All Press Releases for March 11, 2022

Diane Calabrese Celebrated for Dedication to the Fields of Recreational Therapy and Education

Ms. Calabrese lends years of expertise to her work with Florida International University

    CENTEREACH, NY, March 11, 2022 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Diane Calabrese has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

After earning an associate degree in liberal arts from Nassau Community College in 1989, Ms. Calabrese obtained a Bachelor of Science in therapeutic recreation from Saint Joseph's College and a Master of Science in health care policy and management from Stony Brook University. While at Stony Brook University Diane served on various boards including the Mental Health Advisory board, and the Healthier U board including the programming and budget subcommittee.

Ms. Calabrese gained valuable expertise in the field of recreational therapy working as a therapist for South Oaks Hospital, Skills Unlimited-Success Day Training, The Family Service League, and the Multiple Sclerosis Society. While consulting with the organizations Adults and Children with Learning Disabilities and Disabilities and East End Disabilities, Diane served as a consultant for their after-school programs assessing special needs children for through their school districts IEP that is determined at the Committee for Special Education for services. Diane has also taught health education for Upper Room Christian School and worked as a substitute teacher for Middle Country School District. In recent years, Diane worked in higher Education for FIU, and as a recreational therapist for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, from which she recently retired.

Ms. Calabrese continues to excel as an adjunct professor for Florida International University. She continues to teach numerous classes there–since 2014. She has certified two courses through Quality Matters- (LEI3542: Principles of Parks, Recreation and Sports Management, and LEI3723 Assistive Technology Lab course.) Diane has also taught LEI4705: Program Planning in Recreational Therapy, and currently teaches LEI4720/6726 Trends, Issues, and Managerial Aspects of Recreational Therapy as well as two holistic healing labs: LEI3723 Reiki Lab and LEI3723 Aromatherapy Lab.

Due to her considerable breadth of knowledge, she is also an author, having written such works as "Creative Expressions: Using Art with the Psychiatric Population" and "Mind, Body, Spirit and Discovering the Purpose of Life," a self-help book that shares her experiences in spirituality and professional life, providing insight into how holistic healing modalities can be integrated into therapy for people who struggle with disabilities including mental health and substance abuse problems or for the general public. More can be found about her written works at Diane's new book Meditations for the Mind-Body-Spirit, will be released soon through Balboa Press publications and bookstore as well as worldwide distribution–this will be an audiobook as well.

Diane has been certified by the National Council of Therapeutic Recreation since 1992. Ms. Calabrese has been honored for her outstanding work with an Award for General Excellence through Stony Brook University and an award from Quality Matters for certifying courses in assistive technology laboratory and recreation and sports management. In a career that has been filled with highlights, she is incredibly proud of working with patients, teaching, and writing "Mind, Body, Spirit and Discovering the Purpose of Life." Looking toward the future, she aims to complete her second book, which shares guided meditations that have helped in her practice as a recreational therapist. Ms. Calabrese would love to keep writing and increasing her online presence through podcasting with a focus on holistic healing methods.

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Editorial Reviews: Mind, Body, Spirit and Discovering the Purpose of Life
by Diane Calabrese ISBN: 9781982272005

"This is a concise but comprehensive book which equips the readers with the necessary tools to improve physical, mental, and spiritual health. Diane has carefully picked effective techniques that can easily be learned and practiced in day-to-day life."
Dr. Krishna N. Sharma/Professor, Vice-Chancellor at Victoria University Kampala in Uganda, Bestselling Author, Researcher, and World Record Holder

I Wish I Had This Book 15 Years Ago-
I went through 4 terrible years of depression from 2006 to 2010, chronicled in a book I wrote called HOW I ESCAPED FROM DEPRESSION. Oh, if only I had had this book as a resource, I would have no doubt gotten through it much sooner and much better. My healing was a three-legged stool- body, mind, and spirit - a comprehensive approach. That's exactly what this book covers, in much detail and helpful suggestions. Oh, Diane, where were you when I needed you. The answer is that it wasn't written yet. Would that it had been. I highly recommend this book for those going through emotional issues or other challenging situations.

Patrick Day, Reverend, President of Pyramid Publishing, author of The Bible Revealed

A must read!
As an indie author myself, this book moved me in many, many ways… From the serene cover to the gentle pictures, this book truly is a find amongst the mind, body, and spirit books in this genre. As an eating disorder provider, I am well aware of the connection between all three! The chapter that truly resonated with me most, as a recovered codependent, is forgiveness and letting go. Easier said than done! This book is a must read for anyone struggling with anxiety and/or has a strong mind body connection and I highly recommend!

Debra Spector, MS, RDN, CDN Author of: The Things I've Seen People Do With And Without Food

What a beautiful book! A great go-to for preventative health and healing, packed with a variety of therapeutic modalities, including energy work and sensory techniques, like aromatherapy. What's interesting about this book is that the author incorporates both her stories of healing and her Christian faith, showing that alternative medicine and Christ-centered practice can work hand in hand. I loved hearing about the psychic/spiritual aspects of the author's life as well as her dedication to her therapeutic practices--and the community at large. Her clients are lucky to have her, and readers of this book will find a wealth of resources to guide them.
Jacqueline Henry Moloney is a writer and poet. She is certified in Kundalini Yoga and as a Reiki III practitioner

Diane Calabrese is a talented writer who has spent a purposeful life caring for and healing others. This book is more than just a book- it encompasses the years and talent that Diane has brought to many people- similar to some of us- who have suffered injury and pain. The pain could be physical or mental, or emotional. The pain could also be spiritual. All of these aspects work together in a synergist manner. This book details the many different types of healing for our souls – physical, mental, and emotional, from basic physical therapy types of movements to Tai Chi, Pilates, and Yoga. Diane also embraces and shares the ancient beliefs and rituals of our Chakras, incorporating the uses of rocks and crystals, including the histories and meanings of these ancient practices. You can feel the love and compassion that Diane has for our peace of mind and total healing of ourselves and our souls through the presentation in this book. After reading this helpful book, I felt at ease and happy about life. There is hope through healing. I highly recommend the reading of this book. Happy healing.
Alexis Skriloff James, freelance writer and editor, dbs AIS Publications

"Fascinating Book-Mind, Body, Spirit and Discovering the Purpose of Life is the most complete collection of mind, body, and spirit techniques in one book that I have ever seen. Although the book is primarily New Age, it has a strong Christian base. Each chapter covers a different aspect of holistic health. There doesn't seem to be anything left out. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for relief in dealing with the problems of life. Diane Calabrese has had many years of practice as a therapist. Her writing shows that she is a caring soul with the goal of helping others."
Lynn K. Russell, Author of: The Wonder of You, What the Near-Death Experience Tells You About Yourself, and Worpple

"This book teaches how to take care of our lives physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally. It introduces different holistic treatments that help us prevent certain mistakes and illnesses. As humans, we are born with a particular purpose to fulfil, but the problem comes when we don't discover our purpose, and we live according to others' perspectives of us. The book is filled with guidelines that enable us to find the purpose for which we are created. It shows the difference in our individual physical well-being as well as our spiritual well-being. It also portrayed self-healing practices when broken. It is known that our actions result from our thoughts, and the book also helps direct our thoughts to become better humans."

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