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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  Classical Singer Magazine Quotes Enchantment Expert on Discrimination

Ocean, NJ – February 2002:  Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, Author, Life Coach, and Originator of THE ENCHANTED SELF, was recently quoted in the February 2002 issue of Classical Singer magazine for her views on discrimination.

In the article entitled ‘Against the Odds’ by Rodika Tollefson, Dr. Holstein encouraged singers to have courage and not get defeated when turned away because of an artificial barrier such as size, weight, age or color. 

She was quoted as stating, "Understand that you have a tremendous gift for the world--whatever that is--in this case, musical talent ... the world is waiting for what you have to offer.  Instead of focusing on your weaknesses and failures, focus on your strengths.  Meet with a mentor and brainstorm your opportunities.  Should you continue what you are doing or should you reinvent yourself ... understand (that it is) the culture that's misperceiving you, not ... your skills.”

Dr. Holstein has been a psychologist in private practice since 1981.  Through the practice that she shares with her husband, Dr. Russell Holstein, they have created a long overdue shift in psychology by emphasizing what's right with us, rather than what's wrong.  She offers a new way of looking at your life ... your own 'enchanted self'.  Her goal is to inspire and encourage you to achieve your positive states of mind, body, and spirit. 

Dr. Holstein's approach to therapy is positive psychology, which can be achieved through exploring positive, rather than negative memories.  Dr. Holstein’s belief is that it isn’t enough to discover and solve our problems.  In her words, “we also need to look at how our accomplishments and joys could be applied productively to all aspects of our lives, even our most difficult challenges.”  It is through the uncovering of happy experiences, that she believes people can achieve true fulfillment.

Dr. Holstein is passionate about teaching how to live lives of joy and meaning and has been spreading her message of enchantment through print and electronic newsletters, workshops, tele-classes, radio, and her web site.

To learn more about the concepts of The Enchanted Self, you can read Dr. Holstein’s first book, THE ENCHANTED SELF, A Positive Therapy, which is now in its second printing.  Her second book, RECIPES FOR ENCHANTMENT, The secret ingredient is YOU! is available through 1st Books Library at www.1stbooks.com.  You can also visit her web site at http://www.enchantedself.com for even more information.

For more information please contact Dr. Holstein.

· Office Phone: (732) 571-1200 

· Toll Free Phone: (877) B-JOYFUL or (877) 256-9385

· Fax: (732) 571-1200

· Postal Address: P. O. Box 2112, Ocean, NJ, 07712

· E-mail: encself@aol.com 

· URL: http://www.enchantedself.com