[Audio Only] IC11 Keynote 03 – A Theory of Utilization: Why and How Negative Experiences Can Be Transformed into Positive Ones – Stephen Gilligan
Courses Content :
- Topics Included: Keynote | Psychotherapy
Erickson Congress 2011 | Erickson Congress 2011 Faculty: Stephen Gilligan, PhD
59 minutes in length
Date of the original program: December 7, 2011 Description
Milton Erickson’s most radical and lasting contribution to psychotherapy was the theory of usage, which holds that anything a client provides, even bad experiences, may be used productively for therapeutic development. This presentation provides a theoretical framework for understanding how and why utilization is a generative principle in psychotherapy, emphasizing ideas such as archetypal patterns, psychological sponsorship, deep vs. surface structures, and the critical role of skilled human presence in creating value in any experience.
Objectives of Education:
Determine three approaches to accepting and transforming an unpleasant event.
List three ways for inviting a client to relate intelligently to a symptom.
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Stephen Gilligan, Ph.D., works as a Psychologist in Encinitas, California. He was one of the first NLP students at UC Santa Cruz, and his mentors were Milton Erickson and Gregory Bateson. He became one of the foremost professors and practitioners of Ericksonian hypnosis after getting his doctorate in psychology from Stanford University. This work evolved into his original ideas of Self-Relations and Generative Self, and eventually into Generative Coaching (in partnership with Robert Dilts). These many traditions have all been updated and incorporated into the current Generative Change Work, which includes Generative Coaching, Generative Psychotherapy, Generative Trance, Hero’s Journey, and Systemic Change work.
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