The new book by celebrated authors Louise Hay and Mona Lisa Schulz. Explores the medical science behind the affirmations in Louise Hay’s international bestseller You Can Heal Your Life and offers stories and practical advice for personal healing.
Healing the mind and body with affirmations, medicine, and intuition is territory that has been increasingly explored over the last 30 years. And though there are many brilliant and gifted individuals who have helped lead the way, few would argue that the first pioneer in this field was Louise Hay. In fact, this movement began en masse in the 1980s, when we all bought her “little blue book,” Heal Your Body: The Mental Causes for Physical Illness and the Metaphysical Way to Overcome Them, and discovered the thought patterns that led to the health problems we all had.
I had dragged Heal Your Body along with me to medical school and later as I spent long years researching the brain in pursuit of my Ph.D. Time after time, the book made sense, but I could never figure out where Louise got her affirmation system. What motivated her, nearly 35 years ago, to start her “clinical observation study” on the association between human thoughts and health? How could someone with no scientific background or medical training observe client after client, see a consistent correlation between certain thought patterns and their associated health problems, and then write a book that so accurately addresses our health concerns? Her prescriptions worked but I didn’t know why or how. It simply drove me crazy.
So, as necessity—or aggravation—is the mother of invention, I decided to delve into the science behind her affirmation system, mapping out the emotional aspects of illness in the brain and body. And the correlations I found helped me create a treatment system that has guided me through more than 25 years of intuitive consultations and an equal number of years as a physician and scientist. But it wasn’t until later that I realized how powerful combining the healing methods I use with Louise’s affirmations could be.
Structured around seven emotional centers, which mirror our chakra system, Louise and Mona Lisa examine the connections between these centers and the body. Drawing on years of research, they explore probable mental causes for the physical manifestation of illness associated with each center, and then lay out how to address these health concerns. Combining two complementary systems, Louise discusses new thought patterns and offers new affirmations to counteract specific emotional weaknesses, and Mona Lisa, who has worked for many years as a medical intuitive and physician, helps readers listen to their own bodies’ intuition and prescribes medical solutions that are based in Western science. They provide real-world examples of people who faced illness and outline the specific emotional and physical prescriptions that helped them heal.
Affirmations, intuition, and medical science form a powerful triad that enable readers to achieve maximum health and well-being, and to experience on a deep level that, as Louise always says, “All is well.”