ACLSC Practitioner Profile

David Bennett CHT, ACSGC, ACLSC

ACISTE Certified Life and Spiritual Coach (ACLSC)

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Call me at: 757 685-9902

Professional title(s)

  • Life Coach
  • Minister
  • Other

Additional professional title info

Published Author, Speaker, Teacher

Additional Licenses & Certifications

License/Certification Organization
Certified Spiritual Guidance Counselor ACISTE
Certified Life & Spiritual Coach ACISTE

Areas of practice

Areas of practice


  • After-death communications
  • Children who have had STEs
  • Kundalini experiences
  • Near-death experiences
  • Non-western STEs
  • Out-of-body experiences
  • Paranormal experiences or aftereffects
  • Prebirth memories
  • Spiritual experiences
  • Teens/Young adults who have had STEs

I can help with these STE associated concerns

  • Acceptance of life
  • Attitude shifts
  • Changes in spiritual or religious values
  • Dealing with spiritual vs earthly realities
  • Feeling ungrounded
  • Finding life's purpose
  • "Homesickness"
  • Hypersensitivities
  • Integration
  • Issues related to sharing
  • Kundalini
  • New goals, new directions
  • Psychic aftereffects
  • Stress
  • Supernatural gifts

My approaches

  • Spiritual or Religious Counseling
  • Drumming
  • EFT
  • Guided Visualization
  • Journaling
  • Meditation
  • Mindfulness
  • Prayer
  • Spiritual Direction
  • Other (please specify below)

Other approaches I use

Life Coaching, Pipe Ceremony


  • Individuals
  • Support Groups
  • Couples

Years in practice


Languages spoken

  • Einglish

About me and my approach

About me and my approach

How I can help

There is a benevolent wind traveling across the globe and it carries with it a most promising message of connection. In my practice, I work with a variety of individuals that are trying to connect their transformative experiences to their physical and spiritual selfs. I listen very closely as a counselor so I may help them explore their pure essence and the desire for expansion of physical and spiritual understanding. I teach personal reflection meditation with breathing practices as a way of expanding the comfort zone to include love and creativity, which are foundations for connection to our true nature. I understand the need to slowly develop a new world view after an experience, so we can then actualize and generate new ways of being. (I have had to integrate my own transformative experiences as well as address the trauma, accident and health crisis that precipitated my STEs.) I understand many forms of STEs and their transformations after working with experiencers one-on-one as well as coordinating a STE support group and helping to facilitate NDE retreats since 2006. I am committed to helping experiencers toward self-empowerment and fulfillment of STE integration. Past Local Leader of Upstate NY IANDS and an ACISTE Advisory Committee member.

My Spiritual/Religious Background

My birth mother was an Atheist but I was raised Methodist by guardians. While living in Arizona, during my teens, I fell in with Navaho and Hopi families who taught me to find my own inner sacred space. Then life took hold and I focused on a career and making a living. After my NDE and STEs, I returned to native american spirituality and became a pipe holder. Around the same time, I became ordained by the Sanctuary of the Beloved of NY State. My spiritual wanderings have taught me to find the spiritual roots in all beliefs, so I now integrate Buddhist, Hindu, and Taoist practices into my Energetic Light Healing and Transformational / Integration Coaching.

My Philosophy

In private sessions I act as a thinking partner, that sees everyone as whole and connected to their True Being. I believe many times we get stuck in the circumstances and lose track of our self empowerment and state of being. I want to listen to you and explore the experiences together to discover what is limiting, so we may find desired actions and results. I believe Love and Compassion are the universal keys to unravel all of life’s circumstances and bring us into union with the divine.

My Personal Interest in STEs

I had three very powerful experiences that were turning points in my life. The first was a near death experience, the second was a spiritually transformative experience, and the third was stage IV lung cancer that metastasized into my spine, causing it to collapse. Each experience had spiritual implications that built upon the next, leading me toward awakening. The near-death experience left me feeling alone and isolated because I had no one to share it with at that time. I do not want other experiencers to go through that isolation, so that is why I have volunteered with Upstate NY IANDS. Like most experiencers, I felt called to be of service to the world in whatever way I can contribute toward the betterment of humanity. I realize that the basic human quality of opening up and helping each other is within each of us. That spark of goodness is always there. It's our unconditional instinct.

Higher Education

Degree School Year
Navel Engineer Naval School of Engineering 1977
Certified Hemodialysis Technologist/Technician (CHT) BONENT 1988
Ordination Sanctuary of the Beloved 1994

Where to find me

Where to find me


Virginia Beach, VA 23454
United States
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I can meet the following ways

  • In my office
  • By phone
  • By Skype


By Appointment Only

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