Stephen Gilligan, PhD., is one of the premier teachers and practitioners of Ericksonian hypnotherapy who has taught and published extensively over the past 30 years. The author of six books and numerous articles, he developed his own models of psychotherapy (Self-Relations Psychotherapy and Generative Change) and is the founder of Trance Camp, a generative trance program. His most recent book is Generative Coaching: The Journey of Creative and Sustainable Change.


He always knew he wanted to be a psychotherapist. “You look at my family, and someone had to have this job!” Now he develops what he calls a Creative Mind, helping everyone find their own voice; he points out that psychotherapy is still largely “in the head” and a mind/body attitude needs to be developed for people to be happy.