An American psychologist specializing in creative change.
Stephen was one of the NLP students at UC Santa Cruz. After receiving his psychology doctorate from Stanford University, he became a teacher and practitioner of Ericksonian hypnotherapy. This work unfolded into his Self-Relations, and then further (in collaboration with Robert Dilts) into Generative Coaching. These different traditions have all been updated and integrated into the present Generative Change Work, which includes the applications of Generative Coaching, Generative Psychotherapy, Generative Trance, Hero's Journey, and Systemic Change work.
Stephen has taught in many cultures and countries, and has published many books. His books include The Hero's Journey: A Voyage of Self Discovery (co-authored with Robert Dilts), Therapeutic Trances, The Courage to Love, The Legacy of Erickson, Walking in Two Worlds (with D. Simon), and Generative Trance: The Experience of Creative Flow. His forthcoming book is Generative Coaching (co-authored with Robert Dilts).