Self-Relations Supervision with Stephen Gilligan
July 23-26, 2020 (*CEs available)
For the 19th year, Skyote Mountain hosts a supervision group with Stephen Gilligan. This 3 1/2 day intensive community inspires breakthroughs at both personal and professional levels. We will generate together a safe ritual space in which to explore both the technical and personal aspects of Self-Relations and hypnotic work. Steve will teach Self-relations psychotherapy through lecture, demonstration, small-group exercises and therapy work in the center of the group.
Participants may do personal work, invite clients for a consultation session, or set up a role-playing experience. In each case, a therapist, a client, and Steve Gilligan work as a trio. We especially focus on entering the “living” relational field that allows therapists and clients to work together in a parallel process linked by experiential-somatic-cognitive conversations for change. Everyone has a chance to work, with some in the center of the circle, and others more privately within groups of three. Self-Relations supervision groups are legendary in their capacity to nurture and awaken your soul into action. Teachings are appropriate for healthcare professionals as well as the general public. Healthcare professionals will be able to incorporate the tools and practices offered in this program in ways beneficial to clients or patients.
Poetry, Play, and Pantry
Expect poetry and music and dancing. Bring your drum or other musical instruments if you have them. Healthy meals and snacks are provided. We will all share some cooking and clean-up duties, but these should be fairly light and non-intrusive, and provide a good opportunity to get to know each other. If you let us know in advance, we will try to respond to special dietary needs.
The workshop takes place at Skyote Mountain on 73 acres of redwood, fir, oak, and madrone forest in the Santa Cruz mountains, 20 minutes north of Santa Cruz, 25 minutes south of San Jose.
About Stephen Gilligan
After receiving his doctorate in Psychology from Stanford, Stephen became known as one of the premier teachers and practitioners of Ericksonian hypnotherapy. He developed his own approach, self-relations psychotherapy, incorporating ideas from his mentors, Milton Erickson & Gregory Bateson and from aikido, Buddhism, mindbody healing, meditation, and performance arts.
Dr. Gilligan’s many publications include Generative Trance, Therapeutic Trances: The Cooperation Principle in Ericksonian Psychotherapy, a classic in the field; Brief therapy (Ed. with J. Zeig), Therapeutic Conversations (Ed. with R. Price); The Courage to Love: Principles and Practices of Self-Relations Psychotherapy, The Legacy of Erickson; and Walking in Two Worlds: The Theory, Practice, and Community of Self-Relations (Ed. with D. Simon). His work is known for its emphasis on reconnecting mindbody processes, embodied relationality, and encouraging and supporting transformational change. https://stephengilligan.com/profile/steve-gilligan-ph-d/