About the Episode
Are you struggling with feelings of anxiety or is your nervous system exhausted from being stuck in fight or flight? In this time of quarantine, we may have found ourselves with the opportunity to explore our inner landscape and do some deep self-healing work, and that is exactly what this week’s episode is about!
This week’s show is a perceptive and resourceful conversation between Rachel and holistic psychologist Dr. Nicole LePera.
Together, they unpack trauma and talk about how to identify it, how to manage the effects of traumatic events and how trauma can be more than big traumatic experiences. They also talk about our three core needs, how we embody pain and how it plays out in our daily routines, relationship patterns, decision making and generational behavior.
While psychology focuses mostly on treating the mind, holistic psychology focuses on our being as a whole and balancing the body in order to treat the mind.
There are so many elements to trauma and self-healing, and this week’s episode will help you to recognize your triggers, notice behavioral patterns, and create conscious daily lifestyle choices in order to generate self-healing.
- We are incredibly complex emotional creatures. Allow yourself to feel a myriad of feelings - a myriad of truths - without judgement.
- We have three core needs: to be seen, to be heard, and to be allowed the space to be authentically ourselves. If these needs are not met in early childhood, they play out as behavioral coping mechanisms. They can be recognized and changed by creating daily conscious habits and routines.
- To create change you must treat the body as a whole. Incorporating conscious practices in your daily routine is the first step to begin the process of self-healing.
- Create a conscious practice that brings you out of your subconscious mind, or autopilot mode, and into conscious presence daily to rewire the neuroplasticity of the brain.
- For many of us, our nervous system is stuck in fight or flight mode and using tools like yoga, breathwork and meditation can help to manually teach the body to become more balanced.
More About Dr. Nicole
Dr. Nicole LePera is a holistic psychologist who specializes in healing trauma through the connection between mind and body.
Throughout her successful career, she founded the Mindful Healing Center and was one of the first people to make essential tools for healing accessible via social media. You can find her on Instagram at @the.holistic.psychologist.