Barbara Becker Holstein
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About Barbara Becker Holstein
From tweens...to teens, right into womanhood. I have been a positive psychologist in private practice for over twenty five years. In the course of working with my clients, I originated the idea of THE ENCHANTED SELF, a positive psychology therapy where I teach people how to recognize and utilize their strengths, talents, skills and even lost potential.
I teach and educate about happiness and how to benefit from positive psychology in ways that let us lead lives of meaning and happiness. Thank you for stopping by. -Dr Barbara
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I am sure you will be touched by what the ‘girl’ shares. If you are a parent or grandparent, I hope you will share this e-book with the kids in your life and take time to share your feelings and personal stories. After all, who hasn’t had to adapt and had personal struggles as they became a teen? If you are young, maybe a tween or teen, see how your problems and solutions resonate with the characters. Get your parents to talk about their problems when they were growing up.
Come along with me and Megan, as the ‘girl’. Enjoy some of the behind the scenes moments and actual scenes. Also delve into the thought and discussion questions as they appear. And don’t forget that “Secrets” the film is based on my book, Secrets, Diary of a Gutsy Teen. You will find many more episodes in the books.
Point Of View Indie Film Awards Award Winner
Independent Shorts Awards Award Winner
New York Movie Awards Award Winner
Florence Film Awards Award Winner
IndieX Film Fest Finalist
Indie Short Fest Finalist
Florence Film Awards Finalist
Indie Short Fest Finalist
New York Cinematography AWARDS (NYCA) Semi-Finalist
Brightside Tavern Shorts Fest Film Series - Best Experimental Film nomination - March 2018
Brightside Tavern Shorts Fest Film Series - Best New Jersey Short nomination - March 2018
Brightside Tavern Shorts Fest Film Series - Best Concept nomination - March 2018
Hang on To Your Shorts, Official Selection - April 2018, Nominated for Best New Jersey Drama and Best Experimental Film
Awarded: Best Educational Film Award at the Jersey Shore Film Festival, August, 2018
Shown March 1 1018 as one of 6 outstanding women’s films at the Behane Center in Jersey City, for Women’s History Month by Golden Door International Film Festival.
Brightside Tavern Film Festival, Season 7 - Best Experimental Film - March 2018
Jersey Shore Film Festival - Best Educational Film - August 2018
Indie Awards - Award of Recognition in 3 categories: Women Filmmakers, Leading Actress and Educational / Instruction / Training
In a positive and supportive diary-entry format, Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein encourages tween girls to carry the most precious parts of themselves into adulthood. A great book for mothers and daughters to read together, The Truth is aimed to improve communication, understanding, and self-esteem for young girls as they enter the rocky road of teenager-dom.
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Come meet a street child from Brazil who profoundly influenced, for the good, a sophisticated American woman. Read about Sal, a soldier almost fatally wounded but miraculously saved by love letters. Meet Joey, the little boy, who was so sick with cancer that his family was giving up, who suddenly took a turn for the better because a teacher simply did her job. Yes, be inspired by all these people you will meet in these inspirational stories that prove that positive actions really make a difference. Following each story take the opportunity to journal, dream, and think through how you can make positive changes in your life, guaranteed to result in your personal RECIPE FOR ENCHANTMENT!
RECIPES FOR ENCHANTMENT, The Secret Ingredient is You! is a culmination of over ten years of work and research in the field of personal enchantment by Dr. Holstein. She teaches us how to recall positive memories, regardless of our history, recognize our potential and bring into our lives more of what gives us pleasure and joy. This is all combined with daily positive actions. Now we are "cooking" delicious days for ourselves, living a RECIPE FOR ENCHANTMENT.
RECIPES FOR ENCHANTMENT, The Secret Ingredient is You! is a breakthrough book combining psychology/self-help with inspiration. Psychology/self-help activities are beautifully interwoven with inspirational stories. Dr. Barara Becker Holstein is well known as a "positive" psychologist. She is busy in the media and on the internet always teaching us to look for what's right about ourselves, rather than what's wrong.
Dr. Holstein is passionate about teaching us how to live lives of joy and meaning. We need only learn the most basic recipe: incorporate within our daily live positive actions, combined with our unique positive thoughts and feelings! The rest will take care of itself as if by magic!
The last two years have taken a toll on people worldwide. A pandemic, global warming issues, mass shootings, unemployment and host of other challenges made us think that perhaps things might never get better. Thankfully, the situation has improved, but we still have a long way to go. Are we stuck with a "new normal"?
It is unlikely that we'll be able to return to "normal". But is that really necessary? Perhaps not. Maybe we can turn adversity into opportunity and improve. That is what Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein's method of Positive Psychology can do for us. We CAN recover and take things to a new level - a better life in which we exceed our own expectations.
This book offers a number of excerpts from articles spanning several years in which Dr. Holstein shows us how to do just that.
This book can serve as a daily reminder that all things change, and we must also. That does not have to feel threatening. It can instead be perceived as a positive movement towards growth - for both the individual and the family.
Helping kids build self esteem through reading the journal of a girl, identifying with the girl, and understanding they have more courage and resiliency than they thought they had. In this book, written by the girl in journal form, the already famous 'girl' 'The Truth, Diary of a Gutsy Tween' and 'Secrets, Diary of a Gutsy Teen' is in her first year of high school and things are not going well at all. A boyfriend that disappoints her has to be dealt with. A party only furthers her problems and despair. An opportunity to go visit her aunt in Minnesota and get away from her irritating family seems too good to be true. She gets to Minnesota and finds that her Aunt is only too eager to involve her in a seance night that brings up mysterious information and a deceased relative. The 'girl' comes home to deal with more mysteries, communication problems with mom and finally some wonderful moments that explain a lot. The future is no longer bleak and we can only wait to see what happens in the next book about the 'girl'. As a school psychologist and in her private practice, Dr. Holstein has worked with many children and parents, helping them to develop life skills in decision making, recognition of their own talents, feel more courageous, and helping both kids and parents develop more successful inter-generational skills. See more at http://www.enchantedself.com.
Dr. Holstein's pioneering research and case study analysis in the field of positive psychology led to Enchanted Self methods that she has been teaching women for the last 20 years.
This book is a self-esteem handbook to treasure and live by. As you incorporate each of the Seven Gateways to Happiness, you quickly find yourself becoming more confident, fulfilled and empowered. You recognize the best in yourself while tapping into your strengths, talents and potential.
Case studies from Dr. Holstein's vast library of real stories, both in and out of the treatment room, and practice activities for each of the seven gateways expand theory into hands on learning and practice for you.
Enjoy Freeing your Enchanted Self!