Over the past several years I’ve been on an intense journey to work on inner healing. One of the voices in the holistic healing world I’ve followed that’s been really helpful with this is Dr. Nicole LePera. You may know her as the Holistic Psychologist if you’ve seen her online. Dr. Nicole started out in the conventional psychology space but found herself frustrated with the current models. This led to questions, stark realizations, an emotional breakdown, and eventually her own healing journey.
Dr. Nicole was able to transform herself through these experiences and now teaches this work on social media. She also has a book, How to Meet Yourself, that helps guide you to becoming your own self-healer. Dr. Nicole and I talk a lot about nervous system health and how it’s at the core of our mind-body connection. And how to tap into how your body is actually feeling.
We also delve into how childhood experiences shape us as adults and how to overcome negative habits. And we discuss why we’re so drawn to negative habits, even if we know they’re not good for us or we want to quit. We aren’t our habits, and we can learn how to tap into that subconscious mind that controls behaviors. Even more encouraging is that we can model these positive behaviors for our own kids and give them the tools they need to know themselves and make good decisions.
I’ve followed Dr. Nicole for a long time now and I’m excited to finally get to chat with her today! I hope you’ll join us and listen in.
Episode Highlights with Dr. Nicole
- The fun random thing that she and I share (it likely isn’t what you think)
- Why do so many of us feel stuck? And what to do about it
- The importance of habits and why we keep repeating them even if they aren’t serving us
- Patterns that come from childhood and why they’re so hard to break
- Body-mind connection and how to help our nervous system feel safe
- Ways to model this for our children and how our own connection to self is important for them
- How to go on the journey to feel safe in our own bodies
- The most valuable thing we can give our kids in tough moments
- Things we can model for our kids for nervous system wellness that help their nervous systems as they get older
- Our habits are not who we are… they’re likely adaptations based on the environment but they’re possible to change and not who we are authentically
Resources We Mention
- How to Meet Your Self: The Workbook for Self-Discovery by Dr. Nicole LePera
- How to Do the Work: Recognize Your Patterns, Heal from Your Past, and Create Your Self by Dr. Nicole LePera
- Instagram – Dr. Nicole LePera
- The Body Keeps the Score by Bessel van der Kolk M.D.
- The Biology of Belief by Bruce H. Lipton, PhD
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