When it comes to my journey of self awareness, there are some people who stand out when I look back on where I have come from. And one of those people is Simon Rose. This is someone who originates from Australia and now travels the world teaching courses with his wife Evette.

The Blog

In 2009 I was looking for answers and I came across a blog. And this was all about healing and getting to the root of the issue. After reading this post and going over everything else on the blog; I soon got in touch with Simon.

This method of healing was called Reference Point Therapy. I was soon convinced that this was something I had to experience for myself. However, as Simon was unavailable as this time due to his teaching commitments; I worked with another practitioner.

The Course

A short while after this, Simon came over to London, England. Once here, he would be teaching levels one to three of the Reference Point Therapy technique. As I had only heard about him through his blog and through emails, I wasn’t sure what he would be like.

What I soon came to conclude after taking part in these two courses, was that here was someone who was smart, sharp and knew what he was talking about. When I thought about healers in the past, I often imagined someone who was a bit airy fairly and anything but grounded.

And yet, here was someone who was talking about healing and had a very practical and grounded nature to them. What he was talking about was based on solid science.

The Healing Day

After I had done the first two courses, I was thinking for a number of weeks about whether to do the final course in Belgium. During this time, I took my late father Ron and my friend Brian to a free healing clinic at a university in London.

This was where the final course was taking place in London and the people on the course had a period of about two hours where they could assist others. These were people who were not taking part in the course and who would enable the students to gain voluble experience and feedback.

Simon spoke to my father and said something like - Oliver is doing well and is committed to his own development. And, after being at this event, I knew I had to go to the course in Belgium.


Although I had already formed an opinion of what Simon was like, I soon started to see other things. Simon had good boundaries and was assertive. I think this was probably the first time I had actually seen someone who was assertive in a functional way.

He wasn’t pushy and neither was he a walk over; it was right in the middle. And a great example of what it looks like to have boundaries.

This was also the first time that I had heard of boundaries; as this is what Simon talked about a lot throughout the courses. And I now realise how important they are.


So I am grateful for the support that Simon showed during those moments in my life. To find out more about Simon Rose and Reference Point Therapy (RPT) go to - http://www.referencepointtherapy.com/.

Author's Bio: 

My name is Oliver J R Cooper and I have been on a journey of self awareness for over nine years and for many years prior to that I had a natural curiosity.

For over two years, I have been writing articles. These cover psychology and communication. This has also lead to poetry.

One of my intentions is to be a catalyst to others, as other people have been and continue to be to me. As well as writing articles and creating poetry, I also offer personal coaching. To find out more go to - http://www.oliverjrcooper.co.uk/

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