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
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
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.