Breaking Old Patterns and Stepping Into The True You with Dr. Nicole LePera (The Holistic Psychologist)


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We can go our whole lives without ​​ever knowing who our true, authentic selves are, and many people feel a lack of fulfillment because of it. Oftentimes, the things that get in the way of living the lives we want stem back to the habits we adopt based on our childhood.

Today on the Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Nicole LePera to discuss how to become aware of the old traits that are holding us back from reaching our fullest potential. Dr. Nicole shares how both her personal and clinical experiences taught her the importance of cultivating emotional awareness and how to use tools like breathwork to step out of our thinking brains and into our bodies.

Dr. Nicole LePera was trained in clinical psychology at Cornell University, The New School for Social Research, and the Philadelphia School of Psychoanalysis. She’s the author of the number-one New York Times bestselling book How to Do the Work: Recognize Your Patterns, Heal from Your Past, and Create Your Self and the host of the SelfHealers Soundboard podcast. 

As a clinical psychologist in private practice, Dr. Nicole 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 health that equips people with the tools necessary to heal themselves. 

Dr. Nicole is the creator of the #SelfHealers movement, where people from around the world are joining together in a community to take healing into their own hands. In 2019, she founded SelfHealers Circle, the first virtual self-guided global healing membership. SelfHealers Circle has members in over 60 countries who heal as a collective. Her latest workbook, How to Meet Your Self, will be released on December 6. 

Dr. Nicole uses her social media platform to help millions of people around the world become aware of their behaviors and heal their inner-child wounds. This episode is for anyone who is on a journey of self-growth and is looking to take the next steps toward discovering who they are deep down.

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For more on Dr. LePera, follow her on Instagram @the.holistic.psychologist, Facebook @the.holistic.psychologist, Twitter @Theholisticpsyc, YouTube @TheHolisticPsychologist, and through her website, Preorder her book, How to Meet Your Self: The Workbook for Self-Discovery, here

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Wishing you health and happiness,
Mark Hyman, MD
Mark Hyman, MD


Mark Hyman, MD

Mark Hyman, MD is the Founder and Director of The UltraWellness Center, the Head of Strategy and Innovation of Cleveland Clinic's Center for Functional Medicine, and a 13-time New York Times Bestselling author.

If you are looking for personalized medical support, we highly recommend contacting Dr. Hyman’s UltraWellness Center in Lenox, Massachusetts today.


If you are looking for personalized medical support, we highly recommend contacting Dr. Hyman’s UltraWellness Center in Lenox, Massachusetts today.

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