How to Do the Work - Dr. Nicole LePera

How to Do the Work

By Dr. Nicole LePera

  • Release Date: 2021-03-09
  • Genre: Psychology
4.5 Score: 4.5 (From 238 Ratings)



From Dr. Nicole LePera, creator of "the holistic psychologist"—the online phenomenon with more than two million Instagram followers—comes a revolutionary approach to healing that harnesses the power of the self to produce lasting change.

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 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 How to Do the Work, she 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. 

In How to Do the Work, Dr. LePera offers readers 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.


  • Horrible

    By JDDinFL
    This book is deeply damaging, basically puts all the fault on you; this is a book written by a crazy lady a la Thatcher style. Forgets about systems of oppression. She is a guard for white supremacy, do not recommend.
  • Thank you!!

    By hunnie71
    Thank you for making these concepts accessible to almost anyone willing to be open to them. Your tools are applicable and effective.
  • Amazing and made me cry so many times

    By Brooklyntree
    You will not be able to put it down.
  • If your here, then read it.

    By gdbsbusna w
    Great book. Opened my eyes. Made me think within & understand why parents act the way they do. Don’t know the author but she feels like a friend now.
  • Profound Journey

    By Leannaaldis
    A profound journey of Self-Healing. Dr. Nicole LePera has taken all she has realized and has shared it with the world. A true testament to community.
  • An honest review

    By Awakeaholic
    Insightful on subjects like ego, everyday family drama (no real trauma) and enmeshment. Overall, there’s nothing I found in this book to be a revelation. Much of it has been written about time & again. The author seems to go-on about herself, especially in the beginning. She all but credits herself for inventing holistic therapy, which is weird, because it has been around for quite some time. The existence of Instagram, is the new element here. The ability to be incredibly public about one’s personal journey, should one choose to do so. “The work” is generally addressing your inner child through journaling. I would definitely go down that path with a therapist as well. In real life. Not just a book. I think the book will be helpful to anyone who decides to. So glad they updated with a new narrator before I finished the audiobook. The original narrator often took an incredibly pitiful & defeated tone, which was unbearably cring-ey. I found the last 2 chapters to be most uplifting.
  • Amazing!

    By a.aslihan
    Amazing!!! Finished it in one sit and will return to it again, and again! Thanks so much for sharing your wisdom so generously and vulnerably Dr. Nicole!
  • Excellent

    By bugba49
    One of the best books that I have in a very long time.
  • Such an important read

    By klewis322
    I’ve studied the core themes in this book separately, but having someone stitch them together into a comprehensive process alongside their own story is so, so helpful and compelling. After reading this book I can visualize my own steps to self-healing much more clearly. I appreciate and recommend this book.