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License The B.A.L.M.
With a BALM Family Recovery Education Professional License, your Treatment Center, Recovery Residence, or Private Intervention, Therapy or Recovery Coaching Practice can provide the families of your clients with the BALM Comprehensive, our powerful threefold educational program:
INFORMATION: We will educate your families with 12 Family Recovery Principles presented through weekly live meetings, a workbook, and an online archive of over 120 hours of lessons, expert interviews, discussions, recovering speakers and recovery families. All of this information is organized in an easy-to-digest fashion.
TRANSFORMATION: Your families receive tools to put that information into practice on a journey into 7 steps that empower families to effectively communicate with their loved one using the BALM (Be A Loving Mirror) method.
SUPPORT: Group coaching meetings where families can get their questions answered, receive support, and hear how others are coping with the challenges of a loved one’s struggles with substance use disorder and other addictions.
CEU TRAINING RETREATS FOR STAFF:
WHEN FAMILIES GET WELL, THE LOVED ONES HAVE A BETTER CHANCE AT GETTING WELL TOO! PROVIDE YOUR STAFF WITH A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE ON HOW TO FACILITATE ACCELERATED LEARNING FOR THE FAMILIES OF YOUR CLIENTS INCLUDING:
1. How to encourage families to use their leverage. 2. Moving family members through their own change stages. 3. Helping families move from denial to awareness and enabling to helping. 4. Encouraging mindfulness in family members. 5. Creating powerful advocates in the family for a loved one before they return home. 6. Helping families heal their relationships through the use of the 7 Steps to BALM. 7. How professionals can refresh and renew themselves for the challenging work of bringing families onboard in the process.
What Our Licensees Are Saying About The B.A.LM.:
Eric Bricker, LMHC CAP, Clinical Director, Life of Purpose Treatment Beverly Buncher and Family Recovery Resources have really cracked the code on providing remote family support to loved ones attending out of state treatment.
Their unique product and service delivery format is quite unlike anything else I've ever seen in over twenty years of work in the substance use disorder treatment industry.
Providing online lectures and conference calls enables busy family members to receive vital education and support in a flexible way that is typically not available to them.
The recommendations that family members receive are very treatment and recovery supportive, making Family Recovery Resources a great adjunct to our existing family therapy. Our feedback from participating family members has consistently been very positive.
Jake Jansen, Owner of My Recovery Project LLC and Addiction Recovery Environment Homes LLC As a recovering addict, interventionist and owner of a sober home, I see how addiction affects all of the members of the family.
The B.A.L.M has been an important tool for the families I work with, teaching the families how to properly support their loved one and improve communication.
It empowers family members to make healthy decisions, and when the family learns a better way, it improves the success for the person struggling with addiction.
The B.A.L.M. is set up like a college course you take at your own speed, on your own schedule, from the comfort of your own home. Additionally, the program offers a year of support to families.
Recovery is a process and it takes time. As your loved one recovers and works with professionals, this is the family’s opportunity to recover and learn from top professionals as well, all in a very cost effective, flexible and comprehensive program.
Dixie Brown, Executive Director Willow Place for Women BALM, Be a Loving Mirror, has been a foundational and transformative piece of Willow Place’s integrative treatment program for women with substance use and eating disorders.
BALM has offered our families a safety net, a venue to express their concerns for their loved ones and to seek support in a nonjudgmental and safe way.
The weekly BALM family calls have been a staple for our families own recovery process. They came for their loved one, to gain a greater understanding of the addictive process, the 12 steps and the world of treatment, but families have shared with us that they stayed because BALM gave them a place to transform themselves.
It's been easy and convenient, listening in on live calls when they can or recordings on their own time. Families often mention how valuable it is for them to know there are others, just like them, who are experiencing the same struggles, the same questions and the same pain.
And then they find a little bit of hope that keeps them coming back for another call. The families who have gotten involved in the deeper work the BALM offers share how open and vulnerable they have become and how they have begun to heal from that same pain they once felt could never lessen.
Our families love what the BALM program has offered them, and we love what our families are learning as result! The BALM program isn't just transformative for the individual family members. It's transformative for the family dynamic, for the treatment process and the clinicians who work with our clients daily.
The families begin to understand, they start communicating, they set boundaries and they ask questions without judgment. They begin to heal from the pain they once felt and start healing the relationship with their loved ones.
The transformation we see in the sessions with our clients and our families is truly remarkable and beautiful as a direct result of the BALM program.