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EP13 Workshop 32 - Transforming Negative States: A Workshop in Generative Psychotherapy - Stephen Gilligan

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Psychotherapy |  Workshops |  Generative Psychotherapy |  Ericksonian Psychotherapy |  Self-Relations |  Resources
Evolution of Psychotherapy |  Evolution of Psychotherapy 2013
Stephen Gilligan, PhD
2 Hours 42 Minutes
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Original Program Date:
Dec 14, 2013
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This workshop presents the Ericksonian and Self-Relations Psychotherapy approach to human states of suffering: depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, etc. This practical and positive approach assumes that each core human experience has equivalent potential to be positive or negative, depending on the human relationship to it; and thus focuses on how problems can be transformed into resources by skillful human connection. This process operates at two levels: (1) developing a generative state (in the therapist, client, and relationship field) and then (2) using specific methods of transforming negative experiences and behaviors. Multiple techniques and examples for will be given, along with an exercise and demonstration.

Educational Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate three methods for transforming a negative experience into a positive resources.
  2. Demonstrate three methods for developing a creative state of utilization in both therapist and client.
  3. Demonstrate three techniques for reducing negative attitudes towards typical problems.

*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.