For detailed information on the Genesis Process see its own website. But below is a summary of the course a client would be taken through with a personal counsellor as part of the programme at Gilead:
Introduction & Process 1: ASSESSMENT: Understand some basic Genesis recovery principles and tools, and how your addictions have affected your life and relationships.You and your counsellor will assess your physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and relational stability by determining how much support you have.
Process 2: FALSE BELIEFS You will begin to discover & challenge the false beliefs that have supported your destructive behaviour
Process 3: IDENTITY Begin to identify & detach from unhealthy things you’ve used to cope with life. Learn how these things have undermined your attempts at success. Discover areas of false identity that are based on things such as alcohol, drugs, food, sex, money, beauty, or work.
Process 4: LIFE-MANAGEMENT SKILLS Learn 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-behavioural or problem solving skills. This process teaches you coping skills using five life management skills.
Process 5: LIFE HISTORY In this Process, you will gain a deeper understanding of traumatic events and habitual behaviours that have affected your life. You will look for patterns that have consciously and subconsciously sabotaged your goals, recovery efforts, relationships, family wellness, and success.
Process 6: SUPPORT TEAMS You and your counsellor will use all that you've learned about yourself so far in your recovery journey, 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.
Process 7: DEAD ENDS You will learn to understand how your subconscious thoughts, feelings and behaviours have contributed to your relapses. New knowledge leads to new choices and behaviours.
Process 8: DEJA VU You will condense your relapse triggers into a simple format - 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 behaviours replace them with healthy ways of coping.
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.
Process 10: EXODUS In this Process, 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 behaviours. You, your counsellor and your support team will join together to work on inner healing and freedom from the destruction of generational patterns and dysfunctional family issues.