About Jo

Jo Standing is an author, a speaker, classroom facilitator, a spiritual warrior and certified professional coach. She has taught personal wellness for over 10-years and for over 10,000 hours. In 2017 she traveled more than 50,000 miles around North America with the effort to bolster the well-being of our country's warriors in uniform. As the daughter of an Army Veteran who mostly raised her strength is not just a word to Jo. It is a way of being, and the knowledge of how to recover the self after trauma is believed by her to be everyone’s birthright. Jo believes that the inner wounds of a warrior are not meant to be stuffed-away. They are to be used as signposts and guides to live a full and rewarding life. Her work has been the subject of articles in USA TODAY and the Huffington Post. Jo offers workshops and speaking forums to audiences and groups geared toward ending the cycle of trauma drama and elevating yourself through life's greatest challenges. 

Her Books are as follows:

  • Conquer Trauma Drama: Get Your Life Back (282 pages) Published in 2015.
  • Conquer Trauma Drama: Breakthrough Curriculum (141 pages) Published in 2016 and Second Edition 2017.
  • The Power of PTSD: Empowered Through Pain - To Be Released December 2019

Her Speaking Engagements are as follows:

  • The Harvard Faculty Club | Cambridge, Massachusetts (2016)
  • The Mental Health Coalition Verde Valley | Sedona, Arizona (2017)

The Viva Standing Foundation is a government recognized 501(c)3 that provides resilience focused materials for Big-T trauma survivors to support and celebrate the trauma survivor’s natural inborn state of resilience.

The Viva Standing Foundation’s 2016-2020 initiative in action is Our Vet Community. It serves to bring our troops and veterans revisions to the Transition Readiness Program that military receives upon exit. We are working to stop the more than twenty veteran suicides a day through mandatory education in mental health that is equal in detail to the current in depth programs being offered to our warriors in uniform.

The Mibo School of Yoga is officially offering it’s 200-hour Certification Program to become a Trauma-Sensitive  Yoga Teacher. Visit the official training site to learn about the coming March 23rd 2018 200-hour Trauma Sensitive Yoga Teacher Training in Stafford, Virginia very close to Richmond, VA and Washington, DC! Flexible accommodation is available for out of town attendees of the 12 certification weekends!