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WHAT HAVE YOU GOT TO LOSE?
on May 27, 2000
Reading this book may literally save your life...that is if you are willing to take the time to not only read the book, but do the exercises! No guarantees, but what do you have to lose? Guaranteed you will learn something about yourself in the process. Louise believes that our beliefs and attitudes about life are the seedbed for health or illness. While I do not believe her theory totally, I do believe she has much to teach us about how we can heal our lives physically and emotionally. I have found Louise's breakdown of illnesses and mental causation in her book, YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE, to be "right on" in the majority of illness included. As a mental health counselor, I often recommend her book to my clients. For people who have major illnesses or are facing surgery reading and doing the exercises in LOVE YOURSELF, YOU CAN HEAL YOUR LIFE WORKBOOK gives you an opportunity to do something that could make a difference in your recovery. As you live from day to day, waiting for tests, going through procedures, and wondering "What's next?", you can empower yourself by learning more about who you are and how you might be contributing to your illness. Louise put her belief system to the test when she manifested a tumor which doctors recommended be surgically removed. She believed that if she had the tumor cut out without understanding what part she played in it, that her body would continue to create another tumor. She refused to have surgery and started counseling in dealing with her issues related to her tumor. Six months later, there was no tumor to be found! Also, she did no other form of treatment other than her counseling. Her personal testimony has been one of the major contibuting factors in my being an advocate of her work. We are fortunate to have such a gifted healer to teach us how we can contribute to our own healing process. I have found her work to be of great benefit to my own personal healing, as well; and would highly recommend anyone taking the time to participate in the healing opportunities provided in her workbook. You and your health are worth it!