POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY FOR WOMEN

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein is the originator of The Enchanted Self and the author of the Positive Psychology for Women. She has been a positive psychologist in private practice and licensed in the states of New Jersey and Massachusetts since 1981.

She has been a contributor to Your Tango, Heart and Soul, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Redbook, Real Simple, The Wall Street Journal, Time Online, the Today Show and Family Circle Magazine.

Dr. Barbara, now an innovator in the selfie films genre, has received numerous high-level industry awards for her films that speak to the issues teens and tweens face in the modern-day world. She speaks regularly on radio programs around the country, and appears on television in New York and New Jersey. Her inspiring audio shows and podcasts can be found all over the world. Her articles and stories have been featured on the web on hundreds of sites. She also gives lectures, seminars, and tele-classes on happiness.

The magic of the human spirit, with its capacity for survival, growth and joy, has always intrigued Dr. Barbara. As years went by and her practice grew, she longed to explore adult development even further--specifically how to overcome adversity and bring pleasure into one’s life while living a life worth living. A life that is a good life, filled with happiness, meaning and purpose has become the focus of Dr. Holstein's books, films, articles, seminars, radio shows, television shows, podcasts, newsletters, etc. Her methods of improving ourselves so we have more positive emotions and thoughts are easy to understand and move us toward mental wellness and a deeper appreciation of ourselves and our potential.

Latest Articles

Conversation With Edward W. Smith

“Becoming more like a child might be just what you need to move your life ahead in some wonderful ways. Children have learning curves and enjoyment curves, we never approach as adults. Our learning and enjoyment of life slows the older we get. If you want to turn this around, pick up some of the […]

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Was She an Angel?

Welcome to a world where happiness is a possible mental and emotional state at least a good part of the time.  Welcome to the Enchanted Self Positive Psychology Concepts where I teach you how to generate a life worth living that has meaning, value and integrity for you.  Unique to your mental wellness needs which […]

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Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein quoted in a major national article on Happiness, On The Edge: The Happiness Craze

August 20, 2008 by Linda Formichelli Happiness isn’t a new concept—Aristotle wrote about the topic more than 2,300 years ago and Thomas Jefferson included the “pursuit of happiness” as an unalienable right in the Declaration of Independence—but authors have been flocking to the subject in recent years, unleashing numerous prescriptions for well-being and joy that […]

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Response to Happiness Blog

Dear Readers, I was so happy to see all the research going on by Dr. Veenhoven that is really international research on happiness. In fact, I was so stirred that I answered as you can read below. As you know, my emphasis is on Happiness for Women, and of course Girls. Happiness is often just […]

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Becoming an Enchanted Self

How do we obtain a life worth living? How do we overcome adversity? How can we experience positive emotions? How do we stay in good mental health? These are serious questions and to briefly answer them would be unfair to the reader. But I can say as a positive psychologist, working in the treatment room […]

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An Enchanter: The Gabbie Cabbie

Finding out how to live a life worth living and being able to overcome the adversities that befall all of us in a normal lifetime, while also experiencing enough positive emotions to feel happy much of the time, may sound like a tough assignment. But if you can just be true to yourself and learn […]

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Seven Gateways to Happiness: A Positive Psychology Method for Increased Happiness

What are the tools to get to THE ENCHANTED SELF® part of ourselves? What skills do we need in order to find happiness that is unique and sustainable for each person? This paper outlines the positive psychology methods that you need to employ to enter each of the “Seven Gateways to Happiness.” First Gateway: Honoring […]

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Hi, I’m Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, Positive Psychologist

Are you tired and drained a lot of the time? Have you felt like you are running on empty? Would you like to be happy more of the time? Would you like to have dreams that really do come true? Would you like to overcome adversity? Would you like to feel you have a life […]

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