Sandy Brewer PhD
Sandy Brewer, PhD, is a Human Behavior and Relationship Expert with more than 35 years in the field of personal and professional growth and development. She is an award winning author, international speaker, coach and humanitarian.
Sandy survived a brutal childhood of such extreme parental abuse that she came close to death more than once. She learned how to overcome her history of abuse by choosing to use these experiences as tools for learning, gaining strength and wisdom, and ultimately an extraordinary capacity for caring.
Sandy shares life-changing, practical techniques for healing emotional trauma of any degree and achieving personal empowerment, fulfillment and increased self-esteem. This is a gift she passionately shares daily and one that her life proves can work. She has devoted her life to helping adults and children recognize that they are worthy and that no matter what happened yesterday, it is insignificant to what lies within the core of one's being today.
A skilled communicator, she effortlessly gets to the heart of what matters with openness, humor, grace, inspiration, and affirmative information interwoven with pragmatic strategies. Sandy is a woman filled with laughter, clarity and compassion and who "talks the talk" based on her first-hand experience of having "walked the walk." Her light-heartedness, upbeat attitude and wisdom are inspirational.
Sandy's compelling memoir, Pursuit of Light, received three first place literary awards. It is an entertaining, soul-stirring, master trope in the art of healing that shares her true-life story of how she came to find the presence and strength of the human spirit within her, and the "how-to's" of choice - how others can look at their lives from a new perspective and, by exercising power of choice, empower their lives today.
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Sandy has captivated audiences from Pepperdine University CA to Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center NYC as well as internationally.
She has been featured on numerous television shows including a segment specifically on Sandy and her work on NBC's Nightly News and a nationally televised documentary on a special project she founded to work with abused and traumatized children called A Bridge for the Children.
Sandy has been a powerful advocate, especially for women and children, for many decades and has spearheaded significant programs to that effect. She was the driving force that got the State of Maryland to change the way abused children were treated in court. As a result of her intense advocacy for a child in her program, an 11 year-old girl was allowed to be the first child to testify on closed circuit television instead of in open court in front of her abuser. Soon other states took notice and followed suit.
She was chairwoman of Operation Shelter, a project responsible for successfully opening and operating the first publicly supported homeless shelter in Denver, Colorado.