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BT08 Workshop 50 - When Buddha and Freud Talk: A Workshop in Generative Change - Stephen Gilligan, PhD

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Workshops |  Generative Psychotherapy |  Brief Therapy |  Buddhism |  Meditation, Spirituality and Yoga |  Mindfulness |  Psychotherapy
Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2008
Stephen Gilligan, PhD
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Dec 14, 2008
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The challenge of personal transformation is faced differently in the East and West. Typically, Eastern meditation emphasizes how to cultivate higher states of consciousness that "go beyond" ego identifications, while Western therapy focuses on how to "work through" problematic states. This workshop explores an integrative model that suggests how to use both approaches in a complementary way: sometimes "transcending, sometimes "transforming", and often doing both at the same time. The connection between meditation, generative trance, and selfrelations will be a central focus.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To compare and contrast the Western and Eastern models of transformational change.
  2. To describe a model that integrates the two approaches in a generative way.

*Sessions may be edited for content and to preserve confidentiality*



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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.