Sandie Bershad, MA

My Story

Our personal history often determines our destiny. In life, every human has their personal brand of struggle. Mine was being highly sensitive. I’ve always been highly sensitive in body, mind, and spirit. In fact, I’ve struggled with chronic illness, chemical, environmental, and food sensitivities for the majority of my life.

My younger years were infused with the belief that there was something irrevocably wrong with me that couldn’t be fixed. My medical history was the size of an encyclopedia. ADHD, ODD, Depression, Anxiety, and Bi-Polar disorder, were only a few of the diagnoses thrown at me by baffled doctors and therapists. Not to mention, the stimulants and pharmaceuticals I was prescribed to regulate my energetic nature, “moodiness,” and inability to focus in school.

Spirituality, self-discovery, and meditation became the only things that provided respite from a world that was overwhelming and consistently trying to fit me into a neat, normal “little” box. If you had told a younger me that I was being shaped for a specific purpose I wouldn’t have believed you. It’s a challenge to find the wisdom in our wounds when we are suffering.

There are times in life when help shows up in the exact moment we most need it. Finding my first mentor was one of those moments. With support from a highly sensitive children’s mentor, I began to recognize that my sensitivities could simultaneously be incredible gifts.

At twelve years of age, I realized that I never wanted another child or person to struggle in the way I had. Throughout my teens, I dedicated myself to learning about spiritual development, psychology, and studying alternative healing. I yearned to help others to discover their unique brilliance in the same way that I had started to.

At age 16, I began to offer spiritual guidance to other individuals who felt similarly misunderstood and disconnected from their true self and purpose. This led to me becoming internationally recognized as an advocate for highly sensitive individuals across several television networks, and later to pursue a Master’s degree in Mindfulness-Based Transpersonal Counseling Psychology.

The driving force to support others on their journey to find themselves amidst the chaos and overwhelm of the world were borne from the hardships of my youth and a deep understanding of what it’s like to feel powerless. 

As a change agent, I create a space of supportive awareness that assists the process of self-realization and journey towards self-love, radical self-acceptance, and empowerment.

When we live our life as an act of devotion, surrendering to nothing but our highest truth, the majesty of life unfolds before us. We may still find ourselves in the midst of suffering and struggle, but our capacity to meet our experience with presence, compassion, and love, grows with electrifying precision and finesse. As Rumi said, “Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”

Transformational Coach, Intuitive Lifestyle Mentor, and Guide for Highly Sensitive Individuals & Empaths.

Our human experience is not meant to be one of insignificance and mediocrity. We are meant to fill up the space when we enter a room. Our presence and words are meant to be drunk in and tasted by those who love us most dearly. We each have a unique story; a treasure trove of wisdom woven seamlessly within the depths of our personal history. It is our duty to share ourselves fully, to become perfectly cracked and honed as the living sculpture of our greatest suffering and most profound joy, and inspire the unfolding of every human’s unique masterpiece.

Internationally recognized, Sandie has appeared on Anderson Cooper 360, Psychic Children: Their Sixth Sense, Good Morning America, and The Doctors for her intuitive gifts and work advocating awareness and understanding of highly sensitive individuals and “indigo” children. Sandie continues to advocate for the awareness of highly sensitive children and adults, providing alternative resources and support that encourages integration, empowerment, and resilience in an intensely challenging and beautiful world.

Sandie featured on Anderson Cooper’s episode on Indigo Children in 2005.

alma myrtle“When I first met Sandie, I immediately felt her strong & precise psychic energy. At the time, I was going through major life changes & recovering from a lot of pain. I needed to be heard, understood & most of all, I needed accurate psychic knowledge. Sandie helped me to become more confident about what I could see for my personal shifts in consciousness. She helped me to see that I was the light within the trying situations that I was faced with. Sandie’s ability to empower those who reach put to her with her intuitive gifts is phenomenal & natural.  I’m thankful for her & I’m thankful for our journey together.

Alma Myrtle, Psychic Medium

“I started working with Sandra at a time in my life when I was feeling lost, disconnected and not very strong within myself. From the very first phone call, Sandra was able to attune to my needs and make me feel comfortable, at ease and really listened to and heard. I felt like her healing energy and focus was like a gentle flashlight, shining into my consciousness, mind, body & spirit, revealing the spaces that needed to be healed and the divine presence that was all around. She guided me to find wholeness and unity within the broken aspects of myself.

I felt like for the first time, I was able to open up light into my heart with a voice that said, “your okay, everything is going to be okay, remember who you are. Thank you Sandra for the light that you are and all that you do!”

—Katherine, Mediation Teacher & Life Coach