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IC04 Fundamentals of Hypnosis 05 - The Use of the Therapist's Self in Hypnotherapy - Stephen Gilligan, PhD

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Fundamentals of Hypnosis |  Hypnotherapy |  Unconscious Processes |  Hypnosis
Erickson Congress |  Erickson Congress 2004
Stephen Gilligan, PhD
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Dec 05, 2004
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The "creative unconscious" in hypnotherapy can be seen as residing in neither the client nor in the therapist, but in the relationship between them. This workshop will explore how the therapist can use their own experiential self to develop this special relationship, and use it as part of diagnosis, trance induction, creative problem solving and ongoing feedback.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To describe how the therapist's use of self can be used to develop creative trance states for the client.
  2. To describe how these special states of learning can be used for therapeutic change.

*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.