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IC04 Workshop 51 - Weaving New Identity Complexes from Competing Ego-States - Stephen Gilligan, Ph.D.

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Stephen Gilligan, PhD
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Dec 05, 2004
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One of the great values of the "special learning state" developed in hypnotherapy is that it can hold multiple, contradictory values and states without conflict. This workshop will explore how this capacity is critical to effective psychological functioning and therapeutic change, and will detail a model for the therapist for transforming problems into solutions and resources.

Educational Objectives:

  1. To describe how the therapist may identify and model different "identity states" implicated in a client's problematic experiences.
  2. To describe how these identity states may be used to develop a therapeutic trance state that allows for positive changes.

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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.