In this educational podcast episode, Claire Doherty, the intuitive alchemist and certified medical intuitive, discusses her approach to uncovering root causes of health issues through a combination of medical intuition and archetypes. Emphasizing the importance of reframing perspectives, Claire’s coaching, guides individuals toward positive life shifts, focusing on boundaries and acceptance for a more compassionate society.
Discover more about Claire’s work at ClaireDoherty.co.uk
Hi and welcome to the You World Order Showcase podcast. Today we have with us all the way from the UK just outside of London. Claire Doherty, she is the intuitive alchemist, a transformational coach and certified medical intuitive. And we're going to have to ask you about that because that's really curious to me.
Her purpose is to help you uncover the underlying reasons for poor health, low confidence and interrupt the cycles of repeating patterns that are holding you back. Welcome to the show, Claire. It's so great to have you here with us.
Thank you so.
Much, it's great to be here. Thank you.
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Before we got started because my penmanship is.
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So what is a certified medical intuitive?
So I yeah, when I was.
A lot younger. Many years ago I worked full time as a physiotherapist and I began to notice that some of my patients had.
Symptoms that seem to kind of relate to certain behaviours and to certain patterns.
That they had.
And then I kind of didn't think anything more of it until probably around, I don't know, six years ago and it began to creep up for me again.
And I thought.
Oh, this is really interesting. And so I thought, I wonder if this is a thing. And so I researched it and I thought ohh, this could be, you know, this could relate to kind of medical intuition when peoples beliefs and suppressed emotions and.
Their patterns and behaviors manifest and Co-create health issues, so I read up about this and I thought ohh it sounds a bit like medical intuition and then I ended up training with the medical intuition school actually Australian.
Absolutely amazing for anybody that is interested in medical intuition with Emma Turton, who runs that. And so I became a certified medical intuitive.
So which enables me to basically use those skills that I was developing a long time ago, but I wasn't quite sure what they were. So yeah, it's something that ioffer to clients and I combine it in my own way now with working with archetypes, looking at how people, how people's patterns and behaviors.
Actually Co-create their.
World experience their life experience and their health experience, yeah.
Yeah. And so they can change that if they're experiencing chronic pain or something.
Absolutely. I mean.
I think to say that everyone can always change their health is a little bit too simplistic, so I never would say that because I think that health is a really complex, multilayered thing and so is it.
On us, but we all have the potential to shift our behavioural patterns, which then impacts our health and for some people, that definitely clears their health issues and they get rid of it for other people, they might have a significant lessening of their symptoms and for other people it means with a chronic illness they might not necessarily.
Cure become cured and become symptom free, but they'll be able to reach a place of acceptance. Maybe where they're not living with the same challenges as they were before.
I can see how that would.
Work. I I'm kind of the opinion that we ask for what we get before we come here.
And sometimes disease and illness is part of that process that we're here so I can totally understand what you're saying about, you know, it's not always going to make it go away.
Because maybe it's not supposed to make.
It go away.
Exactly, exactly. And I'm I feel quite passionately, actually, about people who.
Imply that we can always and we should always be able to get rid of illness and symptoms and disease for the reasons that you've just said.
I don't believe that everyone is supposed to.
Be cured and to get rid of their illness. Because I agree with you, I do think that you know, we sign up for these things before we come as part of our learning.
And it's interesting that even through the struggle that some people go through with an illness or and sometimes you bring it on yourself. So, you know, we're talking about things that.
No matter what you do, it's not going.
That's, that's where I kind.
Of I draw the line.
In this, in this societies that we live in right now, a lot of things that happen to us.
Happen because of the decisions we've made and we can change decisions and it.
Will help us.
Maybe it's not going to bring us back to, you know, the pristine condition we.
Came here in but.
We can do things.
But for those that are.
Are caught in the OR planned to have this experience. Being able to empower them to use the experience to enrich their life is very powerful.
You want to speak to that because I think.
That's kind of what you do.
Yeah. So there can be a lot of reframing, a lot of and a lot of self compassion because people do come and they think.
Well, I've brought all this on myself and it's all of my fault, but we forget that actually we live in a world where there are billions of other people and we're all making choices and decisions that impact each other. So we're Co creating our life. We're not, you know, we're not living a singular solitary life.
Apart from everyone else, our decisions always impact other people and therefore, although we do need to take responsibility of our health and our bodies.
We also have to make room for the fact that sometimes we can't control everything so often it's helping people to reframe how they're thinking about their illness and maybe the causes of it, and why it's come to them in the 1st place. And is there anything that they can take?
On that to help other people in the same situation to really be that guide for other people that support.
I'm seeing that a lot with autism.
You know for probably.
15 maybe 20 years when autism was just starting to become.
Starting to become people became more aware of people that were autistic. And as those children have grown up and they've become differently abled, which is so many of them are functional, they just look at the world differently than.
People are normally.
Squished into this box and expect it to behave, and I think some of the some of the boundaries I.
I'm it's inspiring to me to see how many people are stepping up and saying, OK, this is this is life with autism, whether you're an adult with autism or you're, you know, raising kids with autism and.
And empowering these people to actually have wonderful lives where they're contributing.
And I think the Down syndrome is another one of these experiences where I live in a community where there are a significant number of adults with Down syndrome because people in our community, they don't.
They don't believe in abortion.
And I'll just put it right.
Out there, you know you get.
You get what you got.
And some of these people, they live amazing lives and they're really wonderful human beings. They're just different.
They look at the.
World differently and it makes the our society here in our in our little town much more rich.
Their lives that they share with us.
It's just interesting that we're looking at some of these things differently now and there's help for people that have.
Or maybe struggling with it. Maybe they have autism or they don't and they just like they need connection and community. We always need connection and community.
All do, don't we?
So when your.
Coaching with people. How does that look?
So it depends on the person in front of me really. And what they've come for.
Me what? They've come to me, you know, for help with and support it. It's really kind of a mixture of all of my skills that I pulled together, but that there is depending on the person. So it might look like more practical for solution to one person. It might be more kind of spiritual advice.
Another person. It could be lots of nutritional advice, because I'm also a nutritional therapist. It could be a combination of all.
So it's normally about helping people to understand themselves better, though, because we've all got these blind spots that we can't see certain aspects of ourselves. And so it's really helping people to understand why they're finding a certain situation, a challenge.
And how can we shift the perspective to shine a light on that and see it differently? And how can we look at ourselves in relation to this situation and see what's going on? And do we actually need to change so, you know, especially in situations where.
Yeah, because I do couples work. So situations where couples might come and they might be blaming each other for the relationship, not working out or for a certain thing not happening or happening. And so it's helping people get a different perspective and kind of step into the other person's shoes and realizing.
Maybe neither of you were right. Maybe neither of you were wrong. Maybe you're both right. Maybe you know. So it's just about trying to support people where they are, but in a way that enables them to change the way they're looking at things in order to be able to look in at themselves as well and maybe meet themselves with compassion and meet.
Each other with compassion so that shifts can start to happen.
Isn't it interesting how when we start going inward, even though we've been told, you know?
Our whole lives and thoughts. So selfish.
Just the act of.
Turning inward and taking some time to get yourself aligned and to figure.
Out who you.
Are makes all the relationships around you so much.
100% No, it's not it though it really does, doesn't it, it's.
And people. So I'm I run a I run a practitioner course and people that do my.
Course say to me, I'm just so amazed that you know the amount of things that I've learned out, learned about myself, or that how doing this on myself has actually had this effect on all of my relationships and then which brings me back to that point that I was making about us not being an island.
You know we we're all connected. We're all Co creating together so we can never change anything about another person. But we can change ourselves. And by changing ourselves, we have this, this ripple effect which is really beautiful to.
Watch, isn't it?
It is and it's really all.
About why I do what I do because.
Yeah, I was gonna say you must.
See that in your.
Work as well all the time.
All the time, it's and as coaches step up and they reach out and share these tools that that are changing one individual at a time because it's really about it's changing yourself in order to have the impact.
On how you interact with the rest of the world.
And it's like.
Shine in a mirror.
You get it back, it's.
It's almost like magic. It's just like.
It is. It is.
It it's so special.
So do you do your do you?
Do your coaching all online? Is it offline? Is it group? Is it one-on-one? How?
Does all that look?
I do one-on-one and couples and it's mainly online. I do some in person stuff but it's mainly all online. I see people from all over the world.
And I also run.
Courses to train people in might the modality that that I use, which is how to read people's archetypes energetically.
And then to try and discern how those are impacting their health and their life experiences. So those are group programs, but my coaching direct coaching is 1 to.
One or couples? Yeah.
And you got certified your program is actually certified because that's really interesting to.
Yeah. So it was kind of really important for me to be able to have it.
You know, accredited by a professional body because I wanted people to be able to get insurance to use it so that they didn't feel that they were spending all this time training. And in the UK we have, you know, laws about. I'm sure you do it in America as well about laws of what you can say you do and the services that you're selling.
And you have to have, you know, insurance.
And so it was really important. But for me that I could do that. So that was the route that I went down.
And then I thought actually it would be really nice if I could actually get this accredited.
For coaching as well, because there's a I teach coaching on the on the course and so I then went down that route as well and got it recognised by a coaching body so that my students you don't you know, they don't have to do the coaching aspect but they can if they if they get enough practice hours and they pass all the assessments then they can register as.
As coaches, it was.
Just something that I thought actually.
If I was paying for a course and it was taking me 12 months to do, it would be really nice to have that at the end so that I know that I could use it as a modality it standalone modality.
Which means that anybody can do my course and train.
And then use it so and that's what I wanted.
That's really exciting. I love that you're that you went that extra step and made.
It so that it.
So that they could share what they're learning with other and that really does ripple the fact.
Of what you're doing.
It does. It does and people do like that. They like to know that actually they're going to get a certificate. Then they're going to get accreditation that they can get insured to use it.
So that's why I did it.
So what are these archetypes that that you've come up with? Is there like a set number of them or are they?
Yeah, I mean, I didn't come up with.
Them I wish I had.
But so you know, Carl Jung is probably the person that we associate archetypes with. He I think he took on Plato's concept of thought forms and developed them into archetypes and.
Yeah, he initially thought there were 12.
And then through his career, he actually revised that.
Expanded it and the current thinking is that there are an infinite number of archetypes and so that they exist within the collective unconscious or the transpersonal realms outside of us. And we all have access to them, which means that at any one time we can step into a certain archetype. So.
You could, you know, you're always going to be somebody's daughter. You're always going to be. You would have always been a child and you've still got that part inside you somewhere.
So it's just a really interesting concept that helps people, I think to understand themselves better because, for example, if somebody's got no boundaries and they're saying yes all the time, then there's probably a possibility that there are people pleaser and you're able to kind of language that to somebody and show them.
What the traits and the qualities and the actions of people please? Ohh they suddenly go.
Ohh yes that is me.
And then you know, you can say and actually because you're doing this all the time, it's probably why you're feeling a bit overwhelmed and a bit tired and a bit like you've got no time for yourself. And this is possibly why your health is suffering. Oh, OK. They have a bit of a light bulb moment and then it's helping somebody to break that.
And to make the shift so that they can come into more balanced place, it doesn't mean that they're never going to say yes and help people. Again, that that's not what we want. We just want them to be aware of their pattern so that they're only agreeing to things when they've got enough energy and time and enough resources and actually something that they want to do.
Rather than something that they feel that they have to do, or they should do.
Yeah, I totally.
It it's so easy to.
Burnout as a people pleaser and you just like constantly wanting to do things in order to get those people to like you. You feel like you need to do stuff for him, and that isn't even really necessarily true. They just are taking advantage of you.
It's so true. It's so true. Actually, there's some research that suggests that.
Being too agreeable is just as undesirable as not being agreeable enough, so there's this kind of sweet spot in the middle.
That people really like, particularly when they're in relation to somebody else, like a friendship or a partnership.
We don't actually like it when people are too agreeable and yet.
It's a very easy pattern to fall into, especially if we have been brought up to believe that it's rude to say no or that it's not nice to think of other people first. That becomes this unconscious, ingrained belief.
And soon? Very soon, as we reach adulthood, we find it incredibly difficult to put ourselves first.
Yeah, because we've just been trained that we're not supposed to do it and the whole boundaries thing, you know, I know they've been around for a long time, but they haven't been talked about as much as they're talked about now. And I really think.
Helped society. The more people that understand how boundaries work.
The better I think we can.
Relate to one another.
If I know what your boundaries are, I'm not going to be pushing your buttons, and if you know what my boundaries are, you know I'm not likely to be as offended if you say something that bothers me.
It's like, well, you know.
That's my boundary and I'm just not.
Going to talk about it, so.
Right, exactly that, I agree, I don't think.
Many people, if anybody, is actually taught about boundaries when they're a child, we aren't encouraged to disagree with our parents or to have an alternate perspective. We are conditioned to be agreeable and to say yes or to be quiet.
And to be accepting.
And of course, we do need to be accepting of other peoples opinions and perspectives, decisions, views, etcetera, etcetera.
But we it doesn't mean that we always have to go along with them. We can accept something but disagree at the same time, but not many of us have actually taught that are we?
We're not taught to be curious and.
Just you know.
Let somebody have their say and it and just accept that.
That's where they are and it's OK.
I don't have to be there too. I can be where I'm supposed to be. The whole everybody has to be the same thing.
Didn't work out real well because we're not all the same. We're not here to all do the same thing and that's where competition starts coming in, because if everybody's trying to be the same thing, nobody is really going to be the very best at it rather than I like to talk about competition and it's a word that means.
Competition for yourself. You want to be.
The very best you can be that.
Together we cooperate like I can.
Value you for your gifts.
And I can admire how great you are at what you're really good at.
And not have to compete with you about that.
That's not my. That's not my place.
So but together.
You know, but when I'm doing my thing, that's really good and you're doing your thing. That's really good. And we come together to, to work.
Together it just makes it.
So much better and everybody benefits from that, whereas.
You know the.
The whole I'm I've got to be the best and everybody has got to be a little pegged down below me that.
That's a paradigm that's not working.
It's not, it's at all. It's. Yeah, we definitely need to change that for sure. And there's enough for everyone as well. That's the other thing is that there's a huge.
Right. And competition over, you know, resources and over having enough clients having enough work and because we're all different, we all attract different people with different needs.
And there's enough for everyone. It's.
You can't raise everybody. In fact, you can't have probably more than a handful of people at any one time, and not everybody's ready at the same time. All your people aren't ready at the same time and.
There's, you know, billions of people. That's a.
Really large number, yeah.
More than we can help on our own.
Yeah, I mean.
When you start getting into large numbers, people, people don't really their eyes kind of glaze over and they don't really have a concept for it. But like a million people.
That's a big city.
Well, a medium sized city. London probably has five or.
6 million people in it.
That could you imagine, like trying to help all those people?
My town probably has 10,000.
People in it.
I don't know all of them.
I'm glad you said that. I'd be worried.
I know many of them.
I know many of them, but not all of them. Umm.
And I certainly couldn't help all of them.
Even if they needed my.
Help. So when you start looking at it in that perspective, you start to realize that.
There's lots, there's tons.
Of people out there that need help, there's.
Tons of resources.
There's abundance everywhere. It's just like I don't. I don't understand why we need to fight about it. I don't understand why we need to compete over it. And I certainly don't understand why we need to fight wars over it. That is just ridiculous to me.
Well, yeah, I have to agree with that definitely.
Like, but we're not here to talk about that.
I'll get off my socks.
So what kind?
Of people would come to you. What? What kind of problems would they be having? And they'd like to have solved?
So I get people with health issues, so all sorts of digestive issues, thyroid issues, hormone problems, all sorts, physical pain as well. And I also get people who are just having life challenges. So people that feel stuck or blocked.
People with low confidence. So for example, people who.
Want to be seen, but don't feel that they can be visible for whatever reason.
And that might range from being seen on social media to public speaking to.
You know, just showing up and being able to have a voice even and sharing their truth in the amongst their friends or their family. So I get this wide range of. I couldn't say that I have a niche in one particular.
Problem for people.
It it's very varied and that's what I really love.
That's awesome. So do.
You have a way for people to get.
In touch with you.
Should I ask what's the best way for people?
To get in touch with you.
Uh, well, I'm on Instagram. It's my name's Claire Doherty, UM, under score alchemist. And then my website is just my name. So claire.t.co.uk and people can contact me.
On there as well, yeah.
That's awesome. So what's the one?
Thing you want to leave the audience with today?
Well, I would just say that it's really important to have self compassion and to be kind to yourself because I think it's so easy for us to berate ourselves, to talk to ourselves negatively, to think we're not good enough.
I see this all the time and what we really need is to cultivate.
More self compassion. It's the only way that we get to.
Be brave and courageous enough to actually go inward and to face our shadows, and to accept all the parts of ourselves. There's enough people being horrible to each other out in the world. We don't need to do it to ourselves. We need to be more compassionate.
I think in that.
Way the world will become more compassionate.
To each other to.
I hope so.
Thank you so much for joining me today, Claire. I've really enjoyed the conversation.
Thank you. Me too. Thank you.