This week marks the release of a new book co-authored by Hay House publishing founder Louise Hay and medical intuitive doctor Mona Lisa Schulz, M.D., Ph.D. All Is Well: Heal Your Body with Medicine, Afformations, and Intuition may become another classic in the self-help and holistic healing genres. In All Is Well, physician and medical intuitive Mona Lisa Schulz collaborates with acclaimed spiritual self-help author Louise Hay to guide readers toward wellness. This book promotes integrating intuitive wisdom with practical, grounded health care resources. The book focuses on four approaches outlined at the beginning:
1. Becoming conscious of emotions, making note of the warnings that come with fear, anger, and sadness.
2. Figuring out what thoughts accompany these feelings.
3. Identifying symptoms of distress and locating them in the body.
4. Decoding the intuitive/emotional thought-pattern information underlying the symptoms, understanding that every illness is also in part due to diet, environment, genetics, and injury.
This is a truly integrative, holistic, mind-body healing approach that many readers will find familiar. This book builds on the earlier writings of these two accomplished authors, updating Hay's classics You Can Heal Your Life and Heal Your Body with the experience and client stories of Dr. Schulz to illustrate the mind-body connections with real life examples.
Mona Lisa Schulz shares her own experiences of awakening to her intuitive capacities early in her career as well as her own health challenges, addressed with a combination of intuition and both conventional and alternative healing interventions. She describes her experience surrounding her 2012 spinal surgery, a situation that had been only briefly touched upon on her social media accounts at the time. Here, Dr. Schulz gives the full story of the challenges that arose and her successful recovery.
Near the start of the book is a convenient self-assessment quiz covering body health and lifestyle questions to help bring self-awareness to issues in one's life. The sections in the quiz correlate with seven emotional centers associated with the body. These primarily correlate with the seven chakras of yoga and many metaphysical healing systems, though this system presented by Hays and Schulz integrates more aspects of the body and its functional features and offers a deeper explanation of how severe illnesses may relate to the 7th center, the source of one's spiritual connection and life purpose. The book chapters are organized around these seven emotional centers, with a chapter devoted to exploring each center. This is convenient if you wish to quickly review a particular topic that is of value or interest to yourself or someone you know. This book also includes an alphabetical appendix of body-mind correlations and affirmations that expands upon the original list from Louise Hay's prior books. That quick reference makes this a great addition for any healing library.
This book is a well-written and enlightening synthesis of the work of these two influential intuitive healing guides. It contains end notes citing sources for research backing up mind-body medicine correlations, and the book is nicely designed with a durable hard cover (in the edition being reviewed here) that is attractively illustrated. In the opening page of All Is Well Naomi Judd praises this book by stating "If you read only one book about health this year, this is the one for you!" That sentiment is one that many other readers will share after exploring this empowering book.