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Stephen G. Gilligan, Ph.D., (born 1954) is an American author, registered psychologist and psychotherapist. Gilligan was selected as one of the first students and developers of the work of Milton H. Erickson, considered the founder of modern hypnotherapy. Gilligan is most well-known for his work in the area of hypnosis and psychotherapy. He is also known as one of the contributors in the early development of Neuro-linguistic programming (NLP). Gilligan has had a private practice in psychotherapy and has taught his approach to hypnosis and psychotherapy for the past 20 years.
Total Books: 6
Where Erickson emphasised hypnosis as a communication, Gilligan took this as a starting point to pioneer a field he called self-relations, which takes Erickson's viewpoint that all symptoms are communication, and considers the common "human condition" as attempting to awake, without skill or guidance. His work therefore focuses on the awakening of soul, using the concept of 'sponsorship' (the supporting of change), drawing parallels from other traditions where this is seen as essential to the awakening of the human spirit.
Stephen Gilligan lives in Encinitas California, is married, and is a devoted student of Aikido. He is the author of several books in this field, as well as many papers on hypnosis, hypnotherapy and the works of Erickson.