Epigenetics (Part 4): The Key Developmental Events Model

Today’s blog is about healing epigenetic trauma – specifically events that happened to your grandparents which caused a change in the way your genes are expressed.  If you haven’t read parts 1 – 3 of this discussion, it’s recommended that you do that now so that you can read this work in context. Click here for part 1.  Today’s blog also shares a little bit about our new Level 2 course launched August 2010.

Here’s a quick summary of past posts so you know what we are discussing today.  Epigenetic research suggests that trauma to our ancestors can influence which genes are switched on and off in the egg or sperm we came from. This in turn influences our health, wealth and mental outlook.

Not all trauma are equal – there are key moments in our development (or our ancestors’ development) when we (they) are most vulnerable to trauma.  These milestones are called “Key Developmental Events” or “KDEs.”  Today I’m going to share the most important two KDEs from an epigenetic perspective and explain how you can easily clear epigenetic trauma.

The different approach in “Level 2 healing”

Before discussing the epigenetic KDE in detail I need to explain something about our Level 2 course for those who haven’t done it before.  In RPT we offer 2 quite different approaches to healing.

The Level 1 approach, which is what this blog is usually devoted to, is something familiar to most people that have experienced therapy.  You start with a problem, you get to the bottom of it, and then you change something and hopefully you feel better. That’s the normal therapy model.  Our Level 1 technique (the triune brain model) makes that really easy. It’s the fastest way to deal with your problems, but it is still in the old paradigm of “dealing with your problems.”  (One by one, layer by layer.)

That’s why we created a completely new approach to healing which we call our Level 2 technique, or the KDE model.  In the KDE model you don’t need to start with a problem in mind (though you can).  Instead you start with a specific reference point – you go straight to the place and time where you and your ancestors are most vulnerable to trauma. You “zoom in” on those places and times and you clear what’s there.

There are about 12 critical KDEs, so the Level 2 method takes 2 – 4 hours to clear them all.  (Compared to 10-20 minutes for a straight forward “Level 1” healing on a single issue.) However when you are done, you are done.  About 90% or more of human problems can be cleared through this model without having to talk about or deal with your problems at all.  In other words you can clear more through 4 hours of the KDE model than through 10 years of therapy, even if that therapy was our super-fast triune model technique.  Amazing huh?

So in summary: in RPT we offer 2 approaches to therapy. The first, a direct approach, is best when you know exactly what the problem is. The second, an indirect approach, is best where you aren’t so sure what the problem is or if there are just too many problems to know where to start.

The Key Developmental Events in epigenetics

If you remember back to Part 1 of this epigenetics series ; you’ll recall that there are critical points in the formation of your epigenetic pattern.  Research showed that when a boy is about 12 years of age, his gonads are developing and the genetic / epigenetic blueprint of his sperm is being created.  Trauma which occurs at that age is most likely to impact his children.

For example the English study referred to in the videos in Part 1 showed that if a 12 year old boy smokes, his children are at much greater risk of heart disease.  However if a 13 year old boy smokes, there is not a dramatic increase in risk for his children. Clearly something critical happens to a boy at that age. It is a Key Developmental Event.

A baby girl is born with the egg follicles already formed inside her ovaries.  This means that the epigenetics and genetics are set – the trauma that happens to a girl is much less likely to affect her children genetically. (Note – this doesn’t mean we don’t carry our mothers trauma in our cellular memory. We do, but it’s not epigenetic.)  To find the KDE for a girl we go back to the moment that the ovaries developed.  This happens are roughly 3 months’ gestation.

In short, our epigenetic blueprint, which affects our risk of diseases like cancer, diabetes, heart disease and depression, is most significantly affected by what was occurring:

a)    when our father was about 12 years of age; and

b)    when our mother’s mother was 3 months pregnant.

Healing epigenetic trauma

Once you know this information the healing technique is incredibly easy.  We use the same techniques taught in the Level 1 course to clear all the KDEs.

The slow way would be to ask “was there any trauma to your father, or paternal grandfather around the age of 11? Was there any trauma to your grandmother, or maternal great-grandmother, around the time they were 3 months pregnant?”

Of course most people won’t know the answer to that question, so we use a RPT technique called “pretending to be.”  We pretend to be our father, and then our mother’s mother, at the critical time. We “pretend to know” what the trauma was and we use the triune brain method to instantly clear it.

If you haven’t taken a Level 1 course you may be curious about the idea of “pretending to know.”  In short, our research showed that you could do hours of regression to find hidden blocks, or you could spend seconds pretending that you did the regression. The results are always the same, because what you are actually clearing is your consciousness. Your consciousness reacts the same way to the real “threat” or the imagined “threat.”

I’m not going to spell out the full step by step procedure here, because it’s part of the Level 2 manual. I think I’ve shared enough that you can use your own tools and procedures to explore it for yourself.

If you took Level 2 prior to August 2010, then this will be new material for you.  I will be posting the step by step instructions on the RPT forum (www.RPTforum.com) together with some videos from the new Level 2 course.  (This will take some time to edit and upload.)  We will be bringing all our past graduates up to date with the new work.

Conclusions and next steps

In parts 1 and 2 of this series I discussed what epigenetic trauma is, where it comes from, and how significantly it affects our health. I believe that epigenetics provides the scientific answers for how and why RPT works.

In parts 3 and 4 of the series, I have examined 2 different approaches to clearing epigenetic trauma.  We can work directly on a disease or problem (what we call the Level 1 technique), or indirectly, going to the critical moment in time instead of the problem itself (our Level 2 technique).  Both are extremely powerful solutions and our RPT practitioners often use a combination of both techniques.

What’s next?  Well in short, epigenetics doesn’t provide all the answers.  There are other factors that are relevant to how your genes are expressed.  In the next blog article I’m going to discuss one of them, nutritional genomics. We’ll be looking at how diet affects your health through the expression of your genes.

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October 1, 2010 in Epigenetics
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24 Responses

  1. Thank You.


  2. Thank you very much, Simon and Evette. I really appreciate your work and your generosity.


  3. Simon and Evette, thank you. It is greatly appreciated.


  4. Thank you :)


  5. I have practices RPT since March 2010 (….still only as a hobby), and I have found it amazing. I get very excited when I read about the epigenetic healing… My boyfriend has got Diabetes I, and I really would like to heal this ! I have always felt that he can be cured, and I have shared this with him. He is not convinced himself, but he must admit that nothing would have made him more happy…. I will now take him back to when his father was 12 years old – and see if there are anything coming up…. Thank you for sharing all this ! Love, May (Norway)


  6. Wow! Amazing! Fascinating stuff! Thank you all so much for working so hard to update those of us who took RPT when it was first released (and was more than a little intimidated by it.) The blog, the forum and the website: I can only begin to grasp the enormity of it all. And you share it for the simple fee of a thank you. THANK YOU!!!!



  7. Thank you!



  8. Simon,

    I am glad to see you writing again. Always very insightful and provocative. Can’t wait for the DVDs and other material. This is information the world needs now.

    Best, Tom


  9. Simon, as always, thank you for sharing. Applied it & already feel a subtle difference.
    Can’t wait to see whats what.

    Take care.


  10. Great appreciation and much gratitude for your dedication and support. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!


  11. Thank you,
    that´s really new stuff and really vaueable for me!
    Best wishes, Gerhard


  12. Thank you Simon and Evette

    For sharing the information you have posted. I believe this definately is the way forward for man/woman to take control of issues that hinder or harm us physically, emotionally, spiritually. Thank you M x


  13. Hi Simon & Evette,

    I’ve not been corresponding much, but following the developments as much as I can! Wanted to say how valuable all your work(research) is to evolution of mankind. I think you do a very good job in refining and bridging!
    Thank you!
    Warm blessings,


  14. Dianne C Dougherty

    Thank u Simon and Evette!!!!

    Always fascinated with the updates.

    Thank you for your generosity!!!!

    Blessings of joy….


  15. Thank you for sharing Simon and Evette. very much appreciated.


  16. Many thanks for all the extra info -much appreciated!


  17. Thank you for explaining your research with simplicity; very gratefully received. I look forward to the updates for Level 2 and the time when I feel ready and able to participate in Level 3


  18. Hey Simon and Evette, great to catch up with what you have been doing. I am so pleased to hear that you are okay after the recent natural events, and living in Vanuatu, what a surprise, a wonderful place to be.


  19. Do you have anymore dvds?


    Simon Rose Reply:

    Not yet but later this year.


  20. Thank you! Just recently found out about you and your work! I have read a lot here, and will do a course in Stockholm this weekend with Peter! Wonderful and intresting! One question – as I read, and Peter shared, that the triune brain model is considered outdated by researchers. Does this not affect the method? Have you written about this in the blog, or if not , would you have any suggested readings? Thanks again to you both for doing and sharing!! Love


    Simon Rose Reply:

    hi Louise, thanks for your comment.

    You are quite correct, the triune brain model is not neurologically accurate. I can’t recall what I’ve written on the blog but what I write in the manuals is this:

    (1) The version of the model we use as a teaching device is not the 1970s McLean version but the 2010 McFetridge version, which is much more robust.

    (2) RPT is not based on the triune brain model. We only use it as a teaching metaphor or model. RPT is based on several neurological/psychological theories including most recently the survival instinct research of Dr Scaer.

    So why do we talk about the simple (McLean) triune brain model? Because it makes teaching RPT to beginners so easy.

    It is very hard to explain survival instincts (which are not mental), or to explain the difference between head/heart/gut feelings, without an underlying framework. The Triune brain model is a theoretical construct or “model” that lets us explain in a simple way to Level 1 students how the mind works. On Level 2 we use the Key Developmental Events model. On Level 3 we use a framework of the ego/Id/sense of self-identity.

    The key here is the word “model.” Every mathematician, scientist or social scientist (psychology and economics) uses a theoretical model. We do that knowing the model is -at best- a simplification of reality. These simplifications allow us to do things like teach difficult concepts in a meaningful way to students, and make predictions which (if it a good model) have relevance to the real world.

    The key here is that the success or validity of RPT has nothing to do with the triune brain model. The success of RPT rests on its results alone.

    I hope this clears up any confusion.



    louise Reply:

    Thank you so much! I am really impressed not just by your work but how you with much care repor and elaborate here!

    I see the point of using the triune brain concept as a helpful model. And I acknowledge that the model works irrespectively The main reason for my question was curiosity – what is science latest take on the brain… .? Would love if you have à goodwill reference to share!

    And, i am now in the middle of level 1 here in Stockholm- and greatly enjoying it!!

    Very best, Louise


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