intuit their inner mental and physical workings and leverage this understanding in the service of astonishingly rapid change. In this workshop, we’ll explore a model for understanding clients’ inner experiential state on three dimensions--somatic (level of tension or rigidity); cognitive (capacity for intentional thought, curiosity, and openness); and field awareness (ability to transcend a narrow focus and see a wider context). You’ll learn a method for assessing these dimensions, using them to engage clients, helping them replace “fight, flight, or freeze” responses with “creative flow,” and guiding them toward significant changes at the level of identity and core beliefs. We’ll also review a variety of approaches for helping clients become more centered and committed to change. (This session will continue with Workshop 315.)
Stephen Gilligan, Ph.D., studied with Milton Erickson and Gregory Bateson and has developed his own approach to Self-Relations Psychotherapy. His books include Therapeutic Trances; Walking in Two Worlds; and The Legacy of Milton H. Erickson.