How your health is driven by hidden survival insticts (theory behind new RPT)

Newton develops theory of gravityMany people accuse healers of pseudo-science, New Age hocus pocus or magical thinking.  And most of the time they are dead right.  So, what can we do to set ourselves apart? How can I make it clear that we are firmly grounded in reality? The answer is to build our healing work on a solid scientific foundation.

I can go further to say that the theory should do more than just “sound” scientific.  it has to make sense.  Every New Age course claims to be “backed by quantum physics.”  A pity that real quantum physicists don’t recognize any of it (good article here from NYT).

No, I think “based on science” has to mean a lot more than that.  It has to mean that I can explain HOW and WHY my method works.

Today I’d like to share at least some of those principles.

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February 9, 2012 in RPT theory and teachings
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Should we give the instructions away for free? Your input needed

What are the benefits and costs of giving your work away for free? Sometimes it makes excellent business sense to do so (as well as being a community service). But would this be appropriate for RPT or our new technique?

These are the issues we consider today in response to this excellent comment from our reader Rob:

Dear Simon

I watch with interest at the latest developments in RPT.

One of your goals is to be available to anyone to use. I think that this is fundamental to any technique/technology/innovation spreading and developing. Any attempt to limit or control/own innovation can only stifle growth.

In the case of EFT, the basic technique was easy to learn and it was offered to the public for free. People could thus take it or leave it, but because of this availability new applications and uses developed quickly. It was to all intents and purposes “open source.”

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January 10, 2012 in RPT theory and teachings
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How to create an instant healing technique (part 2)

How do you build an instant healing technique?

In my last major article I looked at how simplicity drives the design of a healing technique.  Today I’d like to discuss the how.  How do you create something new.

This question has consumed me for almost 10 years, and I’d like to share some of that journey, or at least the logic, with you.  I think today’s article will be interesting to anyone who has ever wanted to create anything!  It’s not often that we stand back and examine the own creative process.  This is especially true in alternative healing where people claim “divine inspiration” as a substitute for acknowledging their sources of information and ideas.  So, let me share my creative process with you as I prepare to launch our most powerful technique.

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January 9, 2012 in Logic and skeptical thinking, RPT theory and teachings
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Happy New RPT year!

Happy New Year!

I hope all my dear readers had a wonderful festive season and an awesome start to 2012!

If you visit the blog regularly you’ll probably notice I’ve taken several weeks off from writing, despite being in the middle of telling you about our new technique.

There are 2 reasons for this.  First, I needed a break, and we had visitors here.  Second, our home internet connection bombed out.  Of course I could have done more to fix it but I decided to take it as a “sign” to relax for a couple of weeks. (And no, I haven’t started in believing in signs from above, I’m well aware I made up this sign as I went along!)

Well I’m happy to say that I’m back on board, refreshed and relaxed.  Nothing (apart from the cyclone/hurricane I’m expecting) will stop me sharing our awesome new healing techniques with you. And yes, I plan on blogging live from the cyclone like I did last year!

So stay tuned, and above all else, have fun!



January 2, 2012 in Personal update

A new pricing model for healings – crazy or could this work?

In the past on this blog I’ve addressed questions around being a practitioner like how much to charge, the problems with charging too little (or free) and so on. 

I was thinking about this again today in the light of some really insightful comments that Shane made on a recent post.  One of Shane’s points was that when a patient stands to receive insurance for their injuries, they heal much slower than a patient with the same medical trauma who has no insurance claim.

This is the well known problem of secondary gain, and it is important in RPT, and absolutely central to our New Technique to be launched here in 2012.

Money (paying it or receiving it) has a huge impact on our ability to heal.

This got me thinking, what if there were some way to reward the client for healing faster?

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December 19, 2011 in Being a Practitioner, Financial freedom / Lifestyle design
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Designing the ultimate healing technique (Part 1: Occam’s Razor)

How do you develop the ultimate instant healing technique?  Where do you even start?  By peeling away the layers of existing techniques to see what makes them tick.  How? Using Occam’s Razor.  Today I take a peek under the bonnet of several leading techniques, and show explain how this helped us develop our new method, to be launched in 2012.

I think the most important things in a healing technique are effectiveness and simplicity, in that order.  More than anything, a technique must work.  Secondly, it should be simple enough that anyone can do it and get results.

Unfortunately the healing techniques available today tend to fail one or the other of these.  Either they don’t work, or they do work but they are far too complicated.

Today I am going to have a no-holds-barred discussion about some of the world’s leading healing techniques: whether they work and more importantly WHY they work.

I’m going to introduce you to Occam’s Razor, a vital tool for peeling away the layers to find the hidden truths.  We’ll discover that most of the healing techniques you have heard of do work (at least as well as a placebo) but none of them work for the reasons you’ve been told.  (And in case you think I’m biased, I’m exposing my own technique, RPT, as well.)

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December 8, 2011 in Logic and skeptical thinking, Placebo effect, RPT theory and teachings
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Beware of manifesting your fears – a funny story


I had a really funny experience yesterday that I felt I just had to share.  As well as being funny (you can laugh at my expense), it’s quite informative.  Read about how we manifest our fears (attracting the things we fear most) and how to change that.  Learn from my pain (literally)!

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November 3, 2011 in Thoughts For the Day

Huge changes coming to RPT!

Dear friends and fans of RPT,

Huge changes are underfoot.

I can’t say too much right now, but just wanted to let you know that we are launching something huge in the coming months.   This may be the end of RPT as you know it, and the beginning of something completely new.

Shhh – it’s still a secret, that’s why I haven’t been blogging lately.  I’m not doing any group emails until things are set in stone. But I wanted you, my dear blog readers, to know what’s been going on.

Here’s what I can tell you:

  • it’s not called RPT because it has nothing to do with reference points;
  • it is not based on any regression technique – you don’t need to “go back” to find the origin;
  • it’s not like anything you’ve seen before;
  • it IS incredibly fast and remarkably simple.

Stay tuned, watch this space and prepared to be inspired and amazed!



October 25, 2011 in Thoughts For the Day

Is murder evil?

Last month I wrote an article “Does evil exist?”  It turned into one of the most-read and most-commented articles on this blog.  Today I received a comment from “Jeff” that said:

You are an idiot…evil exists. killing is evil, murder is evil… you are evil for your lying tongue.

Actually that’s the edited version, I removed the F-bombs.  You can read his unedited comments and my replies at the bottom of that “Does evil exist?” page.  In case you are wondering, no I do not allow abusive comments on this blog, but Jeff’s had that perfect combination of (a) raising a valid question and (b) being funny rather than insulting.

Is murder evil?

I’ve already said that I don’t believe that evil exists. It’s just a lazy label that people use when they can’t define why they disagree with something.  If you read my “Does evil exist” article you already know my answer to this question is going to be “no.”   I’m hoping you still read today’s article though to see:

  1. how we explain “why murder is not evil” to an angry teenager;
  2. why people who think evil exists are themselves the source of “evil” actions; and
  3. what I think our responsibility is to educate the community, and why this can really change consciousness of humanity.

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August 2, 2011 in RPT theory and teachings, Thoughts For the Day
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Introducing Val Moore, Manager of RPT and new Level 3 teacher

I’d like to take a moment to introduce you to our good fried, Val Moore. Val has been the “boss” of RPT (the one that makes sure things get done) almost since its inception in early 2009. I guess she’s quiet and modest, because recently she contacted students about the teaching changes for Level 3 and the students said “who are you?”  Oops.  So it’s time to make sure you all know a lot more about Val, because you’ll be hearing a lot more from her soon.

Level 3 in Los Angeles 2011

Evette and I have asked Val to teach the upcoming Level 3 course in LA area, August 21-Sept 3,2011.   This decision was made for a number of reasons; partly personal for us (reducing our time spent out of Vanuatu), partly business (we want more local Level 3 teachers instead of just Evette and I traveling).  And most importantly it’s because Val is ready, willing, able and over-qualified to do it.

Val becomes our second Level 3 instructor after Azaris in Norway.  Val is the first English language instructor and is available to teach Level 3 courses in the USA, UK and elsewhere.

Introducing Val, the General Manager of RPT

Val Moore has been the general managing of Reference Point Therapy for the last 2 years. She has worked continuously to grow and promote Reference Point Therapy. She has provided support and guidance to the RPT teachers and graduates.

Val has been a healing arts professional for over ten years. She has been a teacher, practitioner and master of many modalities during those ten years. Upon entering the healing arts she applied her intuitive abilities and her IT background to developing a repository of mind-body information in the form of beliefs and emotional states as they relate to disease.

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July 27, 2011 in RPT course listings, Thoughts For the Day