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Announcing New Book And New Website For those Who Have Lost Sight Of Their Dreams



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Have you forgotten what it feels like to dream?  A new website and book will help you learn to dream again. Dr. Barbara Lavi, licensed psychologist, author, public speaker and dream catalyst is launching a new website to help people build a life that includes their dreams and aspirations. The site was designed to support a new edition of her book, ‘The Wake Up and Dream Challenge’ by Kiwi Publishers, available now on 

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Dr. Barbara Lavi Releases New Book And New Website For Those Who Have Lost Sight Of Their Dreams

Dr. Lavi’s new book, ‘The Wake Up And Dream Challenge’, is designed to help people build a life that includes the dreams they may have lost or forgotten about.

[November 27, 2012 Boston, MA ] Dr. Barbara Lavi is a licensed psychologist, author, public speaker and dream catalyst. She has launched a new website to support the new editions of her book,  ‘The Wake Up And Dream Challenge’. A new print version published by Kiwi Publishers and a newly released Kindle version on Amazon are now available. The website includes a blog, a newsletter and will soon have a vlog as well.

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 ‘The Wake Up And Dream Challenge’ is available at her website and at More information is available at her new website at


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:

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..


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The Wake Up and Dream Challenge Newsletter 8 November 11, 2012


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To all the Clients, Fans, and Friends who receive this newsletter,
           Since many of you are in the Tri-state area impacted by hurricane Sandy. I hope that you are well and dealing with the aftermath as best as possible. Before the storm I saw a great photo which I posted on my facebook page ( in the photo, it shows a glass 1/2 filled and it says something like: Stop worrying about whether  the glass is half filled or half empty, just be glad you have a glass and that there is something in it.” In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, that message is even more significant. I will be writing a post on my blog about it & posting it if I can get onto the internet here at a comfortstation in Weston CT where I live. The town is very prepared since this is the third time in about a year and a half that we have lost power for exteneded periods of time. We lost it for 2 weeks after Irene, so I  am reluctant to believe the week to 10 day predictions from CL & P.
http-favimcomimage330914WhyStop-4-1-1-1-1 3          Here in Weston, they have hot breakfast & coffee for $2.00, showers & internet access all day. So, even though there is no electricity at home, the glass is here & filled with good things & helpful people. Everyone is helping & supportive of one another in a town where you rarely see your neighbors, it is refreshing.
          Two trees fell on & near my driveway. One covered my mailbox & blocked the road. The town removed the tree from the road so that cars could pass, but jerry & I started whittling away at the tree & vines that blocked our mail box. A neighbor drove by & we waved. They turned around and the godson of the neighbor who had come from Massachusetts offered to bring out his chain saw & help us remove both trees! So I met some wonderful neighbors!
           I know that many people have more to contend with having lost their homes and some people have lost loved ones. The challenges they face pale in light of the inconveniences most people are dealing with. If you know someone who has suffered a loss, reach out to them & be the contens of the glass to help them through their loss.
           I would love to hear from you to know how you are doing as well. If your story could help someone with their challenges, let me know if it’s OK to tell your story on my blog. ( .
                      More news will follow about my website & the book!