12 Step Men’s Discussion Group Since 2006, the Wednesday night men’s group has been meeting weekly at Genesis. Men gather in a safe and supportive environment to discuss topics related to recovery from addiction to alcohol and/or other substances. Any man struggling with addiction issues who is seeking recovery and fellowship is invited to attend: Wednesday evenings 7:00 - 9:00pm. Contact Brian at 413-519-4237.
12 Step Spirituality and Recovery Support Facilitated by Sr. Madeleine Joy, SP, this monthly gathering is an opportunity to reflect on your lived experience of 12 Step recovery themes. Sr. Madeleine has conducted 12 Step retreats, spirituality and addiction programs, and reflection groups since 1989. She is a NACC certified chaplain and a 12 Step Recovery Retreat facilitator. Sr. Madeleine also works with people struggling with addiction, and family members of persons who are addicted, in one-on-one sessions at no cost. To make an appointment with Sr. Madeleine call 413-575-4049.
CODA CODA is an anonymous fellowship of individuals who support one another as we develop healthy, loving and fulfilling relationships with ourselves and others. We rely on the 1w Steps and 12 traditions and a Higher Power of our own understanding as a foundation for growth, self-discovery, healing and recovery. All are welcome, 6:30pm on Mondays. Contact 413-527-8700.
Conscious Contact 11th Step Meeting Anyone recovering from addiction to alcohol and/or other substances who is seeking to improve their conscious contact with a Higher Power is invited to attend our weekly 11th Step meeting on Thursday nights from 7:00 - 8:00pm. Women and men gather in a safe and supportive environment to sit in silent meditation together then discuss the role of prayer and meditation in their recovery. Contact Brian at 413-519-4237.
Mindfulness Meditation Community of Westfield Meets on alternate Thursdays year 'round from 7pm-8:30pm. Each session mixes guided mindful awareness practice, mindful movement (yoga), and dialogue around a contemplative theme. No prior meditation experience required. Contact John Meiklejohn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 413-348-2848.
Women’s Group Therapy Share stories and experiences from your life, at your comfort level, and receive camaraderie, confidentiality, caring, and loving support from a small group of women. Tuesdays from 5:30-7pm. Facilitated by Faith Sullivan, MDiv, a psychotherapist from Northampton, MA. For more information or to register, call Faith at 413-636-8793.
Yoga Several times each year, Genesis offers a 6-8 week series of Yoga classes on Thursday evenings. These approach yoga as a form of prayer and are rooted in compassion. Modifications are offered for people with limited mobility. All are welcome.
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around. - Leo Buscaglia