Why Do I Do this Work?

I was a child whose brain worked differently. 

I know what it was like to believe that there was something wrong with the way my brain worked.

I know what it felt like to wonder why I struggled to learn as easily as others could.

I know what it was like to see things differently, to think outside the tiny box they wanted me to think in, to see connections and possibilities that others could not see – and to be told I was foolish, I was wrong.

I know what it felt like to feel unseen by the other children; to desperately want to be a part of the popular in-group, but not have the confidence to put myself out there and connect with others.

I know what it felt like to grapple with thoughts filled with fear and anxiety, and feel sad and withdrawn.

I know what it felt like to have a deep ache inside of me.

I know what it felt like to dream about becoming confident, courageous, bold and resilient but never knowing how.

Dr. Sandy Gluckman

And then in my late 20’s (a story for another time) something miraculous happened.

I discovered that there is nothing wrong with me. 

I discovered that actually, there is everything right about me.

That I have amazing gifts that others did not understand or recognize, or know how to handle, in a validating and empowering way.

And I began to know, and feel, in my being, that, who I am, and how I am, is SO Enough!

THIS is why I decided that I wanted to do everything I can to prevent other children from going through the pain of feeling different and ‘lesser than’. I studied and researched and practiced for many years, continuously developing and defining what it takes to be a parent that is physically, mentally and emotionally capable of raising children that are physically, mentally and emotionally capable of living a successful, happy and meaningful life.

I believe that the 2021 version of my ‘Parenting That Heals Program’ does exactly that.

And now it’s available, not only with me in my clinic, but also as video coaching.  Click on the above link to learn more.

This parenting program is changing the lives of parents and children in many parts of the world.

Read what graduates of the program say here

Allow Me to Share My Quest with You

I am passionately driven by a calling to teach parents and teachers around the globe, how to help their children step into their own greatness and live remarkable lives. I describe myself as being an advocate for the next generation, too many of whom are being over-diagnosed, over-medicated, and misunderstood.

Truly remarkable brain research is showing us an amazing new way to heal learning, behavior and mood challenges and rewire the brain so that the child can reach their greatest potential.  Although well-intentioned, the truth is that outdated medical diagnoses and treatment, as well as uninformed teaching and parenting, can unintentionally keep children stuck, instead of igniting their true genius.

My signature programs, “Parenting That Heals,” and “Teaching That Heals the Brain,” have been presented in live workshops, as well as online, in many countries.  These workshops, and my book,  Parents Take Charge,  are transforming the way teachers, parents and healthcare practitioners respond to the children whose lives they touch.

My Approach

The Healing Parent Program is based on an integration of the following 3 sciences.  The goal of The Healing Parent Program is to heal the WHOLE CHILD – spirit, body and brain.

Learn More about My Approach in this Quick Video

My More Formal Bio

Dr. Sandy Gluckman is a learning and behavior specialist, author, educator and international speaker who has consulted with, and trained, thousands of parents and teachers around the globe. Dr. Sandy’s specialty is in teaching parents how to use their relationship with their children as a powerful healing tool.

Dr. Gluckman holds a degree in Clinical Psychology. Her PhD thesis, The Whole Brain Approach to Education, shows the benefits of using both sides of the brain in communicating, teaching and learning.  Dr. Sandy’s ‘whole child’ approach is based on her unique blend of studies in Functional Medicine, Interpersonal Neurobiology and Psychology. Dr. Sandy’s unique integrated approach treats all aspects of the child’s health – spirit, body and brain.

In private consultations, she uses a combination of individual, couples and family counselling, based on what is required in each situation. She also offers presentations, keynotes and workshops to parents, educators and healthcare providers around the globe, empowering them with the newest information and the tools to heal children and teens, academically, emotionally and physically.


Dr. Gluckman is the author of 'Parents Take Charge' and 'Who’s in the Driver’s Seat: Using Spirit to Lead Successfully' She also authored a chapter in 'Mission Possible' and has published extensively in parenting, education and business journals.

Leadership Coach

A master at teaching business leaders behavior and communication skills that inspire exceptional performance, growth, and profitability. Her highly effective leadership development methodology, called Spirited Economics has shifted thousands of leaders and teams from mediocre to exceptional.


A frequent speaker at parenting, education and business conferences. Her leading edge content, delivered in her highly spirited way, inspires audiences nationally and globally.

My Experience

Ph.D in Clinical Psychology

Established Private Practice in South Africa using a Whole Brain- Whole Person Healing approach.

Founder and President

Gluckman Group Leadership Development Company 1990. Corporate Theater Corp. 2000 Companies using whole brain tools.


Established Qualitative Research Company. Conducted Whole Brain Research for Fortune 500 companies.


Adjunct Professor, Texas Women’s University Executive MBA Program University of Dallas, Graduate School of Management University of Witwatersrand Business School.

Learning and Behavioral Specialist

Studies in Neuroscience and Functional Medicine. I teach parents and teachers how to use the relationship with the child to heal their brain.

Podcast Appearances

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December 13, 2023 – Parenting with Neuroscience with Dr. Sandy Gluckman – Sparking Wholeness

Health Matters with Laura Kopec

November 27, 2022 – Interview Dr Sandy Gluckman: Healing Children through Parent TraumaHealth Matters with Laura Kopec

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October 6, 2022 – How Parents How to Heal Your Child’s Anxiety or Defiance From the Inside-OutBettina Gross, Empowered Mom, Healthy Child

On Boys Podcast

July 21, 2022 – Helping Boys ThriveON BOYS Podcast

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May 19, 2021 – Parenting that Heals with Dr. Sandy Gluckman – Girl, I Slept in My Makeup

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April 21, 2021 – Am I an Inflammatory Parent?Women N Wellness with Dr. Caitlin

On Boys Podcast

February 11, 2021 – Sensitive Boys (w Dr. Sandy Gluckman)ON BOYS Podcast

On Boys Podcast

December 10, 2020 – Helping Boys Become Resilient with Dr. Sandy Gluckman – ON BOYS Podcast

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December 2, 2020 – Am I stressing my kids out?That’s a Good Question Podcast

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November 8, 2020 – Reversing Children’s Behavior and Mood Problems by Treating Root CausesThe Neuroscience Meets Social and Emotional Learning Podcast

Sparking Wholeness Podcast

April 28, 2020 – How to Care for Sensitive ChildrenSparking Wholeness Podcast