This Advanced Intensive training is an amazing opportunity to explore Stephen’s work in an intimate setting.
Stephen Gilligan Ph.D., is a Psychologist in Encinitas, CA.
He was one of the original NLP students at UC Santa Cruz; Milton Erickson and Gregory Bateson were his mentors. After receiving his psychology doctorate from Stanford University, he became one of the premier teachers and practitioners of Ericksonian hypnotherapy. This work unfolded into his original approaches of Self-Relations and Generative Self, and then further (in collaboration with Robert Dilts) into Generative Coaching. These different traditions have all been updated and integrated into the present Generative Change Work, which includes the applications of Generative Coaching, Generative Psychotherapy, Generative Trance, Hero’s Journey, and Systemic Change work.
He has taught in many different cultures and countries over the past 30 years, and has published extensively. His numerous books include The Hero’s Journey: A Voyage of Self Discovery (co-authored with Robert Dilts), the classic Therapeutic Trances, The Courage to Love, The legacy of Erickson, Walking in Two Worlds (with D. Simon), and Generative Trance: The Experience of Creative Flow. His forthcoming book is Generative Coaching (co-authored with Robert Dilts).
During the event Stephen runs 3-4 sessions of ‘core’ work in the middle of the group each day, with each working team consisting of a client, two therapists/coaches, and Stephen as the supervisor/participant. In addition, Stephen offers mini-lectures and group trance processes.
At the beginning of the workshop anyone who want’s to be in the client role will put their name forward and there are usually 7 spots available, if more than 7 people want to be ‘clients’ then there is a lottery to decide who is in the client role. The clients then pick two of the group to be on their team and this will be the team that works with Stephen in front of the group. During the workshop the group also gets the chance to rotate roles so that at some point each participant will be a client and these pieces of work will not be done in front of the whole group.
Emphasis is placed on the generative application of the therapy approaches of Ericksonian hypnosis and psychotherapy, and Stephen’s work on Self-Relations, Generative Self, and Generative Trance.
Our Supervision Community
These groups are intensive therapist and coaching communities, with major work done at both professional and personal levels. We explore how and why to resonate with multiple levels of consciousness simultaneously– within one’s self, the client, and the therapy relationship. We explore how the skill base for doing this rests on developing generative levels of Somatic Mind (centered, aligned, flexible), Cognitive Mind (creative acceptance, positive utilization, curiosity, and transformational sponsorship), and Field Mind (opening beyond the problem, attuning resources from many states, going beyond the cognitive mind). This allows a deeper appreciation of how these higher states of consciousness can be used to dissolve the problem-defined self and strengthen a solution-oriented self that can skillfully move through and beyond any stuck places. These groups are legendary for their depth of community and the life-changing transformations that emerge from them.