Be A Loving Mirror

At Family Recovery Resources, our mission is to help all families blaze the trail to recovery in their homes. All of our programs are based on the Be A Loving Mirror (BALM) Method of Family Recovery. BALM empowers families to transform their inner attitudes and their relationships with their loved ones. As a result, their struggling loved one has their BEST chance at recovery. We achieve our mission through two fold: one, through training coaches, counselors and other professionals who want to work MOST effectively with families and two, through coaching and educating families determined to help themselves AND their loved ones have the BEST chance of recovery.


Learn more about BALM (Be A Loving Mirror) classes, coaching groups, one-on-one coaching, and in-person retreats. Learn more now.


Learn about the offerings of The BALM Institute, including Accredited Family Recovery Life Coach Training and Continuing Education for counselors, coaches and other recovery professionals. Learn more now.


Learn how your organization can affordably provide top-notch Family Recovery Education for all of your clients’ families, and CEU training retreats and courses for your staff. Learn more now.

Our Approach

Here are the FOUR most important things you should know about us:

  1. We understand you.
  2. We don’t judge you or your loved one.
  3. We commit to helping you get your life back.
  4. We commit to helping you learn how to become your loved one’s BEST chance at recovery.

Be A Loving Mirror is a phrase often heard at the end of BALM calls, but it is so much more than a slogan. BALM is a way of life that involves a two-pronged approach to family recovery that allows family members to get their lives back AND encourage their loved ones to get THEIR lives back, too! Learn More Here.



Register for a free phone consultation to find out more about The Daily BALM and see how this program can help you, your loved one, or your clients. It’s the first step toward a brighter future and healthier relationships.





Latest Blogs

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Let Go of Results, NOT of Your Loved One!

As we move once again into Principle Three of the BALM:

Journal Your Way to BALM Recovery – New Course Brings Added Dimension to the BALM Comprehensive

Journal Your Way to BALM Recovery: Be A Loving Mirror

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What Makes the Mindfulness Piece of the BALM So Important?

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Upcoming Courses

  • Coach Training Course Sept. 2016
    • This course is designed specifically for people who want to work with families affected by a loved one’s struggles. This program’s treasure is that it provides you with specific skills and expertise to help you help families help themselves and their loved one get well. Pre-Req. starting now.
  • BALM Comprehensive–Enrolling now!
    • The BALM Comprehensive Family Recovery Education Program will show you how to get YOUR life back AND how to help your loved one get THEIR life back too! 

BALM Coach Training

This course is designed specifically for people who want to work with families affected by a loved one’s struggles. This program’s treasure is that it provides you with specific skills and expertise to help you help families help themselves and their loved one get well. 


What makes our program unique is the BALM (Be A Loving Mirror) programs, which include principles and steps designed to clear a path for families to get well (thus making them their loved one’s best chance to get well.) Coach trainees become extremely conversant both in the program itself and in how to coach families through it.

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Next Course

Jan 2017

Course Cost

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Client Testimonials

  • “My last visit to my son in prison was completely different. Instead of railing him for getting himself into this mess, I told him how much I loved him and asked him what his life was like. He told me about little...

    A BALM Mom
  • “When I began applying BALM principles with my daughter, she was stopped in her tracks. Her whole attitude toward me changed. She felt listened to and became willing to listen to what I had to say. I’ll never forget the day she...

    A BALM Mom
  • “Before BALM, I was so distraught about my adult child and his behaviors – not only what he was doing to himself but what he could do to others. I learned tools to help him make better decisions. He chose...

    A BALM Mom
  • “Before taking the Be A Loving Mirror courses, I would never consider Alanon. I wasn’t the one with the problem. It was his. Learning about my role in the family addiction helped me see that I could use some work too. After...

    A BALM Wife
  • I feel so fortunate to have found this program. It has given me a way to see my own recovery as a family member, plus a way to help me help families get better! I am a BALMer!

    BALM Coach Trainee
  • “I have learned so much about myself and how to have healthier, more loving relationships.”

    A BALM Daughter
  • “My daughter-in-law has been crying to me about my son leaving her. In the past, I listened to her lies about how she really wasn’t using, judged my son, and begged him to take her back. This time, I lovingly told her...

    A BALM Mother-in-Law
  • “Beverly Buncher is the foremost Family Recovery Coach in the nation.”

    Alida Schuyler, Director of Crossroads Recovery Coaching School