Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein is a best selling author, award-winning Selfie Filmmaker, Zoom Drama Creator, Positive Psychologist and podcaster who helps us overcome anxiety and alienation through multiple media channels
WILMINGTON, NC, December 03, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ — The pandemic is chugging along and the worst seems to be behind us, but the scars it will leave behind will not pass so quickly. The pandemic has affected the day-to-day lives of young people in the extreme, but has also had adverse effect on nearly all of us.
Best-selling author and award-winning filmmaker Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein has announced a series of video resources that are now available at Vimeo. Titled, ‘The Pandemic – Positive Psychology To The Rescue’, the series serves as support for her best-selling book, ‘7 Ways To Help Your Family Recover From The Pandemic, Positive Psychology To The Rescue’. The goal is to help families overcome some of the challenges we will need to deal with, both short and long-term. The series is available at https://vimeo.com/showcase/9035060.
“As a positive psychologist dedicated to helping people of all ages and all stages of life find purpose and pleasure in being alive, in being themselves (after all everyone else is taken), I encourage people to look inward, not to discover what is wrong with them, (which often we already know) but rather to retrieve and revive from inside themselves what is their birthright: their potential, their dreams, they talents and strengths, their personal energy bank that can push them forward toward a life of fulfillment.
“I’ve chosen many pathways to help people move forward in retrieving their own paths to a bounteous life. Some of these paths are books I have written:
1. Becoming inspired via the written word. Example my book: ‘Recipes for Enchantment, The Secret Ingredient is YOU!’
2. Appropriate psychotherapy when necessary. Example my book: ‘THE ENCHANTED SELF, a Positive Therapy’
3. Books for girls, tweens and teens: Examples: ‘The Truth Diary of a Gutsy Tween’, ‘Secrets, Diary of a Gutsy Teen’ and ‘Conflict and a Bit of Magic’
4. Easy Read Books on Happiness: Example: ‘Seven Gateways to Happiness: Freeing Your Enchanted Self’
5. Spiritual Pathway to Happiness: Example: ‘Delight, There Comes a Time in Every Woman’s Life for Delight!’
“Other paths I have taken as a positive psychologist are films I have written and directed, based on all of the same principles that my books take you to. However, the pathway is often different when one watches a film. Stories are experienced in just a few minutes yet can make a very strong impact. That is definitely the case with my films, which have won many awards and been selected around the world at film festivals.
“A couple of film examples are: ‘The Truth, a Short Film’. In this film a young girl shares from the depths of her heart her frustrations, hurts, joys and delight with the audience. Because she has done her own filming of herself as she talks into her smart phone there is an immediacy and connection with the view achieved that might have taken many hours in a book or perhaps never achieved in another type of film where the crew is always around the actress. I call this type of films ‘Selfie Films’. It is a technique I have developed and feel is particularly successful at connecting audiences with young actors.
“Another example of my Selfie Films is ‘Falling in Love, A Coming of Age Selfie Film’. Again the Selfie smartphone technique made this film a winner at film festivals and brought tears of laughter and discussion of feelings for the viewers. Great film to share with family members of different ages and stages of life.
“These above films and more of my Selfie Films can be purchased at Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/MRG-Collective-Selfie-Project-Blu-Ray/dp/B0897 … -3-catcorr.
“As the Pandemic still drags on, I’ve become more and more aware that people in some level of distress, which is most of us during the Pandemic, need many ways to stay uplifted. I’m reaching out in techniques I never imagined a few years ago. For example, I took three of my scripts based on aspects of my positive psychology work with couples and have presented them as zoom drama performances since for many months actors couldn’t act in the same room together. These three performances are available on my vimeo channel, Roku and my other platforms. Titles are: ‘Life is Complicated’, ‘I Had an Affair or did I?’ and ‘I Had an Affair with my Husband’. All touch upon the emotional needs and frustrations of being in a relationship.
“I hope to continue with many more inventive ways of helping people everywhere recover and enjoy happiness, purpose and meaning in their lives, no matter what we face.”
‘Seven Ways To Help Your Family Recover From The Pandemic – Positive Psychology To The Rescue’, is available in e-book and paperback and is available on Amazon Prime. ‘Seven Ways’ was recently #1 on the Amazon Hot New Releases list, and became the #1 Best Seller in its category.
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. Her last book, ‘Conflict and a Bit of Magic’, helps kids build self-esteem though reading the journal of a girl, identifying with the girl, and understanding they have more courage and resiliency than they thought they had. The book is based on the experiences of the already famous “girl” from ‘The Truth, Diary of a Gutsy Tween’ and ‘Secrets, Diary of a Gutsy Teen’, and achieved bestseller status in the multi-generational families category.
Dr. Holstein’s cutting-edge presentations, most recently based on the Covid-19 pandemic issues, can be found on both YouTube, Vimeo and on the Roku channel and Amazon Fire TV, titled as ‘The Enchanted Self Presents’.
Dr. Holstein recently created The Selfie Showcase, a new project emerging from The Selfie Project, that allows young people to voice their opinions on subjects that matter to young people, including the pandemic. She is now accepting submissions from the public for the “Selfie Showcase” and is actively seeking change-makers and mental health professionals to appear on her monthly video podcasts.
The Selfie Showcase allows kids, teens, and young adults ages 13 to 18 to candidly express their concerns, worries, observations and possible solutions by creating selfie videos or films around important subjects using a smartphone. Dr. Holstein’s mission is to help rectify, in several ways, some issues young people face by giving them a chance to engage with others in meaningful ways about the anxiety and stress they must grapple with constantly.
Selected participants may appear on the Selfie Project Channel, available on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3uaOTcYF70z5CpBh11VoUQ. They will also appear in the Selfie Showcase on SelfieFilmmakers.com. They may be invited to be on Holstein’s monthly podcast or perhaps be a part of her next film. Full details, rules for submission and helpful hints can be accessed at the Selfie Filmmakers site at http://www.selfiefilmmakers.com/instructions.
Holstein’s unique Selfie Films have taken many awards and have been shown in many film festivals and competitions. A full list, now over 100, can be found at Enchantedself.com.
Holstein’s podcast series is actively seeking change-makers and visionaries to appear on her podcasts. Dr. Holstein hopes to feature members of traditional media, mental health professionals and educators who can make a real difference in the lives of young people. Many of the podcasts feature young people – to give them a voice regarding their concerns and their solutions. Guests, if accepted, can arrange to appear by contacting Dr. Holstein directly.
Dr. Holstein is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at [email protected]. ‘Seven Ways To Help Your Family Recover From The Pandemic’ is available at Amazon. More information about the Selfie Showcase is available at http://www.selfiefilmmakers.com. Selfie videos and selfie films can be uploaded at http://www.selfiefilmmakers.com. Potential podcast guests can contact Dr. Holstein by email. More information is available at her primary website at http://www.enchantedself.com.
Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, internationally known Positive Psychologist is the creator of The Enchanted Self ®, a positive psychology method for happiness and a pioneer in Selfies as Film. Dr. Holstein’s Enchanted Self website was included as one of the best websites in positive psychology. She is in private practice in Long Branch, New Jersey with her husband, Dr. Russell M. Holstein.
Dr. Barbara can be found on the web, interviewed, writing articles and posting video ‘TED’ style talks on Happiness, Positive Psychology, Relationships and Parenting. Her Roku channel is: The Enchanted Self Presents.
She has been a contributor to Your Tango, Heart and Soul, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Honey Good, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Redbook, Real Simple, Women’s World, The Wall Street Journal, Psychcentral.com, Time online, the Today Show and Family Circle Magazine.
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