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BT10 Fundamentals of Hypnosis 04 - The Principle of Utilization in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy - Stephen Gilligan, PhD

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Hypnosis |  Hypnotherapy |  Fundamentals of Hypnosis |  Ericksonian Hypnosis and Therapy Techniques |  Utilization
Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2010
Stephen Gilligan, PhD
Course Levels:
Master Degree or Higher in Health-Related Field
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Original Program Date:
Dec 12, 2010
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This workshop provides an overview of the Ericksonian theory of utilization and then explores through demonstration, clinical examples, and a brief group exercise how to incorporate a client's processes—positive and negative associations, positive goals, desired futures, ongoing behaviors--in both the induction and utilization parts of Ericksonian hypnotherapy. 

Educational Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate how, given a client’s presentation, both a hypnotic induction and hypnotherapy plan can be developed based on its unique and outstanding features.
  2. Describe how therapists can create a ritual space where symptoms can be altered into new identities.
  3. Demonstrate how to develop a hypnotic trance by incorporating a client’s ongoing experiences.  

*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.