How to Do the Work: Recognize Your Patterns, Heal from Your Past, and Create Your Self

How to Do the Work: Recognize Your Patterns, Heal from Your Past, and Create Your Self Review

As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Nicole LePera often found herself frustrated by the limitations of traditional psychotherapy. Wanting more for her patients—and for herself—she began a journey to develop a united philosophy of mental, physical and spiritual wellness that equips people with the interdisciplinary tools necessary to heal themselves. After experiencing the life-changing results herself, she began to share what she’d learned with others—and soon “The Holistic Psychologist” was born.

Now, Dr. LePera is ready to share her much-requested protocol with the world. In How to Do the Work, she offers both a manifesto for SelfHealing as well as an essential guide to creating a more vibrant, authentic, and joyful life. Drawing on the latest research from a diversity of scientific fields and healing modalities, Dr. LePera helps us recognize how adverse experiences and trauma in childhood live with us, resulting in whole body dysfunction—activating harmful stress responses that keep us stuck engaging in patterns of codependency, emotional immaturity, and trauma bonds. Unless addressed, these self-sabotaging behaviors can quickly become cyclical, leaving people feeling unhappy, unfulfilled, and unwell. 

Title:How to Do the Work: Recognize Your Patterns, Heal from Your Past, and Create Your Self

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  • Desir R

    If you want to be guilt-tripped into not being mentally ill by someone with a history of lying and spouting pseudoscience, then this book by Nicole, the.holistic.psychologist on Instagram, might be th...

  • Melisa Ibarra

    The book as not yet been released. But I love the author's work, and I admire her so much. I've been following her on social media for a while and she has been a light in my life. I'm so grateful. So ...

  • Toni 🌸

    I wasn't going to write a review, especially as this requires me to get personal, but I feel the need to do so considering there's a lot of negative reviews surfacing the top. In late 2019 I was seein...

  • Vanessa

    typical pop-psych 101 self-help book. (her work on ig feels far tighter, more impactful.) Read dr's Gabor Mate, Dan Siegel, Pat Ogden, Bessell Van Der Kolk instead....

  • Mehrsa

    I thought this was going to be a book for white people about how to "do the work" of anti-racism. It is NOT that book. It's a book about healing from trauma (both big and small) and recognizing how pa...

  • X

    All but one of her client examples were women. I wonder if there is a correlation between gender and the sort of people who would take this New Age tripe seriously? :^)...

  • Tiffany

    Conflicted. Earnest writing with some concerning content. While this review is focused on what troubled me about this book, the 3 stars I chose to give are vibrant stars. Nicole appears to be an intro...

  • Neeraj

    This book is an up to date amalgamation of several self help themes which are all the rage in the past couple of years, and which you’ll undoubtedly have been fed via your Instagram feed if you’ve...

  • Mlee

    Like many others, I found the holistic psychologist on Instagram. I typically loathe influencers, and didn’t initially see Nicole as one. I saw her spreading helpful information within a potentially...

  • K.  Barnes

    I've followed the author online for a couple of years, so needless to say, I was excited for this release. There are several theoretical concepts and groundbreaking research that I found both surprisi...