Balm : The Loving Path to Family Recovery

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You're desperate for a way to help your loved one.
Everybody's telling you to get rid of them, to kick them out and cut them off--but it doesn't feel right.

After trying countless ways to deal with the situation, hopelessness sets in, leaving you with no choice but to stand by and watch.

Inside BALM, Beverly Buncher opens your eyes and shows you the truth--it's false to say there's nothing you can do.

This step-by-step guide to family recovery teaches you how to:

Erase judgments that create barriers between families and their loved one Regain the inner calm and peace you thought was lost forever Become aware of triggers that can give your loved one excuses to relapse Set and stick to boundaries to achieve peace in the home

Learn the "Loving Mirror" secrets for a sane and joyful life!

Written for those who know just how difficult it can be to cope with the lifestyle of a using loved one, BALM empowers families to transform their inner attitudes and relationships with each other.

Using the BALM(R) method, you will get your life back and be your loved one's BEST chance at recovery!
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Product details

  • Hardback | 354 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 24mm | 585g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 047343363X
  • 9780473433635

Review quote

"I needed help, but this book wasn't available for me and my family...My story didn't end well; my son died from his addiction. If you or anyone you know has a relative suffering from addiction, this book is for you. ...Bev will give you and your family the best chance to save the life of those with the disease of addiction. This can also bring your family the normalcy and peace that all families deserve."
-- Anthony J. LaGreca
Bereavement Facilitator for Parents with an Opioid Death
Hope Floats Healing and Wellness Center, Kingston, MA
Activist, FED UP! Coalition to End the Opioid Epidemic

"In her book, BALM: The Loving Path to Family Recovery, Beverly Buncher uses our 6 Stages of Change model through the lens of how the process applies to families faced with a loved one's struggles. This book gives families a path to follow through the stages of denial and demoralization, to ambivalence, to planning, to working on the balm family recovery program, to sticking with it, to completion. Her book helps families to be informed, transformed with love in their approach to their family member with an addiction, and supported
along the way."
-- Janice and James Prochaska
Coauthors of Changing to Thrive

"As a Master Certified Coach and Director of Coach Training at the balm Institute, I have appreciated the privilege of witnessing the transformational power of the balm approach for families living with loved ones suffering with addiction issues, as well as for the coaches applying these principles in their coaching and their everyday lives. Beverly Buncher is the catalyst of a movement for healing. This book provides inspiring stories and step-by-step practical strategies, principles, and tools. She tells it straight with her vulnerability and transparency. She walks the talk. In the past three years, I have witnessed her apply the balm approach in her personal life, her professional life, and her relationships, including in her marriage. The fundamental healing balm for every issue has been this path of Be A Loving Mirror.

"Let this book be your call to action. The time for change is now."

-- Fran Fisher
Master Certified Coach
Lifetime Achievement Award 2012, ICF Washington State
Deepening the Transformational Zone
Author of Calling Forth Greatness: Seven Coaching Wisdoms for Transforming Your Life

The BALM is an empowering tool for my recovery. I would love for everyone hurting because of a loved one's addiction to experience this program. It works."
-- Betty Kreider, BFRC

The BALM is more than comprehensive learning - it's fast-track learning, which is vital when you have a using loved one."
-- Lisa Costa, CBFRLC, CRLC
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