Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein

The Enchanted Self

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein's enlightening column, The Enchanted Self, is a website only feature of SFPNN.

Joy and happiness often elude us. THE ENCHANTED SELF teaches how to access joy by recalling positive memories, recognizing our potential, and realizing what gives us pleasure.

I am Dr. Holstein, a psychologist, life coach, author, and originator of THE ENCHANTED SELF: A Positive Therapy. Through the private psychology practice that I share with my husband, Dr. Russell Holstein, we have created a long overdue shift in psychology by emphasizing what's right with us, rather than what's wrong.

Creating a shift in psychology that encourages hope and optimism, while teaching methods of recognizing our strengths, talents and potential, with strategies that help each person achieve positive states of being, again and again, (what I call THE ENCHANTED SELF) was so important to me, that I immediately took my material out of the treatment room, to reach many others. In essence, I took THE ENCHANTED SELF 'on the road', via the web with both written material and audio, television, radio, seminars, workshops, newsletters, and books.

This led to me developing many ways of teaching the core concepts of enchantment and to give others courage to move forward themselves in leading more positive lives. I teach others how to use the positive powers that rest within each of us for personal good and the greater good. I love working with the core principles of Positive Psychology. To find out more about the Enchanted Self Positive Psychology concepts and how you can personally access them, you may want to read my series of articles in my e-mail newsletter, which you can subscribe to by going to www.enchantedself.com. While you're there, check out my books, CD's, and the Enchanted Self necklaces.

Chat with me on my blogs at:

www.enchantedself.com/blog , www.thetruthforgirls.com, www.facebook.com and www.positivepyschologyforwomen.com.

Click here to view my book trailer for my newest book!

Click here to view the trailer for The Truth for Girls

Lest, I forget my dear husband. While I became the ENCHANTRESS, he became the DISENCHANTED PSYCHOLOGIST fighting managed care and helping many clients and others receive the health care they rightly deserve. So you see, enchantment takes many forms. Let me continue to give you a little background on this major shift in positive psychology that THE ENCHANTED SELF is all about.

I have listened to many of my clients mention and then discount the positive events and memories they had experienced in the past and present. This made me realize that psychotherapy, as it is commonly practiced today, focuses almost exclusively on the client's 'pathology'. I concluded that clients cannot feel complete until their strengths, rather than their problems, become the fulcrum for therapy. My book, THE ENCHANTED SELF, A Positive Therapy describes how getting in touch with one's 'Enchanted Self' promotes positive change.

THE ENCHANTED SELF is a way of seeing the glass half full and yourself as extraordinary rather than ordinary. It's also a way of recognizing the hero or the heroine within yourself and recognizing that your own personal memories contain not only your life story, but a wealth of wisdom with which to reinvent yourself again and again. You are the only person who has had your unique experiences, human reactions, and thoughts. You are the holder of the key to your own Enchantment. It is out of your past that you can find coping skills, ability, talent and lost potential. It is a paradigm shift that teaches how to focus on the positive rather than the negative. You can determine what you enjoy, what gives you pleasure, and brings more joy into your life. Get my free white paper on The Seven Gateways to Happiness by going to the front page of www.enchantedself.com .

 

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Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
11/16/2012   Kindness Suggestion: Support An Orphanage  By Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
SUPPORT AN ORPHANAGEBy Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein When Linh and her mother took my first donation to the Orphanage last year they had thought of buying items with my money. But then they decided to let the women who run the facility decid[..]
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07/04/2012   Sunny The Cat  By Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
I thought it would be such fun to put my cat on my lap and talk to him about the truth. After all, cats, like most or all animals, have an uncanny sense of the truth. They know if you don’t like them. They also often sense what is about t[..]
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07/04/2012   Dr. Barbara’s Latest Novel: Next Year In Jerusalem  By Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
My new novel will be out by June 1. I'm having such fun talking about why I wrote it as a writer and a psychologist and what issues the two main characters, Natalie and Maggie have to face.  Tune in with the link below as I share more abou[..]
Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
07/04/2012   Complimentary Teleclass On Grandparenting  By Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
What if you could show your teen or tween grandchild that you can communicate with them on their level? As you know, much of my work revolves around creating strong bonds between grandparents and grandchildren. I have created this 30-minute[..]
Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
07/04/2012   Radio Shows For Women  By Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
Announcing Dr. Barbara’s Happiness for Women Only Radio Series Listen to the Radio Show Archives The Happiness for Women Only! series focuses on different age groups as seen below. We take a look at happiness as viewed through the lens[..]
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07/04/2012   Finding Happiness – Again  By Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
Happiness is not a state to be achieved. It is instead a state to be discovered – or perhaps rediscovered. I can show you how to rediscover that happiness you experienced as a child using memories. I call this method the Seven Gates To Ha[..]
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07/04/2012   Delight  By Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
Just heard from a reader that she loved my book, Delight, and it inspired her to connect with her grandmother in a new way; actually she is now taking sewing lessons, something her grandmother encouraged her to do a long time ago. I am so h[..]
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07/04/2012   It Isn’t Always Easy  By Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
It’s not always easy to find and open the Seven Gateways to Happiness.  Not because they are locked or giant heavy gates.  The reason it isn’t easy is that opening them means giving some value to ourselves.  This sounds so simple, bu[..]
Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
07/04/2012   Dr. Barbara’s Latest Novel: Next Year In Jerusalem  By Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
My new novel will be out by June 1. I'm having such fun talking about why I wrote it as a writer and a psychologist and what issues the two main characters, Natalie and Maggie have to face.  Tune in with the link below as I share more abou[..]
Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
07/04/2012   Complimentary Teleclass On Grandparenting  By Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
What if you could show your teen or tween grandchild that you can communicate with them on their level? As you know, much of my work revolves around creating strong bonds between grandparents and grandchildren. I have created this 30-minute[..]
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