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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 self-healing 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 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.

Supplemental enhancement PDF accompanies the audiobook.

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 HarperCollins Publishers

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Great content but monotone delivery

Really great content but her monotone delivery made it a bit painful to stay focus. The author sounded like a robot.....

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  • JHB
  • 2021-03-25

Worst narration

I LOVE the content of Dr. Nicole's book, and am a big fan. But she shouldn't have narrated this book, her cadence is really bad, it's not listenable. Content good, narration, bad.

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Narrator sounds like a robot, couldn't listen!

I love Nicole's work but I am really disappointed with the narration, it sounds like a robot, not sure if it's a real person narrating. I could not listen for more than 5 minutes and I'm usually easygoing with narration style.

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good book awful voice

Great book but I wish she had asked someone else to read it. Her style and tone of voice was not appealing at all. I had to keep turning it off.. great content awful voice and style of reading not a good fit for an audiobook.

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Eye opening and insightful!

The real life examples and the real life suggestions on how to do the work was incredibly engaging and encouraging!
The PDF attachments are extremely helpful!

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Look no further, this book is the one.

This book has filled a missing piece of my heart. My only hope is that it becomes a requirement for everyone to read at least once in their lifetime.

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Thank you

Thank you for the no-bs approach and providing very specific and honest tips for self-healing. Humanity is awakening and we need more light workers like you to create the ripple effect. I never write reviews, but I can’t not express my gratitude in this case. Thank you for the work you’re doing. With love, Olena

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So excited for the content, but...

I love Dr. Nicole on Social Media, but I could NOT get through a chapter of this audio book. Her narration and rhythm is so robotic, it is so hard to listen to and in turn, absorb the content. What a shame. I'll get the print version instead.

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doing the work is truly.... work

loved listening to this life changing content. wow, I am appreciative of the journey this far. excited for what comes next.

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Unrealistic View Of Boundaries

I am so disappointed in this book. I find that instead of finding help, one finds an unrealistic view of relationship boundaries. I’m not a doctor but not answering a call on purpose just because you want to set a boundary because someone drains you during a conversation ?? Really ?? Whatever happened to being open and honest and just telling someone how you feel? I found this book to be farfetched and sniveling. I don’t believe it’s honest to set a boundary and not even tell the other person how you feel. How did she think people/family would react to her boundary? Of course that person will ask if everything is ok. They don’t know you feel this way because you haven’t told them. It’s almost like the author is living in her head. I feel like this is the coddled generational book of what’s in it for me, kind of deal. This is rubbish. Sorry ...

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  • Natalie R.
  • 2021-03-10

Who let her narrate her book?

Nicole someone on your team needs to be fired for letting you narrate your book without kindly pulling you aside and telling you it was unwise and untenable. I say this with immense love because I know that this important tool is NOT going to reach the amount of people that it should as is currently. It is more than monotone; it’s an unfamiliar/often unused accent style, choppy, and it’s is frankly un-listenable. The great concepts are lost as there is no ease of listening; instead listening is active and difficult.

Many people who sample the audiobook, will not purchase it simply because of the narration, which is more than a shame, it’s wrong. After I told my friend about your book, she listened to the sample and said that it was going to give her a headache. I agree, I am getting a headache listening.

There are authors like Malcolm Gladwell and Glennon Doyle who beautifully narrate their work, unfortunately Nicole, your immense talents do NOT extend to narration, and I am actually aghast that this was green-lit.

I will say, as a professional voice artist myself, you've given me new faith as to why people pay me to professionally lend my voice; while a voice to speak is something most of us on this planet have, that does not a professional voice artist make.

*Edit it's interesting to see more reviews coming in, excusing the narration performance and calling people out for honest 1-star reviews, a thing that is meant to be helpful. While some people who listen won't be bothered, it is still valid that many, many others are, and will be. You do not need to invalidate the experiences of others because you personally found it 'fine'. Good for you, but it's clear that for others it's not fine, and it's valuable feedback to Nicole and her team that people are not buying or returning the audiobook, and this glaring issue needs addressing immediately. To pretend it's not an issue is doing a great disservice to the people who can, and need to fix this.

Personally I am very wary of reviewers who are primarily reviewing other reviewers, and not the book.

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  • 2021-03-10

Could not listen to voice

I am 3 minutes into this and cannot listen. Im sure the content may be good but delivery is robotic, flat, and monotonic. I don’t mean to insult the author; however the material should be delivered as she speaks/talks with feeling.

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  • barbara strauss
  • 2021-03-09

robot voice

This seems like a good book but with a very poor delivery. the voice sounds like it is computer generated.

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  • Crystal Williams
  • 2021-03-11

Is there a way to change the narrator??

I preordered this book 3 weeks ago so I anticipated the release. Unfortunately, I can’t listen to the monotone in Dr. LaPera’s voice. I am just at a loss for words, really🙁

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  • JR
  • 2021-03-10

Respect other Professionals

The author, a professional. It is too bad that this EXCELLENT material was almost impossible to listen too. I was so disappointed when I heard the first minute. The author clearly lacks the skills of a professional performer. I can’t decide if I need to return it, the performance was so bad.

It’s too bad that the author does not have respect for professional skilled performers. Is it ego? Is it the need for the extra recognition?

Either way let the professionals be the professionals. The author’s message is significantly hindered by this “performance”.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-03-10

Robotic Voice

I have been waiting for this book for months!!! I love her work. But it sounds so robotic in the audiobook that I can’t stand listening to a minute of it.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-03-13

Listen at 1.5x speed

Yes, the narration is a bit dry, but at 1.5x speed it's not bad at all.

The material... life changing!

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  • Joan
  • 2021-03-10

Narration is terrible

I have been so excited for this book and I love Dr. LePera's work so much! But I do agree with the other reviews, the narration is awful. There are moments where you feel like Dr. LePera is just about to get into her narrating groove, but then she quickly falls back into this strange, halting way of speaking where she emphasizes the same part of every sentence. It's like listening a kid in class read from a dense textbook who's taking his job a little too seriously.

I feel like I have a high tolerance for poor narrators, but it is too difficult to follow what she is saying. I'm returning it and buying a print version. I don't understand how this passed a quality check.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2021-03-10

Good bedtime listen

There’s good content here but the audible is painful. Very monotone. Had to stop listening but I will try the book.

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  • April Meechan
  • 2021-03-12

Powerful ( but let's do a 2nd take)

Ok, so let's talk 1st about the overall elephant in the room. The Narrative. Yes, I agree 100% that Dr. Nicole should not be doing the narration of the book. At first I was a bit surprised and wasn't sure I would be attentive enough to listen. I am so glad I didn't stop. This is by far the most powerful book I've listened too and had the most perfect timing. I will listen again and again , soaking up all of her experience and expertise she has to offer. Thank you for writing this book, it is more than I ever thought it would be. Very eye opening.

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