Ego State Therapy (EST)
This therapy is based on the work of J.G Watkins and further developed by Dr. G Emerson and incorporates techniques found in Transactional Analysis, Gestalt Therapy and Voice Dialogue therapy.
Ego State Therapy is a rapid psychotherapeutic method which uses the recognised advantages of hypnosis to produce the lasting positive outcomes characteristic of psychoanalysis. It is based on the premise that our personality is not a homogenous whole, but is formed of separate parts.
EST directly access that part of the subconscious that is causing a problem (such as OCD, behavioural or relationship issues, body pain etc) and through negotiation with other parts, establishes a better status quo.
EST is fast, powerful and provides causal solutions rather than coping strategies, (as in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy).