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
- Conference CDs and Proceedings
- Links to Other Resources
Practitioner Certification Programs
- 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
Please join us for the 2016 ACISTE Annual Conference, October 20 – 22, Palm Springs, California!
David Lukoff, Ph.D., Keynote Speaker, and many renowned authors, researchers and specialists in spiritual emergence. Plus pre- and post-conference training opportunities – click through for more details. Discounted lodging will be available at Palm Springs DoubleTree Hilton Resort.
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.
Contribute to the training of professionals who help those who have had spiritually transformative experiences…
Thank you to all of the respondents for this important study. Find out how to get a copy of the presentation of the results…
The 1st Annual ACISTE Conference has come and gone, but you can still get the papers from the conference…