Stephen Gilligan, Ph.D.
Generative Change Work
Generative change means creating something beyond what has ever existed, whether in personal or professional life. At the heart of this process is attention to a person’s (or group’s) state as the core difference that makes a difference; that is, the creative outcomes are only as good as the underlying state.
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. Click here to find out more