Praise for Jo’s Efforts


"Jo is sensitive and understands people in a deep way and her passion shows this. Through coaching with her, she's helped me to see the bigger picture. Her openness and her willingness to accept me as I am has helped me shift and allowed me to work through my blocks around relationships. I found the process to be very rewarding because it's not often that you get to look at things with someone and then to put them back in a logical way in your head, that brings both understanding and serenity. That's a gift. Thanks, Jo!"


"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."


"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."


"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."


"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."

Valverde | First Sergeant United States Army (Ret.)

"I went through some really difficult times and when I started practicing yoga with Jo, I felt a ‘release’ of some sort. She has taught me how to calm my mind and has enabled me to regain control of my body. I could not have found a better teacher to have in my journey to regain and rebuild myself. Thank you for the many enlightening moments.”


"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."
Hodge | United States Quantico-trained Marine Corps

"Over the last couple of years I have loved attending your classes, Jo! You are uniquely-unique! You always gave your students much more than the asanas, and I'm ever grateful for having met you. You are so positive and so non-judgmental and so wonderful!"


"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."


"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.”