Discover Rose Method
On this page you can read a quick biography of the key members of our team. To learn about the RPT technique itself, head to the next tab, Discover RPT.
Simon Rose is the founder of Rose Method (and previously, RPT). He is the expert that many therapists call when they can’t help someone. Simon is a leading authority on emotional therapy who wrote the new guidelines for how therapists should help their clients. His techniques have solved some of the most significant problems in psychology and medicine. Simon has taught these techniques to many thousands of doctors, psychologists and complementary therapists in 20 different countries.
Before Rose Method and RPT, Simon worked as a corporate lawyer in a large Australian law firm and as an investment banker in London. He started exploring therapy and alternative healing techniques after he was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2003. After receiving significant personal results from alternative therapies, Simon trained to become a therapist and a teacher of alternative therapies.
The defining moment for Simon (and the development of his first technique) came in 2008. After a major personal crisis (you can read about it here), Simon realized that there was a major problem with all established therapies. Despite the promises, they cannot get to the bottom of a client’s problem. They can help a person, but never in a permanent way. In fact, the best and most successful therapies work mostly on a placebo effect. What that means is that either the client doesn’t heal (50%) or they do heal, but the problem will come back later (50%).
Simon dedicated his life to understanding this and creating a permanent solution to people’s problems. He succeeded in various stages, starting with the first introduction of RPT in 2009 up until the official launch of the completed technique in 2015. In doing so, Simon solved some of the most significant problems in modern psychotherapy such as dealing with secondary gains and self-sabotage. Simon’s modern solutions are taught around the world to therapists and to ordinary people who want to change their life in a meaningful and permanent way.
You can learn more about Simon’s story and the creation of RPT on Simon’s blog.
Discover Rose Method
Rose Method is therapy and personal development done right. It’s the only technique that can guarantee lasting (permanent) results. What’s more, Rose Method can solve your problems and heal trauma without:
- having to talk about the problem
- needing to relive painful or traumatic memories
- requiring months or years of counseling
- having to wait to see the results.
In short – Rose Method is a set of tools for quick, painless, permanent change.
Rose Method is extremely effective. We can heal almost all cases of emotional trauma and wounds, most cases of emotional problems (relationship issues, self-sabotage, depression, anxiety, etc), and many physical health ailments. To be precise, Rose Method can heal almost all issues (physical, emotional and spiritual) which stem from self-sabotage or trauma.
How did we achieve this?
Rose Method is based on 15 years’ research by the founder, Simon Rose, and a team of other trainers and developers. The team include psychologists, geneticists, neurologists, and a wide range of healers and therapists across many fields.
Simon began with the observation that almost all therapies have some element of truth and some element of success. For example, psychotherapy really helps some people but not others; spiritual techniques work often but almost never permanently; even pseudo-science methods like homoeopathy have proven to help thousands of people even if science can’t explain how or why it could help. It seemed to Simon that there might be some underlying mechanism in all these techniques that works sometimes (but not always). Simon’s insight was to refine these techniques to identify this “active ingredient,” and then to develop a new technique around this active ingredient.
Simon identified three of these active ingredients, which we term (1) “de-armouring” (the removal of self-sabotage); (2) finding the beginning; and (3) acknowledgement. Lots of techniques use one, two or all three of these ingredients (whether they know it or not). But no techniques have used all three active ingredients in a systematic way to get guaranteed results. This explains why most techniques work sometimes, but not consistently. Only Rose Method draws this knowledge together to achieve consistent results.
Watch the video on the right to learn more about the three active ingredients in Rose Method and how this knowledge can change everything in your life.
On the next two tabs you can learn more about how Rose Method works and why it’s different to every other technique. We highly recommend that you read the FAQ page for more detailed information about the structure of Rose Method, why it works instantly and how you can apply it in your life.
How is Rose Method different
The Rose Method is different to every other therapy and healing technique. What makes Rose Method unique is that it was designed from the bottom up to solve a specific problem – how to make the results of therapy permanent. You see, all other therapies offer results that last for a day, a week, or even a year; but they aren’t permanent. Your symptoms may disappear but the right (or wrong) set of circumstances can trigger them again. I’m sure you’ve experienced this before – feeling better for a while but then problems return. Rose Method was designed to solve this specific problems (and we solved a lot of other problems along the way).
So the short answer to the question of “how is Rose Method different to technique X or Y?” is this: “Rose Method works.”
The longer answer is this: “Our success rate is well beyond 95%. But the unique point is this, when it works (that 95%), the results LAST. If it’s fixed, it stays fixed! You don’t need to worry about the problems returning. Even better than that, you don’t need to wait weeks or months to know if it works (if you’re in the 95%). Most problems are resolved within 2-3 sessions. When something can be changed with Rose Method, it changes instantly and permanently.
This alone makes Rose Method different to every other technique. We alone get instant results that stay fixed.
If you want to read this in more technical language: almost every therapy technique is a bypass. A bypass, whether it’s in therapy or road construction, is a way around a problem without fixing that problem. You can bypass around a roadblock without removing the roadblock. Similarly, your therapist can help you to bypass around your trauma without fixing the trauma. This is the basis of virtually all therapies (and a lot of medical techniques).
What’s wrong with this? Simple – the results aren’t permanent. If the cause of the problem remains, it will get triggered again, sooner or later. The only way to get stable and permanent results is to use a technique that is not a bypass. And right now, the only technique that does this is Rose Method. There are ways to test whether a technique (such as one you already use) is a bypass. You can read more about this on our blog.
Move on to the next Tab to find out How Rose Method works and what makes it 95% effective, and how we can avoid creating a bypass or short-term fix.
How Rose Method works
The Rose Method works by solving the cause of problems rather than the symptoms, and by eliminating the resistance or sabotage that people have to getting better.
Put another way: there are two primary reasons why almost every other therapy does not get permanent stable results. These reasons are:
- the therapy is dealing with the symptom not the cause of the problem. For example if someone is depressed or feels unworthy, or is in a dysfunctional relationship – these are symptoms. There’s almost no benefit talking (counselling or using other therapies) about these problems. These problems are always symptoms of a deeper dysfunction. Most if not all therapists know this on some level, but they lack clear, systematic tools for finding the cause. Rose Method provides these tools.
- one of the largest problems in psychology and medicine is known as “secondary gain” or “self-sabotage.” People want on some level to get better, but on a deeper level they don’t. For example they may be getting financial compensation for their injuries, or getting more love and attention while they are sick. This is a well known problem in medicine and psychology but until now there has been no simple cure. Rose Method is the first technique to solve this problem in a simple and structured way so that the client can be 100% emotionally invested in their recovery.
All Rose Method processes are based on these two core principles: find the cause and eliminate the hidden benefit or sabotage. That is the foundation of Rose Method.
How does Rose Method find the true cause?
Almost all therapies treat the symptom not the cause. That’s because the symptom is obvious and the cause is hidden. (Imagine you walk into a room containing an elephant and a mouse. The elephant is afraid of the mouse and making a big mess. What is your attention drawn to? The elephant of course. But if you could only contain the mouse the problem would be solved.)
In the video to the right, Simon explains an interesting case study involving a woman who was in therapy for over 40 years to heal a trauma. Her case is a perfect example of how tricky it can be to find the cause and how Rose Method solves this problem.
After 15 years as a trauma therapist, and having healed tens of thousands of unique traumas for his clients, Simon says: “the real problem is NEVER what the client thinks the problem is.” There is always a deeper layer.
In the past, finding the true cause was hit and miss. Most therapists could find the cause sometimes, but not consistently. That’s why therapies generally have such a low success rate in getting permanent results.
The key difference with Rose Method was that Simon developed a local structure, what we call the Rose Method algorithm, for finding the cause. The algorithm consists of a series of questions that the therapist asks the client in order to find the cause. You could think of it as a little like a guided meditation. Rose Method is the first and only therapy to offer a simple, clear mechanism for finding the cause of problems.
How does Rose Method clear sabotage or secondary gains?
People hold on to their problems because they get some benefit or payoff. This could be more love, attention, comfort, etc. Virtually every problem imaginable (physical, emotional or spiritual) has a benefit or payoff. The larger this benefit, the harder it is to let go of the problem. In the video to the right, Simon explains the problem of secondary gain, and how he solved it.
The key insight in Rose Method is that these secondary gains or benefits are always a compensation for a deeper problem or lack.
For example, imagine a client that suffers from migraines. Every time she has a migraine she needs to go to bed and rest for several hours. She has seen a therapist and a doctor, but still gets migraines. Her therapist helps her to see that she has a secondary gain. When she has a migraine, she has to rest. It means that someone else (e.g. her husband) has to take over responsibility for the children and housework. The migraine is incredibly painful but also provides a benefit – a way of reducing responsibility and obtaining support.
Most good therapists can find that secondary gain quickly. The question is what to do with it. A typical therapist will then spend many sessions talking to the client about strategies for balancing responsibility and getting support. And that’s a mistake! That’s an example of how all therapies besides Rose Method treat the symptom and not the cause (it’s true for the original cause and it’s true in relation to secondary gains).
The client’s need to reduce responsibility and obtain support isn’t the real problem, it’s a symptom. There’s a REASON why the client feels burdened by responsibility or a lack of support. There is a much deeper layer. For example, in some cases, the client has chosen a relationship in which she feels burdened and unsupported because she felt that the alternative was to be alone. The deeper darker issue was aloneness. From a state of aloneness, she has unconsciously chosen this relationship and the resultant migraines. She may have years of therapy for responsibility issue and support issue (and migraines) but it will never help. Until she works on the childhood and ancestral causes of her aloneness, she wont recover.
Most of these problems are well understood by psychologists. But until Rose Method there was no clear and consistent methodology for finding the underlying cause of the secondary gain (let alone healing it). Simon’s research into secondary gain and years of experimentation have provided the world’s first solution to this problem. There is now a clear and simple process or algorithm for peeling away the benefits and sabotage around a problem and finding the cause.
How to learn these processes
Both of the processes described here – finding the true cause of trauma and removing secondary gains – are taught on Rose Method Level 1. You can easily learn these processes and use them to start solving your problems or helping others. Or you can book a session with a practitioner who will use these methods to help you to solve your problems.
The Rose Method is the name given to a special set of therapy tools and to a new approach to therapy. We describe the Rose Method as the fastest and most effective way to permanently change your emotional state. Do you want to change how you feel about something or someone, or how you feel in a particular context? The Rose Method can do that – results guaranteed!
The Rose Method tools include “de-armouring,” and “acknowledgement.” The structure of the Rose Method is a series of processes to identify the correct issue to work on, to find the underlying cause of a problem, and to find the emotional causes of physical health problems.
The Rose Method (and its predecessor, RPT) were developed by Simon Rose and a group of experts from different fields. A very wide range of therapies, books, techniques and spiritual insights contributed to the development of the Rose Method. They are too many to name here; acknowledgement is given where appropriate in the RPT books and manuals.
The original RPT was developed in Australia, as a blend of Australian and American techniques. After moving to Russia (from 2011-2015), Simon learned and integrated a wide range of Russian personal development techniques and strategies (or European techniques that were not popular in Australia and the USA). The final version of RPT, launched in 2017, is a unique product inspired by the best therapies from all around the world.
RPT (or Reference Point Therapy) was a technique launched by Simon Rose in 2008. Over time the technique evolved until the current version has nothing at all in common with the 2008 version. Unfortunately, not all RPT practitioners have updated to the latest approach. This means that different practitioners are using different methods with different results. In the best interests of our students and clients, we felt that a fresh start was appropriate. RPT Practitioners can be updated to the latest Rose Method approach using either our online courses or by assisting in-person at our training workshops.
There are many therapies making similar claims. The key differentiating point of the Rose Method is that we get permanent results. No other therapy can claim this. In addition there are some types of problems which are considered by psychologists to be difficult or impossible to treat, yet can be very quickly resolved with the Rose Method. For example, the Rose Method is extremely effective at treating a range of self-sabotage behaviours including procrastination, addictions, co-dependency, poor choice of partner, financial sabotage, and so on.
The problem of secondary gain (receiving a hidden benefit from your disease or problem) is one of the biggest problems in medicine and psychology. It’s the reason that most people don’t get better. RPT solves this problem with a simple process for changing secondary gains. This means that almost anyone with any problem can get better through a combination of the Rose Method and conventional medicine or surgery – RPT removes the emotional sabotage allowing medical treatment to work at its maximum effectiveness.
To the best of our knowledge and evidence, the results gained through a Rose Method session are permanent. That means, if you feel good after the session you’ll feel good (in the same precise context or situation) the next day, the next week, and the next year (etc). Unlike every other technique or therapy, the Rose Method does not give you a short term euphoric (feel-good) effect which wears off after a short time.
In precise psychological terms, the Rose Method is the first technique which is not a “bypass.” A bypass is a tool for solving a problem or navigating your way around a problem without clearing the source of a problem. Almost all psychological, medical and alternative healing tools are a bypass. That is to say, a problem can be “cut out” (physically, emotionally or energetically) without healing the source of the problem. For example a surgeon can cut out a cancerous tumour, but there’s a very high chance it will come back.
There are simple test which you can use to see whether a given therapy is a bypass or not. To the best of our knowledge, the Rose Method is the only technique that embraces these tests are part of the technique – the session isn’t finished until we’ve tested for permanence.
This issue of permanence is the central design premise of the Rose Method. You can read more about the concept of a bypass and how to test for it
The Rose Method is a blend of tools (or techniques) and what we call structure (our approach to therapy). The tools are very simple and are all taught on the Level 1 course. They can be taught within an hour.
The most important part of the Rose Method is the structure. It’s like the difference between having a hammer and knowing where to hit with a hammer. The technique is extremely simple. But it takes some time to know how to use it. For example, it’s simple to heal or resolve trauma using the Rose Method, but it takes time to learn which trauma to heal. (Only a very small percent of traumas actually create symptoms, and to find the trauma creating your specific symptom is a special skill. We call this the structure of the Rose Method).
All of the techniques are taught on our Level 1 course. The structure is taught progressively over Level 1, 2 and 3 courses. Each course teaches different structures for use in different applications (such as addictions, depression, anxiety, physical symptoms, etc).
The Rose Method is heavily influenced by psychotherapy, but the Rose Method itself is not psychotherapy. In particular, the Rose Method is not strictly a “talking therapy.” In psychotherapy the client usually achieves some improvement through insight (which might come from something the therapist says) or through words spoken by the client. Just talking about things is a useful tool in psychotherapy. Neither of these things are required in the Rose Method. It’s not the practitioner’s task to make insights or distinctions (though it can happen). And it isn’t necessary for the client to talk much. In fact, we ask the client to talk as little as possible.
The Rose Method works as a highly structured guided process. The client starts by nominating a symptom or problem. The therapist guides the client through a series of questions designed to find the cause of the problem. The cause is usually something unconscious or forgotten. It may be a childhood trauma but not the sort of trauma which a client would tell a psychologist about if they were recounting their childhood.
The Rose Method is not related to Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP). There is some overlap in the intention of both techniques (to find the cause of problems). As a result both techniques use a time line approach. However the approach taken in the Rose Method is not Time Line Therapy (a tool used in NLP). Apart from this small overlap, the tools of the Rose Method and NLP are unrelated. Many of our students have also studied NLP and they use the correct tool for each task. For example, NLP has more speciality focus on communication and linguistics. Rose Method is mostly non-verbal and is more specialised to permanently changing emotional states.
Rose Method is not related to spiritual healing, energy healing or related techniques. There is no transmission of invisible energies. And whilst our results surely look “magical,” we assure you that there is no magic or trickery involved. All of our work can be explained by science and psychology.
We mean no disrespect to people who believe in spiritual healing and energies. We promise you though that once you see what can be achieved “without magic” you will re-consider your approach to such techniques.
The Rose Method is not a religious or spiritual technique. There is some underlying spiritual philosophy which guided the development of the technique. This includes a Tantric philosophy of non-dualism. The Rose Method practices themselves are not based on any spiritual or religious premise.
On the Level 2 course there is an exercise described as Emergence of the Soul. This is the only quasi-spiritual exercise within the Rose Method. If your personal spiritual beliefs allow for the existence of the soul, then this exercise allows you to explore that. However if you are an atheist then you are encouraged to regard the soul as a metaphorical exercise that allows for the dissolution of unhealthy ego. The exercise works on a metaphorical level – the results of the exercise are the same for people who believe in the soul and those that don’t.
There are some limitations to the application of the Rose Method. In particular, the Rose Method requires a person to feel feelings, instincts and changes in their body. If a person is completely disconnected from feelings, they may be unable to do the Rose Method process. We estimate that about 1-2% of the population have this problem. If you know that you can’t feel feelings or instincts in your body, please advise a Rose Method practitioner or trainer before booking into a consultation or seminar. There may be exercises we can recommend to you or alternatives we can suggest which can help you. For people in this category, the Rose Method is a useful tool but not the first tool they need in their healing journey.
The Rose Method is best described as a technique for healing trauma and permanently changing emotional states. There are physical symptoms or diseases processes that are largely psychosomatic or otherwise caused by or related to emotional states. Examples include headaches, migraines, back, neck and shoulder pain, a wide range of muscular-skeletal problems, and some auto-immune problems. That is not a complete list, just an indication. In our experience, if an emotional state or trauma was a trigger for the disease process then a change in that state can often lead to a reversal of the process.
Quite clearly not all physical problems are caused by emotional states. The Rose Method can still help in these cases by changing the client’s emotional outlook and removing secondary gains or self-sabotage behavior. The Rose Method can help a client undergoing chemotherapy, surgery or other medical procedures to have a positive outlook and maximise the chances of success of their medical treatment.
The Rose Method is suitable for treating a wide range of emotional problems and some physical problems. In broad and non-scientific terms, the Rose Method helps basically “normal” people to become extraordinary people. In other words, we can help 90-95% of humanity to improve their emotional states.
The Rose Method is not effective for people with mental illness. Most of our trainers are not medical specialists. We lack the specialist skills and training for treating people with mental illness such as schizophrenia, manic depression or serious personality disorders. If you have a serious mental disorder you should not book into a Rose Method seminar or consultation. Please feel free to contact us to discuss your personal situation or diagnosis if you are concerned whether the Rose Method is the right tool for you.
We estimate the success rate of the Rose Method to be above 95%. This is based on controlled trials with motivated clients who were not paying money for the sessions.
The real world results can vary greatly. For example, a given problem might require three sessions in order to get excellent results. However, the client might decide after one or two sessions to discontinue the treatment. This makes it very hard to assess the real world success of the Rose Method. We are currently working to design independent research tests to better estimate the real word success rate.
If you are booking a Rose Method consultation, we encourage you to ask your practitioner how many sessions they estimate will be required. We then ask you to commit upfront to participating in that many sessions. For example, if the practitioner estimates you will need five sessions to get excellent results, please do not quit the process or form a negative view if you did not get the desired results in one or two sessions. Follow the recommended guidelines and will will get you as close to the 95% success rate as possible.
The Rose Method is not a form of hypnosis. You will not be in an altered state at any time during the session.