The International Association for Generative Change Russia

 
Richard and Oksana Conner are the coordinators of IAGC Russia and sponsor Stephen Gilligan’s and Robert Dilts’s workshops in Russia. They lead workshops and trainings throughout Russia in Family Coaching, NLP, and Ericksonian Hypnosis. They have been studying with Stephen Gilligan since 2010 and have been assisting Stephen for the last 5 years; both are certified by Stephen in Generative Coaching. They founded IAGC Russia in 2015.

Richard founded the Institute of Family Consulting in 1997. Richard studied with John Grinder from 1987 to 1990 in Santa Cruz and San Francisco, certifying as an NLP Trainer. He traveled with John Grinder and his team to Moscow in 1990 to participate in the first NLP training in the Soviet Union. When John and the others returned home, Richard stayed. In the 1990s, Richard taught at Novosibirsk University and traveled throughout Russia by invitation, bringing NLP, Ericksonian Hypnosis, and Family Coaching to more than 30 cities throughout Russia at a time when there wasn’t much access to information about contemporary psychological approaches. In 1994, he brought Strategic Family Therapy to Russia and in 1997 he founded the Faculty of Family Consulting at Tomsk University and the Institute of Family Consulting in Novosibirsk. Richard is recognized as a leading authority in the realm of NLP, Ericksonian hypnosis, Coaching, and Family consulting in Russia. His work has influenced thousands of Russian psychologists, psychotherapists, and psychiatrists over the last three decades. His pupils are among the leading specialists in Individual and Family Consulting in Russia.

Oksana has been the Director of IAGC Russia since 2008. She was educated as a physicist and mathematician and has worked with Richard for 10 years. She is Director of the Institute of Family Consulting and an Individual and Family Consultant. Oksana is one of the leading Russian specialists in child rearing, with 20 years of experience, including working with “difficult” children of all ages and she has developed her own body-oriented and dance-movement trainings, including “Psyche and body: a Generative Synthesis.” Oksana is certified as an NLP trainer by Richard Conner and certified in Generative Coaching by Stephen Gilligan.

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Richard Conner


Richard Conner

Richard is a psychologist and trainer.

– Since 2010 participated in and assisted with every training of Stephen Gilligan in Russia

– Since 2013 sponsored Stephen Gilligan and Robert Dilts’s IAGC trainings in Russia

– IAGC certified in Generative Coaching and Generative Trance

– Group leader during the GC Certification course in St. Petersburg 2016-17

– Certified by John Grinder as NLP Trainer 1988

– Traveled with John Grinder and his team to Moscow in 1990 to participate in the first NLP training in the Soviet Union

– Immigrated to Russia in 1991

– In the 1990s brought NLP and Ericksonian hypnosis to more than 30 cities throughout Russia, at a time when there wasn’t much access to contemporary psychology

– In 1994 brought Family Therapy to Russia

– In 1997 he founded the Faculty of Family Consulting at Tomsk University and the Institute of Family Consulting in Novosibirsk. His work has influenced thousands of Russian psychologists, psychotherapists, and psychiatrists over the last several decades

In his words:

“Generative Change is simply the most elegant model I have ever encountered. Elegant in the sense of being esthetically pleasing and simple while containing everything necessary.

Living in Santa Cruz, I was fortunate enough to begin my journey with the NLP model, learning directly from John Grinder. Fortunate because the Art of Communication and Influence are an essential part of any successful life.

But just as the Heliocentric model of Copernicus and Kepler opened up new ways of understanding the relationships in our solar system, the Generative Change model opened up new ways of understanding the relationships with ourselves and the world around us. It is a powerful, holistic, and exquisite approach to personal growth.

And even more important to me, as a psychological consultant – the Generative Change model is a much more useful and powerful tool for helping clients. It’s all about connections; it is an explicit and rigorous map for connecting the mind and body and for connecting to positive goals and resources. And it really works.

My wife and I are deeply honored to support Stephen Gilligan and Robert Dilts. At this moment in Russia, everything hangs in the balance. People come to Stephen and Robert’s trainings from all over the former Soviet Union to breathe fresh air and glimpse the future. And, like widening ripples from a stone thrown into a pond, the Generative Change Model is profoundly influencing a new generation of Russian-speaking educators, psychologists, and business people. Let there be light!”

www.therapy-nsk.ru

Oksana Conner


Oksana Conner

Oksana is a psychologist and trainer

– Since 2010 participated in and assisted with every training of Stephen Gilligan in Russia

– Since 2013 sponsored Stephen Gilligan and Robert Dilts’s IAGC trainings in Russia

– IAGC certified in Generative Coaching and Generative Trance

– Group leader during the GC Certification course in St. Petersburg 2016-17

– Assistant on IAGC trainings in Russia

– Certified by Richard Conner as NLP Trainer 2008

– Educated as a physicist and economist

– Individual and Family Consultant

– Director of the Institute of Family Consulting

– Developed her own body-oriented and dance-movement trainings, including “Mind and Body: a Generative Synthesis”

In her own words:

“I began studying Generative Change in 2010 – and every year this wonderful model of mind and nature illuminates more of my world.

Generative Change is not an academic model; to learn this approach, you have to practice every day. Memorizing the steps to “Opening the Vertical Channel,” for example, is not sufficient. You have to learn to actually open the vertical channel.

I know this because I practice every day – and Generative Change flourishes in my life.

It is awesome to me that you can literally choose the state in which you want to live.

That’s something they never taught me in school, although it is one of the most important skills in life. Thank you, Stephen and Robert, from my heart.

Generative change is a very human approach – and humanizing what (and whom) we used to curse is one of the prerequisites for transforming obstacles and living generatively.

And as we learn to build human relationships with ourselves and with others, we bring light into a world dark with fundamentalism and neuro-muscular lock.

I am deeply honored to represent the IAGC in Russia and nurture the growth of Generative Change in the Russian-speaking community.”

www.therapy-nsk.ru

Igor Stepachev


Igor Stepachev

Igor is a clinical psychologist, psychotherapist, and psychiatrist. Since 2010 he has participated in every training and workshop of Stephen Gilligan and Robert Dilts in Russia. He is IAGC certified in Generative Coaching and Generative Trance. He was the group leader during the GC Certification course in St. Petersburg 2016-17. Since 1991 he has been practicing psychology and psychotherapy in his private practice. Since 1996 he has studied with Richard Conner in NLP, Ericksonian hypnosis, and Family therapy. He is certified by Richard as NLP Trainer and Family consultant. Since 1997 he has lead training and therapeutic groups for specialists and people interested in personal growth.

“In 2010, in St. Petersburg, I got acquainted with the work of Stephen Gilligan and was fascinated by the depth of his skill and personal integrity. Since then I have not missed a single training of Stephen Gilligan or Robert Dilts in Russia.

My passion is the application of the Generative Approach to health and healing. I am engaged in practical work and research in the field of physical and mental health. I am also fond of diving, horticulture, trying to play African drums, and, generally, I am basically a nice guy.”

stepachdoc@yandex.ru

Olga Kissel


Olga Kissel

Olga is a teacher and philologist. She is IAGC certified in Generative Coaching and Generative Trance. She was a group leader during the GC Certification course in St. Petersburg 2016-17. She is certified by Richard Conner as Master Practitioner of NLP. She is also certified as a Family Consultant in Richard’s Family Therapy Institute. Since 2012, she has worked as an individual and family coach/consultant.

“I really, really want to be useful in developing and disseminating the ideas of the Generative Change in Russia! I promote the Generative Approach in Russia through social networks and explore the possibilities of Generative Trance in self-study. I take my responsibilities as a regional representative seriously and want to help.

My passion is in education as an amazing process of revealing a person’s potential. I love yoga, swimming, Nordic walking, skiing, and biking.”

kiseljo@mail.ru

Andrey Trinogov


Andrey Trinogov

Andrey is a doctor, psychotherapist, and medical psychologist.Since 2010 he has participated in every training and workshop of Stephen Gilligan and Robert Dilts in Russia. He is IAGC certified in Generative Coaching and Generative Trance. He was a group leader during the GC Certification course in St. Petersburg 2016-17. He also has extensive experience in individual and group psychological counseling, including body-oriented psychotherapy. He is the author of “I See You,” a method of resolving psychological problems based on the effect of mirror neurons, and also “Learning as a Game,” a method of developing intellectual ability. Andrey has been IAGC Russia’s representative in St. Petersburg for the last 5 years, helping to organize the IAGC trainings there.

“I have been studying with Stephen and Robert for 8 years now. I use a Generative approach to help clients connect more deeply with themselves, their mission, and their unique journey through life.

I deeply feel the wonder of the Generative approach”

tre-andrej@yandex.ru