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Blog #7 June 10, 2013 3 Comments

Generative Coaching: The Practical Use of Creative Consciousness Stephen Gilligan, Ph.D. Encinitas, CA www.StephenGilligan.com (The German translation of this paper will appear in Handbuch Coaching im Dialog, Edited by Alica Ryba, David Ginati, Daniel Pauw and Dr. Stephan Rietmann; Beltz Publishers in Germany) Between the conscious and the unconscious, the mind has put up a […]

Blog #6 May 7, 2012 1 Comment

Both Sides Now: Complementarity and Generative Trance by Stephen Gilligan, Ph.D. (The soul) doesn’t see joy and sorrow as two different feelings. It is with us only in their union. We can count on it when we’re not sure of anything and curious about everything. W. Symborska (“A little bit about the soul”) The great […]

Blog #4 April 12, 2011 No Comments

The Hero’s Journey by Stephen Gilligan, Ph.D. Beat the drum and let the poets speak. This is the day of purification for those who Are already mature and initiated into what love is. No need to wait until we die! There’s more to want here than money And being famous and bites of roasted meat. […]

Blog #3 February 23, 2011 No Comments

Three Minds and Three Levels of Consciousness: A Self Relations Framework for Generative Trance by Stephen Gilligan, Ph.D. Generative trance is a higher state of consciousness wherein new identities and realities may be created.  This state allows consciousness to unbind itself from the fixed settings of the conscious mind and re-attune to the infinite possibilities […]

Generative Trance: A Third Generation of Trance-Formational Work Stephen Gilligan Ph.D January 4, 2010 3 Comments

This year’s “Trance Camp,” held in San Diego in July, is organized around the theme of generative trance as a third-generation trance work. The first generation of trance work is the traditional hypnosis that is still holds sway in most places. Here both the conscious mind and the unconscious mind of the client are considered […]

Welcome to the Blog of Dr. Stephen Gilligan August 17, 2009 2 Comments

Image by Getty Images via Daylife I am in the beginning stages of getting this blog going, so pardon my “dust.” I’m going to be sharing with you some of my insights and stories about the history of hypnosis and trance, my initial work with Milton Erickson, and future directions in the work that I […]