The Genesis Process for Change Groups addresses biblically a fundamental struggle in all our lives: the struggle to change.

The Genesis Group can help those who are willing to change be able to change. The goal of the process is to identify the subconscious fears (which are actually survival belief systems) that control our self-destructive behavior and emotions and resolve them. Whether the issue is anxiety, anger, alcohol, drug or food abuse, a negative, critical attitude, or spiritual stagnation, The Genesis Process will help you find new freedom that lasts.

Change Group Book 1

Book 1 examines the how unresolved, hurtful experiences sabotage our attempts to change. The Processes are laid out in Book 1 with the goal of establishing safe relationships, understanding what has been sabotaging attempts at success which will prepare participants for the deeper, inner healing work in Book 2.

Change Group Book 2

Book 2 provides tools for healing old wounds and for letting go of the coping behaviors they produce. Wounds produce subconscious fears that ends up controlling our behaviors. Fear is overcome by faith and faith requires learning to trust again. The Processes are based on the premise that our deepest wounds happened in relationship and are, therefore, best healed through opposite experiences in safe, loving relationships. We cannot change alone.

The Genesis Process blends sound biblical principles and the latest understanding of the brain with the author’s many years of experience as an addictions counselor. These books are written for Christians with the goal of making them and their churches safe for hurting people. This unique, effective process is easy to apply to real life and is easy to implement.

Change Group Individual Workbook

NEW combined edition, Books 1 & 2

$21 (order the 22-pack to save 15%!)


Change Group Facilitator Guide

NEW combined edition, Books 1 & 2

$21 (order the 20-pack to save 15%!)

Change Group Videos

The Change Group Videos are designed to help both group members and group facilitators understand and effectively implement the Genesis Process for Personal Change. These videos help the group follow the rules and standards, which have proven to make the group MUCH MORE successful.

In the Group Videos, you will get...

  • An introduction to both Book 1 and 2 to understand the principles and standards that has made the Genesis Process so successful in helping people who want to change be able to change.

  • A short introduction by the author to each of the 20 processes for the group explaining the goals of the process and the most important points to focus on.

In the Facilitator Videos, you will get...

  • A general introduction to help the facilitators understand the dynamics of what makes for a successful group.

  • A short intro for each process called – The Facilitators Focus – to help the leader to focus on the most important principles for change in each process.

  • Page by page instructions through the Individual Workbook.

  • Skill reviews to help the facilitator in running the group.

Note: The Change Group Videos are formatted to the New Combined Editions page numbers. For a page number cross-reference template for the previous edition, click here.

Change Group Videos

Stream the Videos Online
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$69 (8-month access)

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(3-DVD set)



The One-on-One Counseling Process: Understanding the mystery of relapse

The Bible tells us that trying to change behaviors without changing internal thought/belief structures is an exercise in exhaustion that usually leads to relapse. The Genesis Process recognizes that a person's self destructive behavior is the expression of their beliefs, so changing/healing faulty belief systems will reduce craving and prevent relapse. If you can stop the brain from producing craving you can prevent relapse. Genesis tools have been shown to be effective for anyone stuck in self-defeating behavior patterns who truly want to change.

Genesis is not designed as a self-help book. This Genesis Process relies on the insight of a trained Genesis counselor in conjunction with the Client Workbook to address the subconscious self-sabotaging patterns, the result is a personal relapse prevention treatment plan that works. The process is approximately 16 weeks.

Relapse Prevention Individual Workbook

Counselor Manuals are only available at the Counselor Trainings.

$25 (order the 25-pack to save 20%!)

Why Do People Keep Doing the Very Thing They Don’t Want to Do?

The goal of this book is to provide the understanding for individuals, churches, and agencies to help people who want to change actually be able to change. I think we can agree that almost every statistic is getting worse—crime, divorce, addiction of every kind, especially food, drugs and sex. Government efforts have been marginally effective at alleviating these kinds of problems. I believe that the local church is the only place that has the recourses to stem the tide of self-destructive behaviors that is destroying our families and bankrupting our society.  So the question is: how can we assist the church at being safe and effective at helping hurting people heal?  This book is a synopsis of what I have learned over he past 45 years in my efforts to help wounded and addicted people. If you have a heart to help hurting people, this book will aid you in understanding—“what helps and what hurts”.

Foreword to the 2nd Edition

Upon getting feedbacks from the 1st edition I realized that some of the concepts needed future amplification and clarification.  So I rewrote many of the key points and added a few clarifying stories. Also several people who know me ask why I didn’t include my speech about the “Fear of God” as they felt it would be an important understanding for the church.  So it is now Chapter 10. The goal of this book is to help individuals and churches look at how effective our practices and theologies are at helping or hindering our ability and willingness to see broken people heal. It is my hope that it will encourage you and your church/agency to be more effective conduits for change and healing. 

The Church: Helping or Hurting?

A Guide to Practical christianity

Making Individuals and Churches Safe and Effective for Helping Wounded People Heal

$15.95 (NEW 2nd Edition)


Mystery of Addictive Behavior CD

Taught by Genesis Associate, Dean Perry (

A six-week Genesis Process introductory class for those who are beginning to think about change.  Each session uses a combination of powerpoint, video, and self-discovery questions to introduce key Genesis concepts, including the basics of the brain and the Double Bind worksheet.  By the end of this class, participants will understand why they do the very thing they don’t want to do and what it takes to be able to change. The CD includes 5 powerpoint sessions, participant handouts, and a facilitator’s guide.  


Session 1: Is There Hope for Me?
Session 2: What is an Addiction?
Session 3: What’s Broken in the Brain?
Session 4: The Double Bind Worksheet
Session 5: Origins of Addictive Behavior
Session 6: Healing What Drives the Addictive Behavior



Introduction Facilitators Guide
Session 1 Facilitator’s Guide
Session 1 Class Presentation

To order, or for more information, contact Dean Perry @

Genesis Program Manual Series:  FRAMEWORK

Staff of recovery programs will be able to use this second volume of the Genesis Program Manual Series to fully implement the Genesis Process by Michael Dye. It contains distinctives of a Genesis program, a full program model, tips for designing each phase, and interactive questions for recovery teams to build their own unique program from application to aftercare.  Cost – $30

Purchase copies on Amazon at:    FRAMEWORK manual