Information about Kindarma

How it works
HOW KINDARMA WORKS;

 

1) Find Your Best Person to Talk With. 

Use the filters to find the best person for you to connect with. All our Darma's have been interviewed, screened and background checked. 

2) Request a Time from their Calendar.

By clicking on the Listing of the individual you wish to speak with, you will be taken to the Request page. Choose a date and time that suits you. At this point you will be asked to put your credit card details in as well. Once your booking is confirmed by the Darma,  funds are put on hold until you approve your satisfaction with your booking.

3) Payment

If the transaction is not accepted within 3 days or before the end date (whatever comes first), the transaction is canceled and no money is transferred. You will receive a receipt of the transaction via email. It is only after you mark your connection as completed that the fee is moved from the Stripe or Paypal balance to your Darma’s account.

4) Review

You then have the opportunity to review and rate your session.


Please Note Darmas are not registered psychologists or psychiatrists, not licensed therapists, not other mental health professionals. They are non-professionals who believe they have something to offer Kin because of their life events, by listening and sharing their experience. They do not offer medical advice, therapy, or counseling. If you have a mental health issue, contact your doctor. If you are considering suicide, call 911 or the national suicide prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255. Seek the advice of a licensed and trained professional in areas where professional opinion is appropriate, including but not limited to: health, mental health, and legal issues.            


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

What is the meaning of Kindarma?

The word Kindarma is broken in two parts -Kin and Darma. When we are going through a similar experience to someone else, there is an incredibly unique connection that can happen. This breaks down walls, builds empathy and compassion and can often make us feel like we have known this person for a lifetime – we feel like Kin. The origin of the word Darma comes from Sanskrit (an ancient language of India) meaning  “that which upholds and supports”. The Darmas are offering support to uphold others. Together, we are a community of everyday heroes, supporting and valuing the experiences we have shared.

I want to connect with a Darma - how will this help me?

When difficult life situations occur, it can often feel we are the only one going through them. That is, until we meet someone who has gone through something similar and suddenly we don’t feel so alone. The ability to share this experience is what Kindarma provides to people who may never have the opportunity to meet. How another got through their difficult time, what worked for them and the things that didn’t go so smoothly are the benefits of connecting with a Darma.

The Darmas have experienced challenging life situations and can be expected to display;

1) Truth and Honesty 

2) The meaning gained through their experience.

3) Communication and listening skills

4) Empathy and Compassion

5) Hope

All Darmas undergo a vetting process before they join the Kindarma community. They must pass identity verification and are screened for criminal offenses. 

Who are the Darmas?

Darmas come from a wide variety of backgrounds and are everyday heroic people. They have experienced the difficulties and obstacles of everyday life. They may have lived through the pain, anxiety and disappointment of a relationship failing, or the grief of losing a loved one. 

Please remember even though our Darmas bring much wisdom from personal experience, they are not licensed professionals. Per our Terms of Service, Kindarma is a community that enables the connection between Kin and Darmas but does not offer professional services that maybe needed from mental health care professionals. Darmas are independent contractors who work for them selves and are not employed by Kindarma. 

Does this replace therapy?

Darmas are not registered psychologists or psychiatrists, not licensed therapists, not other mental health professionals. They are non-professionals who believe they have something to offer Kin because of their life events, by listening and sharing their experience. They do not offer medical advice, therapy, or counseling. If you have a mental health issue, contact your doctor. If you are considering suicide, call 911 or the national suicide prevention hotline at 1-800-273-8255. Seek the advice of a licensed and trained professional in areas where professional opinion is appropriate, including but not limited to: health, mental health, and legal issues. Darmas are independent contractors, and under no circumstances shall they be considered a partner, agent, servant, distributor, or employee of Kindarma.

What should I expect?

Expect to find someone who understands what you are going through. Expect compassion and empathy. Expect to feel less alone and more connected. Your situation may not be exactly the same as your Darma’s, however the feeling and emotion will no doubt be very similar. Don’t expect a professional therapist, but do know you will find an individual who has the unique ability to empathize and understand what you are going through.