Contact Info:
Great Barrington, MA 01230 USA
Website: DiaPraxis: Facilitating Creative Collaboration

Rosa Zubizarreta, M.A., M.S.W.

Focusing Trainer
Focusing Trainer Information:
  • I offer Focusing training in individual sessions.
  • I offer Focusing training in individual phone sessions.
  • I offer Focusing workshops.
  • I am available for public presentations.
  • I am available to travel to teach workshops.
Focusing Trainer Specialty Areas: Creative process, Work Projects, Social Change/ Conflict Mediation/ Community Development
Personal Statement about Training Program:

The more able we are to listen deeply to our own selves, the better we are able to listen to others. Focusing helps deepen our capacity to offer Presence, to 'take all sides', and to trust and support the self-organizing process -- whether we are working with our own 'inner group', or whether we are holding space for an external group.

This kind of deep listening helps transform the stuck energy of conflict, into greater creativity, collaboration, and wholeness.

I particularly enjoy teaching Focusing to people whose professional work involves listening to others -- not only therapists, but also group facilitators, mediators, organization development consultants, community organizers, and social change agents.

A Sample of my Work:

Below is a link to an essay I wrote for the Collective Wisdom Initiative, on the possibilities of dialogue for facilitating social change. It mentions the relevance of Focusing to this larger work.

My Publications:

--author of From Conflict to Creative Collaboration: A User's Guide to Dynamic Facilitation

--contributed a chapter on 'Practical Dialogue' to S. Schuman's book, Creating a Culture of Collaboration.

--contributed a chapter to the book Dharma, Color, and Culture, by Hilda Gutierrez Baldoquín

--collaborated with Tom Atlee on his first book, The Tao of Democracy

--collaborated with Bebe Simon on her first book, How I Teach Focusing: Discovering the Gift of Your Inner Wisdom

--from 1998 to 2002, published several essays on Engaged Buddhism in the journal Turning Wheel

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