Cambridge Who’s Who Member Nancy Bauser Publishes Survivors Guide

January 8th, 2009


Cambridge Who’s Who Member Nancy Bauser Publishes a Guide to Help Survivors of Catastrophe

Cambridge Who’s Who VIP member, Nancy Bauser, is a social worker and disability life coach with the NSB Group in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. She has published a book entitled Acceptance Groups for Survivors: A Guide for Facilitators. The book is intended for use by professionals who work with survivors of traumatic brain injuries or other conditions resulting in disabilities.

In 1971, Ms. Bauser survived a head-on collision, which resulted in a severe brain stem injury. After the accident, she had to relearn how to walk, talk, think and function independently. Ms. Bauser said in an article published in the June 2008 issue of Psychology Today that she believed the secrets to her success were not seeing failure as an option, maintaining determination while accepting temporary setbacks to position herself for future success and refusing to capitulate to helplessness. This allowed her to be ambitious and accomplish the goals she had set for herself. Written in a straightforward manner, Ms. Bauser reaches out to other survivors through Acceptance Groups for Survivors to help them continue with their lives.

With its basis in personal experience, the book also presents a systematic method on how to help victims of catastrophe. Ms. Bauser has developed an approach that facilitators, social workers, psychologists and rehabilitation personnel can use to aid those who have suffered similar physical traumas. She has designed a structured group program, helping survivors to accept their deficits, so they can begin recovery.

Frank Farelly, a former clinical professor, author and internationally known psychotherapist says that Acceptance Groups for Survivors is a well-organized, compassionate and realistic guide. Others have also described it as a “user-friendly guide that asks all the right questions” and is “most interesting.” Her book relays the message that recovery is making progress, giving her peace and the ability to be content with her life and limitations.

After her severe and life-threatening brain injury in 1971, Ms. Bauser made more than a full recovery. She went on to earn her bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan in 1973 and master of social work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1976. Ms. Bauser also became a member of the Academy of Certified Social Workers in 1984.

To learn more about Cambridge Who’s Who Member Nancy Bauser or her book, Acceptance Groups for Survivors, please visit http://www.survivoracceptance.com/ or view her Cambridge Who’s Who profile: Nancy Bauser.


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Cambridge Who’s Who Member, Dr. Elana Ashley, is a Finalist in the National Best Books 2008 Awards

December 21st, 2008

Cambridge Who’s Who member Dr. Elana Ashley is executive director of Great Imaginings, Inc. and president of Dream Image Press, LLC, both located in Northbrook, Illinois. Dream Image Press publishes bilingual children’s books focusing on teaching children how to cope with daily life situations. Great Imaginings is a not-for-profit corporation that promotes imagination and creativity. Dr. Ashley develops programs for children, teachers and families that are both educational and entertaining. An accomplished writer, educator and ventriloquist, she is an award-winning finalist in National Best Books 2008 in the category of “Children’s Picture Book: Hardcover Fiction with Audio CD.”

Accompanied by her puppet storybook characters Eli Elephant, Ellie Elephant and Splunkunio Splunkey, Dr. Ashley will be presenting literacy programs based on the first book in her mystery and adventure series entitled Splunkunio Splunkey Detective and Peacemaker Case One: The Missing Friendship Bracelet. Splunkey provides a multi-disciplinary approach to educating students about coping with life issues and nurturing strong, self-assured and creative individuals who openly communicate their thoughts and feelings. The book is available in both English and Spanish. Senior editor of Spanish-teaching textbooks at Riverside Publishing, Miriam Alvarez, says that Dr. Ashley’s book is captivating in both English and Spanish, making it a great book to introduce a child to a foreign language. Due in 2009 is the second book in Splunkey’s Mystery Adventure Series, Case Two: Big Bully Holly Howler.

Through Great Imaginings and Dream Image Press, Dr. Ashley creates programs based on the books she has written and other original works, including readings, dramatic recitations, puppetry, song, poetry and role-playing. Providing educational and entertaining programming for students, educators and families, Dr. Ashley has presented programs on child abuse and substance abuse prevention, conflict management, self-esteem, character education and storytelling. She earned both her master’s degree and doctorate from New York University.

To find out more about Dr. Ashley and her new book, please visit http://www.dreamimagepress.com/ or http://www.splunkey.org/. You can also view her Cambridge Who’s Who profile by following this link: Dr. Elana Ashley.

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Cambridge Who’s Who Member, Andrea Ryder, Certified as a SpaFinder Virtuoso Spa Specialist

October 27th, 2008

Cambridge Who’s Who member Andrea Ryder, travel specialist with Ryder Travel, has been certified as a SpaFinder Virtuoso spa specialist. Virtuoso is the industry’s leading luxury travel network, comprised of more than 6,000 travel advisors across 22 countries within North and South America, the Caribbean, Australia and New Zealand. Those who have qualified as a Virtuoso travel advisor specialize in helping traveler’s plan the world’s best vacations. SpaFinder has operated its spa travel educational program since 2006 as part of a strategic alliance with Virtuoso.

As a spa specialist, Ms. Ryder joins an elite group of Virtuoso travel advisors who have successfully completed the training course and testing developed by SpaFinder to meet the surging demand for travel with a spa component. She will be showcased in the Global SpaFinder worldwide directory, SpaFinder’s authoritative global spa guide, so that readers can contact her directly for spa travel booking.

Ms. Ryder has been in the travel and meeting industry since 1984. Her knowledge and expertise has grown through her many years of travel planning and visits to Bali, Hawaii, the Caribbean, Mexico, Tahiti, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and many popular North American ski destinations.

Ms. Ryder returned to the United States in April 2008 after living abroad in London, during which time she visited various destinations throughout Europe including Paris, Stockholm, Amsterdam, Barcelona, Malaga, Cadiz, Munich, Frankfurt, Dubai, Innsbruck, Venice, Florence and Milan. She received her bachelor of science in business and communications from North Carolina State University in 1982.

To learn more about Ms. Ryder or to book a vacation, visit http://www.travel-xperts.com/ or email andrea@travelxperts.com.

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