Advanced Practice and Teaching of Generative Trance Work – A Trainer's Training

A special intensive workshop with Stephen Gilligan


This is the training that all of you as trainers, practitioners, facilitators and coaches have been waiting for. We have asked him and for the first time he will be stepping behind the curtain and revealing some of the skills practices and connections that he uses to work at the level he does.

We will be offering a program where we will learn how to practice and teach Generative Trance with Stephen Gilligan Ph.D. This is a small intensive for advanced practitioners of the work. 

We will be exploring both advanced methods for client application, and how to teach GT and Creative Mind work.  You will learn how to work and track at two levels simultaneously:

  1. The basic methods, frameworks, and models at a cognitive level, and
  2. The deeper experiential-systemic  processes of resonantly attuning to and guiding the creative unconscious. 

The first part enables consistent structure and impressive competency; the second allows you to deeply sense and creative utilize the unique dynamics of every session.  Woven together, you can create magic. 

Different steps in this multi-level approach will be explored:

  1. Long-term preparation.  (Developing a course/method, practicing/distilling the core elements, rehearsing/daily practices, PPTs…)
  2. Stepping into the generative role (mindbody rehearsal, shifting into archetypal mode, mantras and trance rhythms for generative teaching, simple anchors)
  3. The opening session (Having your simple core messages, nonverbal presencing, how to extend and connect, feeling the rhythm of center/field, developing full absorption into the process)
  4. Nonverbal sensing at deep levels, connecting to the diverse energies, sensing where the blocks/locks are.
  5. Following the plan, until you don’t.
  6. Integrative balancing of different teaching modalities: lecture/self-disclosure/ case examples/ specific techniques/ demonstrations/ group exercises/ humor.
  7. Taking breaks, self-trance, carrying the group energy between sessions, self-care.
  8. Welcoming stuck places as gateways to generativity.
  9. Platform skills.

We will see how these are some of the major areas of mastery for the generative practitioner.  Dr. Gilligan will bring his 45 years of teaching and working, looking to share his practice knowledge with participants.

Workshop details


  • October 25-27, 2022


  • Every day from 10:00 to 19:00, with one hour and a half lunch pause.


In-person in:

  • Instituto Neuron , C/Alí Bei 25, 2-1, 08010, Barcelona

Online via Zoom


Only English. You must have a Profeciency level.


There will be a limit of 24 in-person students and a limit of 24 online students.


Students must have done at least one of the following programs:

  • Generative Trance Cartification
  • Trance Camp
  • Generative Coaching Certification
  • Creative Mind Certification

Modalidades y Matrcula

In person – Advanced Practice and Teaching of Generative Trance Work

October 25-27, 2022
In person, only in English and limited to 24 students in person.

Online – Advanced Practice and Teaching of Generative Trance Work

October 25-27, 2022
Online, only in English and limited to 24 students online.

In person – Advanced Practice and Teaching of Generative Trance Work + Trance Camp

October 25-27, 2022
In person, only in English and limited to 24 students in person.
Trance Camp 2023 included

Online – Advanced Practice and Teaching of Generative Trance Work + Trance Camp

October 25-27, 2022
Online, only in English and limited to 24 students online.
Trance Camp 2023 included


Stephen Gilligan
Trainer principal

Stephen Gilligan, Doctor of Psychology from Stanford University, has his practice in Encinitas, California (USA).

Gilligan was part of the group of students who met with Richard Bandler and John Grinder, founders of NLP, during their training at the University of California at Santa Cruz between 1974-1977.

Milton Erickson and Gregory Bateson were also his teachers and source of inspiration for him.

After earning his Ph.D., Gilligan became one of the leading professors and practitioners of Ericksonian hypnotherapy and, motivated by his own experience as a therapist and teacher, as well as his own quest, developed a new practice of radical "awakening" incorporating Ericksonian psychotherapy. , Aikido, Buddhism, meditation, and performing arts.

His work, known as ego interaction psychotherapy, reconnects mind and body, processes, encourages and supports radical change. The cornerstone of interaction with Self is understanding and the sponsorship and sponsorship process.

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Certificate of Completion issued by Instituto Neuron and signed by Stephen Gilligan. 

Terms and Conditions

* Terms of sale:

  • If for public health reasons the course can go online or be moved to alternative dates.
  • On the first day of the course, all in person participants must take a self-antigen-test for COVID19.

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