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Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein's THE ENCHANTED SELF®

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: The Enchantress and the Barbarian Bring a Positive Message to Non-Commercial Television!

Ocean, NJ – July, 2002: Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, Author, Life Coach, and Originator of ‘The Enchanted Self’, hosts an inspirational/self-help program that will help you focus on how to feel good about yourself. Dr. Holstein’s mission is to 'enchant' on non-commercial TV. Public Access and UHF are continuing to be the magical channels where the 'Enchantress of Positive Psychology' can inspire and teach you how the capacities of well-being that exist within each of us can be accessed to live a life of meaning, positive action and joy. 

The Enchanted Self television series has flourished. Currently seen in the five boroughs of NYC and a large part of Monmouth County, New Jersey, the show is captivating people with the positive 'charms' and 'spells' shared by Dr. Holstein and her guests. You can see the show on New York's monthly cable TV show called Uniquely You Now on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm EST on UHF channel 26 in New York. Episodes are also re-broadcast the third Wednesday of the next month at 6:00 pm EST on Channel 67, MNN, and in Monmouth County’s Cablevision channel 71 every Friday at 5:00 pm EST.

The show often takes place in Dr. Holstein’s 'Enchanted Kitchen' where she is ready to enchant, in her large brimmed hat and flowing shawl. Within her kitchen, magic words of advice and wisdom often suddenly appear in foods. Likewise, guests also seem to appear as if by magic to share their own wonderment.

Often, Thor the Barbarian has co-hosted with the Enchantress. Thor, a social worker by day, is truly as he said, "the product of my mythic Greek heritage and the lurid heroic fantasy pulps of the early 70's". When on the show he completes the Ying and the Yang of male and energies as he discusses the heroic stories that lurk in each one of us. Other past magical guests have included Rivka Zakutinsky, author of Around Sara's Table, Chef Brendon Keenan of the New York Restaurant School, Dr. Linda Olson, psychologist, Doreen Laperdon Addison, choreographer of The Enchanted Self
dance, and Dr. Karen Johnson, psychologist. (Look for Thor on his own show, 'Thor the Barbarian' on channels 56 and 108 in NYC, every other Sunday at 11:30 pm EST.) 

Frequently, Dr. Holstein has had the pleasure of being a guest on 'Thor the Barbarian'. Most recently, Thor interviewed her about her two books, THE ENCHANTED SELF, A Positive Therapy and RECIPES FOR ENCHANTMENT, The Secret Ingredient is YOU!.  In July Dr. Holstein’s discussion with Thor focused on the topic of how to find our own true selves and be true to our mission and passions in life. Dr. Holstein also shared why she has chosen the persona of the 'Enchantress of Positive Psychology' in order to succeed at her mission of teaching people how to recognize and treasure what is right about themselves, rather than what is wrong. Thor shared how he takes to the airways with his mystic in order to encourage people to be true to the hero within.

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. 

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. If you want to share your own personal magic with others join her e-group at http://www.egroups.com/subscribe/encself. Copies of the television shows are available for interested parties. Simply contact Dr. Holstein at encself@aol.com.

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