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Heal Your Body: The Mental Causes for Physical Illness and the Metaphysical Way to Overcome Them

4.36  ·  Rating details ·  15,473 ratings  ·  216 reviews
Heal Your Body is a fresh and easy step-by-step guide. Just look up your specific health challenge and you will find the probable cause for this health issue and the information you need to overcome it by creating a new thought pattern.
Paperback, 96 pages
Published January 1st 1984 by Hay House (first published May 1st 1976)
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Apr 13, 2010 rated it did not like it
What can I say about a book written by a woman who states that babies are born with birth defects because they CHOOSE to be born that way?? Nothing good! At all! Shame on you Louise Hay!
Aug 09, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: those interested in the mind/body connection
Recommended to Jenger by: Pat Barnes
Shelves: books-i-own
In dealing with chronic pain a friend referred this book to me as an alternative to the traditional medicine that wasn't as effective as necessary. It's just a short book which lists different diseases and physical ailments and what are perceived as the psychological reasonings behind those pains. I've always believed there is some connection between mind and body, I just never considered the specific relationship between each part of the body and the psyche. It was actually a very enlightening ...more
Big H
Oct 08, 2015 rated it did not like it
I understand that positive thinking can go a long way in improving your general health, but please don't insinuate that it can fully cure slipped discs, cystic fibrosis, AIDS...if positive thinking and chanting, "THIS MOMENT IS FILLED WITH JOY. I NOW CHOOSE TO EXPERIENCE THE SWEETNESS OF TODAY" would cure my Diabetes Mellitus, trust me--I would've been able to toss my needles and meters a long time ago! ...more
I read this booklet right after the popular science book “Microbe Hunters” (Paul de Kruif), in which I found this statement, as true now as it was when the book was written in 1926: "Murderous germs are everywhere, sneaking into all of us, yet they are able to assassinate only some of us, and that question of the strange resistance of the rest of us is still just as much an unsolved puzzle as it was in those days of the roaring eighteen-eighties when men were ready to risk dying to prove that th ...more
Jul 11, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This book is my health bible - dare to tell me you have an ailment and I will be flicking through the pages to tell you what the emotional cause could be. Battered and bruised I carry it with me always. It helps you understand the emotional roots for ill-health and support the idea that we really can heal ourselves more often than we think
Dec 06, 2016 rated it did not like it
Potentially very dangerous book that tells people you can cure very real and very dangerous illnesses (such as cancer) by ... forgiving people? No thanks ...

Anyone who is ill should stay away from this book ...
Laura Cantu
Apr 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: anyone in need of healing
Louis L. Hay presents a useful and seemingly accurate perspective on why our bodies may express discomfort. I highly recommend this book to anyone that is in need of healing. This book encourages us to use the power of our minds to influence our healing processes. Heal Your Body can help you gain insight into your purpose, the obstacles you face, and sheds light onto those things that can be difficult to face. Using this clear and easy to use "manual" can help bring not only healing, but joy and ...more
Jan 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Everyone interested
Recommended to Allison by: The Author
Wow. I've known about affirmations and that they work for promoting behavioral changes since I was very young. I can remember doing affirmations when I was in middle school (I was born in 1967). I can't remember having actively used them in the past 15 years. That is about to dramatically change.

I've suffered from clinical depression for decades and I feel like Louise Hay's insights may profoundly change IMPROVE my day-to-day life. I know this for certain, it will not hurt or make things worse.

Ryan Barone
Apr 24, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was referred to this book by a famous hypnotist named Steven Parkfield. This book is a companion book to heal your life, which is by the same author. This book is amazing, and may sound somewhat OUT THERE at first, just start examining others around you who suffer from problems, you will then start to see how right this book is. I was a cigarette smoker for awhile, and after reading this book I quit. Now, this had nothing to do with "reading" the book, but everything to do with implementing th ...more
Sep 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book gives the positive waves to our body... "YOU ARE WHO YOU THINK YOU ARE" is the basic of this book. Its about how we can mentally heal our physical body "metaphysical". It gives a detailed healing method for every pain and suffer u have in ur body and mind, with no medicines or treatments but by Your Thoughts. I think its very useful to have it in our hands. Physical pain goes or not, am sure... if we follow, we feel Positive. ...more
Jun 08, 2008 rated it really liked it
Well, if you know me, you know I am into ways of natural healing and all that hippie crap. So, Bev gave me this book and I really did love it. Even though it is more like a guide than a book, I really learned a lot from it. Saying the affirmations in it really have helped me with my anxiety.
Jen Halligan
Dec 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
I first got this as an audiobook and though it was interesting, it is not the right format for this book. Be sure to get a physical copy that you can reference when you need it!
Jan 18, 2013 rated it it was ok
it was interesting to say the least, but not my cup if tea. well i do agree with some things she says, but not with everything else. i.e. about eye sight in regards to near sightedness? i've had bad eye sight since i was a child. as a child not even 10, i was not afraid of the future? the future was allicould think about andhow exiting it would be growing up. and i accepted guidence and i knew i was safe...

well... i guess its each to their own.
Nancy Mramor-Kajuth
Jun 14, 2016 rated it really liked it
Louise Hay offers an explanation for illness that is different from the medical perspective and takes into account the whole person. She is a ground-breaking author and spiritual teacher with a wealth of wisdom to offer.
Sep 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Everyone of an open mind. Psychotherapists.
I just revisited this because I got hit with an awful, wicked, ear, nose, and throat infection. I've used this book for thirty-nine (39) years - as a guide to why, but not as a solution, when I get sick; and it has been invaluable with regard to keeping me healthy. Here's my story:
I, for whatever reason, am very susceptible to getting blindsided by a physical illness that can really eff me up. But ever since around 1980 when I was turned onto this book (shout out to wife #3), it has been such a
Rachael O'Brien
Jun 02, 2021 rated it really liked it
Heal your body by Louise hay
Loved it ! ⭐️⭐️⭐️
A quick handbook that deals with the metaphysical and body mind connection.
‘Metaphysical’ means to go beyond the physical, to the mental cause behind an issue and this has always been a great interest of mine.
Louise Hay provides an inspiring personal story and a hopeful perspective that ‘incurable’ really only means that the particular condition cannot be cured by outer methods and that we must go with in to affect the healing.

In this book you’ll fi
Wendy Fierstein
Aug 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Opened my eyes to how our emotions truly affect our physical. Very insightful. I loved it.
Noor Abu Hassan
Oct 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The amazing Louise Hay 💖💖💖 I am grateful always. Good Book.
May 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I want to tell you why I even began to think about this sort of thing. I was very skeptical at first. In fact, I was one of those people who are really obsessed with science and “facts” and whatnot. But I see people attacking this woman for claiming cancer is a mental process and I want to defend her.

We discovered my grandpa to have stage III gastric cancer. I loved him very much, he was an important male figure of mine and man, I just love him endlessly. Cancer became a very sensitive subject f
Aisha Alhashmi
Sep 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
It’s the metaphysical healing process for physical and metal ailments.. it would suits anyone with awareness and believing that affirmation works like any medication.. You can refer to this book whenever an illness appear and practice those affirmations however for me it helped me detect what are the thought patterns causing me all these health issues and to my surprised most of the “new thought patterns” were almost identical or had similarities. Now I have to workout on those common thought pA ...more
Dec 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Theory of mental causes and metaphysical healing is mostly taken from the traditional chinese medicine, Louise Hay here is the author of positive affirmations only, but still... thanks to her that knowledge is now available to self-empowered individuals that are ready to work with their pain and weakness. I recommend to have this book at home to open it every time your body want to tell you something. At first that body language translating might seem really 'like chinese vocabulary', but after ...more
Nov 17, 2017 rated it it was ok
I don't know, I couldn't get into this book. I'm always looking for good books on positive manifestation / the law of attraction, but I read her biography and the very beginning of the first chapter, and, I don't it me, or is she really judgmental? Not just towards others, but to herself as well. I also think she's taking the law of attraction waaaaay too literally. While I get the concept, I found some of her notions to be rather far-fetched (not EVERYTHING is our fault - and I doubt ...more
Lourdes Cambridge
Jan 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Jan 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: self-help, 2019
This is a really short book read within an hour. I love the book as it offer alternative ways of healing. It does not claim to cure anyone and it has a different perspective on a persons healing process.

If you don’t believe in spiritual or alternative healing then this book is definitely not for you. Although the affirmations are incredible and still worth using.
quick little reference book to mind-body connection to common illnesses
Mar 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: medical, spiritual
pretty awesome little book. I found that a lot of these illnesses was/is right on with the causes. Now to put it to the test.
Ellen Naylor
May 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mind-body
Louise Hay is awesome. I have enjoyed reading several of her books.
Gordana Vuckovic-Glusac
Jun 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The movies of my mind are beautiful because I choose to make them so. I love me.
Harmony Campbell
Apr 23, 2021 rated it it was amazing
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I read this book five years ago when I first started my quest for deeper answers for health challenges. At that time, I thought it was an interesting concept. now after researching and living more, I now understand that the information is much more than a simple concept.

Heal You Body shows that There is a huge connection between our mind and body health. It outlines how many times what is going on in the body whether good and healthy or bad and diseased correlates to trauma, PTSD, stress, injur
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Louise Hay was born to a poor mother who married Hay's violent stepfather. When she was about five, she was raped by a neighbor. At fifteen she dropped out of high school without a diploma, became pregnant, and on her sixteenth birthday gave up her newborn baby girl for adoption.

She moved to Chicago, where she worked in menial jobs, before moving in 1950 to New York. At this point she changed her

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