Contact Info:
Denville, NJ 07834 USA
Phone: 908-347-7431
Website: My Certified Focusing Professional Page
Website: My LinkedIn Page

Barbara Dickinson, B.A.

Focusing Trainer
Focusing Trainer Information:
  • I am available for public presentations.
  • I am available to travel to teach workshops.
Focusing Trainer Specialty Areas: Business, Work Projects
Other Focusing Trainer Specialty Areas: Organizational
Personal Statement about Training Program:
Barbara is a senior executive who has finished a long career in management in the U.S. Federal Reserve. Since she learned focusing in 2006, she has become an enthusiastic learner and advocate of the many facets of focusing and thinking at the edge. She has volunteered her services to The Focusing Institute as a management consultant and has completed two projects in 2011, with another on-going into 2012. Barbara's ambition is to apply focusing and thinking at the edge to bullying and innovation, and specifically to teach undergraduate business students so that they enter the workforce already empowered to bring compassion and creativity to everything they do.

A Sample of my Work:
From my article, 'How I Spent My Summer School' (FISS): People are the centerpiece of the Summer School. The Teachers are marvelous,giving so generously of their time and talents. I met Focusing partners familiar as well as new, and made friends and had experiences I never would have imagined. I spent time with people from all over the world, exchanging ideas and experiences
of how Focusing touches our lives. One of the things about Focusing that is most important to me is its universal application. I am a “focuser on the go,” letting my body direct me whether commuting, typing, talking, singing, analyzing, or praying.

My Publications:
On The Focusing Way with David Battistella
Interactive Focusing with Barbara Dickinson, Part 1
October 2017
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Part 3 -

On Active Pause with Serge Prengel: Creative interaction & listening, October 2016

'TAME – The Evolutionary Tale of How We Came to Work at Multiple Edges'
With Margaret Herrick, CFT
The Folio, Volume 27, Number 1, 2016

'Focusing with “Baby On Board” '
The Folio, Volume 24, Number 1, 2013

'Emergence: A Glimpse of Life Beyond Sarcasm and Criticism' by B. J. Dickinson, Focusing Connection, September 2010 (Vol. XXVII, No. 5)

'The Focusing Chair' by B. Dickinson, Focusing Connection, January 2008 (Vol. XXV, No. 1)

'How I Spent My Summer School' (

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