Interactive Focusing #3

by David Battistella | The Focusing Way Podcast





Interactive Focusing teacher Barbara Dickinson finished a long career at the US Federal Reserve in 2010, and now consults on strategic organizational improvement. She has earned, among other credentials, certification as a Strengths Performance Coach from the Gallup Organization.


In 2006, she learned the practice called Focusing,


completing her certification as a Focusing Professional in 2009, and is now an enthusiastic learner and teacher of the many facets of focusing and the related practice, “Thinking at the Edge.” After volunteering her services to The Focusing Institute as a management consultant in 2011 and 2012, Barbara decided to share her expertise more widely as a strengths-oriented consultant interested in helping individuals and non-profit organizations innovate, think and work at their “edge,” improve emotional intelligence and build better teams.

Interactive Focusing (IR)

She is especially interested in applying the Interactive Focusing method to help people form healthier relationships at all levels.

Barbara lives in New Jersey with Holly, her Jack Russell Terrier.

A few Articles and further reading 


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. J. Dickinson, Focusing Connection, January 2008 (Vol. XXV, No. 1)

How I Spent My Summer School, by B. J. Dickinson (