I am passionate about supporting victims of crime and tragedy to heal and help them find a new normal so they can enjoy a different sense of peace.
I am a Past Victim Services Board Member and Victim Services Unit (VSU) Advocate. I continue to volunteer my time to any VSU that requests me to speak to their community or help them in times of tragedy and crisis. You will often find me donating copies of my book for fundraising efforts as well as my time for charitable speaking engagements.
One of the most special times I remember fondly was in January 2015 when I offered to help a small community that needed an extra resource to get them all through a very sad tragedy.
I worked closely organizing and planning my speaking event with an amazing VSU coordinator named Pat. We quickly became friends and the event was a huge success. Everyone came together and the healing began. I feel honored to have been part of their healing journey.
Here is what Patricia, the Victim Service Coordinator, wanted to share about me to anyone who wanted to learn more about what I do:
"Last December, right before Christmas, our community faced a heart wrenching tragedy with the deaths of two very young boys in a motor vehicle accident. Our whole community was also impacted. Everyone was grieving in some way.
A wonderful lady named Lorri Brewer stepped forward with an offer to help in any way possible. She is an award winning author of the book 'Heaven Time', a near death survivor and an exceptional speaker on understanding loss and grief recovery.
We invited her into our community to do a presentation for us at a time when those suffering most needed to gain a sense of understanding. She became a much needed resource for our VSU personnel, our frontline workers and caregivers (EMT staff and nurses), as well as community members.
Lorri Brewer was a great resource in our time of need and her presentation to our community was incredibly helpful and well received. I hope that you would consider her as an inspiring prospect to move your community forward."
-The Late Patricia Jones
Client Services Coordinator
Sadly my friend and colleague, Patricia passed away a short time later. She still remains in my heart and her loss continues to be felt by many. I feel honored to share her words with you because they mean so much to me.
When my book Heaven Time was going to be published I received wonderful reviews. One of the reviews was particularly memorable as it was from a compassionate doctor who dedicates his career to understanding the physiological after-effects on the body after a near-death experience. He is an award winning prestigious author named Dr. Jeffrey Long. After reading my manuscript here is what he wanted to share:
“Lorri Brewer’s heart stopped and she died on September 19, 2010. She then had a remarkable near death experience. Of over 3000 near death experiences that I have studied in my research, Lorri’s stands out as exceptional. Her triumph over the pain of her close brush with death became a joyous celebration of the great spiritual wisdom that she learned from her experience. The spiritual insights from Lorri and her angelic guides are inspiring. Lorri’s understandings that she shares throughout her book could change your life. You won’t want to miss Heaven Time which is highly recommended as a beautiful and well written book teeming with spiritual treasures.”
-Jeffrey Long, M.D.
Author, New York Times bestseller Evidence of the Afterlife: The Science of Near-Death Experiences
Founder, Near Death Experience Research Foundation, www.nderf.org
My near-death experience on September 19, 2010 crossed an energetic boundary from human being to spirit and remains a mystery. I do not believe we were meant to come back from the depths of death. Technology is amazing today and although I am grateful that lives can be saved, it was quite traumatic for me to return from a state of energetic peaceful bliss.
Heaven Time was never intended to be a book. It was my private journal writings to keep me from committing suicide. The journal writings became a manuscript. The manuscript was edited and it formed a book. Heaven Time is just a tool. I never planned it nor did I ever want to write a book, it just happened.
Today everything in my life has changed, not because I wrote a book, but because I learned how to survive and recover from the after-effects of a near-death experience. I am hoping that Arcana Homes can be a good resource for you to do the same thing. It’s a soft, safe place to land when you are feeling lost.