Love Relationships through Fertility Concerns

Communication, Intimacy, and Love... For Better or For Worse

The Love Relationship & Fertility Struggles

Your love relationship is of utmost importance. You wish to add a member to your family and the process can add stress to any relationship when challenges come about. This course provides a thoughtful look at how couples improve communication, stay connected and identify ways to support each other through family building struggles.

Three lessons include:

❤︎ Considerations for How Fertility Concerns Impact Love Relationships

❤︎ Keep on Talking

❤︎ Beyond Words - Intimacy, Strengthening and Rekindling Connection

Handouts, worksheets, interactive tools, and useful links are included to help you make sense of the unexplainable, complex and intense impact of fertility on your relationship.

Chartreuse Center Artful Online Courses offers courses that are

❤︎ convenient and available when you are

❤︎ offer lessons that are in bite size pieces - micro lessons that fit into a busy schedule

❤︎ incorporate mind - body approaches with expressive components to give you the best opportunities for incorporating the lessons into your everyday life

❤︎ priced appropriately - approximately the rate of one professional coaching or counseling session

❤︎ a self-help approach, a supplement to counseling or coaching - not intended to replace counseling or therapy

Your Instructor

Julie Blackburn
Julie Blackburn

Let me introduce myself... Hello, I'm Julie.

I created these Transformational Programs 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 that may not help you with your situation, or simply opinion. That may distract you from your own growth and empowerment.

You may be looking for some self-help tools. Not everyone is in need of or looking for therapy... Others may be looking for some tools in addition to their counseling sessions. These programs can guide you through and are created with YOU at the center of the learning.

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 programs are not a replacement for professional counseling if you are in need. You are welcome regardless of where you live. Within the programs, you are encouraged you share your experiences as you feel comfortable with other course participants or you can not share at all... It's up to you!

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 in Illinois, a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in Indiana, a 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. I'm so much more than the letters behind my name. I look forward to meeting you in the programs!

Course Curriculum

  Welcome & Handouts
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  Love Relationships Considerations
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  Keep on Talking - Communication through Fertility Struggles
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  Beyond Words - Remaining Connected
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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

Letter from Julie:

Hello My Friend,

I've created these lessons for YOU! I walked this tough path of family building. My husband and I went through so many trials, discussions and tears. We did the hard work and made it through even stronger than when we started to try to conceive. I want that for you too.

Over the years, I've worked with many women and couples and have found this information to be of greatest interest for my clients. I've also included the most beneficial tools that my husband and I used as well as that I teach my clients to help them remain connected.

The bite-size, micro lessons are so easy to incorporate into your life. The mind/body/expressive techniques are effective. You will benefit from the information and activities.

I look forward to seeing you in the course.

Warm wishes,


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