Nicole LaPera, Ph.D. - The Holistic Psychologist: Recognize your Patterns, Heal from your Past & Create Yourself

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In our first episode of 2021, we’re joined by Nicole LaPera Ph.D. (@the.holistic.psychologist). Nicole is a Cornell University trained clinical psychologist who is arguably the most innovative educator of our time when it comes to teaching us more about ourselves & mental health.

As a clinical psychologist, 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 & 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 today's episode, Nicole 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. This episode offers listeners the support and tools that will allow them to break free from destructive behaviors to reclaim and recreate their lives. Nothing short of a paradigm shift, this is a celebration of empowerment that will forever change the way we approach mental wellness and self-care.

If you listened to our season 1 episodes with Dr. Bruce Lipton, Dr. Bruce Perry, Dr. Bessel Van Der Kolk & Dr. Shefali, you will realize that Nicole’s work is from their school of thought & offers some of the most innovative approaches to understanding & healing from our traumas.

Show Notes:

1. Who is Dr. Lapera? (4:50)

2. Dr. Nicole’s training (8:10)

3. How the earliest stages of life directly impact childhood (8:56)

4. Relationships: How attachment styles create patterns (12:35)

5. Childhood trauma & its patterns into adulthood (18:44)

6. The poly-vagal theory: emotional chaos, addiction, disassociation & nervous system regulation (26:39)

7. First step towards healing: acknowledging your inner-child (31:16)

8. Dealing with emotional triggers - learning about the wounded inner-child (35:00)

9. Observing yourself: using the senses to increase consciousness (40:43)

10. Overcoming co-dependency (44:29)

11. What is a healthy relationship? Trauma bonds & boundaries (51:24)

12. Your Future Self #SelfHealers (1:10:00)

You can connect with Dr. Lapera on:

Website: https://yourholisticpsychologist.com

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/the.holistic.psychologist/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/theholisticpsyc

YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtEWTaMjqOH8J1Gy06Ey0Yg

Linktree to all her deal: https://linktr.ee/the.holistic.psychologist

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