1982, a suicidal near-death experience taught Yolaine the importance of finding her own purpose and passion in life, and that life was full of guidance, miracles and potential if we would only look, listen and trust. Yolaine is the past President of the International Association for Near-Death Studies and current President of the American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences. As an expert on near-death experiences, she has advised numerous TV producers including those for Oprah, Brian Williams, HBO, the Discovery Channel and writers for Newsweek. She has given workshops on near-death experiences throughout the US and has been featured on numerous radio interviews, including Coast-to-Coast AM radio. She is the author of "Your Blueprint to Passion: A Spiritual Solution to Depression" and author of the article "Six Major Challenges Faced by Near-Death Experiencers." She is also producing and a documentary and a book about people who had near-death experiences. Yolaine's passion and purpose is to teach the many lessons she learned to others -- especially those who are experiencing obstacles to achieving their highest potential, including nonprofits, those suffering from depression and people struggling with the aftermath of a near-death or similar experience.
Websites & Background Information
• The American Center for the Integration of Spiritually Transformative Experiences (ACISTE)
• Stout Potentials
• Yolaine Stout's Facebook Page
• Wikipedia on Yolaine Stout
• Yolaine is a member of NHNE’s NDE network. Her profile page is located here.
Yolaine Stout experienced an NDE in 1982. At the time, Yolaine was an atheist. Due to severe depression and a failing marriage, she attempted suicide. Yolaine's near-death experience changed her beliefs about the purpose and meaning of life to the point that she left a 25 year teaching career to devote herself to promoting NDE research and education. This interview was first broadcast December 23, 2007 on Coast to Coast.