Founders and origins

Is a Psychologist in Encinitas, CA

Stephen Gilligan, Ph.D

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.

Education
1997 B.A., Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz
1983 Ph.D., Psychology, Stanford University
Licenses
Psychologist (California PSY 11735)
Membership
American Psychological Association
Awards
Lifetime Achievement Award, Milton Erickson Foundation, 2004

He has taught in many different cultures and countries over the past 3 years, and has published extensively. His numerous books include The Hero’s Journey: A Voyage of Self Discovery (co-authored with Robert Dilts), the classic Therapeutic Trances, The Courage to Love, The legacy of Erickson, Walking in Two Worlds (with D. Simon), and Generative Trance: The Experience of Creative Flow. His forthcoming book is Generative Coaching (co-authored with Robert Dilts)

Books

1990
Brief therapy: Myths. methods. and metaphors. New York: Brunner/ Mazel. Zeig, J. K., & Gilligan, S.G.,
1991
Ericksonian monographs, number 8: Views on Ericksonian brief therapy, process and action. New York: Brunner/Mazel. Lankton, S. R., Gilligan, S. G., & Zeig, J. K. (Eds.)
1993
Therapeutic conversations. New York: Brunner/Mazel. Gilligan, S. G., & Price, R.
1987
Therapeutic trances: The cooperation principle in Ericksonian hypnotherapy New York: Brunner/Mazel. Gilligan, S.G.
1997
The courage to love: Principles and practices of self-relations psychotherapy. New York: Norton Gilligan, S.G.
2002
The legacyof Milton Erickson: Selected papers of Stephen Gilligan. Phoenix, AZ: Zeig, Tucker, and Thiesen. Gilligan, S.G.
2004
Walking in Two Worlds: The Relational Self in Theory, Practice and Community. Phoenix, Zeig Tucker Books. Gilligan, Stephen & Simon, Dvorah
2009
The Hero’s Journey: A Voyage of Self- Discovery. Wales: CrownHouse Publishing. Gilligan, S. G. , & Dilts, R.
2012
Generative Trance: The experience of creative flow. Cardiff, Wales: Crowne House Books. Gilligan, Stephen

Chapters and articles

1979
Remembering information about one's self. Journal of Research in Personality, 13, 420-432 Bower, G. H., & Gilligan, S.G.
1981
Selectivelearning caused by affective states. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 1981, 110, 451-473. Bower, G. H., Gilligan, S.G., & Monteiro, K. P.
1978
Emotional mood as a context for learning and recall. Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 17, 573-585. Bower, G. H., Monteiro, K. P., & Gilligan, S.G.
1982
The Ericksonian approach to clinical hypnosis. In J. Zeig (Ed.), Ericksonian Approaches to Hypnosis and Psychotherapy. New York: Brunner/Mazel. Gilligan, S. G.
1983
The use of confusion in Ericksonian hypnotherapy. New York Society of Ericksonian Psychotherapy and Hypnosis Newsletter, 1, 2-5. Gilligan, S. G.
1985
Generative autonomy: Principles for an Ericksonian Gilligan, S. G.
1985
Psychotherapy. In J. Zeig (Ed.), Ericksonian Psychotherapy, Volume 1: Structures. New York: Brunner/Mazel. Gilligan, S. G.
1988
Symptom phenomena as trance phenomena. In J. Zeig & S. Gilligan, S. G.
1988
Lankton (Eds.), Ericksonian psychotherapv: State of the art. New York: Brunner/Mazel. Gilligan, S. G.
1988
Psychosomatic healing in Ericksonian hypnotherapy. Hypnose und Kognition, 5, 26-33. Gilligan, S. G.
1989
The therapist as variety generator: Ericksonian interventions with depressed and anxious clients. In M. Yapko (Ed.), Brief therapy approaches to treating anxiety and depression. New York: Brunner/Mazel. Gilligan, S. G.
1989
Hypnotherapy”. In S. Lankton and J. Zeig (Eds.), Ericksonian Monographs No 6: Extrapolations and demonstrations of Ericksonian therapy. New York: Brunner Mazel. Gilligan, S. G.
1989
Book review of Carol Allen & Herb Lustig's Tea with Gilligan, S. G.
1989
Demons. In S. Lankton (Ed.), Erickson Monographs No.5, Ericksonian hypnosis: Application, preparation and research. New York: Brunner/Mazel. Gilligan, S. G.
1990
Book review of Erickson & Rossi's The February Man. Family Therapy Networker July/August. Gilligan, S. G.
1993
Therapeutic Rituals. In S. Gilligan & R. Price (Eds.), Therapeutic Conversations. New York: Brunner/Mazel. Gilligan, S. G.
1994
The fight against fundamentalism: Searching for soul in Erickson's legacy. In J. K. Zeig (Ed.), The Fundamentals of Ericksonian Psychotherapy. New York: Brunner/Mazel. Gilligan, S. G.
1996
The relational self: The expanding of love beyond desire. In M. Gilligan, S. G.
1996
Hoyt (Ed.), Constructive therapies , Volume 2. New York: Guilford Press. Gilligan, S. G.
1996
A river runs through it: The relational self in psychotherapy. Hypnosis International Mongraphs, 2, 195-209. Gilligan, S. G.
1996
When I sit with a client. Journal of systemic therapies, 16, 2, 113-124. Gilligan, S. G.
1997
Living in a post-Ericksonian world. In W. J. Matthews and J. Edgette (Eds.), Current thinking and research in brief therapy: Solutions, strategies, and narratives, Volume 1. New York: Brunner/Mazel. Gilligan, S. G.
1998
Listening to our demons: When new identities struggle to emerge. Family Therapy Networker, September/October. Gilligan, S. G.
1999
The experience of “negative otherness”: How shall we treat our enemies? In J. K. Zeig (Ed.), Brief therapy: Lasting impressions. Phoenix, AZ: Zeig Tucker Publications. Gilligan, S. G.
2002
EMDR and hypnosis: The same or different? In F. Shapiro (Ed.), EMDR as an integrative psychotherapy approach: Experts of diverse orientations explore the paradigm prism.. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association , author: 'Gilligan, S. G.
2001
The problem is the solution: The principle of sponsorship in psychotherapy. In B. Geary & J. Zeig (Eds.), The handbook of Ericksonian therapy. Phoenix, AZ: MH Erickson Founcation Press. Gilligan, S. G.
1999
The generative self: A training workshop. Unpublished manuscript. Gilligan, S. G.
2001
Getting to the core: Mastering the art of therapeutic connection. Networker, Jan/February. Gilligan, S. G.
2001
Hidden wellsprings: Finding our center in the vortex of terror. Networker, November/December. Gilligan, S. G.
2001
Foreword to Merlevede, P.E., Bridoux, & Vandamme, R., Seven steps to emotionl intelligence. London: Crown House Publishing. Gilligan, S. G.
2001
Marriage as a beautiful ordeal. In J. R. Levine & H. J. Markman (Eds.), Why do fools fall in love: Experiencing the magic, mystery, and meaning of successful relationships. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass. Gilligan, S. G.
2004
Walking in two worlds: The relational self in theory, practice, and community. Phoenix, AZ: Zeig, Tucker, Thiesen. Gilligan, S. G.
1983
Reminding and mood-congruent memory. Gilligan, S. G.
1983
Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society. 1983, 21, 431-434 Gilligan, S. G.
1984
Cognitive consequences of emotional arousal. In C. E. Izard, J. Kagan & R. Zajonc (Eds.), Emotions, cognitions, and behavior. New York: Cambridge Press. Gilligan, S.G., & Bower, G. H.
1989
Solutions and resolutions: Ericksonian hypnotherapy with incest survivors. Journal of strategic and systemic therapies , 1989, 8, 9-17. Gilligan, S.G., & Kennedy, S. M.
1991
Age regression. In H. Klippstein (Ed.), Ericksonian hypnotherapeutic group inductions. New York: Brunner/Mazel. Gilligan, S. G., & Carter, P.
1995
The devil is in the details: A book review of M. Yapko’s Suggestions of abuse. Family Therapy Networker. Schwarz, R. & Gilligan, S. G.