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219. The Holistic Approach to Finding Your Authentic Self with Dr. Nicole LePera #WellnessWednesdays
Episode 21930th November 2022 • Be Well by Kelly Leveque • Kelly Leveque
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Today's guest is so impactful to the millions of people that she supports online, it only made sense to bring her back for a second session. Dr. Nicole LePera, also known as The Holistic Psychologist, started as a clinical psychologist in private practice, but often found herself frustrated by the limitations of traditional psychotherapy, wanting more for her patients and for herself.

Nothing short of a paradigm shift, Dr. LePera's teachings empower the individual to break free from trauma cycles and create who they want to become. Her latest workbook, How To Meet Yourself, hits bookstores on December 6th. It's now up for pre-order, and I highly recommend it.

In this one – we outline the three levels of her workbook and the impact each has on our understanding of self, jump on the story loop for a ride through human neurology, learn ways to connect a disconnected nervous system, and so much more.

If you’re feeling stuck, overwhelmed, or even underwhelmed by your life and the world around you, this is the perfect episode for you. Dr. LePera’s voice breaks through the noise with clarity and purpose that will leave you inspired and ready for more.

We also cover…

00:02:52 — Please, Feel Your Feelings!

  • Developing the language to describe her situation
  • Humans are creatures of habit
  • How seeking validation dictated her athletic background
  • External validation vs. love vs. safety 
  • Modifying the self to fit social norms caused by both internal and external pressures 
  • Dr. LePera’s authentic needs pyramid 
  • The importance of showing up as your best self as a parent to create a ‘safe’ environment for your kids

00:16:59 — Finding (and Following) A New Path

  • The moment she first considered her own needs  
  • Expanding past a survival-based experience 
  • Tuning in to your own narrative 
  • Reconnecting with a disconnected nervous system with breathwork and other tools
  • Outlining her new workbook, How To Meet Yourself
  • Getting out of your head and dropping into your heart space
  •  How ‘emotional baggage’ can become trapped in our bodies 
  • Learning to be consciously present in your body and deal with the emotions

00:37:46 — Tools for Managing Your Own Expectations

  • Embracing evolution and flow through awareness
  • Letting go of perfectionism and unrealistic expectations   
  • Dropping into (all of) our authentic feelings
  • Learning to consciously release and process the 6 core emotions  
  • Breaking the story loop to write your own 
  • From student to teacher and changing the world by showing up as her authentic self 
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