Louise Hays ‘You can heal your life’ is a self-help book thats quite hard hitting and has a ‘straight to the point’ format but is easy to understand. It clearly explains the theory behind each task and doesn’t put any time scale on task completion. It’s also good for having a read through before re-reading to take part in the tasks. The affirmations can be long so it would help to write them down as you go, so that you can read them when you feel like you need to distract yourself or feel like you need the support. Although this book is hard hitting, it does feel positive and has a gentle undertone. You really get a feel for Louise’s compassion and desire to help. I would highly recommend it for anyone who is struggling with self-esteem, confidence or self-image as it has a lot of reflective work.