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Press Releases from Barbara Becker Holstein (39 total)

New Film About School Shootings, 'Lock Down' By Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, Tak …

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein's films have received a huge number of industry awards. She recently announced that her latest and most powerful film about school shootings, 'Lock Down', took Honorable Mention in the Los Angeles Independent Shorts Awards for Best Children's Short and Best Trailer/Teaser. The trailer is available at her website. Special versions of the full film are available to educators and media. What is on the minds of kids

Body Shaming, Social Media, Bullying And The Drive To Be Best - Videos For Educa …

We want our children to be safe and to develop healthy self esteem and self confidence. This has always been the case. But today these basics are very difficult to achieve. Recently the New York Times ran a front page article regarding how lockdowns and school shootings leave our kids with years of ongoing trauma they must cope with. Of all places, kids should certain be safe at home and in

Body Shaming, Social Media, Bullying And The Drive To Be Best - Selfie Filmmaker …

For kids, the world has become a very dangerous place, more so today than in any other time in history. We have just experienced the anniversary of the Parkland school shooting. This was but one of many. A new book book by Lisa Damour, 'Under Pressure', details the "Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls." The media has produced hundreds of articles about the stresses experienced by young people. A

School Shooting Lockdowns Can Traumatize Young Children - Award Winning Author, …

A recent story on the Washington Post website detailed some of the psychological effects school lockdowns create in school age children. The story was as heartbreaking as it was eye-opening. Some young children weep with terror. Others write final messages to family members - and worse. Our children do not deserve to be subjected to such horrific lockdown situations in places where they should feel completely safe. Sadly though, it is

Body Shaming, Social Media, Bullying And The Drive To Be Best - What 2019 Holds …

Social media has transformed the world. While parents, grandparents and teachers may sometimes bemoan the negative effects of social media on young people, there are many ways social media can be used to accomplish amazing things. This year we saw some of the Parkland survivors create a movement that impacted both the election and the support for gun control. That may be just the tip of the iceberg. Selfie filmmaker,

Body Shaming, Social Media, Bullying And The Drive To Be Best - How Selfies Are …

Selfies and social media have become firmly embedded into the very core of the lives of young people. This revolutionary form of digital communication has become so popular that some established filmmakers are creating films shot entirely on cell phones. While many of us may see this as merely a modern style of communication or a cutting edge form of entertainment, Positive Psychologist Barbara Becker Holstein uses the concept in

Body Shaming, Social Media, Bullying And The Drive To Be Best - Kavenaugh Hearin …

The Kavanaugh hearings will make history for many reasons. Never have we been exposed to such levels of detail - a he said/she said situation played out and immortalized in national media. Teens drinking at a party, unwanted advances and conflicting versions of events as presented by Kavanaugh and Ford are not normally the type of events that make news. Yet these kind of issues lie at the very heart

First Annual Selfie Film Awards Sponsored By The Selfie Project By Award Winning …

Multi-award winning author and selfie filmmaker Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein has announced that the first annual Selfie Film Awards is now accepting submissions at the Selfie Filmmakers website. Recorded history began with cave drawings. Then, stone tablets and eventually documents and books. Today, we have all types and styles of digital media that our descendants will use to gain insight from the historical record of previous generations. Selfie films are the

Body Shaming, Social Media, Bullying And The Drive To Be Best - Selfies Change T …

Social change never comes easily. It is, in the end, a game of numbers. When a sufficient number of people mobilize around a common goal, changes happen. Many of us remember the pictures and films from the protests in the 50's and 60's. The gathering together - of tens of thousands of individuals - impelled those changes. Today, it is no longer necessary to plan marches or come together physically.

Body Shaming, Social Media, Bullying And The Drive To Be Best - CDC Survey On Te …

The New York Times reported that the C.D.C. Survey of the lives of teenagers confirmed that 1 in 5 students reported being bullied at school. Many had feelings of sadness and hopelessness and 17% considered suicide. 14% had actually made a suicide plan. On the upside 'There's strong data to show that family support and attention by your parents to what you're doing can make a difference in an adolescent's

Body Shaming, Social Media, Bullying And The Drive To Be Best - 'Conflict' By Se …

The media is filled with stories that present challenges teens face today. Most slant toward the negative. Body shaming, social media addiction, bullying and horrendous school shootings are just the tip of the iceberg. Melania Trump recently unveiled her "Be Best" that focuses on well-being and takes a stand against cyberbullying. That is a big, first step. Selfie filmmaker and psychologist Barbara Becker Holstein sees both danger and opportunity in the

How To Talk To Your Kids About Bullying On Social Media - Advice Offered By Psyc …

Bullying has always been a problem for kids. In the past, children who were bullied dreaded going to school and looked forward to a respite after arriving home at the end of the school day. Today however, as the result of social media, bullying can go on around the clock. Most adults cannot even begin to imagine the stress and pressure modern-day bullying produces. We may laugh and enjoy

How To Talk To Your Kids About School Shootings - Advice Offered By Psychologist …

Being a parent has never been easy. However, being a parent in a world in which school shootings seem to happen constantly is beyond difficult. How can we, as parents, understand the fear, the pressure and the overwhelming emotional distress these inflict upon our children? While most parents and grandparents have never dealt with this issue, they have dealt with other issues that can serve to open a meaningful dialogue

Psychologist And Selfie Filmmaker Barbara Becker Holstein Addresses Teens Girls …

Our children face issues today we could never have imagined just a few short years ago. They must deal with guns in schools and violence on an unimaginable scale. There is rampant drug use and the peer pressure that comes from the resulting culture. Suicides have occurred in children as young as 8 years of age. Social media has created an alternate reality that adults simply don't understand. And, to

Bullying, Drug Abuse And Youth Suicide Are Key Issues For Selfie Film Maker Barb …

Our children face issues today that are unlike any problems faced by young people in previous generations. We read daily about bullying, drug abuse, teen suicide and many other issues that teens coming of age must face. Recently a feature film by Greta Gerwig, 'Lady Bird', gave us a powerful look at coming of age. Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, a pioneer in the selfie film genre, tackles these subjects head-on.

Selfie Film By Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein Nominated For Alice Guy-Blache Women …

'Secrets, A Coming of Age, Selfie Film' by Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, recently premiered and was nominated for the Alice Guy-Blache Women in Cinema Award at the Golden Door International Film Festival in Jersey City. Nominees were announced at the Awards Night, October 8, 2017 at The Lankmark Loew's Jersey Theatre . Dr. Holstein is the creator of the concept of The Enchanted Self and has recently taken her

Suicide Before Age 13 - Positive Psychologist Barbara Becker Holstein Helps Teen …

A recent article on the CNN website entitled "Suicides under age 13: One every 5 days" presented a statistic that is not only sobering - it is frankly terrifying. According to the article 1,309 children between the ages of 5 and 12 committed suicide from 1999 through 2015. What does this mean? It means we must collectively do something. Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, Positive Psychologist, award-winning author and pioneer of the

Wonder Woman As Role Model - Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein Suggests Parents Can Tu …

'Wonder Woman' managed to set more than one record in it's recent film debut. According to CNBC, the movie earned about $100.5 million in its opening. That is a record for a film directed by a woman. What is perhaps even more important is the message the film sends regarding women as superheroes. Films in which females become everyday superheroes is what Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein's work is really all

Dr. Barbara Beckher Holstein, Positive Psychologist And Pioneer In The Selfie Fi …

Mental health is a major issue in the US today for people in all age groups, especially young people. Nothing could be more important than helping young people develop powerful coping skills and help them adjust to reality in ways that lay the foundations for creative, fulfilling and happy lives. That is a complex challenge, as young people face pressures and problems today that are unlike the issues faced by

Dr Barbara Becker Holstein's Award Winning Selfie Films Build Positive Self Este …

President Donald Trump, during a recent speech for Women's History Month, stated, "We want every daughter in America to grow up in a country where she can believe in herself, believe in her future, and follow her heart, and realize her dreams." That message could be said to be the core message of Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein's work. She delivers that core message through many channels including the production of her

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein's Selfie Films To Build Positive Self Esteem Receive …

Positive Psychologist and filmmaker Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein has announced that 'Falling in Love, A Selfie Film' won the Runner Up Award for Best New Jersey Short at the Brightside Tavern Fest. "Sitting in the audience, watching the audience laugh and chuckle as they watched 'Falling in Love, A Seflie Film' at the Brightside Tavern Shorts Film Fest in Jersey City, March 4, 2017 was amazing," Dr. Holstein stated. "I was

Positive Psychologist, Author And Filmmaker Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein To Be Pa …

Positive Psychologist and filmmaker Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein will be a part of a symposium, "Novel Directions: Four Practicing Psychologists' Atypical Pursuit. Their Relationship to Practice", to be held in Washington DC in 2017. The symposium is sponsored by Division 42, Independent Practice, of the American Psychological Association. "I am so excited to be part of the symposium," Dr. Holstein stated. "Of course I will be talking about my filmmaking and

New Ebook, 'A Selfie Film, Falling In Love' By Positive Psychologist Barbara Bec …

A recent article in the New York Times entitled "Nina Jacobson Has Her Revenge on Hollywood’s Old-Boy Network" presented some startling facts that are nothing but good news for forward thinking film creators. Jacobson heads up Color Force, the company behind 'The Hunger Games'. A link in that article led to a study by USC that showed that gender inequality is relatively unchanged in Hollywood. Barbara Becker Holstein is helping

The Self Esteem Challenges Women Face Today - New Ebook, 'A Selfie Film, Falling …

Young women face myriad positive self-esteem challenges in today's environment. The concept of the glass ceiling has been brought to the forefront of the American consciousness as the result of Hillary Clinton's unsuccessful presidential bid. Women across America held high hopes for Clinton's campaign, but it was not to be. It is not only politics in which women face hurdles based on their gender. Geena Davis' organization, The

Teens Falling In Love And Meeting Online - Dr Barbara Becker Holstein, Psycholog …

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein is a visionary who combines Positive Psychology with filmmaking and books to help young girls build self esteem. Falling in love used to be about meeting a boy, in person, in the physical world. That is no longer always the case. Today that first meeting is likely to take place via some form of social media online. Dr. Holstein understands at a very deep level the

Selfies, Short Films, The Geena Davis Institute And The Media's Effect On Self E …

Geena Davis is famous for many reasons, one of the most important being her work to bring attention to gender stereotyping in film. To that end she formed the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media. As stated on their website, the organization hopes to "engage, educate, and influence the need to dramatically improve gender balance, reduce stereotyping and create diverse female characters in entertainment targeting children 11 and under."

Positive Psychologist Barbara Becker Holstein Designs Amazing All Encompassing A …

A recent article on the New York Times website entitled 'Want to Find Fulfillment At Last? Think Like a Designer'. One premise of the article is that we can, given the right approach, actually design the kind of life we desire. This allows us to take a conscious approach to fitting all of the pieces together - a life blueprint - for building what we want from the raw materials

Selfies Have Now Become An Art Form - Barbara Becker Holstein's New Short Film ' …

An article on The Atlantic website entitled 'Selfies Are Art' made a point that is very easy for some of us to overlook - selfies are a form of self expression and can be used to communicate many things, going far beyond merely promoting oneself. Positive Psychologist Barbara Becker Holstein has taken that concept to its logical conclusion. 'The Truth - A Short Film' uses the selfie concept to paint a

New Short Film 'The Truth' By Dr Barbara Becker Holstein Turns Selfie Concept In …

Without any doubt, the most difficult challenge parents, grandparents and educators face is how to impact the lives of teens and tweens in ways that enhance the child's interest and encourage participation without turning them off or causing resistance. Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein has found a way to do just that - short films based on the concept of the selfie, in which young people present their innermost feelings, challenges

New Short Film, 'The Truth, a Short Short Film', Now An Official Selection for t …

The new short two minute film by Positive Psychologist Barbara Becker Holstein, 'The Truth, A Short Short Film', premiered at FilmOneFest in July. The film has now been chosen as an Official Selection in the Chain Film Festival to be held in Manhattan on August 13, 2016. 'The Truth, a Short Film', a longer 16 minute portrayal of a girl growing up, has been officially selected for the Golden Door

New Short Film, 'The Truth', By Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, Focuses On How Teen …

A recent article on The Washington Post website entitled, "13, Right Now, this is what it's like to grow up in the age of likes, lols and longing", gave us a penetrating glimpse into the issues teens and tweens feel are important in the age of social media. It is likely one of the best articles ever written on the subject. The use of social media by teenagers has been making

New Short Film, 'The Truth', By Barbara Becker Holstein, Official Selection At T …

The use of social media by teenagers has made headlines worldwide. NPR recently presented a piece entitled "Teen Girls And Social Media: A Story Of 'Secret Lives' And Misogyny". Good Morning America recently held a roundtable discussion on what kids don't want their parent to know about their cellphones. There are many more. While most of these stories focus on the myriad problems and potentially dangerous interactions created by these trends,

Free Download Of Trailer From New Short Film, 'The Truth', By Dr. Barbara Becker …

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein has announced a free download of the trailer for her new short film, 'The Truth'. 'The Truth' was accepted into the Garden State Film Festival. The new short film addresses issues that affect teens and tweens. While many young people struggle with these kinds of issues every day, parents, grandparents and educators may struggle just to even understand the issues involved. Many of the issues young

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein Releases Part Two Of New Romance Book, 'Next Year in …

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein has released 'Next Year In Jerusalem Part Two: Around Every Corner Mystery & Romance in the Holy Land'. The new romance novel is the second in the 'Jerusalem Trilogy'. Dr. Holstein is a very successful author across many genres. The human spirit, with its capacity for survival, growth and joy, has always been a subject of interest for Dr. Holstein. Now, taking her interest in romance

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein Announces New Members At 'Authors Speaking' For The …

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, nationally recognized author and positive psychologist announced today a sampling of new members on 'Authors Speaking', a social site dedicated to bringing authors and readers together. 'Authors Speaking' allows authors to make virtual visits to classrooms, libraries, bookclubs and bookstores through Skype and other forms of technology. Authors Speaking gives authors and publishers the opportunity to upload photos, bios, book covers, video and book trailers. The site

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein Announces New Members And Activities At 'Authors Spe …

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, nationally recognized author and positive psychologist announced today a sampling of new members on 'Authors Speaking', a social site dedicated to bringing authors and readers together. 'Authors Speaking' allows authors to make virtual visits to classrooms, libraries, bookclubs and bookstores through Skype and other forms of technology. Authors Speaking gives authors and publishers the opportunity to upload photos, bios, book covers, video and book trailers. The site

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein Announces New Members At 'Authors Speaking', Designe …

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, nationally recognized author and positive psychologist announced today a sampling of new members on 'Authors Speaking', a social site dedicated to bringing authors and readers together. 'Authors Speaking' allows authors to make virtual visits to classrooms, libraries, bookclubs and bookstores through Skype and other forms of technology. Authors Speaking gives authors and publishers the opportunity to upload photos, bios, book covers, video and book trailers. The site

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein Announces The Formation of 'Authors Speaking', Desig …

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, nationally recognized author and positive psychologist and Don McCauley of the Free Publicity Focus Group announced today the formation of 'Authors Speaking', a social site dedicated to bringing authors and readers together. 'Authors Speaking' allows authors to make virtual visits to classrooms, libraries, bookclubs and bookstores through Skype and other forms of technology. Authors Speaking gives authors and publishers the opportunity to upload photos, bios, book covers,

Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein Offers Teleseminar Packed With Tips On How Grandpare …

These days grandparents feel more and more out of touch with their grandchildren. Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, a positive psychologist, educator and author of fiction books for teens and tweens, believes teens and tweens can learn valuable life skills from grandparents in spite of an ever widening generational gap. In her new teleseminar, available for download at no charge, she demonstrates how and why grandparents can take a lead role