FEATURESSelf-Transcendence Theory and Contemplative PracticesFiske, Elizabeth PhD, RN, CNE, PCNS, BCAuthor Information Department of Nursing, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina. Correspondence: Elizabeth Fiske, PhD, RN, CNE, PCNS, BC, Department of Nursing, Appalachian State University, Box 32151, Boone, NC 28608 (firstname.lastname@example.org) The author has no conflicts of interest to declare. Holistic Nursing Practice: September/October 2019 - Volume 33 - Issue 5 - p 266-272 doi: 10.1097/HNP.0000000000000340 Buy Metrics Abstract Reed's theory of self-transcendence describes relationships between vulnerability, self-transcendence, and well-being. Contemplative practices can promote self-transcendence and well-being, consistent with this theory. The central concepts of Reed's theory of self-transcendence are presented. Ways contemplative practices can be utilized to promote 1 or more dimensions of self-transcendence and well-being are discussed. © 2019 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.