Social Graces through Fertility Treatment
Social Events, Text Messages, Family Reunions, Newsfeeds...Navigating the 'fertile' world
Social Graces offers some humor while giving thoughtful tools to help you through social situations that may get tricky. Your expectations of those in your life will be clarified through activities to help you remain connected to important people in your life even if they are clueless to your life or experiences right now. Discussion includes social media, special occasions, and personal limits.
Three lessons include:
❤︎ Close Friends and Others in Your Inner Circle
❤︎ The Bedroom Door...Kind Limits with Family Regarding Family Building
❤︎ Co-Workers, Watercooler Talk and the Check Out Clerk
Handouts, worksheets, interactive tools, and useful links are included to help you stay in touch with the world in a way that is more comfortable for you.
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 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!
Frequently Asked Questions
Letter from Julie:
Hello My Friend,
I've created these lessons for YOU! Having walked the fertility path myself with my husband by my side, I still needed to look inside myself to find the courage, strength and peace within the process of building my family.
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 I teach my clients to help them transform their mindset and improve their relationships. These tools will help you with your current life and with situations that cross your path in the future.
The bite-size, micro lessons are so easy to incorporate into your life. The communication techniques are effective. You will benefit from the information and activities.
I look forward to seeing you in the course.