Have you dreamed of running your own successful coaching business? Do you feel compelled to help families being torn apart by their loved one's drug or alcohol addiction?

Enroll in the BALM Coach Training program and learn how to effectively coach families to find peace and empower them to become their loved one's best chance at recovery.

Have questions? Want more info? We're ready to help.


BALM Family Recovery (BALM) is a program designed to help families help themselves, so they, in turn, can help their struggling loved ones.

It’s a unique program that is based on love and connection and helps families shift away from anxious reactivity to calm responsiveness.

As a certified BALM Family Recovery Life Coach, you'll become proficient in the BALM program and acquire advanced life coaching skills.

In addition, you may choose electives such as Practicum or Business Development to advance your career.

Our mission is to help all families blaze the trail to recovery in their homes.

Since 2012, the BALM has helped over 2,000 families and trained over 100 coaches.

It's the first and only ICF Level 2 accredited coach training program in the U.S. to focus on family recovery.

We now offer Level 1 Coach Training as well.


The opportunities for personal and professional growth are many. Below are just a few of the benefits of becoming a certified BALM Family Recovery Life Coach.

Increase Your Clients

The BALM is a curriculum-based program that gives families the skills that work and confidence to make a difference.

Build New Relationships

Collaborate with treatment centers and clinicians that have clients with needs they can't meet.

Diversify Your Services

Use the BALM to add to your existing services or use it as your "signature" program.

Join Our Community

Become a part of the BALM community to connect with and learn from coaches, families, and experts in the field.

Become the Local Expert

Your unique set of coaching and BALM skills will help you stand out among other coaches in your community.

Generate More Income

Coaching, teaching, and licensing the BALM to families and treatment centers can provide you with multiple streams of income as you grow your business.

Click below to watch clips from a recent interview with a BALM coach.


Deepen your knowledge of family recovery and take your coaching business to the next level.

Hurry, the next training cohort starts in January.


The BALM Coach Training program will provide you with everything you need to be successful, including ICF Life Coach Certification training at the PCC Level.


BALM Education

Over the duration of the Coach Training program, you'll master the BALM 12 Principles and the BALM Family Recovery program.


Coach Training

This program meets you where you are. You'll watch yourself grow in coaching knowledge, skills, and confidence as you gain the tools and experience you need to help the clients you serve.


Business Tools

We’ll provide you with everything you need to successfully manage and market your business including business start up checklist, timelines, promotional materials, workbooks, and powerful client enrollment know-how.


BALM Certifications

Upon graduation from the BALM Coach Training Program, you’ll earn the BALM Family Recovery Life Coach Certification, the BALM 12 Principles Facilitation certificate, and ICF Life Coach Certification training at the PCC Level.


All classes are taught in English and take place online using Zoom

Includes 150+ hours of live instruction and 48+ hours of reciprocal student-to student coaching

All recordings and class materials are available online in the student learning portal

Training cohorts begin in January and June


Live your best life supporting others and feel satisfied knowing you are making a difference.

Don't wait any longer. Classes are starting soon.


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“Being certified as a BALM Family Recovery Life Coach and BALM 12 Principles Facilitator, I have received far more referrals and clients as classes are often a desirable entry point for families. I now have the opportunity to expand what I can do for families through partnering with treatment centers and addiction specialists to offer BALM courses and coaching, while in return increasing my client base.”

------------- Jill C. Prevas -------------

“I was introduced to the power of Life Coaching over 30 years ago. Working in hospitality management for 30-plus years, I envisioned myself becoming a career coach before my life turned upside down by the suicide death of my oldest son in 2011. Fast forward to September 13th, 2019 when I received an email with an advertisement for Family Recovery Life Coaching Certification from BALM. The following week I attended the first of many classes that absolutely transformed me. The education I received challenged my belief system and placed me on a path to self-discovery which has only continued to blossom as I build my own family recovery coaching business. We are on a lifelong journey, and we choose how we wish to live every moment of every day. BALM has taught me how to reach deep down, to find my true purpose, and thrive as Founder of Imagine Family Recovery LLC.”

------------- Don Lipstein -------------



Watch clips from a recent interview with Jill Prevas, one of the BALM's many successful coaches.

Jill Prevas, RN, PCC, CBFRLC

How did you get involved in the BALM?

How did you get your first BALM client?

Where do most of your clients come from?

Why is the BALM so important to your business?

How has the BALM helped you grow your business?


Beverly Buncher, MA, PCC, CBFRLC, CTPC

I’m Bev Buncher and I started the BALM Coach Training program because there wasn’t an ICF fully accredited Family Recovery Life Coach Training program out in the coaching world and the need for this level of training and support was enormous for this population.

The BALM difference families and coaches often talk about is found in the emphasis we place on love, peace, and connection right from the start along with mindfulness, presence, and evidence-based family recovery and coaching practices.

This inside-out program is playing a role in bringing the field of family recovery to a whole new level. I’m proud to have started this program and even prouder of the graduates who complete our program and go out into the world making a difference in families’ lives.

I invite you to become a BALM coach so you can master the BALM and coaching and join us in our mission of helping ALL families blaze the trail to recovery in their homes.


With thousands of families in need of help, there’s no better time to take control of your professional coaching career than right now.

Our outreach representatives are ready to answer your questions and share more information about the BALM Coach Training program.

Founded in 2012, BALM Family Recovery has helped thousands of families find peace and bring recovery to their homes.

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