You Can Heal Your Life (Louise Hay): Book Review


You Can Heal Your Life! World renowned holistic healer Louise Hay – a cancer thriver herself – explains how limiting beliefs and ideas are very often correlated with specific illnesses. Discover how changing your thinking, using visualisation and affirmation – can heal your life.

You can heal your life

World renowned holistic healer Louise Hay, in her landmark book provides specific affirmations for a range of illnesses as well as different types of cancer.

She throws light on the specific correlations between certain beliefs and certain illnesses, with the empowering insight that if we can change our beliefs, we can also heal ourselves.

Our body, like everything else in life is a reflection of our inner thoughts and beliefs.

Louise Hay believes that we are responsible for the ‘dis-eases’ in our bodies. We all have set mental patterns that are formed due to our past experiences and which we refuse to let go of.

The probable cause of cancer

Louise Hay proposes that cancer is caused by deep resentment held for a long time until it literally ‘eats away’ at the body. Something happens in childhood that destroys our sense of trust and this experience is never forgotten.

We then find it hard to develop and maintain long-term, meaningful relationships. A feeling of hopelessness and loss permeates the thinking and it becomes easy to blame others for all our problems. Being overtly self-critical is another factor in cancer.

How to begin your healing process

1. Begin with mending your relationships. Sondra Ray claims that every major relationship we have is a reflection of the relationship we have with one of our parents. This is true in case of your boss, colleagues, friends, lover etc.

2. Use specific affirmations: Every time you feel low or lose hope, tell yourself “I lovingly forgive and release all of the past. I choose to fill my world with joy. I love and approve of myself.”

3. Self-belief is the key: Most importantly, believe in yourself and in the Universe’s plan for you. It will conspire to give you what you truly desire for.

As Deepak Chopra says “Before the art of medicine comes the art of belief.”


  • More than external factors, what internal stressors may be at work in triggering cancer?
  • Emotional baggage – such as carrying resentment or constantly blaming others – have been correlated with cancer. How will you let your baggage drop?
  • Where can you find help to heal your emotional wounds and thereby aid physical healing?


Written by Anisha Peter, who currently pursuing her B.A. in Communication Studies from Mount Carmel College, Bangalore.


You Can Heal Your Life” by Louise L. Hay (This link is for your information only. We do not earn any fees/ commissions when you click it and/or purchase the book.)

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