A key skill for an Odoki Method practitioner is “active listening”.

There is a lot that can be said about active listening. For now, we will give a brief description, and defer to other online resources.

Having said that, active listening is a key skill for a practitioner. Without it, the Odoki Method likely will not work.

Active listening, as its name suggests, is an active process. The aim is for the client to feel heard. There are various simple tools the practitioner can use, such as mirroring (repeating back to the client what was heard, in slightly different words), asking for clarification (when you said X, did you also mean Y?). As said in Consultint not Teaching, the aim is to be in the world of the client.