Breaking Old Patterns and Stepping Into The True You with Dr. Nicole LePera (The Holistic Psychologist)
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This episode is brought to you by InsideTracker and WHOOP. Today on the Dhru Purohit Podcast, Dhru sits down with Dr. Nicole LePera to discuss 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. Her latest workbook, How to Meet Your Self, will be released on December 6.    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.  In this episode, we dive into:  -(1:41) The top things that get in the way of people getting what they want in life -(3:08) Examples of unconscious habits that hold us back -(14:15) What it looks like to be living as your authentic self -(20:12) The cost of living your entire life without knowing your true self -(24:10) The mindset Dhru uses to set goals for himself -(32:07) Tools for how to get out of your head and into your body -(37:27) Why we look for external validation to feel safe  -(50:22) How the feelings of not being considered and not feeling good enough are related -(56:34) Examples of common narratives we tell ourselves that get in the way -(1:14:10) How to rediscover what you loved to do as a kid -(1:22:32) How fear of our authentic self can hold us back   Also mentioned in this episode: -Dr. Nicole’s book How to Meet Your Self: The Workbook for Self-Discovery For more on Dr. LePera, follow her on Instagram @the.holistic.psychologist and through her website, Preorder her book, How to Meet Your Self: The Workbook for Self-Discovery, here.  InsideTracker provides detailed nutrition and lifestyle guidance based on your individual needs. Right now, they’re offering my podcast community 20% off. Just go to to get your discount and try it out for yourself. WHOOP is a personalized digital fitness tracker and health coaching platform that monitors your physiology 24/7 and provides personalized recommendations based on what your body needs. To get yours, go to and get 15% off your membership with code DHRU15. Hosted on Acast. See for more information.
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