Generative Hypnosis: The Fundamentals of the Ericksonian Approach

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In this audio seminar you will be introduced to a wealth of resources found within…your unconscious mind. "Generative Hypnosis: The Fundamentals of the Ericksonian Approach" presents methods you can personally apply toward resolving difficulties within yourself, while creating generative solution-oriented change throughout your life.

Sharing personal anecdotes from the time he spent studying directly with Dr. Milton H. Erickson, Stephen Gilligan presents a simpl…

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Ed Andriessen
Ed Andriessen
Ed currently holds two certifications as a Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, one from the NLP Center of New York and one from NLP University at the University of California at Santa Cruz.He is also Co-director of the Princeton Center for NLP and is a Dilts/NLP University Distance Learning Affiliate. Ed has dedicated himself to understanding human communication in its many forms, and works as a trainer, coach, consultant and professional speaker.For twelve years, Ed has designed and led trainings and seminars in NLP, Management Development, Professional Development and Selling skills.Ed has studied with some of the best trainers in the world including Steven Leeds, Rachel Hott, Joseph Yeager, Susan Sommers, Richard Bandler, Robert Dilts, Judith DeLozier, Suzi Smith, Sid Jacobson, Michael Colgrass, Shelle Rose Charvet and Steve Andreas.

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  1. Eggcrate says:

    Ericksonian method has long been shrouded in a well cultivated mystique. Milton Erickson would probably be amazed and flabergasted with the things done and said in his name, much as one imagines Sigmund Freud would feel about the legions of Freudians who assume that they are on familiar terms with a man they never knew, from times they never lived in, dealing with issues that seem infintely distant from present concerns.

    How refreshing and vital that Stephen Gilligan has managed to distill some aspects of the essence of Erickson in this beautifully delivered, deeply humane lecture on the Ericksonian method.

    Gilligan has taken it upon himself to make Erickson’s profound, and sometimes nearly ineffable insights into the workings of the unconscious mind, into an entertaining, engaging, and substantially educative 3 hour introductory course.

    As he began apprenticeship with Erickson when he was 19 years old, Gilligan has so absorbed certain flavors or inner musics of Erickson that there are moments when he seems to be channeling the man.

    Suffice it to say, there is far more to Erickson than this very nutritive morsel, and as Gilligan will also say, Erickson, as Freud, was a deeply sober man, who was characterized by his shamanic optimism on one hand and his essential sobriety on the other. In other words, Erickson was no gooey New Age uplifting spiritualist, he fully appreciated the human capacity for Evil, and well saw through the many disguises, subterfuges, and sugar coatings of corrupt motives passed off as good intentions.

    However, he had a balanced realism that knew as well the human capacity for goodness and restoration of the soul, amplified by an effective method for getting there. It is this second force, the will to good and wholeness that Gilligan masterfully expands on in this CD set.

    If one could voice any minor quibble, it is that Gilligan has been working the therapy circuit for so long, with such remarkable commitment, that he has become somewhat paradigm bound. There is a mild claustrophibia one feels listening to his deliveries, a slight mugginess or hot house enclosure of a man who has recycled his thoughts one year too many. In this aspect, one wishes for Gilligan and the legacy of Erickson that he would take a sabbatical, get out of his head and out of his familiar narratives, throw open the windows and let in some cold blasts of fresh air. Milton would greatly appove.

    That said, this is an essential learning tool for anyone working with the deep selves of others, therapists, couselors, rabbis, ministers, and surprisingly, those working with prison populations and police work should avail themselves of this excellent recording.
    Rating: 4 / 5

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