Seminars and Events

One of our core values at New Earth Recovery is building bridges between divergent worlds. We seek to connect those from marginalized contexts with those in the mainstream by promoting dialogue, consulting with pastors and congregations about how to make churches safe for those struggling with addiction, and equipping ministries and agencies to better walk alongside those in recovery.

New Earth Recovery offers recovery seminars to inform; promote healing; raise awareness about how addiction works and its impact on individuals, families, and communities; and reawaken hope. Ask us how your group can host one of our seminars!


Genesis Counselor Training

In this live, four-day Genesis training, we'll explore the roots of destructive patterns that keep others—and ourselves—trapped in cycles of bondage: workaholism, food, anxiety,  codependency, sex, shopping, alcohol, porn, substances, and other self-comforts. 

The Genesis counselor training is designed for lay persons, pastors, or agency/ministry workers who want to take individuals through the one-on-one Genesis process. It is also open to those who want to explore their own addictions or stuck places; family members or friends who want to gain a greater understanding of why their loved ones are struggling; and anyone who wants to better understand how addiction works. 

We'll tackle questions like: How do compulsions function in the brain? Why is it so hard to get free, despite our promises and resolve? How do false beliefs contribute to our stuck behaviors? How do destructive patterns get started? What's the role of trusting relationships in healing? How can we get free? And how can we best help those who are struggling?

Explore the mystery of addiction in a grace-filled, safe environment. Come to better understand yourself or those you love. We look forward to meeting you.

October 7-10, Mount Vernon, WA

Hosted by Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church

1511 E Broadway, Mount Vernon, WA 98274 

Monday - Thursday, October 7-10, 2019

8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Email us at if you'd like to receive updates about this course. For more information, download the course brochure below.

$495/early registration
$545/late registration
$275/alumni rate


Click HERE to pay and register. 

Genesis Training Mount Vernon WA Oct 7-10, 2019 (pdf)


Recovery for Everyone

Are you tired of seeing people you love fall back into destructive behavior over and over again? Are you hungry for the kind of healing that leads to lasting change?

Join us for Recovery for Everyone, a Saturday seminar about how addiction works, how to walk alongside those who are struggling, and pathways to get free.

The Recovery for Everyone day seminar will explore the roots of addictive patterns that keep others—and ourselves—trapped in cycles of bondage. Come tackle those mystifying coping mechanisms that promise relief but keep us stuck: alcohol, substances, workaholism, food, worry, codependency, sex, shopping, technology, and other self-comforts. Come to better understand yourself and the ones you love, and come to allow God to encounter you.

Training Details

Hosted by your church or agency! 

Contact us at if you'd like to host the Recovery for Everyone day seminar. 

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Alan and Amy

New Earth Recovery Directors and Genesis Associates Alan and Amy Muia worked for many years as chaplains in the county jail with struggling and addicted individuals. For the past eight years, they have served as the founders and directors of New Earth Recovery, a residential recovery program in Mount Vernon, WA, where they oversee three recovery homes utilizing Genesis tools.

Holding advanced degrees in education and pastoral licensing through the Covenant Church, they enjoy teaching recovery principles in congregations, agencies, and community groups, and they feel passionate about helping others move toward freedom from shame, isolation, and addictions of all kinds.