Jo Standing’s non-profit, The Viva Standing Foundation, is a government recognized 501(c)3 that provides resilience focused materials for Big-T trauma survivors with the intent to support and celebrate the survivor’s natural inborn state of resilience.
Jo Standing’s current initiative with The Viva Standing Foundation is Our Vet Community. The initiative brings love, light, and laughter to our troops and veterans with educational and morale-boosting entertainment.
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Jo Standing is an author, a speaker, classroom facilitator, a spiritual warrior and certified professional coach. She has taught for over 10-years and for over 10,000 hours. She is the daughter of an Army Veteran who mostly raised her, although she was also his caretaker throughout her childhood, as he ailed for most of it. Strength is not just a word to Jo, it is a way of being, and 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, or hidden, but instead used as signposts and guides to live a full, whole 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 youth, military and corporations to assist the audiences to end the cycle of drama within their own lives, discover their purpose and to recover their resilience during and after 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 2018
Her Speaking Engagements are as follows:
- The Harvard Faculty Club | Cambridge, Massachusetts (2016)
- The Mental Health Coalition Verde Valley | Sedona, Arizona (2017)