Dr. Holstein is an award winning Selfie Filmmaker, Positive Psychologist and podcaster who helps us overcome anxiety and alienation through multiple media channels.
WILMINGTON, NC, June 11, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ — There are generally two ways to view the situation the pandemic lockdown has created. We can see it as a problem, a nuisance, a troublesome event. Or we can see it as an opportunity to reboot and prepare to come out the other side better, stronger and more resilient. Award winning Selfie filmmaker and Positive Psychologist Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein strongly believes the pandemic offers us an opportunity to dramatically improve our lives by using the time to reboot, paying attention to six key ideas:
5. Using Your Past to Enhance Your Future
6. Creating an historical record
In a new video, https://vimeo.com/426513471, Dr. Holstein offers some sage advice regarding how to take the first steps. But, being an award winning filmmaker, she wants us to focus on number 6 – creating a record for future generations. She intends to create an historical record of selfie films from pandemic survivors and is now actively seeking selfie videos for the collection. Those who wish to submit their own selfie films can do so at http://www.SelfieFilmmakers.com.
“You are part of an historical ‘moment’, Dr Holstein stated. “It may feel like forever now, but the day will come when the pandemic is over. Historians will look back in 1000 years and wonder how we handled this pandemic. Hopefully, they will live in a world that no longer has viruses. So, help them out. Take advantage of your cell phones and record a record of your life during the pandemic. Video your family or housemates, show the future what you cooked, the puzzles you made, the homework setup at the kitchen table. Interview each other about how the pandemic is affecting you. What you hope the future will be like. What you are worried most about. What you may do differently in the future. I am sure you will come up with lots of interesting things to talk about and show. After all, you are a survivor. So let the rebooting start!”
Dr. Holstein’s talk about Rebooting During The Pandemic can be found on both Vimeo and on the Roku channel, titled as ‘The Enchanted Self Presents’.
Dr. Holstein recently created The Selfie Showcase, a new project emerging from The Selfie Project, that allows young people to voice their opinions on subjects that matter to young people. She is now accepting submissions from the public for the “Selfie Showcase” and is actively seeking change-makers and mental health professionals to appear on her monthly video podcasts.
The Selfie Showcase allows kids, teens, and young adults ages 13 to 18 to candidly express their concerns, worries, observations and possible solutions by creating selfies or selfie films around important subjects, using a smartphone. Dr. Holstein’s mission is to help rectify, in a number of ways, some of the issues young people face by giving them a chance to engage with others in meaningful ways about the anxiety and stress they must grapple with constantly.
Selected participants may appear on the Selfie Project Channel, available on Youtube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC3uaOTcYF70z5CpBh11VoUQ. They will also appear in the Selfie Showcase on SelfieFilmmakers.com. They will receive a certificate of merit and may be invited to be on Holstein’s monthly podcast or perhaps be a part of her next film. Full details, rules for submission and helpful hints can be accessed at the Selfie Filmmakers site at http://www.selfiefilmmakers.com/instructions.
Dr. Holstein’s unique Selfie Films have taken many awards and have been shown in many film festivals and competitions. Most notable among these are:
The Selfie Project – Accepted at 20 film festivals or film competitions
Conflict and A Bit Of Magic: A Coming Of Age Selfie Film – Accepted at 19 film festivals or film competitions
Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction: A Coming of Age Selfie Film – Accepted at 16 film festivals or film competitions. Also, the song ‘Truths Change and Still Remain’ won an award at the Florence film Festival.
Secrets: A Coming of Age Selfie Film – Accepted at 9 film festivals or film competitions
Lockdown – Accepted at 14 film festivals or film competitions
The Truth: A Short Film – Accepted at 8 film festivals or film competitions. The Song from this film won an award for the best Pop Song of 2016 at the Garden State Film Festival.
Falling in Love, A Coming of Age, Selfie Film-Accepted at 15 film festivals or film competitions.
‘Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction, A Coming Of Age Selfie Film’, and ‘The Selfie Project’ both directed and created by Dr. Holstein, was shown in Manhattan on February 26 in the Anthology Building as part of the NewFilmmakers Special Program on Women Filmmakers.
Holstein’s podcast series is actively seeking change-makers and visionaries to appear on her monthly podcasts. Dr. Holstein hopes to feature members of traditional media, mental health professionals and educators who can make a real difference in the lives of young people. Many of the podcasts feature young people – to give them a voice regarding their concerns and their solutions. Guests, if accepted, can arrange to appear by contacting Dr. Holstein directly.
Dr. Holstein also makes a number of her books and films available to be used as fundraising tools. She requests that any verified charitable organization interested in raising funds contact her via email.
She is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at [email protected]. More information about the Selfie Showcase is available at http://www.selfiefilmmakers.com. Pandemic reboot selfie films can be uploaded at http://www.selfiefilmmakers.com. Potential podcast guests can contact Dr. Holstein by email. More information is available at her primary website at http://www.enchantedself.com.
Dr. Barbara Becker Holstein, internationally known Positive Psychologist is the creator of The Enchanted Self ®, a positive psychology method for happiness and a pioneer in Selfies as Film. Dr. Holstein’s Enchanted Self website was included as one of the best websites in positive psychology. She is in private practice in Long Branch, New Jersey with her husband, Dr. Russell M. Holstein.
Dr. Barbara can be found on the web, interviewed, writing articles and posting video ‘TED’ style talks on Happiness, Positive Psychology, Relationships and Parenting. Her RoKu channel is: The Enchanted Self Presents.
She has been a contributor to Your Tango, Heart and Soul, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Honey Good, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Redbook, Real Simple, Women’s World, The Wall Street Journal, Psychcentral.com, Time on line, the Today Show and Family Circle Magazine.
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