What do you need?

So often it seems that there is something in our mindset that is blocking us, an attitude or a belief but, when we actually go into it and explore the logistics of something the solution is much simpler that we first imagined.

What do you need?  I’ve a card on my wall with the saying

‘It’s not the mountains ahead that wear you down, it’s the grain of sand in your shoe’

How true is that?

Like so many people I can get a bit ‘Heath Robinson’ about things, using anything and everything, except the correct tool for the job.

I had been using various boxes to rest my feet on under my desk, they were too solid, too high and, basically, all too ‘wrong’ in some way.

Eventually the stiffness I experienced after long periods sitting with my knees at this angle was too painful and I began to avoid sitting at my desk and working.

This dislike of sitting at my desk was preventing me from doing all the things I wanted to do, as the frustration about not doing things grew, I became scared that I couldn’t do things, distracting myself with other tasks that I decided were much more important, like laundry and gardening, soon apathy took a seat at the table and then discontentment joined the party, soon I was feeling pretty useless and fairly low.

I wasn’t getting any satisfaction because I wasn’t doing anything I wanted to do, I wasn’t

sending the emails that I wanted to send
writing the courses I had been excited to write
sharing the insights and information I longed to share
experiencing the usual joy of achievement and progress.

So I resolved to sort it out.

Through my work I have learned to ‘listen’ to bodies, to witness the subtle messages that are either ignored or misunderstood.  I could have taken pain killers to reduce the stiffness in my knees, but I knew that wasn’t the issue.

Unfortunately I had disappeared so far down the emotional rabbit hole that my emotional state had become my perceived ‘issue’ and I had completely forgotten about the discomfort I experienced sitting at my desk.

I sat quietly with my ‘self’ and I asked ‘What do you need?’

I feel fortunate that my work empowers me to be curious this way and to allow the answers to come. My ‘self’ knows that I will witness and respect the answers revealed, even if I don’t necessarily ‘like’ them.

The solution came quietly and simply, as a thought, a memory of working in huge well resourced organisations where we were all assessed and supplied with ergonomically designed, fully adjustable foot rests under our desks.

What my body needed was the correct tool for the job.

Today my (maybe I’d better say our) new foot rest arrived and I am stunned at the difference it has made to my sitting position and my demeanour.


I am now excited to sit at my desk and get on with all the computer based things I had been avoiding and really wanted to do.

So often it seems that there is something in our mindset that is blocking us, an attitude or a belief but, when we actually go into it and explore the logistics of something the solution is much simpler that we first imagined.

Clearly my body knows what it needs, and pTerry fully approves of the new piece of office kit too, which is always a bonus.

Next time you find yourself down an emotional rabbit hole, take a moment to stop and ask yourself, ‘what do I need?’ The answer may surprise you, if you let it.

Claire Cutler-Casey is a professional Kinesiology Practitioner and Touch For Health instructor as well as delivering a variety of business and well-being workshops designed to help you navigate the process of change.

If you would like to book a 1:1 Kinesiology session, please click here.

You can also join our online community here.

It’s time to take you and your business seriously.

Discover your business self – embrace your unique style

How often do you find yourself worrying that people won’t take you and your business seriously ? Are you confused that you need a unique business idea but there is no place to be yourself in the way you do it?

Well, here’s secret that might surprise you. That anxiety is draining your most valuable business resource. 

You are just the right person to run your business, how do I know this?  Because you are already doing it.

Your business is failing to thrive because you are trying to do business the way that suits someone else.  In the same way that wearing someone else’s shoes quickly becomes unbearable, running your business someone else’s way is futile, exhausting and demoralising.

It may feel comfortable at first but, eventually your paths diverge and, suddenly, you are cut adrift. With no safety net to carry you forward, motivation wanes and, slowly things grind to a halt.

There is another, easier, way….

Authenticity is paramount. Now is the perfect time to find your authentic voice and speak clearly from your business heart.

Doing business your way is exactly the right way.  There is no manual, no right or wrong, everything is open to interpretation.

The only constant in your business is you.

Stop trying the be someone else and experience the relief of doing your business, your way.

Picture of four seated business people with Question marks for faces. Title who is the best person for the job?

So, who are you?

Think back to when you started your business. With courage, hope and enthusiasm, you launched your dream. Soon you realised you needed some other skills, so you looked to other people for guidance and they showed you their way. But their way didn’t always work for you, so you convinced yourself you couldn’t do those bits.

You decided it was something about you that meant you could never do that for your business.

Have you ever found yourself thinking….
‘Negotiation is not for me, I don’t like confrontation’
‘I would delegate but I know I’d only end up re-doing the job again myself’
‘What if someone said No?’
‘I’d love to run a workshop but I’ve no idea where to start’
or even, ‘I tried doing that once and it didn’t work’

Together we will create a way for you to stop questioning your own capability, tap into your unique resources and take your business to the next level (and beyond).

Image of pendulum over a compass - text - where do you want to go?
I believe in you. It’s time you started believing in you too.

Think of yourself as a million piece jigsaw, all the pieces represent your individual preferences, all those unique bits that make you, you. Of course someone else’s way doesn’t suit you – that’s their individual way, not yours. There is no ‘one size fits all’ solution.

The most successful businesses are run by people who are extremely self-aware. Self-awareness means taking time out regularly to reflect on three main factors:

  1. The tools, skills, talents and experience you have
  2. The things you want to achieve
  3. What’s missing from/blocking your path

Often the biggest obstacle is lack of choice and understanding about how you could mix things up and do it your way.

Business myth buster moment

It’s time to take you and your business seriously and you can do that by doing things your way.

There are as many ways to do business (and all that entails) as there are people on the planet. What’s missing is a choice of tools and the understanding to use them, so that you can choose the exact way that suits you.

Your most powerful strength IS your individuality. It’s time you embraced that and gave yourself permission to discover and celebrate your unique business self.

Let’s do this

36 hours to change your world

There are 9 skills that every business person needs to be successful

  • Self-awareness
  • Motivation
  • Inspiration
  • Delegation
  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Avoiding overwhelm
  • Handling rejection
  • Education

  • Once you’ve mastered these you can be confident that all your efforts will be rewarded.

The first and most important of these is self-awareness. Understanding what makes you tick, what really rocks your world and how you can use that wisdom to keep your business ahead of the game with every step.

Your business needs two people to thrive, you and your customers.  The more curious you are about yourself the more you learn about everyone else, that’s powerful knowledge that will help you easily build sustainable relationships with your customers.

You have probably spent plenty of your time, energy and resource identifying your ideal customer. Now it’s time to look at them from a very different perspective, to understand them in relation to you and your product or service and learn how to bridge the gaps between you.

How does ‘Discover your business self’ work?

Discover your business self is an informative, supportive space for you to explore who you are and how you access the world. Together we’ll uncover your hidden default settings and learn how to use them to your advantage.  

Business is all about the conversations between suppliers and consumers, learn how to have quality conversations that increase your sales without a huge marketing budget. Find out how many customers are missing you and what you can do to make sure they hear your message, every time.

Discover your business self provides a safe space to experiment with new ideas and concepts, all shared in an interactive, enjoyable way.  

Learn how to take you and your business seriously. It’s time to silence that inner critic, respect yourself and and create a comfortable internal space to live, work and grow.

The Discover your business self is a unique, affordable model.

All session cost £99 and run for 4 hours, via Zoom. Numbers are limited to ensure plenty of opportunity for questions and to ensure you receive a quality learning experience including 1:1 support.

The Discover your business self core module is the entry point. Here we take an interactive deep dive into the psychology of connections.

When booking you receive 27 preference questions. There are no wrong answers. Your responses indicate your preferences and how they inform your business self.

Optional bundles

When purchasing your core module you can purchase extra bundles, combining your choice of the optional modules to conquer whatever is getting in your way. The more you buy the more you save. Save up to £180

Learn to cast your net wider without making a single change to anything your business does.

Understand how to get the best outcome from every interaction – just by being you.

This is interactive learning – done in real time, no recording or self directed learning required.

Join us for four hours, embrace the learning and insights, experiment safely and put your unique spin on it , have a few aha moments, go away and use the stuff – no travel, no wasted time – learn with like minded business people and leave feeling good about your business and your place in it.

Celebrate the capable, powerful individual you are and get on with business.

Find out about other workshops here

Feeling blessed

I feel humbled to be considered as one of 365 inspirational business women.

I am feeling blessed.  Just before Christmas I was invited to be interviewed by the lovely people at the Shecan365 project.

Such a wonderful project and, as well as feeling blessed, I feel humbled to be considered as one of 365 inspirational business women.

The project captures a different woman’s story, every day, for 365 days, in just 365 words, which is as challenging as it sounds.

My story is here and there are loads of other inspiring stories to read, with new insights added every day, there is even a physical book, i’s super glossy and a lovely addition to any coffee table, great to pick up and flick through when you feel the need for a little inspiration.

I hope the story of how I got where I am today will help you in some way, even if it is just to understand a little more about how I became involved with Kinesiology (plus there’s a cute picture of pTerry the puppy).

Many of the women talk about overcoming adversity or experiencing significant life changes to get where they are now and I am feeling blessed to be counted in their number.


Claire Cutler-Casey is a professional Kinesiology Practitioner and Touch For Health instructor as well as delivering a variety of business and well-being workshops designed to help you navigate the process of change.

If you would like to book a 1:1 Kinesiology session, please click here.

You can also join our online community here.

Impostor syndrome, but at what cost?

Is impostor syndrome holding you back and preventing you from realising your full potential? Read on to find out how to stop feeling like a fraud and enjoy more of what you love.

The true cost of impostor syndrome, defined as ‘the persistent inability to believe that one’s success is deserved or has been legitimately achieved as a result of one’s own efforts or skills’, can be more significant than we realise.

Imposter SyndromeImpostor syndrome is often accompanied by high levels of anxiety and feelings of self-doubt, impacting the person’s sense of their own worth, impeding their progress and preventing them from easily realising their full potential.

Impostor syndrome does not discriminate by profession, gender or age.  Anyone can fall prey as it worms itself into the psyche, creating an internal narrative that questions one’s ability, experience and, eventually, one’s very existence.  Thoughts take the form of ‘who do you think you are’ and present a less than humble view of ourselves, suggesting egotistical self importance and dishonesty. 

Trying to rationalise impostor syndrome is like trying to talk down a tired toddler on a sugar rush; infuriating, exhausting and futile.

Impostor syndrome often occurs when a person embarks on a learning journey and wishes to share their knowledge and experience with others, reaching a stage where they know more than the average person in the street yet still with more to learn, to master the subject fully.  Realising the impact the learning has had for them they take the courageous step to share it with others.

As a practitioner, instructor, teacher or sharer of information/knowledge/experience, we provide a safe space where students may explore different ideas and their own relationship with them, where questions can be asked and debated.  It is no teachers job to be the font of all knowledge, but a guide imparting wisdom, stimulating the curiosity of those who wish to learn, wherever they may be on their journey.

Authenticity is the new rock ‘n roll

It is impossible for  authenticity and impostor syndrome to co-exist.  The authentic practitioner/teacher knows and works within the current limits of their own learning, seeking to continually deepen/broaden their knowledge and allowing themselves the space and time to grow.

shoulders of giants

Knowledge + Experience = wisdom

Human beings are effective recycling units, accumulating knowledge and experience and passing it on as wisdom, providing a foundation for the next generation to springboard from.  The more we go through in life, the more we learn.  Impostor syndrome makes us doubt our own wisdom and prevents us from sharing it with others. True, we may not yet know the answers but we know the combinations we have tried and can pass on the baton to give those that follow a running start.

Impostor syndrome prevents that baton from being passed on.  The richness of your knowledge and experience is lost to history and subsequent endeavours must start from zero.  Consider for a moment the impact of that on your own life. Quickly think of 10 things you know about  because someone else shared their wisdom with you. From ironing a shirt to splitting the atom, all learning builds on the input and experience of others.

Impostor syndrome perpetuates the negative internal narrative that holds us back, reinforcing our lack of self worth and impeding our progress. 

Just for today, consider what could happen if you shared your wisdom and it helped someone else have a better day.  How would that be?

Tips to combat Impostor syndrome

  • Acknowledge how far you’ve come / how much you’ve learned.

Reflect on where you were before you began studying your subject of interest.              What have you learned? How have you changed?

  • Seek feedback

Asking for feedback can feel terrifying but it serves a dual purpose.  Feedback encourages your clients/students to reflect on their experience and learning, it also provides you with regular insights into your practice, what is working for people and how you might improve/refine your practice.  Written feedback can be easier to process but, either way, ask your clients and students for feedback on 4 aspects:

  1. What did they learn
  2. What did they enjoy
  3. What didn’t they enjoy
  4. What changes could you make to improve their experience
  • Make a record of ALL your achievements

From learning to walk to passing your last exam, from getting out of bed on a challenging day to working with your first client/student.  Recording and reviewing personal achievements creates a firm foundation from which to build self confidence plus it’s a great tool to get you back on track on a difficult day.

  • Talk about it

You will be amazed how many of the people you respect and admire have experienced impostor syndrome. Allow yourself to learn from them and stand on the shoulders of giants.

Impostor syndrome is one of the unhelpful belief systems I help people to acknowledge, address and change in my 1-2-1 kinesiology clinic sessions.

When you’re ready to step into your true self and realise your full potential, please get in touch to find out how.

I look forward to working with you

Claire Cutler-Casey is a professional Kinesiology Practitioner and Touch For Health instructor as well as delivering a variety of business and well-being workshops designed to help you navigate the process of change.

If you would like to book a 1:1 Kinesiology session, please click here.

You can also join our online community here.