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BT18 Workshop 18 - How to Deeply Open to a Client's Experience with Safety and Skill - Stephen Gilligan, PhD

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Brief Therapy Conference |  Brief Therapy Conference 2018 |  Online Continuing Education
Stephen Gilligan, PhD
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Original Program Date:
Dec 07, 2018
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By virtue of our "mirror neurons", it is impossible for therapists to not be deeply touched by client's experiences. We will explore how this can be done skillfully and safely, thereby opening multiple pathways of feedback, compassion, and technical competencies. Special attention will be to mindful activation of the three "minds" of somatic, cognitive, and relational field intelligence, again with the intent of creating a deep and sophisticated conversational connection.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Describe 3 ways to deeply connect with a client.
  2. Demonstrate how these relational connections can improve feedback and technical competency.
  3. Identify verbal and nonverbal channels for a creative conversation.   

*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.