​​​Fertility Issues

Trying to conceive isn't as simple as you thought it would. 

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Fertility Issues, Parenting Concerns and Grief 

Reduce aloneness... Enhance coping...Deepen insight

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I look forward to hearing from you. Since, Chartreuse Center has an exclusive focus, I offer complimentary phone consultations in order to determine compatibility of your specific needs and Chartreuse Center's services. The phone call is approximately 15 minutes and your initial session may be scheduled at that time.  The best method to begin the process is to submit the Information Request below and I will contact you as soon as I am able. ​​You can expect calls to be returned during between 8-9pm.

**If you choose to call for the consultation, please know I may be with a client or may be unavailable to answer at that exact moment.  I will return your call when I am available.  

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Join me on April 8th at 7pm Central (US & Canada)

Infertility Awareness Week 2019 is around the corner... Let's start the conversation!

April is an important time of year to bring awareness to those special considerations surrounding Infertility Awareness.  I'm offering a complimentary webinar - totally complimentary - around that Pineapple Express Mindset shift to connecting with our entire life while trying to conceive with fertility concerns.  

You can expect:

❤︎ Hope, inspiration, and tools to connect with Kindness, Compassion and Control through TTC with fertility concerns.

❤︎ Stories of transition from that "Pineapple Express" mindset to living, reconnecting with life.

❤︎ Zero, zilch, nada, not one sales pitch on this webinar... It's for you! (It's a total irky thing for me to get on a webinar and it be all about sales - Ick.  I don't like it, I'm not going to do that to you.)

At the completion of the webinar, you will be given a Thank You gift of access to a growing library of meditations for you.

I know how busy life is at this time...  My commitment is to meet you where you are - in your heart, in your pain, in your healing.  Let's get this conversation going!  Reserve your spot... I look forward to seeing you on April 8th!

Julie Blackburn, LCPC, NCC, ATR

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​​​​Embrace Your Center - Podcast, Positive Intentions & Blog

Embrace Your Center offers podcast episodes, positive intentions and blog articles for infertility, fertility, perinatal issues, parenting and grief.  Available on iTunes and GooglePlay.  

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Fertility Issues, Perinatal Support & Grief

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Grief & Loss

Your heart is broken and your life is upside down as you grieve.

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Restore Your Heart

I created Chartreuse Center with you in mind. I'm here to tell you, there is hope and growth through your pain and struggle.  It may be hard to believe at this point.  You will find yourself again.   You will merge your previous self with the knowledge you gain from this situation and emerge with a greater appreciation for your life and those around you.  

You are looking for something... something to help you feel like yourself again and as quickly as possible.

  • A reduced a sense of isolation; feeling understood and accepted
  • Understanding of your emotions,  reactions to social situations, and how to cope
  • Clarifying expectations of your friendship and family relationships
  • Identifying the type of support you seek from relationships and how to obtain support
  • Redefining a sense of "self" based on new stage of life
  • A renewed self esteem and your confidence will return
  • Improvement in communication and connection in your marriage and love relationships

I made a clear decision to specialize in order to provide YOU with expertise you deserve and exceptional care to help you move through your experience, understand your struggle, realign your core and restore your heart.   

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If you are a provider, contact me for complimentary fertility videos for your use in your office.

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Perinatal and Parenting Support

Pregnancy after fertility struggles or parenting are not what you expected.

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Counseling Support

​offered in-person in Orland Park, IL or through distance counseling for Illinois residents

​​​​Chartreuse Learning - Artful Online Courses

Online courses offer flexibility and convenience for your life. Artful learning for life situations surrounding fertility & infertility, grief, and parenting. 

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Positivity through Fertility Treatment - Tough yet Possible!

 Maintaining positivity is tough enough... imagine while going through fertility treatment. Research does look at the impact of outlook and the differences between optimistic or pessimistic mindsets toward fertility treatment.  Just in 2012, "FERTILITY TREATMENT RESPONSE: IS IT BETTER TO BE MORE OPTIMISTIC OR LESS PESSIMISTIC?" was published in Psychosomatic Medicine. The article suggests a tendency toward a more positive outcomes for those with an optimistic outlook. Hmmmmm...really?

In my own work with women and couples, I see something similar.  There are some key factors that contribute to well-being during fertility treatment:

❤︎ grieving their fertility struggle, pregnancy loss or unsuccessful treatment

❤︎ quieting the worry, fear, apprehension and realistically recognizing skills, roles and who is in control of what through treatment

❤︎ identifying useful and purposeful action during specific times of the fertility treatment process

❤︎ positive intentions or affirmations and mindfulness throughout the treatment time of life

Positivity is possible, just as much as the hurts are real. Chartreuse Center offers online courses, a podcast/blog and counseling to help folks where they are. Positivity through Fertility Treatment is an online course that will begin enrollment soon... In the meantime, receive emails with articles, positive intentions and quotes to keep in touch with the "good." Sign up now for all the good stuff and to be in-the-know about enrollmentSo stay tuned!  In order to not miss the Early Enrollment discounts, sign up for emails to be the FIRST to know.  

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