Whilst active listening is a key skill for an Odoki Method practitioner, unlike therapy, the client’s story isn’t particularly relevant. We might ask the client to imagine a scenario that leads to them feeling anxious. So long as they can invoke it, imagine it, it doesn’t matter whether the practitioner knows anything much about the scenario.
The aspect the practitioner needs to know is enough to be able to refer to it. A client may say, “I’m anxious about a family situation”. Great, the practitioner can now say, “When you think of the family situation, what happens in the body?” The practitioner doesn’t need any details abou the nature of that family situation, nor who is involved.
The story simply isn’t relevant - we are interested in the way thought, emotion and sensation interact. What the thoughts are about is generally not particularly relevant.