Many people lose sight of their dreams. Some people follow their parents' dreams or simply fall into vocations that are not suited to their desires. Some take time off to raise a family and in the process do not make time for their own dreams. Others are laid off from jobs and feel lost. For over thirty years Dr. Lavi has helped people who were dissatisfied with their lives do something about it and reclaim their aspirations. Dr. Lavi reports that she "was inspired to write this book by observing thousands of clients transform their lives & achieve their dreams."
In her book, Dr. Lavi shares the cutting-edge techniques she developed as a Staff Psychologist & Coordinator of both the Child & Trauma Teams at Harvard Pilgrim Health Plan, Clinical Director of the Delphi Center in Burlington MA and in her private practices in Boston & Connecticut.
Using vivid stories based on her clients’ accomplishments, Dr. Lavi shows how her system can work for every reader. 'The Wake Up and Dream Challenge' will:
- Teach readers how to 'dream it forward' at any age, regardless of financial, health or personal challenges;
- Inspire readers with true stories of clients making what seemed impossible possible;
- Demonstrate how to silence one's inner critic and be free from it's restraints;
- Empower one to take control of one's future by becoming one's own 'dream parent'; and
- Help the reader program their own DPS (Dream Positioning System™) to chart a journey to a happier life.
Author VC August of 'The Healing Hour', says that “Giving this book to anyone who wants to plan their future, is stuck in a bad situation, or wants to enjoy every crumb of their lives on earth, would be the best gift ever; the key to living life to the fullest.”
In an everyman’s version of the Bill and Melinda Gates and Warren Buffet’s Giving Pledge, Dr. Lavi is donating 1/2 of the profits from every book sold to 21 Dream Nonprofit Organizations (A Child Is Missing, The Blind Judo Foundation, Boaz and Ruth, Camp Young Judaea, Compass to Care, D.R.E.A.M., Inc, Denver Active 20 –30, The Dr. Cynthia Lucero Center, The Elimination of Prejudice, Enchanted Makeovers, Green Demolitions, HerShe Group Foundation, Higher Ground, Menorah Park Center for Senior Living, MicroMuseum A living Arts Center, Music From A Bottle, New York Says Thank You, Osprey Village, Inc., Rock & Wrap It Up, Simon’s Fund, & Voices Against Brain Cancer). These organizations are helping countless individuals across the United States to reach their dreams while overcoming all kinds of challenges. The website will offer information about these organizations, a link to preview and purchase the book while donating to one or all of these organizations.
Dr. Barbara Lavi is available for media interviews and can be reached using the information below or by email at drbarbaralave@
Dr. Lavi, a Licensed Psychologist since 1978, worked & trained in the Boston area before moving to Westport, CT in 2000. She holds a Master's Degree in Clinical Child Psychology and a Doctorate in Professional Psychology.
She founded ACT Now Psychotherapy utilizing her active, creative, time-sensitive approach to therapy. Therapy with Dr. Lavi is time-sensitive which means that each segment of therapy is as brief as possible. Some clients may come for a few months others for a few years. Often clients return when new needs arise over the course of their lives. She works with children and adults using individual, couple, family, and group therapy. Dr. Lavi utilizes cognitive behavioral therapy, hypnosis and Eye Movement Desensitization (EMDR). Her areas of specialization include: divorce, anxiety, fears, phobias, loss, illness and trauma.
Dr. Lavi is also a motivational speaker who has presented workshops to corporations for Cigna EAP and Magellan Behavioral Health. This summer she completed a book tour, Dreams On Wheels. On the tour, she spoke at the National Convention of Elimination of Prejudice in Richmond VA and was Scholar in Residence at the Menorah Park Center for Senior Living in Cleveland OH. Dr. Lavi currently maintains a private practice in Weston, CT. To learn more about Dr. Lavi's experience and services, go to her website: http://www.ACTNowPsychotherapy.com.
Since writing the book, Dr. Lavi has developed an additional expertise in using social media for social good & supports multiple nonprofits through the book. She has been training interns in the use of social media & book publishing while helping her interns move towards their dreams.