An intensive in Generative Trance Work

The Trance Camp is a personal transformation program that is a true experience for anyone interested in exploring their connection with creativity and change.
We understand Trance as a state of natural learning that comes from within, not as an artificial state created, directed and controlled from outside by someone, a "hypnotist". In the Trance Camp we will learn how to cultivate higher states of consciousness in order to improve in health, happiness, healing capacity and capacity to help others.

The program focuses on how to use Ericksonian trance work to create powerful changes at the identity level:

A first part will distinguish the generative trance experiences introduced by Milton Erickson over the common trances (eg traditional hypnotic trances, negative symptoms trances), and identify how in this more creative way these “positive” trances can be generated in various ways.

A second part will show how generative trances can be used to rearrange identity maps for profound positive changes. We will learn how to build the reality we experience, how to create new identity maps, transform those that have become outdated and in this way allow a major positive change in our lives.

Through demonstrations, exercises, examples, debate, the participants will learn to apply these ideas in a practical way in our personal and professional work.

An open program for anyone seriously interested in generative personal change, as opposed to receiving personal therapy or learning to do therapy. The ultimate goal is to learn how to create a "Generative Self" capable of transforming our own lives in many powerful ways.


The Trance Camp is organized around central questions: 

  1. How do we develop the generative trance that allows transformational work?  
  2. What distinguishes a “positive” state of identity (that collaborates, that is generative) from a “negative” one (that generates suffering, symptomatic)?  
  3. How are transformational changes integrated and sustained within ordinary life ("real world")?

Workshop details



2 Modules of 6 days each:

  • First module – January 28 to February 2, 2023
  • Second module – October 11 to 16, 2023


  • Everyday from 11:00 to 19:30 (Central European Time).
  • Last day of each module from 11:00 to 16:00 (Central European Time).


Stephen Gilligan Ph.D.


In person modality:

Auditorio Jaime Planas

C/Pere II de Montcada 16

08034 Barcelona

Online modality:

We will do a streaming of the in person course. If you attend the Online Trance Camp, you must follow all the classes and do all the exercises with the other students in order to be eligible for the certificate.


It can be followed only in English or with a translation into Spanish.


We are very happy to be able to offer these two great additional learning opportunities for those who want to practice between modules. We are going to offer up to 45 complementary hours to the course, where we will meet and practice exercises done during the course and do new exercises. These study groups are not compulsory, with which you can attend those you consider appropriate. We will put at your disposal two types of study groups, a module of three days and eight Friday afternoons that will be only online. Obviously you can attend both types. They will all be online.

Three day module:

  • Dates: from May 27 to 29, 2023
  • Schedule: Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

There will be 24 hours of online study groups between modules:

  • Friday, February 24, 2023
  • Friday March 24, 2023
  • Friday April 21, 2023
  • Friday May 19, 2023
  • Friday June 16, 2023
  • Friday, July 14, 2023
  • Friday, August 25, 2023
  • Friday, September 22, 2023
  • The meeting times would be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. (European Central Time)

*Study group dates may change with prior notice.

Modality and Enrolment

In Person Trance Camp

First module from January 28 to February 2, 2023
Second module from October 11 to 16, 2023

Every day from 11:00 to 19:30.
Last day of each module from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
(Central European Time)

Jaime Planas Auditorium, C/Pere II de Montcada 16, 08034, Barcelona

Online Trance Camp

First module from January 28 to February 2, 2023
Second module from October 11 to 16, 2023

Every day from 11:00 to 19:30.
Last day of each module from 11:00 to 16:00
(Central European Time)

The online course will be a streaming of the face-to-face course and then you will practice with classmates via zoom.


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.

Read more about Stephen Gilligan



The certificates will be issued by the IAGC (International Association for Generative Change) and signed by Robert Dilts and Stephen Gilligan. The costs of both the certificate and IAGC membership are not included in the price of the course.

Terms and Conditions

* Terms of sale:

  • You will have 14 days to dissent from the course. After 14 days, the amount will not be refunded in case of not attending the course.
  • If for public health reasons the course can go online.
  • On the first day of the course, all participants must take a self-antigen-test for COVID19. As the course will not be streamed online, whoever tested positive, we would repeat it, and in case of testing positive again, they will not be able to attend class in person and will have to do the course online.

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