“Brinkley’s efforts have become widely known. He has recruited so many
volunteers that he has single-handedly reinvigorated the hospice movement in the
This is a quote from Era
by Larry Dossey, MD
Co-chair, Panel on Mind/Body Interventions
Office of Alternative Medicine
National Institutes of Health
Author of Healing Words
Dannion Brinkley is the international best selling author of, Saved By The Light and At Peace In The Light. Dannion is well known for his extraordinary life story. His ability to survive against seemingly impossible odds includes enduring two lightning strikes, open-heart surgery, brain surgery and a massive grand mal seizure. After three NDEs (near death experiences) many concur that Brinkley is a ‘walking miracle’. His books, lecture tours and workshops have literally transformed the consciousness of audiences the world over. Brinkley has taught millions not to fear the presently held concept of dying. For as a result of his journeys to the ‘other side’ and back again, Dannion brings to the forefront the wondrous truth that there is indeed no such thing as death. In reaching out to the public all around the globe, Dannion imparts a paramount message designed to empower his listeners, teaching them step by step how to find purpose, power and greatness in their lives. Dannion has been praised as ‘the best orator in the field’ by many of his compeers on the lecture circuit. His lighthearted and uproariously humorous delivery makes his lecture and workshop presentations much in demand.
Due to Dannion’s vast array of knowledge in the area of death and dying, he has made an appearance on every major national television and radio show. He has been a guest on the Oprah Winfrey Show, as well as Larry King, Dateline, Unsolved Mysteries, the Art Bell Show, The Pax Network, the Wisdom Channel and many, many others too numerous to mention. A made for television movie based on Dannion’s best seller, Saved By The Light, debuted as one of the highest rated television movies in FOX Television Network history. This exceptional movie is currently airing on a regular basis on the Lifetime Network.
Brinkley is one of the early crusaders of hospice and palliative care bringing the topic of end of life care to the forefront of discussion and education in America. Dannion formed a non-profit organization, Compassion in Action to recruit hospice volunteers for dying Veterans. Dannion has been a hospice volunteer for over twenty-five years, having personally accrued more than 14,000 hours at the bedside, being with more than 320 as they took their last breath. These years of tremendous hands-on experience qualify him as a leading expert in the grief and bereavement process as well as being an authority in the field of necrophobic reduction.
On October 11th Dannion provided testimony, “Describing Death in America” to the National Cancer Advisory Board of the Institute of Medicine. Dannion also presented comment, twice, to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medical Policy, on “Improving End of Life care with Complementary and Alternative Medicines and “You Cannot Drug A Child to Safety: Ways of Reducing Stress in America”.
The National Hospice Association in 2001 nominated him for the prestigious Heart of Hospice Award. Dannion has also supplied support in the story compilation of Chicken Soup for the Veteran’s Soul. His contribution was used to improve awareness of the honor of veteran service. Compassion in Action was chosen to be included in the December 2000 issue of The Oprah Magazine segment on Volunteerism.
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