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

Barbara Joanne 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:
Focusing helps bring compassion, creativity, innovation, & intuition to living. After a long career as an executive in the U.S. Federal Reserve, I devote myself to projects using Focusing in business coaching, strategic planning, performance effectiveness & more. I learned focusing in 2006, & quickly became an enthusiastic advocate of Focusing & Thinking at the Edge. In 2009, I earned certification as a Focusing Professional, studying Domain Focusing with Robert Lee. Since then, I have studied many forms of Focusing & use them in my life and work: Inner Relationship Focusing, Whole Body Focusing, Biospirituality, Interactive Focusing, & Thinking at the Edge. I volunteered my services to The Focusing Inst as a management consultant, completing 3 projects between 2010 & 2012, including working directly with Drs. Eugene & Mary Gendlin, & the Board of the Intl Focusing Inst.

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
Focusing and Physical Pain with Barbara Dickinson, Part 1
December 2017
Focusing and Physical Pain with Barbara Dickinson, Part 1
December 2017
Interactive Focusing with Barbara Dickinson, Part 1
October 2017
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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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