Three things: Information, Transformation, Support
Weekly Wednesday Night Live Calls all year on the 12 Principles of BALM Family Recovery
120+ recorded calls including:
12 core lesson recordings on the principles
Interviews with Experts on Addiction and Recovery
Speakers in Recovery
Family Member Speakers
Be A Loving Mirror Demonstrations
PowerPoint slides on PDF
98 page companion workbook for the BALM Course
Handouts to explain and enhance the lessons and principles
8 week course offered throughout the year on the 7 Steps to Be A Loving Mirror, which includes:
7 Steps to BALM E-Textbook
A weekly partner to practice with
Opportunity to practice during the class
Demonstrations of how to do the steps
Tools to help you lovingly get YOUR life back as you help your struggling loved one most effectively
2 group calls per week (adding more) offering brief coaching and support for participants – Sunday and Monday evenings 7-8 PM
check in, centering, coaching, support, recovery commitment for the week
Group coaching calls 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.
Why Should a Family Member Consider Doing This Program? Because It Works! Here is what we know.....
Codependency cuts 3-5 years off of a family member’s life.
Your loved one’s dis-ease has already taken so much of your time and energy. Do you really want to give up years from your life span?
Your ability to disentangle from the web of co-addiction in a healthy way depends upon your knowledge base about family recovery and your willingness to practice healthy relationship behaviors.
The Family has a crucial role to play in a loved one’s recovery!
You are either contributing to your loved one’s addiction or their recovery
This program empowers you to consistently practice contributing to their recovery.
When the family gets well, the loved one has a MUCH better chance of getting well.
Don’t you want to maximize your chances of helping your loved one get well?
Education can make the difference between acting as someone who helps and someone who doesn’t
These 12 principles and 7 steps are based on the research of what works to help families and loved ones recover from the dis-ease of addiction.
While there are NO guarantees that your loved one will choose recovery, they will allow YOU to recover and they are your loved one’s BEST chance when you put them into practice!
What do I do first?
We send you a welcome letter requesting participant names and emails (up to 4 family members)
We send you access to:
Weekly Wednesday night calls on the Daily BALM (12 Principles) ID, PW, call-in number and access code
A weekly drip of recordings, overview booklet, and handouts starting with principle 1
Family Recovery Academy Website which houses all of our recordings and handouts for all courses
Coaching/support call in number and access code
On week 5 you will get access to the 7 Steps to Be A Loving Mirror Course
You record your phone numbers, access codes, id and password in a notebook so you will always have them for easy access each time there is a call.
Then what do I do?
You begin by downloading the Fast Track to Recovery Workbook and the Daily BALM Overview on the cover page of the Daily BALM.
Then you start by listening to Lesson One of the Daily BALM
This comes in your first Monday email and can be found on the Family Recovery Academy website
To make it easier to listen, you can have your Fast Track Workbook handy and/or download the pdf’s of slides for the lesson which you will find right below the lesson on the Family Recovery Academy website
Then, call in on Wednesday night at 8 PM ET, using your Daily BALM phone number and access code.
You may listen to one recording and one live call a week or may move ahead and listen to many. Some families feel the recordings keep them calmer and fill them with good information to help them cope, so they listen day and night. Others prefer the ‘slow drip’ method. You can take the information in at YOUR OWN PACE!
Is there only one way to participate? No there are many!
Here are 3 Different Suggested Approaches to Make the MOST of BALM: First Possible Approach:
Start by listening to all 12 lessons of the Daily BALM (one each week) in order to familiarize yourself with the powerful principles of BALM Family Recovery.
Also listen to the Weekly Daily BALM Calls so you can hear what the experts and recovering families and loved ones have to say about addiction, treatment, and recovery. Ask questions when you have them.
Take a look at the Principle page each week to see what the recordings are. If you have the time or inclination, listen to those that call to you.
After a month or so of immersing yourself in the Daily BALM, sign up for the next 7 Steps to BALM Course, download the e-text for the course, and take a deep dive into 8 live, powerful, interactive family recovery calls with the instructors and participants. (The newsletter will list when the next one starts. You can start coming on any week, but going through weeks 1-8 in order will give you a deeper experience.)
Practice what you are learning in your life, day by day, so that you can live your life from the perspective of BALM.
Second Possible Approach:
Start by coming to the live calls on Wednesday evening.
Listen to the lesson for the week of the call you start on so you have a background in that principle when you come on the call.
Check the index on the site or ask on a call about any topics you want to learn about so you can get to the recordings that will address your exact concerns.
Take the 7 Steps of BALM Course after a month or so of being on the call.
Third Possible Approach:
Start by just coming to the live Daily BALM calls for a while.
Once you have been in the program and realize you need to know more, listen to a Daily BALM principle a day for 2 weeks.
Use your Fast Track to Recovery Workbook to help you assimilate the information in each lesson.
Then, enroll in the 7 Steps course and take the course.
Listen to other recordings on your time. (As your life goes up and down over the course of the year, turn to the recordings to help you through different challenges you face.)
Join the Wednesday night calls as often as you can during the 7 Steps course and weekly once your 7 Steps course is over.
To make YOUR LIFE work better, use this program. It’s yours, it works. It’s the BALM!