabriel Newman

Co-Founder & CEO

Niall Ivers

Co-Founder & COO

Joshua Cuby

Co-Founder & CMO

Carl Baiden

Patient Co-Ordinator

Advisory board

Philip Schetter

CEO, Cantourage GmbH

Dr Florian Holzapfel

Founder, Cantourage GmbH

Norman Ruchholtz

Founder, Cantourage GmbH

Patrick Hoffmann

Founder, Cantourage GmbH

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