Are You A Family Member with a Struggling Loved One or Are You Seeking a Professional Niche that Will Prepare You to Help Families Impacted by Addiction?

The BALM® Method is designed to empower family members with tools and communication expertise to help them get THEIR lives back while also helping them help their loved ones recover.

Understanding this method from the inside out helps BALM professionals experience the BALM transformation so they can assist families most effectively in the process. 


Participants will leave the BALM® Intensive Retreat with:

7 Steps to Be a Loving Mirror – the foundation to becoming a loved one’s best chance at recovery.

A skillset that you can apply to any communication challenges at home or work.

Daily meditation, journaling and yoga to balance your energy and calm your consciousness.

BALM® Intensive Retreat: Transformative Solutions to Addiction 101 Duration: intensive weekend – in person or virtual

All BALM® Professional Programs begin with the BALM® Intensive. The BALM® Intensive Retreat is designed to immerse Life Coaches, Recovery Professionals and Family Members – whether New or Seasoned “BALMers”- into the BALM® (Be a Loving Mirror) Method. This program is a pre-requisite for all Balm Certification Programs. An experiential journey into the 7 Steps is where it all starts, along with meditation, journaling, yoga and a serene retreat setting with over 70 miles of hiking trails, a salt water swimming pool and a labyrinth for walking meditations.


  • Attend in-person or virtually
  • A Deep Dive into BALM®
  • Lessons, demos, group work and quiet inner work
  • Manuals and guides included

What: BALM® Intensive Retreat – Live (In-Person) or Online

When: June 7-9, 2019

Where: St. John’s Retreat Center Magnolia, Texas

Registration fee for  live in person: $659 per person including room and board Thursday night to Sunday afternoon. (All meals will be vegetarian – in respect for the retreat center, no meat, poultry or fish may be brought on the property)

Registration Fee for virtual attendance: $349 per person in the comfort of your own home


What does “being a BALMER” mean? I suspect you would get a different answer from almost everyone you asked on any given day. But I think it is just who we become. It is ingrained into our souls and our core. Sometimes it is utilized in life changing ways but mostly it is just small everyday ways of being. How we breathe through difficult and challenging situations, how we choose to respond rather than react, how we instinctively do self-enquiry and challenge ourlimiting/negative thoughts, how we listen deeply to those we love and those we don’t, accepting them for who they are rather than trying to fix/change them. It is in our tone, our thoughts, our words, our actions and our behaviors.

Lucy Tomkins, BALM® Family Recovery Life Coach