AMERICAN CENTER FOR THE INTEGRATION OF SPIRITUALLY TRANSFORMATIVE EXPERIENCES

About STEs

What is a Spiritually Transformative Experience (STE)?

An experience is spiritually transformative when it causes people to perceive themselves and the world profoundly differently: by expanding the individual’s identity, augmenting their sensitivities, and thereby altering their values, priorities and appreciation of the purpose of life.

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Changes Following an STE

Collectively, the changes following an STE are transformative because they not only tend to be enduring, but involve almost every major aspect of a person’s life. The changes are generally not sudden, but may evolve over many years of integrating and reflecting upon the meaning, messages and values derived from the experience.

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Common Challenges Following an STE

As part of the integration process that leads to positive changes and transformations following a spiritually transformative experience, an experiencer may also have to deal with one or more challenges. Not every person who has had a spiritually transformative experience deals with difficult challenges, nor to the same degree.

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Integration of a Spiritually Transformative Experience (STE)

Research demonstrates that the profound changes and aftereffects associated with spiritually transformative experiences typically require an extended, period of adjustment.

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JOIN OUR FREE PEER ONLINE NETWORKING SITE!

If you have had a spiritually transformative experience and would like to connect with other experiencers privately online in a supportive environment, join our Experiencer Forum.

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PEER SUPPORT GROUPS

ACISTE has completed the pilot phase for support groups and is gearing up to offer training to facilitators nationwide. If you have had a spiritually transformative experience and would like to either attend or facilitate a group, please send an email to info@aciste.org indicating your interest and location in the United States here.