Many of the exercises used within the Odoki Method are designed to bring about a “prediction error event”, that is, to cause the client to see something in their experience that they did not expect.

This leads to an interesting question: does it matter whether the client is aware of the exercise before trying it? E.g. lets say they read a description of the exercise before being led through it by a practitioner.

The truth is, this can go both ways. Sometimes, the exercise won’t work because the client knows what is coming. Their intellect can now create appropriate explanations as to what is supposed to be happening, meaning the client learns nothing.

At their best, the exercises still just work, still confounding the rational mind.

The practitioner needs to be aware of the risk involved in a client having prior awareness of the exercises and the impact this might have on the effectiveness of these exercises for that client.