Beyond surviving infertility... Artfully thrive through:
Fertility struggles challenge our perspective what we thought to be true in our life and the world.
Reduce isolation. Enhance coping. Deepen insight.
Quieting the mind can be difficult... so make art instead! Art is an excellent tool to be active in your self discovery. Both mind and body are engaged. There is purpose to the alone time. Most importantly, no prior art making experience is needed.
Artful Fertility Community is a mash-up of art, inspiration, and mindfulness. Weekly "Artful"experiences are offered - watch and participate live or when you are available.
This is a safe community. You receive the benefit of a private forum for discussion and posts between members. Pregnancy tests results are not shared in this community. Your artwork will not be critiqued. Your experience is honored. (Community rules are included on the Facebook group page.) You will be offered opportunities to explore your heart, challenge yourself, and really get to know that person inside.
You are in the midst of perhaps one of the greatest challenges in your life. You will learn so much about yourself along the way. Whatever the outcome, your transformation will be amazing!
Create together. Grow together. Inspire each other.
No art experience is required. The beauty in this work is what you learn about yourself through the process of creating. The final product is just a point if which you decided to stop the process. You have many freedoms when creating. The choice is yours.
You really get quite a benefit from joining the community. You gain so much! You have access and connection to not only me but to the entire community and to tools you can use. Chartreuse Center traditional groups are $225 for a 4 session closed group. I'm inspired by the power of connection and creativity to lessen emotional pain and improve self understanding.
Join the Artful Fertility Community and begin your path to getting back to YOU!
Let me introduce myself... Hello, I'm Julie.
I created these artful courses for YOU! I know the importance of quality information when you are searching for understanding within your current situation. Unfortunately, the internet is full of discussion groups that give misinformation, are a collection of personal experiences, or simply opinion. That may distract you from your own growth and empowerment.
You may be looking for some self-help tools. These courses can guide you through.
On the other hand, you may not have resources in your area OR you may not want to participate in groups or workshops due to the private nature of your situation. Please note: these courses are not a replacement for professional counseling if you are in need. You are welcome regardless of where you live. Within the courses, it is encouraged you share your experiences as you feel comfortable with other course participants. I hope you find useful information and tools to help you now.
I share my experiences from a personal and professional perspective... giving you what has worked in my life as well as for my clients so you don't have to try to figure it out all on your own. I have had my own personal experience with infertility, grief and a unique experience of parenting. My husband and I were able to became parents through foster care adoption and we ended our foster parenting journey when we moved out of Illinois. I'm here to tell you, there is hope. Life may seem uncertain right now. After significant deaths, my life was different. After infertility treatment, my life was different. After becoming a foster & adoptive parent, my life was different yet again. I have and will continue to grow and deepen my relationship with my spirit through these experiences.
Art Therapy and Counseling are a second career for me that began In 2009. Interestingly, my first career was in broadcast communication. I decided to make a necessary and rewarding change to counseling and art therapy after caregiving for my own mother-in-law. I am a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor, Nationally Certified Counselor and a Registered Art Therapist. I have presented in throughout Illinois and have traveled in the US to present regarding art therapy, grief, and coping. Learn more about my experience and professional memberships.