Because we love and have all sorts of people touch our lives, we experience grief, mourning and bereavement. Loss is experienced throughout life through significant changes over time.   It seems that you may be able to adjust and accept change in some situations.  Then, there are other situations that you find you may have difficulty sharing with people, have a hard time concentrating or getting motivated, or have feelings at an intensity you never have experienced before.  You are learning how to live without your Loved One, you may feel like a stranger to yourself and you are forever changed because of this loss.


"What is the fastest way to get through this grief?" is one of the most common questions from those newly grieving.  Each of us will grieve in our own way for each relationship.  With that said, there are wonderful tools that Chartreuse clients are taught, apply to their lives, and evolve within their understanding of their grief. This information and tools build insight and coping strategies that are as unique to you as your grief.  Yes, that's right - these tools are designed to educate, provide example, and encourage your own application to offer the roadmap, blue print or even lesson plan for key aspects of life that are touched by grief.  


It may seem like you may never feel better.  I can tell you that you that the grief with morph and change over time.  A goal of grief is never to forget.  A goal of grief is to find ways to understand your grief experience.  A goal of grief is to know when to sit in the pain and how to soothe when you seek comfort.  A goal of grief is to remember your Loved One beyond the death and honor the entire life shared.  Chartreuse Center's mission is to offer any where, any time online programs to offer flexibility, remove barriers and improve accessibility to quality grief information and tools to guide you through. 

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Bereavement & Grief Support

Mindset Reset

Positivity Bootcamp

90 Days of daily practice of integrating Positive Psychology to EVOLVE YOU!  Learn about revolutionary concepts of KIND LIMITS in many aspects of life from your own Inner Critic to those difficult people in your life.

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Grief Support

Grieving Miscarriage

One month daily program, full of bite size lessons to explore the life, loss and honoring the loss of your baby.  You are invited to join in on Zoom meetings if you are available.

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Holiday Survival

6-Week program with a weekly focus to prepare for Family Holidays and anticipate special days throughout the next year. Registration opens once a year during the Month of October.

Mindset Reset

7weeks of daily practice of integrating Positive Psychology to transform your senses to recognize, savor and incorporate positivity strategies into everyday life.

Blue Family First 52

Same EXCELLENT First 52 program though segmented for the Law Enforcement Community due to unique social needs of the community.

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Useful Grief & Bereavement Support Resources

Websites

Pregnancy Loss
A Heartbreaking Choice Support for when a pregnancy ended due to selective reduction or medical concerns for the mother or fetus. www.aheartbreakingchoice.com  
SHARE Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support, Inc  www.nationalshare.org
Silent Grief Books and chat groups concerning pregnancy loss.  www.silentgrief.com  
Avery's Garden Artwork and inspiration surrounding pregnancy loss.https://www.averys-garden.com

Anticipated Grief and Loss of Child
Bereaved Parents USA www.bereavedparentsusa.org

Greater Illinois Pediatric Palliative Care Coalition www.gippcc.org
SIDS of Illinois www.sidsillinois.org
The Compassionate Friends  Supporting a Family After a Child Dies. www.compassionatefriends.org


End Of Life Education & Care
National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO)  https://www.nhpco.org
Illinois Hospice & Palliative Care Organization  https://il-hpco.org
Association of Death Education and Counseling, The Thanatology Association  https://www.adec.org

Support for Children
When Families Grieve Sesame Street Workshop to help children and parents with loss and grief.  www.sesamestreet.org/toolkits/grief
Sesame Street Toolkits Website offers useful tools, videos and handouts regarding many parenting issues including emotions, military living, growing up, science, and even living with asthma.  No cost registration gives parents additional support resources.   www.sesamestreet.org/toolkits

Survivors of Suicide & Suicide Prevention
American Foundation for Suicide Prevention Offers information about support groups for survivors of suicide.https://afsp.org/find-support/
Suicide Prevention Lifeline Call 1-800-273-8255 for support https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org

Downloadable Articles

​Move from Wounded Helper to Helping Professional October 8, 2019 written by Julie Blackburn, LCPC, NCC, ATR 

The Gift of Carefree Timelessness July 2018 written by Julie Blackburn, LCPC, NCC, ATR published in The Perpetual You
6 Tips to Putting Pesky Ruminating Thoughts to Rest... And You Too! April 12, 2018 written by Julie Blackburn, LCPC, NCC, ATR
Grieving Your Pet May 31, 2017 written by Julie Blackburn, LCPC, NCC, ATR
Remember the Grieving Mother on Mother's Day May 12, 2017 written by Julie Blackburn, LCPC, NCC, ATR

First Year of Grief Online Programs

First 52

Weekly Emails for the entire first year after the death of a Loved One. This is THE GRIEF ROADMAP if you are looking for the step-by-step guide through the first year of grief.

Blue Family First 52

Next Steps- Next 52 Programs

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Complimentary

Email Mini-Program

Navigating a New Way of Living after the Death of a Loved One?

This email mini-Program is for you...


Receive three emails within a week in an exclusive Email mini-course with insight building information as well as tools you can use.

Topics of the course include: 
❤︎ Life Relationships
❤︎ Self-Care
❤︎ Social Considerations

**Be sure to open the confirmation email and click the link to "activate' for your emails to begin.

Mending Me

4 Weeks of exploring YOUR NEW WAY OF LIVING after the death of a Loved One. Bite-size lessons evolve your Grief Story, honors personal changes since the loss, and 

90 Day Positivity Bootcamp

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Grief, Fertility & New Parent

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