How the Focus in P Curves Changes
"P" Curves are the most defined and yet, least personal emergence technique and as such, are probably the best place to begin learning to be an emergence guide. They are used about 15% of the time. Here again, guides define and refine issues, make scene requests, hold in memory whatever the explorer can and can not internally picture, and process whatever scenes emerge. The main difference between this technique and the other two is that here, the guide must also record the process and so, the required level of personal contact between guide and explorer is much less, in that the guide's attention is divided between visual dialogue and recording. Thus, this technique is probably the least stressful of the three and is also the one best recalled later in that it results in a written record of the process. More so, groups of these written records later collectively form what is called, a "personal manual," a written guide book which the explorer can continue to consult when similar issues later arise.
As for focus, notice that like Visual Dialogues, “P” Curves begin with an issue statement and ends with an emergence. However, here, the issue statement is best described as a very general but focused problem statement constructed with the explorer’s own words, and what emerges is a scene or scenes in which the explorer consciously realizes an issue AND a possible alternative.