The Enchanted Self Newsletter
Dr. Barbara's Free teleclass on August 29th, 2005
Dear Dr Barbara,

Announcement: THE ENCHANTED SELF® will be hosting a free teleclass on August 29th, 2005 at 9:00PM EDT. "Moving Through Despair to Enchantment" will be hosted by Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, her guest will be, Rich Ballo, distinguished author, of Life Without Lisa: A Widowed Fathers Compelling Journey Through the Rough Seas of Grief. As seen here on

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Delight CD-Rom, Bonus Edition
Mid August Newsletter Bonus:
A multi media excerpt "SHABBOS: The Greatest Gift of All"
from the CD-Rom Delight.
(Click through the introduction to find the chapter)

This multimedia book is written by Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein and documents the remarkable journey of reclaiming her life, emphasizing the energy, magic and joy of returning to her Jewish heritage and the benefits gained from the spiritual and emotional infusions she received.

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Dear Readers
It is timely to go back in time and share with you the beginnings of THE ENCHANTED SELF.

was birthed as all revolutionary theories are, suddenly in an 'Aha' moment. For me, after a combination of elements came together in what was literally an explosion in my mind, it happened. The elements were my private practice, my own life, my own therapies, and the women I interviewed not in my practice. All ignited into a major 'Aha' insight that changed my practice of psychotherapy, changed my attitudes and turned me into a psychologist with a mission. My mission is to help others, including therapists, clients and you, the reader, find the source of your personal positive energies, bring them forward, release them again and consequently learn to generate more and more positive states of mind and being everyday. Join me now in reading an excerpt from my first book, THE ENCHANTED SELF, A Positive Therapy. This book is available in Barnes and Nobles, on Amazon and of course via my website. Let me know your feedback. All my best, Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, The Enchanted Self.

Excerpt from the Preface of the book THE ENCHANTED SELF, A Positive Therapy

In my years as a psychologist, I have come to believe that most people seeking psychotherapy are unhappy not only because of earlier hurts and traumas, as well as present frustrations and problems... read on


A blessing


I am changed by you Forever
Let it be good!
Let my influence on you be life-enhancing and yours on mine
May we learn from each other, golden threads of selfhood and together may we make a life-enhancing tapestry.
Let me always remember that the teaches is in the student
And, in awe, I see the beauty in it all.

(Excerpt from The Enchanted Self: A Positive Therapy pg. 179)

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Prayer for Enchantment:


To humanity

And then the lightness came
Filling all the places
That darkness had bound.
And there was brightness
And joy Going all
For each person
Enchantment found

-Barbara Becker Holstein
(Prayer taken from the opening of The Enchanted Self: A Positive Therapy)

The Enchanted Self: A Positive Therapy (paperback)

"The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes." -Proust

The latest Enchanted Self Heroine Award goes to Deborah Shepard of Washington state. Deborah is receiving this award because she continuously walks through many of the ENCHANTED SELF GATEWAYS. She takes positive action, she is a mentor and a teacher, she builds self-esteem in children, just to name a few. Here in her own words are some of what she does: more..

I am a Positive Psychologist and a Happiness Coach. What do all of us women want? MORE HAPPINESS, PLEASE! And how do we get it, whether we are seeking treatment or looking for a coaching experience that is inspirational? We get it by discovering our ENCHANTED SELVES. I am here to help you do that.
Click here to listen as I describe my work!


Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein
The Enchanted Self


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