The Odoki Method

Week 4



Once we have learned to welcome whatever is present in our experience, we can start to engage with that experience - learn to listen fully to what is there.


Last week we covered Welcoming:

  • Allowing experiences we don’t like to be there
  • The observer
  • Unpleasant events diary

Exercise: Engaging

  • Separating
  • Greeting
  • Asking
  • Offering
  • Conversing

Engaging: the felt sense

Eugene Gendlin defined “Felt Sense” as:

A felt sense is not a mental experience but a physical one. Physical. A bodily awareness of a situation or person or event. An internal aura that encompasses everything you feel and know about the given subject at a given time, encompasses it and communicates it to you all at once rather than detail by detail.

On Unmet Needs

Exercise: Engaging


  • 5-10 minutes of practice each day.
  • Keep a pleasant event diary
  • Explore “communicating” with experience. What can you learn from it?