Below, you can find the processes outlined in the Genesis Relapse Prevention Individual Client Workbook, sometimes known as the "Change Book". You can find a description of each of the Genesis Process materials at the Resources tab in the menu.
You will begin to understand some basic Genesis recovery principles / tools and how your addictions have affected your life and relationships.
- The Law of Pain
- Double Binds (download the handout)
- Life Application Homework
Process 1: Assessment
You and your counselor will assess your physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and relational stability by determining how much support you have.
- Counseling Commitment Form
- Release Forms
- Client at a Glance Counseling Form
Process 2: False Beliefs
You will begin to discover and challenge the false beliefs that have supported your destructive behavior.
- Belief Systems Worksheet
- Common False Beliefs Worksheet.
- Road to the Wound Worksheet
Process 3: Identity
You will begin to identify and detach from unhealthy things you've put your faith in and used to cope with life. In your discovery, you will learn how these things have undermined your attempts at success. You will discover areas of false identity that are based on false gods or idols, such as: alcohol and drugs, food, sex, money, beauty and work.
- Unhealthy Attachments Worksheet
- Dialoguing with God Worksheet
Process 4: Life - Management Skills
This Process will allow you to have more insight into the addictive brain and gain life- management skills for coping with the emotions that contribute to relapse. Many addicts have poor cognitive-behavioral or problem solving skills. This process teaches you coping skills using five life management skills.
- The FASTER Scale (download the handout)
- Stress Level Scale
- Reach Scale Worksheet
- Anger Logs
- Conflict Resolution Worksheet
Process 5: Life History
In this Process, you will gain a deeper understanding of traumatic events and habitual behaviors that have affected your life. You will gain insight into how your patterns of behavior originated. You will look for patterns that have consciously and subconsciously sabotaged your goals, recovery efforts, relationships, family wellness, and success in school work. Many compulsive / addictive behaviors are a way of receiving self gratification and promote isolation due to broken trust cycles and un-attachment issues related to childhood traumas.
- Chronological Life History Worksheets
- Summarizing Major Events Worksheet
- Forgiveness Lists
Process 6: Support Teams
In this Process, you and your counselor will use all that you've learned about yourself and your recovery thus far. Determining if you are currently at risk for relapse. Your challenge will be to develop a healthy support team.
The most common denominator of all relapse is isolation. Addictions thrive in secrecy and shame. Healthy people are able to get in touch with what they need, and ask for it. .
- Dangerous Situations Worksheet
- Current Relapse Scenarios Worksheets
- Healthy Intervention Team Worksheet
Process 7: Dead Ends
You will learn to understand how your subconscious thoughts, feelings and behaviors have contributed to your relapses. New knowledge leads to new choices and behaviors. After making a relapse calendar, you will recount four stories about failed attempts at recovery, relationships, work or school to uncover subconscious behaviors that led to relapse and life threatening consequences.
- Relapse Calendar Worksheet
- Dead End Scripts Worksheets
- Movie Script Worksheet
Process 8: Deja Vu
In this Process, you will condense your relapse triggers into a simple format that will be the bas for your Relapse Prevention Recovery Plan. This process combines the information into a typical relapse pattern called the Deja Vu Faster Relapse Scale. You will learn about "double binds" that keep you from making the right choices for recovery. You will then identify the old behaviors replace them with healthy ways of responding with Scripture verses to help you choose the Truth.
- Deja Vu Faster Relapse Worksheet
- Triggers Worksheet
- Double Binds Worksheet (download the handout)
- Genesis Road Worksheet
Process 9: Accountability
In this Process, you will implement a long term relapse prevention plan which will enable you to continue to grow. You will create a personal support and accountability team for your balanced recovery plan. The seven areas (morals, integrity, romantic relationships, reactions, optimistic outlook, recovery and spiritual growth) are integrated into your weekly plan with mentors to help mirror healthy behaviors for each area.
- Accountability Cards
- Mirror Worksheets
- Weekly Recovery Program Plan
Process 10: Exodus
In this Process, through prayer and forgiveness, you will resolve past hurts and mistakes, empowering you to begin to walk into a new life of full recovery. This Process deals with acceptance of a new life-style and release of the guilt and shame associated with the old addictive/ compulsive behaviors. You, your counselor and your support team will join together to pray for repentance, forgiveness, inner healing and freedom from the destruction of generational patterns and dysfunctional family issues.
- Repentance Worksheet and Prayer
- Forgiveness Worksheet and Prayer
- Generational Wounds Worksheet
- Personal and Generational Blessing Worksheet