Client & Student Reviews
I HIGHLY RECOMMEND JENNIFER'S COURSE
"Jennifer is a very heartwarming person who is definitely easy to connect with. She offers a lot of compassion in conjunction with her teaching style. I really appreciated all of the extra information she provided above and beyond what was required in the curriculum. As informative as the CTS course was for me it was also a very healing experience because it brought a lot of things to light in reference to my past trauma and helped me to navigate through my healing and growing process much better. I highly recommended Jennifer’s course."
SHE IS ALSO EXTREMELY WARM AND BIG-HEARTED
"Jennifer helped me to see that my experiences were normal given what was actually going on with shame in my family, and so this helped me to understand within that framework, what was happening. She is also extremely warm and big-hearted, creating space for whatever was arising, which was very empowering. I felt relaxed in her presence and ready to open up about what was troubling me. Now I am ready to move on, after several months of work, Jennifer has helped me to process some very challenging feelings and thoughts. I highly recommend her caring and boundaried approach. Thank you!"
I TOOK THE CTS CLASS FROM JENNIFER AND THE CLASS IS FANTASTIC
"I took the CTS class from Jennifer, and the class is fantastic and Jennifer does an amazing job teaching it. She does an excellent job not only teaching the required material in the class, but I think it is her knowledge and experience in so many other areas that makes her a truly incredible teacher, coach, and asset the to the world."
- Kelli Baumgartner
IF I COULD GIVE JENNIFER TEN STARTS I WOULD
"If I could give Jennifer ten stars I would!! Still seems like not enough. How does one thank or review a person who has accompanied them on a journey like this? To put it quite simply, Jennifer saved my life. Period. Or, at the very least, helped me to see my life was worth saving. I have been meeting with her weekly for awhile now, and am incredibly grateful to her for helping me see myself as I am -not like the absolute worst person on the earth I believed myself to be for so long. Her kindness, intelligence, her gentle guidance, and her incredible knowledge of the subject matter has brought me from the absolute depths of despair to the woman who writes this review today. I know it sounds dramatic, but I really and truly do not know where I would be if a dear friend had not found Jennifer's website and reached out to her on my behalf. Learning about the ways developmental trauma and toxic shame shaped my identity has changed my whole being. Knowing how each has impacted me has empowered me to move beyond their limits and see a healthier and even more beautiful me. I cannot recommend her highly enough. Traditional therapy just did not work for me. If I was able to get to the appointment -and that's a HUGE if-the therapist would have to spend the first twenty minutes peeling me from the ceiling due to my significant anxiety as well as horrible panic attacks. Meeting with Jennifer via zoom in the comfort of my own home has been a godsend. I have hope today which is something I didn't have before. To me, that's a miracle. Thank you Jennifer!!"
SHE ALWAYS HAS MY BEST INTEREST IN MIND
"I have been working with Jennifer for over a year now. I feel like I have made more progress in the last year than in the previous ten. She is a combination of patient friend, gentle teacher, and old soul. The trust that I have built with her has carried over into all my relationships. She always has my best interest in mind. She is highly intuitive. She knows when to challenge and when to just listen. She does both with grace and tact. I most appreciate her knowledge of the latest developments in the field of trauma recovery. She is constantly reading, writing, gathering, and sharing new information. She has also walked this path. This is the best part about working with her. She can relate to my experience on a personal level. It is amazing to be able to ask, “how did you handle this when it came up for you?” She is willing to be personal and vulnerable about her own experience while keeping it personal to me as a client. Trauma coaching with Jennifer is the most rewarding work I have done. She is an integral part of my recovery. I have had breakthroughs I never thought possible. I highly recommend working with her if you are ready to walk the path of recovery."
- Major Skinner
I'M SOOO GRATEFUL TO HAVE MET HER AND WORKED WITH HER AS MY TRAUMA RECOVERY COACH
"Her compassion, kindness and calm and nurturing presence helped me get through the most difficult time in my adult life after the re-traumatization. I felt very safe with her, knowing that whatever state I'd be in, I wouldn't be judged or abandoned. I'm sooo grateful to have met her and worked with her as my trauma recovery coach. Thank you so much."
I WILL FOREVER BE GRATEFUL FOR JENNIFER'S AMAZING GRACE AND PATIENCE
"My experience with Jennifer was life changing. Prior to working with Jennifer I had been in talk therapy for about 4 years. My therapist never said the words trauma, or narcissistic abuse, shame, or codependency. Jennifer gave me language and tools. I finally realized it wasn’t me, none of what I endured as a child was my fault. My behaviors and the ‘why’ finally made sense. I finally made sense to ME. The language and the tools she gave me, I use every day. Jennifer also shared any resources she had. Because of Jennifer I am no longer riddled with shame. I love my inner child and my adult self. I will forever be grateful for Jennifer’s amazing grace and patience as she walked by my side, gently holding my hand, through my journey."
HIGHLY RECOMMEND HER FOR ANYONE FINDING THEIR WAY THROUGH TRAUMA, GRIEF, AND SHAME!
"Jennifer Kindera is an amazing and compassionate coach. I first found her through the CPTSD Foundation while I was at a very low point in my life. It was perfect timing and so synchronistic to my healing from trauma and shame. Jennifer was able to provide me with great wisdom related to trauma and especially the shame associated with it. But most important is that Jennifer has been through her own personal journey and knows what it feels like. She holds such beautiful and safe space, with love and respect and without any judgement. That was profound for me! I am forever grateful for Miss Kindera’s support and knowledge and highly recommend her for anyone finding their way through trauma, grief and shame!"
TRULY A LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE
"I think everyone should have to take a course with Jennifer. She is a beautiful rarity in terms of instructors: she's deeply compassionate while still being thorough in her presentations, Q&As, and honest feedback. It seems every topic she covers is deep, challenging, and potentially triggering, yet her demeanor, grounding pauses, and intuitive approach allow students to come away feeling seen, whole, and completely knowledgeable about complex subjects."
- Amanda Cox
JENNIFER HAS BEAUTIFUL EMPATHY, COMPASSION, AND PATIENCE
"She taught me so much about presence with clients and I am deeply grateful for the way she has touched my life. I highly recommend her as a teacher and a coach."
- Sayle Hutchison
AMAZINGLY KIND AND COMPASSIONATE
"Jennifer is an amazing and generous teacher. I have learnt so much with her over the years about addiction and shame that has helped me personally and also with my clients. I feel so lucky to have found her earlier in my career, she has been give me so much guidance and overall she is an amazingly kind and compassionate human being."
WORDS ARE NOT ENOUGH TO EXPLAIN ON HOW JENNIFER HAS CHANGED MY OUTLOOK TOWARDS MYSELF
"Her innate gentleness and support when she teaches or even talks about the hard subjects she tackles gives a completely different meaning to the words like compassion, empathy and self-care. I have learnt to respect and honor my own needs which no one ever taught in the past 33 years. When she delves into deeper subjects like shame, she makes sure that everyone in the room is feeling safe. I know Jennifer since February '22 and I can't thank her enough for being my mentor who taught me that shame can be healthy and taking care of myself is not selfish."
HAS TRANSFORMED MY LEARNING
"Jennifer is a problem dissolver! Jennifers expertise and enlightened way of being has transformed my learning! With each engagement, I have come away with a highly beneficial tool kit addition that is robust and easy to implement. My recommendation for you, take her coaching; your newly transformed essence will appreciate the newness in a most delightful way!"
MY FAVORITE TEACHER FROM THE ASSOCIATION
"She is filled with so much valuable information, anytime I had a question she always had such great answer to help me understand better. She is so kind and compassionate. Automatically I felt I could trust her with anything I needed to bring to the table. Being her student was such a honor and a treat!!! I am forever grateful for Jennifer!"
JENNIFER IS AN AMAZING TEACHER AND EDUCATOR
"Her passion for and knowledge of the topics she teaches on is so inspiring. Her gentle, caring and compassionate personality makes me feel so safe, seen and supported. There are no "wrong" questions and she makes sure that everyone understands the material presented. She is incredibly generous with sharing her time, resources and wisdom and is always there as a resource, herself. I very grateful to be able to have learned and keep learning from her."
TAKING THIS COURSE WAS TRULY LIFE CHANGING
"Great Instructor. Profoundly Insightful. Offers High Quality Course Content. I first met Jennifer Kindera when I was enrolled in the Initial Trauma Recovery Coach course through the IAORTC. I found her contributions as a course instructor insightful and thorough. I later joined Jennifer’s Shame & Trauma CE course as part of my ongoing professional growth and development journey. Taking this course was truly life changing. In addition to my expanding my knowledge in her course, I discovered that though successful in many of my professional endeavors, I was indeed still struggling with my own shame wound, especially related to enough-ness and being visible. This course helped to raise my awareness about a lot of the childhood and adulthood shame that I was still carrying around with me. I believe that Jennifer is fast becoming one of the top experts in the trauma recovery coaching field. If you decide to sign up for Jen’s Certified Trauma Specialist (CTS) Course, you won’t be disappointed. Upon completion, you will consider your decision as a smart investment in yourself and your professional advancement."
- Paulette M. Bethel
I HAVE VERY MUCH ENJOYED LEARNING FROM HER
"Jennifer's depth of knowledge and skill of delivery are only matched by her amazing attunement and connection to the person (or people) she is working with in that given moment. I've very much enjoyed learning from her, and benefit personally and professionally with every encounter."
WARM, GENUINE CARE FOR HER STUDENTS' WELL-BEING
"Jennifer's passion for teaching about trauma and shame is evident not only in her comprehensive teaching style, but also in her warm, genuine care for her students' well-being. She teaches material that often touches our deepest places with compassion and tenderness. Taking classes from Jennifer has made many positive changes in my life. I would recommend her classes to anyone who wants to learn about trauma and shame."
I THOUGHT I ONLY HAD TWO INSTANCES OF TRAUMA IN MY LIFE AND WHILE QUITE BOTHERSOME, I THOUGHT THAT THEY WERE NOTHING MAJOR, BUT SOMETHING WAS MISSING….
Over the course of 2 ½ years, Jennifer compassionately helped me identify, explore and resolve many more traumatic experiences without throwing me into a black hole of grief. Her wonderful demeanor, compassionate exploratory skills, extensive knowledge and professionally developed and cultivated modality(ies) to resolve those newly identified traumatic events have freed me from those traumatic demons that were holding me back from a productive and enjoyable life.
As a trauma coach and healing shame practitioner she does so much more than traditional therapy and she is on the cutting edge of what psychology is first trying to understand. She is a true leader in her field and lectures and continues to formulate tools to help those of the need to heal.
Most importantly, Jennifer’s assistance ‘integrating my trauma" has led me to a more enjoyable and productive life.
I unconditionally recommend her and her services and would be pleased to provide additional or more elaborative details upon request.
She has helped me immensely and is a blessing in my life.
"She is smart and truly cares about people. She is loving and at the same time can articulate boundaries and good self care. "
I want to write pages about this kind, kind, clever lady (did I say kind?)
"The trauma informed neuroscience, the academic knowledge and lived experience she brings is more than I ever could have hoped for.
Video calling despite my fears DOES bridge the gap and being able to message her between appointments is the difference sometimes between crisis and coping.
So my 'nutshell' is written but believe me there is a whole forest 🌳🌼🌳 of recovery that Jennifer Kindera is successfully 💪🙏coaching me through. Thank you Jen Jen from my littles."
Through Jennifer's coaching, I have learned to embrace myself just as I am.
"Jennifer has been an integral part of my massive growth spurt in recovery work from complex trauma. Doing online coaching allowed me to connect while feeling safe in my own home, under my weighted blanket with my cat on my lap. Jennifer continued to validate with compassion, the thoughts and feelings I was having and taught me the importance of self compassion before self care. Because she is a survivor herself, I didn't feel the need to explain myself and this brought tremendous relief. Although I had been practicing self care, I was missing the awareness and importance of self compassion first. This shifted me in a HUGE way. Through Jennifer's coaching, I have learned to embrace myself just as I am. I learned about ways to eat healthier, awareness of shame, codependency, vulnerability, my own resiliency and affects of complex trauma on the brain. Through her support and guidance, I have found a deeper sense of strength to continue the life long journey of personal growth and acceptance. Forever grateful 🙏💙💚."
highly effective, compassionate, kind, caring
"Jennifer knows her work and is highly effective, compassionate, kind, caring and understands what I need. She’s also an excellent mentor."