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  • How to Do the Work

  • Recognise Your Patterns, Heal From Your Past and Create Your Self
  • By: Nicole LePera
  • Narrated by: Courtney Patterson
  • Length: 9 hrs and 44 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (494 ratings)

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Summary

As a clinical psychologist, Dr Nicole LePera 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 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 How to Do the Work, she offers both a manifesto for self-healing and 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 recognise 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 behaviours can quickly become cyclical, leaving people feeling unhappy, unfulfilled and unwell. 

In How to Do the Work, Dr LePera offers listeners the support and tools that will allow them to break free from destructive behaviours 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 health and self-care.

New recording by Courtney Patterson.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2021 Nicole LePera (P)2021 Orion Publishing Group

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I really want to listen to this book, but the audio sounds disjointed and I can't bring myself to carry on listening. It's nothing personal, as I know it's read by the author, who I respect and admire - and I really want to listen to this book!!

I've even tried speeding up the audio, which makes it's slightly better, but the tempo still sounds off. Not sure if I'm ultra sensitive or if other people also have this complaint... (I don't have any issues with accents on screen or in person! But I have had this issue with a couple of other non British audios). It would be great if audio books had a couple of different listening options maybe??

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Really really hard to listen to

I agree with all the sentiments on here-I was really excited for this book and love Nicole’s content but the way she is reading the book is really off-putting..I can barely listen. The sentences have no flow and I cannot follow what age she saying. I will have to buy the book. It needs to be re-recorded

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The audio is robotic & impossible to follow. So disappointed as I am sure it would have been a great listen.

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Audio sounds robotic?

I’m sure the content of this book is amazing and I’ve been excitedly waiting for it for ages...but the audio is awful! It sounds robotic/computer-generated. Is it just me?

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The sound is terrible

The audio is awful. Computer read. You can’t listen to it after a few minutes.

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I want to love this

The audio is absolutely terrible, it's such a shame as I think the content will be amazing but I just can't listen to it..

I think Nicole LePera is amazing but could not recommend this audio version, sadly.

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Awful audio - takes away from valuable content

This audio is awful! It takes away from the valuable content of this new book.
Such a pity that a different voice wasn’t used. This audio sounds robotic & jerky and novice and doesn’t flow at all. I would recommend buying the paperback which thankfully I have.
Feel I’ve wasted an audible credit

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Terrible narration

I absolutely LOVE Dr Nicole, her content is gold dust. But I really think a professional voice artist should have done the audiobook. I think her team have let her down by not levelling with her about this. Dr Nicole, you are WONDERFUL and such a huge force for good in the world. But I think this audiobook can be better. (I say this with love, it is not my intention to hurt anyone’s feelings.)

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It sounds automated rather than conversational

I’m really excited for this book but I can’t get beyond a couple of minutes listening to it as it sounds so robotic I will buy a hard copy instead and will look forward to taking the wisdom from there

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b9ok is very triggering! no warnings either.

not suitable for anyone not qlready going through tjerapy as very triggering for trauma survivors

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  • 03-05-21

Had to return book - performance was just awful

I wanted so much to be able to listen to and learn from this book - unfortunately the narration is awkward and robotic and super slow and I tried really hard to listen thinking that the author would find her groove but after 1 hour just had to give up. Such a shame given how engaging she is when I see her talking in online videos. Maybe try the sample before you buy or get the kindle edition and read it for yourself. I wish I had checked the reviews on Amazon UK and Amazon AU before I bought it as they were more helpful than the ones on Amazon.com

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 27-07-22

I learned so much and will do the work

I so loved this book and how easy it was to see my patterns, understand the inner child archetype. I know now I need to do the work everyday

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  • Anonymous User
  • 24-04-22

Opened Many Doors for Me

This book has been the grounding to me exploring so much more with other books too such as 'The Body Keeps Score'. I am healthier, I am wholer, I have less anxiety, I am more understanding and I am happier.

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  • AW Kapp
  • 02-03-22

Reading it Again and Again and Again!

This book will be read Again and Again and Again!
Nicole is now one of my favourite writers and healing coaches!
Life changing!!

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  • Riaana Kirkpatrick
  • 02-01-22

audio book.not working

I struggled with this audio book enjoyed 1 quarter and then the audio stopped

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  • Anonymous User
  • 28-12-21

The most life changing book for self healing

This book is everything I thought it would be and more! The practice guide at the end of each chapter ties in beautifully with Nicole's FSJ practice.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-09-21

My experience in a book

Thank you Dr Nicole LePera. So much of this book sounded like it was written just for me. So glad I finally got to listen to this book that was strongly recommended by my psychologist. Definitely going to listen to it again. The struggle is difficult but the notion that you have to do the work every single day is a reminder to keep taking control, build self trust and not give up.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 14-07-21

saved me...

I am presently going through the dark night of the soul and found this book extremely well rounded into the journey of the inner self. I found Dr Nicole on Youtube 3 years ago and have been a follower of her work. Thanks for such an in-depth look at the nervous system, inner child, emotion patterns and attachment styles. I honestly am grateful

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  • Anonymous User
  • 13-06-21

WOW

Thank you Dr Nicole for sharing this book with the world.. Not only did I learn about myself but it's going to help me tremendously with raising my twins as a single mom - Thank you

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  • ursuladesign
  • 26-04-21

How to heal guide....

In my case, it was a guide that brought all the knowledge I was acquiring over last year's.
I ended up again in a narcissistic relationship. Now I know it was due to me growing up with a wonderful, very talented mother who suffered from schizophrenia and suicide herself as a result.

I had many others very traumatic experiences but I wanted to find a way to relieve the iner pain and live and create a happy, peaceful life.
I wanted to be able to recognize the triggers and manage them whenever the anxiety and pain was arriving.

Self-observation, reading, learning more and more. Self-evaluation, self-healing.... this book combined it all!!!

Now I see how important the 5 years of our childhood are and how it shapes our beliefs, personality, and future choices.

How empowering to know we can reprogram our inner beliefs, work on our subconscious level and live a happy life enlightened and in a harmony with ourselves, nature and others.

My energy goes to all of you who feel the need to connect again with the inner, bright light we all have in us.