A Conversatation With Stephen Gilligan
Thanks to my good friend Michale Beale, a Business NLP Trainer from the U.K. I can offer you a conversation with Dr. Stephen Gilligan.
One of John Grinder and Richard Bandler’s original students, and also a student of Milton H. Erickson, Stephen is now an internationally respected trainer of hypnosis.
He is the author of numerous books in the area of hypnosis and psychotherapy including, “Therapeutic Trances: The Cooperation Principle in Ericksonian Hypnotherapy” He also wrote the “The Courage to Love: Principles and Practices of Self-Relations Psychotherapy” – to name just two of the many books, chapters and articles that he has written over the years.
Steve runs a yearly hypnosis training near San Diego, California called “Trance Camp.” Trance Camp is an experiential workshop for those interested in exploring hypnotic states and their relevance to creativity, change and personal evolution. (I spent 2 weeks in Steve’s trance camp back in 2001 and it was quite delightful. It’s kind of like the first year of a Feldenkrais training – I don’t remember much of but I know it was amazing.)
In years past, I know that Stephen has invited Feldenkrais Practitioners to teach daily Awareness Through Movement Lessons at his workshops. I am also under the impression that Stephen is the person who introduced Moshe Feldenkrais and Milton Erickson and was present at several of their meetings. I hope to talk to him personally about this in a future podcast.
For now, please enjoy Michael Beale and his conversation Dr. Stephen Gilligan: