Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein is a best-selling author, award-winning Selfie Filmmaker, Positive Psychologist and podcaster. In all her books and films, Dr Holstein presents positive psychology as entertainment and a means to happiness.
WILMINGTON, NC, December 02, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ — Helping young people build resilience and self esteem is what award winning, bestselling author Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein’s work is all about. To that end she has announced that a number of her books and films for young audiences are now available at her website store, some at no charge.
– Amazon Bestselling Ebook – A Selfie Film: Falling In Love, is the story behind the creation of Dr. Holstein’s “selfie films”. A selfie film is one in which the actresses film themselves as part of the construct of the film. These films are Selfie Films assisted by a professional camera crew. First Cassidy Terracciano in The Truth, a Short Film and The Truth a Short, Short Film and now Megan Brown in Secrets. not only acted but did their own filming. The full book is available for $2.99 – https://payhip.com/b/YPbH
BONUS DOWNLOAD – Includes a copy of Dr. Holstein’s award winning short film, SELFIE
– A sampler of the ebook, The Truth, I’m a Girl, I’m Smart and I Know Everything. In a positive and supportive diary-entry format, this coming of age book, written by Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein encourages tween girls to carry the most precious parts of themselves into adulthood, becoming someday, young women. A great book for mothers and daughters to read together, The Truth is aimed to improve communication, understanding, social skils and self-esteem for young girls as they enter the rocky road of teenager-dom.- No charge – https://payhip.com/b/d5vZ
BONUS – Includes a download of Dr. Holstein’s award winning short film, THE TRUTH, A SHORT, SHORT FILM
– A sampler from the ebook, Secrets, You Tell Me Yours, I’ll Tell You Mine, Maybe. It is a great book for mothers and daughters to read together, Secrets is aimed to improve communication, understanding, and self-esteem for young girls as they enter the rocky road of teenager-dom. – No charge – https://payhip.com/b/wdrV
BONUS – Includes a download of Dr. Holstein’s award winning short film, ANGST
Whether she is writing and directing award-winning selfie films, publishing bestselling books, creating podcasts or stage plays, the driving force behind everything she does is to help people, particularly young people and women, become more resilient and build a strong sense of self-worth.
The result is the creation of films which people of all ages, from children to teens, to parents and grandparents can enjoy and use to discuss issues which people of all ages can relate to and enjoy and more forward to discuss better ways and approaches to dealing with difficult coming of age issues and decisions.
Her approach has resulted in films that have placed or been awarded over 125 times.
Dr. Holstein hopes to bring parents, teachers, librarians, grandparents and media together to accomplish one goal: Change in the lives of young people who suffer from anxiety and a growing sense of hopelessness and despair.
Dr. Holstein wraps Positive Psychology concepts in forms of media that young people find engaging, relatable and inspiring. These include:
Three Bestselling, award-winning books (perfect for school libraries)
Award-winning films and selfie films
A library of articles
“I am also making my latest film ‘Lock Down’ available to parents and educators,” Dr. Holstein stated. “We have no time to waste in dealing with the safety of our kids, physically and emotionally. I hope ‘Lock Down’ will help generate the type of compassionate concern and connection that moves us as a society to thoughtful and timely solutions.”
In addition, Dr. Holstein was one of five people chosen this year for the Wall of Honor at Norwalk High, her alma mater in Norwalk Connecticut, by the Norwalk High School Alumni Association.
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 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 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 125, can be found at http://www.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.
For more free downloads visit her web store at https://payhip.com/drbholstein.
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 the site. 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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