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Navigating grief and trauma with practical tools and resources

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A2Z Circles of Support

A2Z Healing Toolbox® small virtual groups are here!

If you (or someone you know) is in need of practical tools, powerful resources, bereavement professionals, and a like-minded community while healing from a grief or trauma experience, a spot has been reserved for you. 

Groups are held weekly for 8-week sessions. $250 for 8 weeks of gatherings.

I look forward to connecting and helping in a supportive small group environment, from the comfort of your home.

Solo Healing Sessions

A2Z Healing Toolbox® individualized healing sessions are now available for anyone in need of one-on-one support. Sessions are tailored to meet your needs.

Solo healing sessions are $225/hour or $600 for 3 sessions.  Custom packages are also available.

Sessions may include:

  • Integrating A-Z Tools for Health and Wellness
  • Identifying Community Support Networks
  • Navigating Social and Familial Change
  • Setting Boundaries for Self-Care
  • Connecting with Grief and Trauma Therapists
  • Mapping Strengths and Challenges in Your Environment
  • Practicing Strategies for Effective Solo Parenting
  • Forming Peer to Peer Connections within the Widowed Community
  • Identifying Life Goals, Interests and Dreams
  • Rebuilding on the Five Pillars of Post-Traumatic Growth
  • Creating an Authentic Present and Future
  • Increasing Self-Care Practices
  • Exploring Dating and Relationships

Sugar Bear Foundation Coaching for Gold Star Spouses

The Sugar Bear Foundation supports surviving families of fallen United States military personnel- Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines and Coast Guard. Please contact Sugar Bear if you are a Gold Star spouse in need of free healing sessions through A2Z Healing Toolbox®. I look forward to walking alongside you during this time of transition. Sessions are tailored to meet your specific needs.

Sessions may include:

  • Connecting with Foundations that Support Gold Star Families
  • Identifying Community
  • Support Networks for your Children
  • Locating Grief and Trauma Therapists who Take Tricare
  • Returning to the World of Work or School
  • Navigating Social and Familial Change
  • Setting Boundaries for Self-Care
  • Identifying Life Goals, Interests and Dreams
  • Mapping Strengths and Challenges in Your Environment
  • Practicing Strategies for Effective Solo Parenting

Community Workshops

A2Z Healing Toolbox® and coach-author-speaker John Polo combine expertise with experience in this half-day virtual retreat where we explore all things Post-Traumatic Growth. Saturday, May 20th from 9-2pm Pacific Time. In this interactive workshop, we will share stories, create community and dive into the 5 healing pillars of “OASIS” we can find after profound loss.

  • Opportunity
  • Appreciation 
  • Strength 
  • Interpersonal Relationships
  • Spirituality

Space for this retreat is limited.

The topics I cover during organizational trainings and presentations can be customized to meet your needs. Topics include:


  • A2Z Healing Toolbox: 26 Powerful Tools for Health Professionals
  • Solo Parenting: Tools for the Family Healing Journey
  • Post-Traumatic Growth: Tools for Learned Resiliency
  • Totally Terrific Tools for Kids: 26 Fun Ways to Heal
  • Grief to Growth: A Personal Story of Restoration and Renewal
  • Taming Trauma: Harness and Heal Trauma with Intention
  • Broken Yet Blooming: How to Bridge the Grief-Growth Gap
  • Eco-Map Your Life: A New Way to Navigate Social Change
  • Get into Your Right Brain: Creative Techniques to Heal Grief and Trauma
  • Fins, Feathers & Fur: The Healing Power of Animals

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Professional Testimonials

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