Sandy Yukes

Certified Practitioner since July 2017

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Sandy comes to Havening after 35 years of a successful sales career.  Her interest in natural healing and the mind/body connection has been life long.  Informed by her personal jouney, Sandy is a speaker, mentor and leader in Recovery. Utilizing her creative and open hearted approach, she designs an individually tailored approach for each client.  Sandy creates a safe environment for those who have experienced trauma, addiction, deep unresolved resentment, prolonged sadness, sleeplessness, or simply an inability to move on in their lives.  Sandy has studied trauma with Bessel van der Kolk, Diane Poole Heller and Licia Sky.  Her continuing studies in presence and meditation have taken her all over the world with Cáli Ornelas and Emilio Mercuali. Sandy has also studies self-Havening and resilience training with Harry Pickens.

Sandy believes in the importance of building resiliance and curiosity while healing and intergrating.  In her practice, New England Havening, Sandy brings all her personal learning and healing in a gentle, heart-centered approach.

Havening does an excellent job of separating our out-of-date emotional responses from the trauma memory so then we are free to realize our authenic True Self response, instead of allowing our past experiences to run our lives today.

In her spare time, Sandy swims, sews and practices yoga.

Skype appointments available worldwide  





Areas of specialization

Addictions, Anxiety, Fear of flying, Panic attacks, Phobias, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Depression, Exam nerves, Low self-confidence, Low self-esteem, Obsessions and compulsions, Pain management, Post-traumatic stress disorder, Public speaking, Relationship issues, Relaxation, Insomnia, Stress, Stuttering, Weight loss, Grief, Interview Nerves, Self-Belief, Self-Development, Shyness, Confidence, Empowerment, Weight, Bereavement


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Debilitating anxiety relieved by Havening

When Sandy first told me about Havening, I was more than skeptical; I thought it was impossible. I was convinced that Havening could not possibly relieve the anxiety I had suffered from early childhood until today (I am 68).

I have had many therapists and been on many medications that have helped, but none have given me the relief I have gotten from Havening. Sandy’s gentle, non-judgemental demeanor helped put me at ease and allowed me to reach into my memory to find the events in my childhood that were the beginnings of my anxiety.

The Havening Techniques she uses help change the way I think and react to those events and people today. The things that happened are still in my memory, but because of Havening, recalling them or similar types of events or people associated with them, no longer produces the dibilitating paralysis of overwhelming anxiety.

I am very grateful.

February 2018
Boston, MA
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Extremely caring

Sandy was extremely caring and made me feel very comfortable from the moment I walked through the door. She has certainly given me the hope I need that healing is certainly within my grasp!
Maria R
Southborough, MA

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Skilled, thoughtful and pragmatic

Sandy is an ultimate professional, skilled, thoughtful, pragmatic. Working with Sandy always leaves me feeling inspired, calm, and empowered. Highly recommend!
Susan F
Needham, MA

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Transformation of long standing emotional pain

Havening with Sandy was a powerful yet gentle experience that really loosened up and transformed long-standing emotional pain. I highly recommend working with her.
Katherine H
West Roxbury, MA

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Havening Ninja

My miraculous experience with Havening.
I was Havened by Sandy for a traumatic event that happened over 30 years ago. It was not easy to revisit the incident but in the hands of a skilled practitioner, I was able to go back there with complete awareness. What happened is remarkable! The terrible wounds caused by a betrayal from my dearest friend that had life changing consequences just disappeared! I felt lighter and at peace! The most extraordinary thing was that I found in place of the former horror was a sense of compassion and understanding for my adversary. What took place here was nothing short of a transformation. I no longer have any negative feelings about the event. I consider Sandy a gifted healer and a genuine individual. I'm impressed by her honesty and her ability to grasp deep meaningful concepts. I hope that many people who are suffering can receive the wondrous benefits of Sandy’s Havening.
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Freed up to be my best self

I have been working with Sandy for the last 4 months. I have really appreciated the depth of her listening and the support she has given me. A conversation with Sandy and a Havening have been something I look forward to and count on so I am freed up to be my best self. Thank You Sandy.

Ashland, MA
April 2018
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