Welcome to ACISTE
ACISTE (American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences) was established in 2009 to support people who have spiritually transformative experiences (STEs). We welcome experiencers of diverse backgrounds and beliefs and address a wide variety of STEs. ACISTE is both a community of experiencers and a non-profit corporation. This website is your portal to that community and its many resources, which include:
- Experiencer Forum
- Directories of ACISTE Certified Mental Health Professionals, Spiritual Guidance Counselors and Life Coaches
- Directory of Local Support and Discussion Groups
Information About STEs
- Mission, Vision and Values
- Program Overview
- A Non-Profit Corporation established to support ACISTE’s ongoing mission with integrity
ACISTE and this website are evolving as we take a greater share of the workload from Yolaine Stout, ACISTE’s founder, who continues to serve as our Executive Director. For more about that transition, please see our May 2015 news update.
News & Announcements
ACISTE is recruiting presenters for our annual Fall 2018 professional conference on Therapeutic Issues of Spiritually Transformative Experiences.
Are you a researcher or student who is engaged in research related to spiritual experiences or meeting the integration needs of experiencers? Or are you a current or retired mental health professional with experience providing support to those who have reported spiritually transformative experiences? If so, ACISTE invites you to submit a proposal to present at our upcoming conference, scheduled for October 2-7 at the Westin Chicago Northwest.
Dear Friends of ACISTE:
It is a pleasure to announce the publication of our first newsletter for 2017. The monthly issue will feature valuable research and critical perspectives true to our mission to better understand, support, and skillfully respond to the needs of experiencers, clients, community members, and perhaps even yourself!
ACISTE's 2016 Annual Conference in Palm Springs was a great success. Thank you everyone who participated in the conference and helped make it happen!
We are gathering content from the presentations to make them available to you. Look for an announcement soon on this page and in our online forum for STE experiencers.
The deadline for the ISTEI survey has been extended to November 10
A survey of how people integrate spiritually transformative experiences*. The study is oriented towards people who have had a profound life-changing spiritual experience that took months to years to integrate into their lives.