The Focusing Student’s & Companion’s Manual, Part One

The Focusing Student’s & Companion’s Manual, Part One

This extensive, in-depth manual offers support for learning Focusing and Focusing partnership.

Exercise Sheets are a set of full size pages (in PDF format) that include exercises, reminders, useful phrases and key Focusing principles.


75 pages plus Appendix & Index, spiral bound to lie flat or PDF (digital download file, 10.7 MB).

Exercise Sheets

The Focusing Student’s and Companion’s Manual Part One is designed to accompany introductory Focusing courses such as Focusing Level One, Focusing Level Two, or “Path Part One” (IRF Part One).

The Focusing Student’s and Companion’s Manual Part Two is designed to accompany intermediate Focusing courses such as Focusing Level Three, Focusing Level Four, or “Path Part Two” (IRF Part Two).

Translations The Manual has been translated into several languages. Available here.

Student Manual Content:

  • One: The Door Opens – An introduction to Focusing with four stages
  • Two: Finding Companions – The first skills of being a Focusing partner
  • Three: Making Focusing Your Own – Partnership agreements, practice groups, and solo Focusing
  • Four: Dwelling at the Edge – The philosophy behind Focusing, sensing and symbolizing, six recommendations
  • Five: The Power of Presence – What Presence is and why it’s so important
  • Six: Becoming Companions – Advanced listening techniques

About Digital Downloads

If you purchase the Exercise Sheets or manual as a digital download, you’ll receive an email after checkout with a link to download the PDF file(s), which you can then save to your computer. *Please Note: Each purchased digital copy is licensed to one individual for personal use only. If you have more questions about digital downloads, click here for our digital download FAQs.

Quantity Discounts

Quantity discounts are available on bulk orders of The Focusing Student’s & Companion’s Manuals (English version only). Choose the appropriate number of manuals from the drop down and then modify the quantity to the exact number of copies you would like to order.

Quantity orders of 5 or more of either manual are discounted as follows:

5-9 = 20% discount
10+ = 40% discount

If you are purchasing our Exercise Sheets to teach a course, please purchase one copy per student.

Available Translations


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French (PDF only)

French Student Manual, Part One Cover

Hebrew (PDF only)

Hebrew Focusing & Companion's Student Manual, Part One

Also translated in Dutch, available here:

Handleiding bij het leren focussen en begeleiden deel 1