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Sandy Brewer

Pacific Grove, California, United States


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Sandy Brewer, PhD, is a human behavior and relationship expert with close to 35 years experience in the field of personal and professional growth and development. Her inspirational memoir, Pursuit of Light, an Extraordinary Journey, has won three first-place literary awards.

She 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 special segment on her 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 an advocate for all, especially 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, this 11-year old little girls was allowed to be the first child ever to testify on closed circuit television instead of in open court in front of her abuser. Soon other states took notice and followed suit.

Sandy also was chairwoman of "Operation Shelter," a project responsible for successfully opening and operating the first publicly supported homeless shelter in Denver, CO, in 1980.

A recent cancer survivor, Sandy understands the challenge of the journey having also survived a childhood of such extreme parental abuse that she came close to death more than once. She chose to use these experiences as tools for learning, gaining strength and wisdom, and ultimately an extraordinary capacity for caring. She has developed life-changing techniques for healing emotional trauma of any degree and achieving personal fulfillment. This is a gift she shares daily--and one that her life proves can work. She has devoted her life to passionately helping adults and children recognize that they are loved and that no matter what happened yesterday, it is insignificant to what lies within the core of one's being today.

Sandy, with her compelling compassion, wit, and wisdom, offers a pathway out of darkness into light with warmth is an exceptionally talented speaker. She is a dynamic force of guidance and inspiration who can truly help people to change their lives for the better. She captivates, instills hope, confidence, knowledge and inspiration in everyone and is a superb instrument to touch people.

With her empowering insights and natural good-humor, Sandy offers the profound lessons of her personal journey and how they apply equally to people from all walks of life and in all circumstances.

Sandy Brewer is available to speak to your group or organization and can be reached directly at


Interests: author, speaker, therapist, coach and humanitarian

Published writer: Yes

Freelance: No


Published works:


  • Pursuit of Light An Extraordinary Journey