The First Time I Read Louise Hay’s “You Can Heal Your Life” I didn’t Like It!

The First Time I Read Louise Hay’s “You Can Heal Your Life” I didn’t Like It!

The first time I read Louise Hay’s “You Can Heal Your Life” I didn’t like it!

I disliked it intensely and quite vociferously for many years.

You Can Heal Your Life Louise L Hay

How could I dislike something which later became one of the cornerstones of my own “What Your Body Wants To Hear” work?  Those of you who have followed my work or heard my interview “Your Body Is Not Your Enemy” on Soul Searching Radio know that I greatly value this hugely famous best seller nowadays. Many of my fellow therapists and friends refer to it as “the bible” and all my healing meditations are based on the theories found in it.

Let me explain my turnaround.

When I first read “You Can Heal Your Life” I was already working as an Emotional Freedom Technique pracitioner. That led me to look for and clear the emotional traumas which always underly a physical or emotional symptom or psychological block.  We worked with the subconsious mind and the energy system to clear these completely and only then introduced positive statements or affirmations.

Many of the people who come to E.F.T. practitioners are already beaten down by feelings of failure. Some have even been abandoned by conventional medicine and come to us a last resort. So when I saw a book which told people to repeat a positive statement over and over and over and expect to get results without first addressing the underlying emotional causes of their problem, I saw it as an opportunity for these vulnerable people to fail yet again. That was why I disliked it.

However, the theory and probable emotional cause of physical symptoms listed in “You Can Heal Your Life” have always been spot on!  I have never had a symptom or known anyone else to have a symptom for which the emotional explanation in that book has been incorrect. Never! Not once!  I even had a friend who worked as a nurse in numerous hospitals who said the same. She’d never come across a patient who, upon getting to know them better, was not exhibiting symptoms which correlated perfectly with their emotional state. Never! Not once!

The main cause of my dislike for this book was the frustration of knowing that if it was combined with E.F.T. tapping or some other Meridian Energy Therapy it would be pure gold. And it is!  I was delighted when Louise discovered and championed E.F.T. She too recgonised the amazing healing power of putting her theory and E.F.T together.

My own “What Your Body Wants To Hear” series of healing meditations uses releasing statements, empowering questions then positive affirmations in sequence. Like “You Can Heal Your Life” it  is made even more powerful by tapping along to the audios or scripts.

If you are new to the idea that your emotions create your physical pain it can feel very strange at first.  Many people struggle against the idea that they have created their pain and that they can heal it. It can be a tough and sometimes lonely journey until you find your tribe. In the meantime “You Can Heal Your Life” can bring you a great deal of clarity, hope and support.  It’s still sitting by my side all these years later.  You can find it at Hay House Publishing via the link below.

With Love,





New Release Grief & Trauma Programme!


 The Release Grief & Trauma programme is now available on our revised app.   You can download it here

People have been asking for a guided healing meditation which addresses the deep pain and despair which often accompany painful and traumatic events in our lives.  Times when we feel that we just can’t go on and will never find peace again. So here it is!

I am delighted to announce the release of the latest Beyond Affirmations: What Your Body Wants To Hear guided healing mediation, Release Grief and Trauma.  This is the first new recording I’ve done for a while  and I’ve loved getting back in to the creative process.

Grief and trauma can run very deep and cut us to our core.  This meditation takes gentle, baby steps towards releasing painful emotions, moving towards acceptance, healing and peace.

With Love,


I truly appreciate when people let me know how they get on with my programmes. I was delighted to receive this:-

“Very very good Barbara. Just had my first session and definitely could feel a bit of releasing going on. I must have drifted off because I found the tape had fimished without my recall.
Curiously, I found myself releasing pain for other people I know for whom the words seemed relevant too. It was good to feel that broader touch embracing everyone in my consciousness.

Your voice is pitched perfectly and pace gentle like the rhythm of waves or sunlight on water.

Thank you.

M x”






Whether we are talking about healing, forgiveness or deliberate creation of any kind. There is a tendency for our minds to kick in and try to use the power of the will to create what we want.

This I believe is where the “War on” attitude our society is so fond of came from. Since Richard Nixon popularised the term back in 1971 we have wars on drugs, cancer, child abuse, poverty, crime. You name it, we have a war on it. We haven’t won any of them and we’re never going to.

As long as we perpetuate the idea that we are at war, we add to the energy of war. Conflict and striving against is not the energy that brings peace, prosperity or healing.

With my passion for healing, I cringe every time I hear about the war on cancer for example. Without going in to detail, since Ronald Regan declared the “War on Cancer” in 1975 America has spent over two trillion dollars trying to end the war i.e. develop a cure. The methods have changed very little and still include chemotherapy, developed from Nitrogen Mustard Gas a chemical warfare agent used in the First and Second World Wars. It’s obvious by now that war analogies and will power don’t work.

So what is the difference between will and intention?

The language of “must”, “should”, “strive”, “fight” etc. comes from the ego. Your mind will speak to you that way, your soul won’t. Your soul communicates with you through loving, gentle, inspirational impulses.

As Robert Schwartz explains, “If I have a bow and arrow and my objective is to shoot the arrow to the centre of a target, can I will the arrow to the centre of the target? No, I can’t. Can I intend the arrow to hit the centre of the target? Yes of course I can. Can you feel the difference between these two things?” Will power is a constricted energetic state. Intention contains a lot more gentleness and kindness and it is expansive.

You create healing and anything else you want through gentle, kind intention. Not through beating yourself up and saying “I have to…!”

I was absolutely delighted when someone wrote this about my work. “But I’ve found out your work is not about trying to “overcome” something or even to heal something “wrong.” Your work is intended to promote well-being.”

This lady really understood, it’s not about fighting, it’s about setting a loving, gentle intention and allowing.









They say we teach that which we most need to learn and I believe that’s true. So many healers and teachers set out to heal themselves then find themselves teaching others. That’s just how it seems to work.

I have always been my own guinea pig, my own experiment. Before I recommend any therapy or teacher you can rest assured I’ve tried it myself.

The other day I had an interesting lesson. Something I’d overlooked and not used my own process or teachings on – my fingers!

When I get cold, my fingers turn numb and white. It can be quite painful when they warm up and the feeling comes back. It also freaks people out when they see it. I first remember it happening when I was 16 and although people have given me all kinds of dire warnings, I am still around to tell the tale.

At one point when I moved from a centrally heated house to one where the only heating was an open fire and I had to get coal and wood in no matter what the weather, my fingers were really bad and I took Ginko biloba and Ginger to great effect.

Over the years I kind of forgot about it but the weather was bitingly cold. My gloves were wet from throwing the ball for Finn and my fingers were frozen.

It suddenly dawned on me – talk to them! Not rocket science considering my work and very surprising that I hadn’t thought of it before, because I truly do live what I teach – usually :).

I apologised to my fingers for forgetting about them and leaving them out in the cold, literally!

I reminded myself that my fingers are part of me and thanked them. I reminded myself that my body knows how to send blood to my fingers. I asked my body to send more blood to warm my fingers up. I envisaged warm, healthy, loving blood being pumped to my fingers. I welcomed my fingers back in to the fold, apologised and thanked them. I can’t say how long it took, but it wasn’t long before they started to warm up. When I took the wet gloves off my fingers were perfectly pink.

Almost immediately my toes felt cold. I have never had a problem with them before, but they seemed to want to get in on the act and have loving thoughts and warm blood directed to them. I simply repeated the process and warmed them up too.

Is there a part of you that you are leaving out in the cold?

Might it benefit from some love, kind thoughts and words?







Beyond Affirmations App.


I am incredibly excited about the launch of the Beyond Affirmations mobile app created by my very dear and incredibly talented friends at Indie Goes: Software With A Soul.

Although my name is on it, this has been a team effort and a labour of love by an amazing group of like-minded people. I feel truly blessed to know and work with such a beautiful group of souls. I thank them all from the bottom of my heart for everything they have done to help get this work out to the world. We will be able to reach so many more people with the app than we could with our website alone.

As many of you know, I am passionate about helping people realise their body is not their enemy. Their body is always doing the very best it can to support them. By reaching more people through the app, we can help them realise they are not victims, they can find peace and love, and appreciate their bodies. In doing that, they will tap into their natural ability to heal—this will be a dream come true.

The app contains 18 guided healing meditations. They’re designed to guide you through releasing the emotions responsible for creating pain and dis-ease in specific areas of your body. Also, you will release those psychological blocks which prevent you from doing the things you want to do.

The Relaxation & Well-being programme is designed to help you release negative, repressed or stuck emotions and replace them with healing, life-affirming messages—the messages your body wants to hear! It will leave you feeling peaceful, relaxed and empowered

The Relaxations & Well-being programme is free to download.

Download the app here (available on Android. iPhone / iPad version will come very soon!) :
Or listen to a session for free here:

Love and deepest gratitude,

Barbara x