Sandra was born in New York and has lived in the United States and Portugal. Biofeedback enters her life in 2008. And it was a journey of no return. Since then, self-regulation sessions have been part of her DNA as a therapist.
In April of 2022 she became a Biofeedback Specialist certified by BANHS – the Board of Advanced Natural Health (101000).
Where it all started
She graduated in Business Administration from Mount Vernon College in Washington, DC, USA. She worked at Benlink a consulting company for several years in DC. Upon her return to Portugal she was partner of Misanpor, company responsible for the importation and distribution of OshKosh B’Gosh children's clothing in Portugal. In 2004, she founded Uma Pausa Dinâmica, a business wellness services company.
The call to help others
At a certain point, she felt that her personal fulfillment came from pursuing an activity in which she could help people. It is in the area of physical and emotional well-being that she finds her passion. She took the course in Electrotherapy Therapeutic Recovery and Massage, by S.I.M.A.C. in Lisbon and the Chair Massage course from TouchPro UK in London, England.
Biofeedback enters her life in 2008. Since then, self-regulation sessions have been part of her life. In April 2022, she became a Biofeedback Specialist certified by BANHS – the Board of Advanced Natural Health. Since June 2023 she has become a naturopath with professional licence nº C-002807 issued by Adminstração Central do Sistema de Saúde do Ministerio da Saude de Portugal.
ETF - Emotional Freedom Techniques
With a growing interest in the area of self-development, stress and emotional regulation, she has obtained several international and national certifications: Accredited Certified Advanced EFT Practitioner (Emotional Freedom Techniques) by EFT Int’l , Neuro-linguistic Programming (NLP), Matrix Reeimprinting, and Emotion Code, among others. Currently, she is also a facilitator of EFT workshops, both online and in person, for individuals and companies. Her sessions are available in English or Portuguese.
I have been feeling a sense of calm and peace! It's strange because it's not usual for me, and I've been going through medical appointments/tests which usually make me anxious. Thank you for your concern!
The first night after our session I struggled to get to sleep but once I did, I didn't wake up at all until my alarm went off the next day and last night I slept all through the night! Consider me converted! Thank you so much.
The stress caused by the pandemic was reflected in my emotional state, causing persistent sadness, affecting my ability to work and interact with people. After the Biofeedback session with Sandra, everything I was feeling disappeared.
I started to have quite bothersome pains in one shoulder and in my back. I mentioned it to a friend who told me that Sandra Bensaude was involved in Biofeedback and that she could help me as she helped her with another issue. 24 hours after the session, the pain in my shoulder disappeared and the pain in my back improved substantially. Sandra advised one more session, and that was enough for the back pain to disappear. To this day, I have not had any more pain of this type.
About 3 weeks ago, I had an inflammation in my gum due to a decayed tooth. I experienced intense pain for a few days and turned to the services of Sandra Bensaude, specifically Biofeedback, on the recommendation of a friend of mine. My right gum was covering the tooth, completely swollen. A few hours after the session, the pain decreased significantly, and I only felt a slight discomfort. The next day, incredibly, the gum had completely deflated. I don't know what happened, but it worked! Thank you, Sandra.