Louise Hay’s name is familiar to many people, even those not interested in psychosomatics (a branch of psychology concerning the connection between body and soul). Among those who care for their body and consciousness, Louise Hay’s philosophy is especially revered. The author is respected, her opinions are heeded, and her books are widely read.
Who is Louise Hay?
Louise Hay is a psychologist, teacher, and founder of the self-help movement. Though she doesn’t have a medical degree, her life experience, inner wisdom, and knowledge have helped hundreds of thousands of people heal. Her book “You Can Heal Your Life” has been translated into 30 languages, distributed in 33 countries, and has sold a combined total of 50 million copies. The demand for the book continues to grow each year.
Louise turned to psychosomatics after facing uterine cancer. She realized that without a change in thinking, she could not beat the disease. She delved into her subconscious (self-analysis, working with a psychologist, coach) and discovered that the true cause of her illness was negative thinking, old psychological traumas, and grudges.
At the age of five, Louise was raped, and her childhood was filled with authoritarianism, punishments, beatings, and humiliations. It’s not surprising that she developed a “I am unworthy” mindset and an aversion to the female body. It was this self-rejection, self-hatred, and old grudge that caused her cancer. Louise devoured herself from within. With the power of thought, she managed to overcome the disease and thereafter devoted herself even more to studying psychosomatic problems, helping other people. Today, Louise Hay’s disease psychology is known worldwide.
What Louise Hay Writes About Psychosomatics
According to Louise Hay’s psychosomatics, the basis of every illness is an intrapersonal conflict. Without resolving it, diseases will keep returning. Louise spent decades studying health problems and their causes, and as a result, compiled an extensive table of psychosomatic diseases. It presents a description of the psychosomatics of diseases: the causes and treatment methods of nearly all known diseases.
Louise Hay’s Table of Psychological Causes of Diseases
The complete table of diseases can be found in the book “Heal Yourself”. In our article, let’s look at some of the most common diseases.
What you will find in the table:
- Names of diseases in alphabetical order;
- Emotions – causes of diseases;
- Affirmations that help change thinking.
Thus, Louise Hay’s psychosomatics (table of diseases):
|Obsessive thought of revenge, lingering offense
|I let go of the past, free my thoughts. My soul is at peace.
|I live in the present, each day brings joy and something new. I appreciate, love, and support myself.
|Intolerance to someone or something
|I live in peace with life, no danger threatens me.
|Repressed fear, resistance to the world
|I am ready to go through all of life's difficulties. Every feeling deserves expression.
|Lack of life purpose and meaning, fear of moving forward
|I am stable. I move forward joyfully and easily.
|Chronic guilt, need for punishment
|I am now free and calm. I joyfully let go of the past.
|Inferiority complex, self-hatred
|I am beautiful and harmonious. I love myself.
|Fear, hatred, hopelessness, need for love combined with repressed aggression
|It is safe to live. Life loves and supports me.
|Anxiety, fear, guilt associated with your growth and advancement
|I am free and have the right to choose my life's direction. Nothing threatens me.
|Joylessness of life
|I embrace joy, allowing it to flow through me.
|Fear of the future
|I love and value myself. Everything that happens in life is valuable and beneficial.
|Feeling of doom and uncertainty, inability to digest something
|It is safe to live. I love and accept myself.
|Anger and other repressed emotions, fear of separation, fear of not being on time
|I am free to do what I want. I let go of everything but love.
|Repressed bitterness, desire to commit bad deeds
|I live in peace and love.
|Unwillingness to look at what surrounds you
|I create my life. Now I enjoy looking at it.
|Fear of the new, inability to digest something
|I assimilate and digest everything.
|Prohibition on self-expression and release of feelings, uncertainty
|I can express my opinion, stand up for myself.
|Fear of losing something
|I easily and joyfully let go of this.
|Obsessive past, repressed anger, thoughts of revenge
|Now only love lives in me. I let go of the past.
|Indecisiveness, inability to analyze a situation
|Everything that happens in my life is right. My decisions are based on truth.
|Lack of life support, fear of self-expression, suppression of emotions, chronic dissatisfaction
|I know life helps me. I am free from fear. I have a straight and proud posture.
|I trust myself and life, I am safe. I breathe deeply.
|Subconscious cry for help, desire to declare oneself, express one's opinion
|I am valued, loved, and respected.
|I love and accept myself. All is well with me.
|Conflicts with society, attack on individuality
|I am calm. I can be myself.
|Fear, pride, stubbornness, rigidity
|I forgive, accept myself and other people.
|Irritation, dissatisfaction with something or someone
|Now I respond only to love and tenderness.
|Blood: Low Pressure
|Lack of love, conviction of own worthlessness
|I live a life full of joy.
|Inability or difficulty breathing deeply
|I accept life in all its manifestations.
|Dissatisfaction with life, resistance to coercion
|I trust life. It will provide me with everything I need.
|Anger at oneself for old mistakes
|It is safe to live. I can always change my decision. I lovingly accept my decisions.
|Urinary Tract: Infection
|Anger at a sexual partner, blaming them
|I love and accept myself, I want to change. I refuse the old thinking stereotype.
|Silent signal for help, attempt for sadness and crying to come out
|I can express all emotions, I comfort myself as I want.
|Self-punishment for sins, difficulty in communication
|I like to communicate. I forgive, love, and accept myself.
|Opposition reaction combined with inability to stand up for oneself
|I value and love myself. My soul is at peace.
|Fears, feelings of inadequacy and insolvency
|I am in control of my life.
|Desire to withdraw into oneself, isolate from society
|I live in love and safety.
|Suppression of respect and love, dying of emotions
|I accept love and share it.
|Feeling of helplessness, burden of life's problems
|I love and accept myself. I have a straight posture. My life is getting better every day.
|Desire to get rid of something, escape
|I live in harmony with the world. I have no problems with absorption and excretion.
|Self-punishment for breaking internal rules
|I create my life. I deserve encouragement.
|Internal resistance to the chosen life trajectory
|I am calm, as I know life wishes me well.
|Fatigue from pressure and obligations
|I am strong. I love and accept myself. My life is beautiful.
|Obsessive thoughts and fears
|All is well with me. I am relaxed.
|Self-rejection, belief in one's own worthlessness, feelings of helplessness and uselessness.
|I have all the necessary abilities and skills. I am valuable. Life loves me.
|Fear, dependence on others' opinions, feeling of external observation
|It is safe to live. I accept my life, and it accepts me.
|Unloved work, boredom
|I am full of energy and enthusiasm.
|Self-pity, pessimistic view of the future
|I breathe deeply. Life and I love each other.
|Inability to enjoy and take pleasure
|I embrace joy, love life. It is safe to live.
|Inability to let go of habitual thought and action stereotypes
|I say goodbye to the bad past. I am open to the joyful and new.
|Feeling that life is robbing you
|I am grateful to life for its generosity.
|Anger and self punishment
|I love life and enjoy it. I forgive others and myself.
|Symbolizes psychological flexibility, ability to consider a situation from all sides
|I am in good relations with life, I see multiple paths of development.
|Stubbornness, arguments with the inner voice
|I trust my inner voice and listen to it. It wishes me well.
|Unwillingness to live, feeling of constant struggle and persecution
|My life is eternal and joyful.
|Symbolize inner strength. Flabbiness indicates weakness
|I am a strong person, but I use my strength wisely.
|Analogous to creative centers
|I am balanced, I create.
Louise Hay’s Psychological Reasons for Diseases: 101 Thoughts Carrying Power
Destructive thinking patterns are formed under the influence of personal negative experiences. Knowing the emotional causes of a disease, one can change their consciousness. This principle underlies Louise Hay’s table.
You might be surprised, but all problems and ailments from allergies and eczema to cancer arise against a background of destructive thoughts. For example, relationship problems lead to cystitis, and old grudges provoke the development of cancer; allergies are a sign of aversion to someone or something. Even injuries and wounds are not accidental. Any attack on health is the result of a destructive mindset. Everything in your life is attracted by yourself.
It’s important! Love yourself, and then the emerging inner wisdom will guide how to live further. The power is initially within us; we just need to want to be happy and allow ourselves to be happy.
How to Heal Yourself: Recommendations by Louise Hay
The main healing tool according to Louise Hay is affirmations. These are positive statements for self-suggestion. For them to work, it’s important to believe in their power, correctly compose the statement, and correctly identify the emotion–cause of the disease.
Hay’s healing affirmations will guide you on how to love yourself and change your life. You just need to diligently analyze the essence of what is said. Louise has affirmations for all spheres of life and for all cases. Here is an example of an affirmation for happiness: “I feel happy and joyful at any moment of my life.” Examples of affirmations for specific ailments can be found in the disease table.
In her books, you can find hundreds of affirmations, but you can also create your unique statements. This is even better, as each person is unique. Just remember the main principles:
- Statements should be in the present tense;
- It’s better to compose short affirmations up to 5 words;
- It’s better to avoid negations (not, no, never). It should be a clear and simple first-person statement in the present tense. Repeat the affirmation at least twice a day (morning and evening).
Best Books by Louise Hay
Each of Louise’s books has psychological and medical value; Hay wrote more than 30 books in her lifetime. But some of her works are particularly in demand.
- “Heal Your Body.” The book helps to get rid of childhood traumas, forgive the inner child and parents, change the course of thoughts. Positive thinking, love, and acceptance are what this book teaches. According to reviews, the book is an easy read. For many, it has become like a pocket guide, emergency aid. You can reread the book again and again.
- “You Can Heal Your Life.” Like the previous work, the book helps get rid of old thinking patterns. The book contains affirmations and meditations for any life situation. The techniques and exercises in the book are like psychological training.
- “21 Days to Master Affirmations.” This book not only provides useful advice and practical recommendations but also helps to organize the work in stages and achieve the goal in just three weeks. Work with affirmations is supplemented by work with mirrors. The book helps to get rid of fear, grievances, negativity; increase self-esteem; reveal creative potential. And that’s not all.
- “Life Loves You.” The title of the book is both an affirmation and a reflection of one of the main laws of the universe. Life will help you if you love it and yourself. The book contains the best advice, practices, affirmations, meditations, and exercises. It also includes interesting stories of real people.
Interesting! Unfortunately, Louise will not write more new books, as in 2017 the writer passed away. Louise lived for 90 years, left the world naturally in her sleep. Theoretical and practical study of psychosomatics helped her to let go of the ghosts of the past, to live a long and happy life.