"If you ever wonder what your fears can do for you then it's a stellar idea to read this book. Many of us drown in our sorrows and pain, however those same sorrows and that same pain are the reason you strive forward. This book is a great demonstration of that fact."
Norman McKenzie | Alliance | Actor in Los Angeles as seen in the show "Love" on Netflix
“I had the pleasure to meet the author as a fellow speaker at Harvard University. The passion she has towards her work for PTSD has moved me. She is not only an amazing soul, but her vast knowledge and encounter with PTSD, which is so eloquently applied in her book, is absolutely beneficial for all who seek healing. The term "CONQUER" is exactly what she will bring to you with this book. And, “Get Your Life Back”, is exactly what you will achieve.”
Dr. Bindu Babu | Alliance | New York
"I feel really great now that we've done this call; you gave me a really practical look at deep subjects and offered specific tools to help me. This is exactly what I needed - it is positively different than the other approaches that I've been given!"
Leona | Client | Vancouver, Canada
"Jo is an amazing person, true to herself and life. Her story is as inspirational and heartfelt as they come. She is a shining example of how to overcome as she sucks the marrow out of life itself."
Michael Hodge | Alliance | United States Marine Corps, Quantico-trained, Veteran
"You can't help but to feel the author, Jo Standing's, kindness as you read through her book, Conquer Trauma Drama: Get Your Life Back. She did a great job of breaking down PTSD even if you haven't experienced any serious trauma in your life, yet. She offers wise advice on how to handle certain situations that we all eventually find ourselves in. Listening to what she has to say is worthwhile."
Christopher Carrillo | Reader | United States Navy
"Jo's work helping people heal from traumatic life events and remove the drama from the experience is powerful. She is a poised communicator and her podcast series is an inspiration for anyone needing to heal."
Karen Scarpulla | Alliance | Author of Walking Toward the Light
"What struck me the most when working with Jo on our aim setting exercise was her infectious positive attitude and unbridled enthusiasm. Jo was clear and focused and set forth the information in a natural flow that produced a result reflective of one's true intention. I was able to narrow my range of goals and related action to enable the most succinct path to achieving my desires as I currently see them. She is a great personal Coach. She has keen insight with minimal input and the ability to guide with just the right amount of push that makes the experience both fun and productive. Thank you, Jo."
Christopher | Client | Rock Opera Writer | Vancouver, Canada
"More than a book. Conquer Trauma Drama is a support system. The way Standing shares her story and provides insight on how to reset your mind and open your heart back up to life, is truly valuable. Her story is heavy, but the way she relays it on the pages, feels as though you are in light conversation with the author. Use it as a tool to reconnect with yourself or to understand loved ones who may be suffering from their own trauma drama."
Erika Cain | Alliance | Creative Consultant, Performing Artist, Speaker
"Brave writing. A personal touch, giving the hard reality of trauma a humanity and possibility for healing and growth again. I recommend this book for ALL trauma survivors."
Jason A. Weisgerber | Alliance | Author of Enoughness: Finding the True Fulfillment and Living a Fully Expressed Life
"After reading this eye-opening book, I came to the realization that I wasn't going insane! I could see that everything I was experiencing was meant-to-be! Meaning, we are survivors by nature and we are wired for knowing trauma in our lives, as well as, depending on one's interpretation, even realizing trauma and its effects in order to become healthier than ever. But, here's the catch, this is only possible when we are intending to navigate toward a brighter future and toward the lives that we've always dreamed and known possible since we were trusting and fearless children."
Enrique L. Aguilar Valverde | Alliance | First Sergeant United States Army (Ret.)
"A powerful book on finding inner strength and the beauty within ourselves that can be lost due to trauma or the everyday stresses of life. Ms. Standing weaves in personal stories so you can relate and provides tools and exercises to lead you to the path of inner fulfillment. This is not just another self-help book. . . Highly recommended!"
Wynn Westmoreland | Alliance | Award Winning Journalist
"In your workshop, our participants received a mind-cleansing process that clears stress and energy blockages. I felt very calm and at peace at the end. The breathing exercises, writing, and group sharing cycles were inspiring to me. You led us based on our writing and listening needs. [Your] writing [class] is a healing process which helps our health!"
Lili Molavi | Client | Vancouver, Canada
"Jo will always be a mentor to me. My experience was very transformative: I felt confident and strong, focused and clear-minded, and with an ease and grace that left me feeling truly comfortable in the NOW, rather than contemplating the past and future. It is easy to fall in a trap of bickering and complaining about our lives, empty of a true desire to actually change our mentality and situation. Jo's unique format ensures that this is impossible."
Lauren Kaljur | Alliance | Assistant Producer at CBC Radio