+ 2020 Balm Family Recovery Calendar of Programs - BALM
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BALM Family Recovery Specialist Training

This powerful program can be used as the first part of the BALM Coach Training Program or as stand-alone training. It gives therapists, treatment center counselors, life coaches, peer support specialists and others looking for a solution-oriented program to share with families, a turnkey program for doing so.

  • Call 1-888-998-2256 to learn more, get pricing, and enroll
  • Please note: We offer special pricing for not-for-profits

June 1, August 1, Enroll now to begin coach training in September.

Length of Program: 3-9 months.

Learn more about Specialist Training

Learn more about our Family Recovery LIfe Coach Training (which includes the Specialist Training)

BALM Family Recovery Life Coach Training Bundle

This robust Family Recovery Professional Training is the first and only International Coach Federation fully Accredited Coach Training Program (ICF-ACTP) that focuses on training Recovery Professionals.

Upon completion of this course, you will be well prepared to coach at the Professional Certified Coach level as well as prepared to work with families facing the use disorder of a loved one regardless of the family’s developmental level of family recovery.

Your training will allow you to work one on one with individual family members, to work with whole families and to facilitate groups of family members using the BALM 12 Principle Course.

Seen as the most comprehensive Life Coach Training available to those seeking to work effectively with families impacted by a loved one’s SUD, this program is for you if you want to be prepared to make a REALLY substantive transformative difference in the lives of families as well as in your own life and family!

Required Specialist Program: June 1, August 1

Coaching Courses start yearly in Sept. Start NOW to be ready to move forward for the first coaching class

Length of program: Including Specialist Program: 1 ½ to 2 years.

Learn more about Specialist Training

Learn more about our Family Recovery Life Coach Training (which includes the Specialist Training)

Please note:

  • Tuition includes specialist program
  • Or start with the Specialist Program for a lower tuition rate!
  • Special pricing for not-for-profits
  • Payment plans available
  • Call 1-888-998-2256 to learn more, get pricing, and get started with your coach today!
  • Ask us about our levels of training, pricing and payment plans to find the best starting point to help you reach your goals!

BALM One Year Family Recovery Program

We provide the one-year BALM® Family Recovery Education program using the Be A Loving Mirror (BALM®) Method of Family Recovery. This Powerful Educational Program includes instruction and practice in the Be A Loving Mirror method which increases the family member’s inner peace and allows for improved communication that often leads a loved one to choose recovery.

Learn more about the BALM Family Recovery One Year Program

This program is ongoing throughout the year!

Within 24 hours of enrollment you will be able to access hundreds of recordings and handouts. Then, each Monday, you will receive call links so you can attend 6-8 live conference calls weekly!

Most families in this program find their membership in the BALM essential to their ability to help them get their lives back as they learn how to help their loved one get their recovery on track.

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Learn more about the BALM Family Recovery One Year Program

5 Day Webinar!

5 Tips to Play Your Role in your Loved One’s SUD Recovery May 11 to 15. To know more, click here.

7 Steps Deep Dive Retreat

BALM Families develop great peace and interpersonal effectiveness through the the practice of the 7 steps to Be A Loving Mirror process. Join us for a weekend of deep exploration and practice of these 7 steps in a community of people committed to creating peace, love, connection and ultimately, recovery, in their homes.

The 7 Steps to Be A Loving Mirror are at the core of what the BALM Method brings to families on their recovery journey. This 3 day retreat allows family members and professionals the time to absorb the ideas and understandings it takes to truly BE a Loving Mirror with those we love.

Friday, February 28-March 3, 2020.
Friday, October 16-October 19, 2020

Learn More and Register for the Retreat Here.

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BALM for Individuals with Use Disorders

This course offers the BALM 12 Principles specifically geared for those who have faced a use disorder. Persons with 2 years of sustained recovery and BALM Coaches who have graduated from the BALM Institute and wish to work with those impacted by a use disorder are welcome to take this course.

Starting Date TBA 
13-week program

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Life Purpose in Recovery

For those with strong recovery, look to find and live their life purpose, this course provides instruction and experience in this arena.

This is for everyone impacted by their own or a loved one’s use disorder, in recovery for at least two years. This powerful course takes participants on a deep inner journey to find the contribution they are meant to make in the world. Just as important, it connects participants with their inner voice, beyond ego, in order to allow them to get intuitive guidance as they move through life.

April 20 – July 13, 2020.
12-week program

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Grief Recovery Support Group

How does one move on in a way that embraces the gifts of the dreams and people no longer alive in our lives? This course will give you tools and a set of processes to do just that. You will learn a new way of facing the past with a positive eye toward the future.

8 Wednesday evenings from 7-8:15 PM ET beginning on:

April 22-June 10, 2020.

September 2-October 28, 2020.

Learn More and Enroll Here.

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Hire a BALM Coach of Your Own!

Accelerate Your Family Recovery Progress with a BALM Coach! For any family in the BALM Program or willing to join the balm who also wants to add a one-on-one coach.

We have coaches available for all income levels depending on the coach’s level of advancement. You may ask for an ICF-Certified/BALM Certified Coach (Level 4), a BALM Certified Coach not yet ICF Certified (Level 3), A Trained but not yet certified coach (Level 2), or a coaching intern (still in training) (Level 1). Give us a call today at 1-888-998-2256 and let’s find a way for you to begin getting the one-on-one help you need!

Coaching Relationships start year-round and take place over a 12 week, 24 week, 36 week or 48 week period.

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BALM 12 Principles Facilitators Courses – For teaching families and teaching loved onesBALM Coaches who wish to become adept at teaching the 12 Principles to families OR to those facing their own use disorder will take become adept at the applicable 12 Principles course and will then take a six week Facilitators Course. 

Please note: The Facilitators Course for BALM Family Recovery is now a part of the 2020 BALM Family Recovery Specialist/Life Coach Training Program. Please let us know if you have questions about how to incorporate your ability to teach the BALM into a plan to become an expert at the BALM and at Family Recovery LIfe Coaching.

for teaching families:

Feb 3-March 16 – FULL

July 20 – August 31, 2020


To prepare to teach the 12 Principles to Those with a Use Disoroder:

Wednesdays 7-9 PM ET
October 14- November 18, 2020.

Call 1-888-998-2256 to learn more, get pricing, and enroll, or contact us here.