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We are happy to announce the 2017 San Diego “Trance Camp” Summer Intensive

This is the most highly acclaimed training of Dr. Gilligan’s, as people from many cultures gather in a beautiful community in the sunshine of San Diego to deeply explore how to creatively “turn dreams into reality.” The level of commitment, participation, and creativity is exceptionally high, as the community safely supports deep experiential learnings and skill development. This year’s theme is creativity—how generative trance can be used to create significant life changes in one’s professional world, personal relationships, and self-relationship. Generative trance is a unique new method with tremendous potential. We hope to see you in Trance Camp!

Trance Camp Week 1

Generative Trance: A Conversation Between
the Visionary Dreamer and the Practical Realist

July 3-8, 2017
Tuition $1250, Deposit $300

This course focuses on Dr. Gilligan’s generative trance work as a way to deeply awaken creativity—in reaching goals, transforming problems, being “in love” with your life, and opening the imagination. The course is practical, stimulating, deeply experiential, and transformative. There will be many demonstrations, group trances, and practicing with partners. You will learn new ways to help yourself and others to live a successful and fulfilling life, to release long-standing limitations, and to move through each day with wonderment, awareness, and connection. It is based on Dr. Gilligan’s 40 years of experience in hypnosis, trance, meditation, martial arts, and creative change work. It is original, practical, transformative, and lots of fun. We hope you will join us!

Generative trance is not the traditional trance where the conscious mind is “put to sleep” and the unconscious is programmed with external suggestions. A core underlying idea is that creativity is a conversation between two worlds—the “dreamer” or “visionary” world of the creative unconscious, and the “realist” and “practical” world of the conscious mind. Each requires and completes the other, and generative trancehelps you to forge the integrated consciousness that “includes yet transcends” both minds.

In this course, you will learn how, why, and when to use generative trance to create change in the three general life areas: professional (work) life, personal relationships (intimacy, family, friends), and self-relationship (body image, emotional history, “negative parts”). We will see how reality is constructed through mind/body maps, and how in generative trance these identity maps can be safely accessed, updated, transformed, or created anew. This changes the unconscious “blueprint” that guides a person in living their life.

The practical path for making such changes is provided by the 5-step model of generative trance. The first step opens a creative space (I am safe, I am positively connected, I am here). The second step sets intention (There’s something I want to create….), and welcomes the central ingredients of a generative trance—goals, resources, obstacles, beliefs, etc. The third step stirs these ingredients to form a generative trance (I open into a special learning field…). In the fourth step, transformational changes are developed (I create positive changes). And in the final step, these trance learnings are applied into real life (I can live these changes into the world).

In learning each of these steps, you are discovering how to carefully and effectively make deep changes in life. The training community deeply supports you in integrating this into your daily life. We hope and expect that you will come away from the training with an amazed sense of what’s possible for you and others in life. Please join us!

Trance Camp Week 2

July 10-15, 2017
Tuition $1250, Deposit $300

Systemic Trance Work:
A Process for Sustainable Creativity
(Requires completion of Week 1)

This course is an exploration of Dr. Gilligan’s Systemic Trance Work (STW). STW premises creativity as the core dimension of human being, and looks at how creativity occurs through filters (somatic, cognitive, and social). In this process, (performance) systems are the prototype filter; that is, we generate our realities via the (mostly unconscious) maps of who we are, and what the world is. These systemic filters can be held negatively (in neuro-muscular lock) or generatively (in creative flow), resulting in either problems or positive solutions.

In the course, you will learn how to identify each part of an identity system, move it into its positive form(s), and then integrate the multiple (sometimes contradictory) parts into a “high performance holon.” Generative Trance is the means by which these transformational “miracles” can happen. Generative Trance is a “special learning state” that can fluidly hold all the different parts of a system in a sort of “shimmering quantum field of infinite possibilities,” such that negatively conditioned systems can be released and generative systems can be born.

Taken as a whole, STW sees life as a great journey of consciousness, and utilizes generative trance and systemic integration to realize this journey. You will learn the framework, principles, step-by-step process, and skills for how to do this with yourself and others.

Some basic topics to be covered:

  • how to identify the core parts of any performance system (e.g., purpose, present state, operating rules and patterns, resources and obstacles);
  • how generative trance can release negatively conditioned systems, and create positive “flow” systems in their place;
  • how to create a “generative field mind” that allows both coach and client to work in a positive and creative way;
  • how to see each part of a system, especially persistent “problems,” as a “resource” and “competency” that plays an integral, essential role in creative change;
  • how to activate the deeper “unwounded (Generative) Self” as the basis for transforming and healing the “wounded (ego) self”;
  • how trance phenomena are models for creative change, and how they can be integrated into systemic change work;
  • how to create harmonious balance between the “managerial” conscious mind and the “artistic” creative unconscious mind;
  • how Systemic Trance Work can be applied in work with individuals, personal relationships, groups, and businesses.

This is the newest development in Dr. Gilligan’s work. Come with a commitment to deep lasting change, and learn how to make your dreams come true.

Trance Camp Week 3

Generative Trance:
Special Intensive Group

July 17-21, 2017
Tuition $1450, Deposit $300

This special intensive group is limited to 25 participants interested in deep explorations of generative trance and change. A major emphasis is on “walking in two worlds,” that is, utilizing generative trance states and skills while in the ordinary world of experience. The basic format is intensive pieces of work done by participants in the middle of the group with Dr. Gilligan, with the focus being how to develop and utilize generative trance for specific major life changes. Participants will experience and learn how generative trance consciousness can be used at every step of the way in bringing one’s self into the world with full presence and skillfulness. These intensive groups are legendary in terms of the depth of community connection, and its transformational capacity to awaken a deep life-changing consciousness within participants.

Note: Weeks 1 and 2 (or equivalent) are prerequisites for participation in this workshop.

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You cna pay for your attendence in full through this system. We will collect your registration detials and then you can pay via Paypal. If you do not have a Paypal account you can also pay by all majour credit/debit cards through the paypal system

Paying by Deposit.

Depost for one week is $300

Deposits for two or more weeks is $500

If you would like to pay by deposit then please select 'other payment options' at the checkout. You can then choose to pay by invoice. We will invoice you for an immeditae deposit amount paypable either through Paypal or Bank Trnasfer. The remainder of the invoice will be due by June 26th. Again this can be paid by Bank Transfer or Paypal

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