"With a simple understanding of the mind, we can alter what happens to us, physically, chemically, emotionally and behaviourally, without ever having to take a pill"

Gill Batty — Founder of Neuro-Psychological Reprogramming

About

“With a simple understanding of the mind, we can alter what happens to us, physically, chemically, emotionally and behaviourally, without ever having to take a pill.”
Gill Batty – Founder of Neuro-Psychological Reprogramming.

There are many approaches to anxiety available, and I take the view that different things work for different people. No one size fits all.  The feedback that I get from my clients however, is that there is something different about the NPR approach.  People tell me that they find what has previously missing when they use this method.

For me, the difference that makes the difference is that I share absolutely everything I know about anxiety with you. When you use the NPR approach, you will fully understand what anxiety is, how it functions physiologically and psychologically, and you will be given specific and detailed instructions on how to exchange your anxious state for a calm and peaceful one. I don’t ask you to do anything, without explaining how and why it works. My clients tell me they really appreciate that, as it gives them the power to recover without being dependent on other people.

I hope you enjoy the friendly little video below. I’m sure many of you will recognise some if not all of the experiences it depicts. There is information further down the page about who we work with and how. Best Wishes.  Gill.

 

‘Using Neuro Psychological Reprogramming couldn’t be simpler — simple is best.’

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We don’t just successfully treat anxiety, we also teach you how the mind and body work together to create states of calmness, confidence and well being.

We work alongside the NHS, helping people to maintain good mental health. 

We run Seminars, Workshops and Training, both for anxiety sufferers, counsellors and therapists. 

We provide anxiety treatment workshops and individual sessions to third sector organisations and their service users, working with and alongside their existing counselling services.

The specific combination of – Psychoeducation, NLP, Mindfulness, Cognitive Neuroscience and Behavioural Therapy brings about fantastic results, no matter how long you have suffered, or how severely anxious you were.

  • You can download the ebook and the audios and get going on your own. Many people do and find that to be all they need.
  • You can alternatively, download the ebook and the audio, and also book a skype appointment, so that you can ask all the questions that you need to, and be guided personally through the process so that you understand it fully.
  • You can book an appointment to have a one to one session, by contacting us directly via the contacts page at the top of the home page. Currently appointments are available in the UK only.
  • If you are unable to travel for a one to one session, you could go ahead and book a Skype appointment using the online booking system. Many people find this a very convenient way to get started with their recovery, as it requires no leaving of the comfort zone.
  • You can also phone and speak to someone friendly and helpful to find out more.

We are passionate about the treatment of anxiety and panic. We love what we do. We share all of our knowledge with you in a way that is easy and straightforward to understand.

We don’t use Jargon. We point to our heads to explain things about the brain, we tell stories to make things easier to understand, especially when we are working with children.

We draw pictures and best of all, we make it simple to recover from anxiety. We know how it feels to be anxious and panicky, and we care deeply about helping you get your life back.

If you feel too nervous to make an appointment, you can always email and ask a few questions until you are ready to talk to someone in real time. We know even good things feel daunting when we are anxious.

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Gill Batty – Creator PS, Peace and calm is your natural state. Sometimes the brain just needs to be reminded how to get back there. Disclaimer

Training

Neuro-Psychological-Reprogramming is a mindfulness based intervention therapy specifically for the treatment of Anxiety and Panic. This treatment was developed and refined by Gill Batty, a practising therapist. Gill is a Psychology Graduate who has also trained in counselling, mindfulness, clinical hypnotherapy and is an NLP Master Practitioner.

Neuro Psychological Reprogramming is a treatment that is derived from all of the above practises and is informed by Neuroscientific research. The therapeutic process includes an element of psycho-education and is straightforward in its delivery, which makes it a short-term intervention in comparison to other talking therapies. NPR is a very successful treatment for both Chronic Anxiety and Panic, regardless of the severity of the symptoms.

We run regular workshops and trainings for counsellors and therapists working with anxious client groups.  The following training dates are available.

1 Day introduction to Neuro Psychological Reprogramming – (Edinburgh).  This day is for therapists, counsellors, CPNs, Health Visitors and anyone who’s profession brings them into regular contact with individuals suffering from anxiety and panic.   This day will give you a good insight and understanding about the nature of anxiety, how it impacts those who suffer from it, and also teaches practical skills which will allow you to support and help sufferers to reduce their anxious state. This course counts towards professional CPD requirements.

Cost of the 1 day introductory course – £150.

Course to take place on June 6th 2015.

Please contact us for further details. gill@aprscotland.com

 

Feedback

NPR is a totally new and exciting method of treating anxiety. This is one area of mental health that is very poorly served so it is important to have a safe and effective new talking therapy available. In my view this has the potential to be as important in
anxiety as CBT has become for depression.

Dr Tom Gilhooly (GP, Glasgow)

Gill explained to me how anxiety and depression function, a thorough and logical explanation that made complete sense.  For me this was a revelation. Almost straight away she gave me what I had been looking for, perspective on my life, what had happened to me and how it had affected my outlook on the world.

Steve Mason, Musician.

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I dont know where I would be now had I not had this treatment, it gave me back my life.

Jane

I am so glad I had this therapy. It wasnt even like I imagined therapy to be, it was easy to understand and felt relaxed.

Liz

The treatment felt so natural and easy that I don’t know why no one told me what to do sooner. I tell everyone about how I went from being a worrier to a positive person, I even help my grandchildren when they worry now.

Marie

I first met Gill Batty in 2006. I had been suffering from depression and anxiety for around 15 years by that time and had been to see a few people to get help but none of them helped me at all. The standard situation was a huge box of tissues, a tape recorder and a silent therapist/psychologist who seemed to think me talking about my problems and having a good cry would solve everything. I knew it would not. I have never had a problem talking about my feelings but i had no perspective on them and could not understand WHY this was happening to me. I never had any rapport with these people and they never gave me any feedback on what I was saying. I imagined after a few weeks that there would be this big reveal and they would say ”  Well Mr Mason, what’s happening is this, this and this and it’s because of this. Here is what you need to do”. But no. Nothing! It just went on and on. The more it went on and on I naturally assumed I must be REALLY ill and there was nothing that could be done. This frightened me and I stopped seeing anyone at all and finally went on anti-depressants.  They levelled things off a little but were never a cure.  After a particularly bad period in 2005 I was lucky enough to get an appointment with Gill. I liked her immediately. She was younger than most of the people I had seen before, in every way. She didn’t have a constant expression of dour sympathy (which I always found patronising) and we laughed quite a bit. I know some people would find it impossible to find humour in such a situation and I understand that, but I did and it was a relief to find Gill was similar in outlook.  So, while I told her my story of how I ended up sitting in front of her she was deadly serious when she needed to be but very light hearted when it was appropriate.  She explained to me how anxiety and depression function, a thorough and logical explanation that made complete sense.  For me this was a revelation. Almost straight away she gave me what I had been looking for, perspective on my life, what had happened to me and how it had affected my outlook on the world.  It suddenly seemed so obvious and simple but I had been totally unable to see it. I was so relieved that someone finally was going to help me tackle all my problems and that I was not incurable and mad.  Something could be done.  I could get better.  And, I did. Gill has been an enormous help in my life. I feel incredibly lucky to have met her and she is always there for me if I have any questions.  That’s the reason I am writing this, I want you to have the opportunity to get some real, lasting help. It can be done. You are not mad. You are not crazy. And you will get well again. I did, and I have been to hell and back many times! I am now off anti-depressants and feeling really good.  I can’t thank her enough for that and I cannot recommend her knowledge and experience in the field highly enough. Steve Mason (Musician, Solo Artist)

 

I was actually being treated for Post Natal Depression but nothing seemed to be working. I eventually was told by my Health Visitor about someone who lived in the same town as me who had a reputation of being a very good therapist. I have to admit, I didnt think anyone would be able to help me as I had felt so awful for so long.

Very quickly Gill established that underneath the depression I was suffering from a permanent state of anxiety. I had been having panic attacks since giving birth but I just thought they were part of depression. It turns out that they were the problem all along. Gill explained the way panic and anxiety work and it was the most sensible explanation I had ever heard, it made total sense and matched my feelings exactly. She then taught me the Neuro Psychological Reprogramming technique and straight away the anxiety disappeared. As soon as the anxiety disappeared I felt like my old self, I dont think I was ever actually depressed now that I know more about it. I was just petrified and in a state of sheer terror.

I dont know where I would be now had I not had this treatment, it gave me back my life. I wouldnt hesitate to recommend it, in fact, I tell everyone I know about it, its amazing how many people admit they are anxious if you bring it up first. They dont need to suffer though, I know that now and am so grateful.

 Jane. Fife.

 

I was told about Neuro Psychological Repogramming by my doctor. It was a really difficult time. I was addicted to diazapam and had been lying to my family for a long time about it. I was even registered with two different doctors surgeries so that I could get double the prescribed dose but my doctor found me out. I was terrified of having to survive with no diazapam at all and was advised to try this treatment. My parents drove me to the appointment and although I cant remember that much about the first session, I felt much much calmer by the time I left. I went back twice a week for the next couple of weeks and by that time I was pretty much living a normal life. It was strange because there were so many things I hadnt done for so long because I was too scared, but they just seemed normal again. I am so glad I had this therapy. It wasnt even like I imagined therapy to be, it was easy to understand and felt relaxed. I felt safe straight away and now I feel safe all the time. I missed a big chunk of my childs life because I was on tranquillisers and Im sad about that. Im making up for it now though.

 Liz. Perthshire.

 

I have been anxious on and off for many years, and just thought it was normal to go through times when I didnt go out, didn’t see anyone and felt scared of everything. I couldn’t stop worrying and I thought it was just my personality. I went to see Gill when a friend told me about her. She knew someone who had recovered from anxiety and depression through her. It’s weird, I am the same person, but a calm version. I worry sometimes but not in the same way that I did before. The treatment felt so natural and easy that I don’t know why no one told me what to do sooner. I tell everyone about how I went from being a worrier to a positive person, I even help my grandchildren when they worry now. I know just how the brain works and so do they now! Wonderful stuff.

Marie.

 

My experience …  I have always been an anxious person but in august 2010 I was supposed to drive my father in law home n that’s when it started. I was straight in the toilet being sick. I was scared at the thought of leaving the house or going anywhere. This turned in to a common thing. I would make up lies as to why I couldn’t go here or there as I felt embarrassed to tell anyone. In October 2010 I had my brother in laws wedding on a boat at Sydney Harbour. My daughter was a flower girl and my son was a page boy. They were both so excited it was their 1st wedding and they looked gorgeous on the day….I didn’t make it to wedding I stayed home and cried n put myself down. My hubby took kids to see the family then came home to be with me so I wasn’t alone on Christmas Day, the kids played at a neighbor’s house with their kids and spent the whole day there. All I kept saying was I’ve ruined xmas. It wasn’t until January that I started to use the NPR treatment. I did read up about it from about sept 2010 but I didn’t believe in myself that I could do it at that point. From January I wanted the help, I needed the help so I started putting the NPR treatment into effect. I started a little diary i use to cal my ‘freak out’ book. I use to freak out when sitting at traffic lights in the car. I started doing driving sessions where I would go for a drive and mainly go through traffic lights. It helped so much. I used to get very anxious when going to the school to pick my daughter up. I would get there right on the bell, or I would send my mum up to the school most days. Then I started making sure I went to the school and wouldn’t send mum and I would go a min or two earlier and would stop and talk to some of the mums then I would go about 10 min earlier and chat with the mums. Now in Oct 2011 I still use the NPR treatment I’m always out of the house. I take my kids to the park ,shops, outings etc with no problems, I go up to the school, I go visit my friends and family, I drive everywhere and I just started working again. I still do get a little anxious at times but I have learnt to accept the feelings and to keep going. I know I’m not scared of that anxious state and that it can’t hurt me. By doing the NPR treatment it gave me back my life. Thank u Gill xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx 😀

Angela.

If you would like to add your own experience to this page, please feel welcome to email us. It is very useful for all of us to be able to read about the experiences of others, it makes everyone feel less isolated when we realise that we are not alone.