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.
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.
Our relationship with food is intimately connected with how emotionally safe, loved and nourished we feel. An increase in appetite may result from emotional pain, the need to fill that painful, empty place with something. The something you are really looking for is love but in a perceived absence of love you make do with food. A lack of appetite can indicate a desire to retreat from life, nurturing the hurt inside us again indicating a need for love. Not feeling safe can lead you to put on weight and keep it on!
Our relationship with food can be complex. Powerful emotions of enjoyment and guilt get in to the mix. “Expert” advice about what is and is not healthy seems to change daily resulting in confusion and mixed emotions.
Change your thinking, change the way you feel about food, bring peace into the relationship you have with food. Not only will you feel better but your body will respond.
Affirmations to Heal Your Relationship with Food
With every breath I take, I am sending, love and gratitude to every single cell in my body. Yes, yes, yes, yes.
Every part of me is getting the optimum benefit from this exercise!
With every breath I take, I am sending, love, gratitude and healing to my relationship with food!
Releasing Your Negative Emotions About Food
I release any guilt I have about my relationship with food!
I release any blame I feel about my relationship with food!
I release any anger I feel in my relationship with food!
I release any fear I have in my relationship with food!
I release any conflict I have in my relationship with food!
I release any cravings I have in my relationship with food!
I release any grief I have in my relationship with food!
I release any shame I feel in my relationship with food!
I release any feelings of powerlessness I feel in my relationship with food!
I release any anxiety I have in my relationship with food!
I release any longings I have in my relationship with food!
I release the belief that some foods are sinful!
I release the belief that there are right foods and wrong foods!
I release ALL the fear based beliefs I hold about food!
I release the belief that I am a victim of my metabolism!
I release the belief that I am a victim of my genes!
I release the belief that I am at the mercy of my fat cells!
I release the belief that I wouldn’t feel safe being slim!
I release the belief that I am weak willed!
I release any feelings of rejection I have in my relationship with food!
I release any fear about harmful ingredients that may be in my food!
I clear any and all ways that I hate my body!
I clear all the conflicting emotions I have about food!
I release and completely let go of all the fear based messages about food and health that I am inundated with every day!
I release the habit of using food as a substitute for affection!
I release the way I try to stuff my feelings and fill that painful place with food!
I clear all the ways I mistake food for love!
I release the belief that my excess weight keeps me safe!
I release the love/hate aspects of my relationship with food!
I release the guilt I feel when I eat something experts tell me is bad for me!
I release all self loathing I feel!
I clear all the ways I worry about my health and weight!
I release all the ways I dislike my body!
I clear all the ways I don’t believe I chose my body!
I clear all the ways I do not believe my body is perfect exactly as it is!
I clear all the ways I believe, I can’t help it!
I release and completely let go, of the belief, that I am a victim of my body!
I release and completely let go, of the belief, that I don’t have the power to create the perfect body!
I release the belief that I am a victim of the fast food outlets!
I release the belief that I don’t have time to eat healthily!
I release the belief that I don’t have time to sit down and savour a delicious meal and focus on the benefits and nourishment the food is giving me!
I release and completely let go of the belief that I have a bad relationship with food. I now realise that I am not a victim, I was doing the best I could whilst holding on to those erroneous, old beliefs!
Afformations To Prepare Your Subconscious Mind to
Receive & Accept Positive Affirmations
Why do I feel so peaceful now?
Why do I feel so forgiving now?
Why do I feel so reassured?
Why do I feel so appreciative now?
Why do I feel so comforted?
Why do I feel safe now?
Why do I feel supported and secure?
Why am I accepting?
Why am I worthy?
Why is it easy for me to focus on love and gratitude for my food?
Why is it so easy for me to digest nourishment with ease?
Why is it easy to savour food now?
Why do I feel re-charged and re-energised by the gift of food?
Why do I feel my body getting the maximum possible nutritional and heath benefits from my food?
Why do I no longer carry those old, corrosive beliefs and attitudes about food?
Why am I completely free to change my outlook and my body?
I am not at the mercy of my genes or metabolism!
Why am I so peaceful, joyful and centred?
Powerful, Positive, Healthy Affirmations
I am content, peaceful and full-filled!
I give my body only the food I believe is best for it!
I now know, no food is sinful!
I see my food as the gift it truly is!
I open myself to be at peace with my body!
I savour every delicious mouthful!
I chose my body. My body is my spirit physically expressing itself in this now moment!
I create and re-create my body with my thoughts and emotions. So I choose positive, conscious creation!
I no longer try to swallow down indigestible emotions!
It was easy and safe to stop holding on and to let go of everything that no longer serves me!
I lovingly allow, love, joy and good health to flow through my mind and body!
My body is restored to its natural state, perfect health!
Food is fun!
My relationship with food is positive and healthy!
I enjoy and celebrate my food!
I chose and enjoy those foods that resonate with me!
My body benefits from the food that resonates with me!
I love and appreciate my body!
Meal times are sacred time when I honour and nourish my body!
I am loved and loving!
Affection and love flow easily in to my life!
I love and appreciate my body!
I love and appreciate my food!
I am patient and loving with my body as it learns new habits!
I give thanks with reverence and honour for my food!
I take my time and savour my food!
My body gets the maximum possible benefits from the food I eat!
I am grateful!
The energy of my relationship with food is healthy, loving and flowing.
I am healthy, loving and grateful!
It is safe to embrace change!
I relax and let go of the pressure!
I am peaceful, joyful and centred!
I allow the energy of my soul to flow through my body!
All good things, all my wildest dreams, flow to me, easily and effortlessly!
I have a good body! Actually, I have a great body and a great relationship with food. Thank you, body and food, for everything you do for me!
I am absolutely delighted about how our app is being received and deeply, deeply, grateful to everyone who has dropped us a line telling us how they are getting on and what they think of it. We’ve come so far in such a short time. Thank you all SO much! Download and try our app for free here Or download individual programmes as MP3 files here.
Here are a few of the reviews we have received so far:-
Barbara Clark’s Beyond Affirmations
By celoraelorca from United Kingdom about Beyond Affirmations – Guided Meditations (version 1.3, Apple App Store) on Apr 29, 2014
I love this series of apps. Barbara’s charming voice, both comforting and reassuring, gently guides the listener through a unique and powerful healing using her three-part affirmation sequence, comprising releasing statements, empowering questions and positive healing affirmations. The background music by Thaddeus is restful and perfectly complements Barbara’s voice. Each app concentrates on a specific emotional issue/part of the body, making them ideal for each person’s individual healing. I am finding Barbara’s affirmations life-enhancing. Using them daily I certainly feel I am shifting ‘stuck stuff’ and helping to restore a healthy energy flow. A high-quality recording which is very easy to use. A brilliant feature is that the volume control can be changed independently for the voice and music. Highly recommended. Yes!Yes!Yes!
By Thalia Bhandari about Beyond Affirmations Meditation (version 1.4, Google Play Store) on Apr 22, 2014
The meditations are fantastic 🙂 you can adjust the music and voice loudness to your liking. The first two meditations are free. The rest are only 6 dollars download but well worth it. I use them daily and my health and finances are much better. If you love affirmations and relaxing music, these meditations are the best I have found. Give them a go!
I love it! By Sylvie CM from France about Beyond Affirmations – Guided Meditations (version 1.3, Apple App Store) on Apr 03, 2014
I love this app, it’s easy to use, and I really enjoy it.The guided meditations are awesome, I knew the author beforehand, and I love her work. What a good idea that was to create that app, so I can take her with me!Way to go, team!
Beautiful and so healing!
By Goddessconnection from United Kingdom about Beyond Affirmations – Guided Meditations (version 1.3, Apple App Store) on Mar 20, 2014
What a beautiful creation! The app is really easy to use, beautiful to look at and the guided meditations are so soothing and relaxing. I can’t wait to download the other meditations in the app.
Beautifully healing and helpful meditations
By fuzzywuzzybunny from Canada about Beyond Affirmations – Guided Meditations (version 1.2, Apple App Store) on Mar 01, 2014
Delightfully relaxing and healing meditations in this app everyone should have. I am impressed with the specific meditations and that you can opt to purchase only those particular ones you want or need. Very happy with my app and purchases 🙂
A real insight into what your body does for you
By Avril Young about Beyond Affirmations Meditation (version 1.2, Google Play Store) on Jan 23, 2014
Lots of help to relax fully and let your body heal whilst affirming things that you didn’t even know your body wanted to hear! A fantastic app for chilling and take a look at the website!
By Danielle Foster about Beyond Affirmations Meditation (version 1.4, Google Play Store) on Mar 27, 2014
I am sincerely grateful to all the wonderful people who take the time to let me know how they experience my healing guided meditations. I can’t tell you what it means to me to hear that you are getting results.
I am also truly and deeply grateful to those who take time out of their busy lives to write reviews of my work. With the release of the app. the reviews are increasingly coming from people who don’t know me personally. I am so incredibly grateful to them.
Rev. Anne Presuel just published a video about expressing gratitude to those who make a difference in our lives. You can see it here
Rev. Anne Presuel “Love it, Barbara! I also love your unique way of affirming for the parts of the body which can’t speak for themselves.
For everyone else’s info, I ordered two of Barbara’s affirmation mp3s and really loved them. If you resonate with my affirmation CDs, then you’ll love hers, as well. She separates the parts of the body which may be having troubles and speaks such lovely affirmations about those parts.
One night recently, my stomach was upset with anxiety about Pixie, my beloved kitty, who was undergoing surgery, and I listened to Barbara’s stomach mp3. It was so perfect! Check them out!”
By Thalia Bhandari about Beyond Affirmations Meditation (version 1.4, Google Play Store) on Apr 22, 2014
“The meditations are fantastic you can adjust the music and voice loudness to your liking. The first two meditations are free. The rest are only 6 dollars download but well worth it. I use them daily and my health and finances are much better. If you love affirmations and relaxing music, these meditations are the best I have found. Give them a go!”
I put the words “complete stranger” in quotation marks because I don’t believe there is such a thing. We are all connected, we are meant to cross each other’s paths, we planned it. I am so grateful for our connection.
I am making all my meditation transcripts freely available, it’s just a case of getting time to publish them all. Below is the Support Your Stomach script.
Emotionally speaking, the stomach is often misunderstood. It does a huge job for us and can often be sensitive. The stomach is generally where we store fear and anxiety. That “stomach churning” sensation is often an indication of anxiety. We can also store acidic or corrosive emotions, such as anger or insecurity in our stomachs. This can result in acidic health conditions, when we just can’t stomach the situation any longer.
Here is what some people have said about their experience with the What Your Body Wants To Hear: Support Your Stomach programme.
“Oh, Barbara, I just listened to your stomach affirmations… my tummy was feeling upset tonight (unusual for me), and it is so beautiful! You do such a fabulous job with them! And it’s so funny that the Thaddeus song is my favorite one, too! It’s the one I use on my Unlimited Wealth CD.”
Rev Anne Presuel
Divinely Intuitive Business
My stomach was bothering me a bit yesterday. So I pulled out your stomach recording and listened to it. It was great! I even drifted off into never-never land for a couple minutes. But when I was done, my stomach felt fine. I’m going to listen to it again today. So I wanted to tell you that.
You can download the Support Your Stomach Programme here .