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Louise Hay is an icon in the self-help movement.

Her fundamental message, the importance of loving yourself, has transformed the lives of millions.


Using the techniques described in her book, Louise transcended her abusive upbringing to create a life dedicated to helping others learn how to let go of limiting beliefs and create the life of their dreams!

Louise’s life work really began in 1970 in New York City, where she discovered the Church of Religious Science and began training as a spiritual practitioner, later completing the ministerial training. She learned the power of positive affirmations and a spiritual connection. It was during this time that she compiled the Heal Your Body book outlining physical symptoms, mental causes, and affirmations. She was soon traveling and speaking throughout the US. When diagnosed with cancer, she used her own methods to heal herself.

Louise later moved back to California, where her work expanded in powerful ways. She wrote her You Can Heal Your Life book (35 million copies sold worldwide), started Hay House, and began an AIDS support group in her living room that grew to 800 people meeting weekly in a West Hollywood gymnasium. Patricia was privileged to meet Louise during that time. Besides attending the intensives and being asked to be a part of the staff for several years, she also attended the AIDS support group and even led it one night while Louise was out of town.

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