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A training course that builds character, not presentation skills

By Leif Arne Storset

Think about development days or training courses you’ve undergone for work. What comes to mind? Quite likely, the first thing is DEATH BY POWERPOINT.

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Effects of Acem Meditation on working professionals

a new study shows improved stress management

Research paper authors Bjørn Lau, Anne Grete Hersoug and Morten Wærsted

Positive effects of Acem Meditation – a nondirective technique – was found in a recently published study. This type of relaxation technique can be a positive supplement to other tools for the prevention of negative health reactions due to stress.

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Why do I meditate? Why do I go to retreats?

When I am surrounded by silence, things begin to happen, says Birgitta Hellmark Lindgren.

Before I left for my last retreat, a colleague asked why I regularly go to meditation retreats. I started to explain the technicalities of Acem Meditation, and she listened politely and then she asked again: “Why do you go to retreats?” Read more…

In and out of Context: Contemporary Perspectives on Meditation

The recent book, Meditation and Culture: The Interplay of Practice and Context», edited by Halvor Eifring, has been reviewed in the journal Religious Studies Review (Vol. 43 No. 4, December 2017). The reviewer maintains that the book «offers provocative new insights for understanding meditation practice. …

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The Meditation Experience You Want

By Jonas Meyer

In Norway, children will often get what they want for Christmas or birthdays. This is not always the case in meditation. Meditation is unpredictable. Read more…

Meditation and leadership

By Birgitta Hellmark Lindgren

I started with Acem Meditation to reduce stress. I discovered that it had significant effects on my leadership in a large organisation. Read more…

Can meditation delay the aging process?

Several studies indicate that the answer may be yes.

Recent research suggests that the brain remains younger in meditators with regular practice. Other studies indicate similar impacts on the genes and the cells.

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First International Yoga Retreat

In 2018, Acem School of Yoga will celebrate 50 years of teaching by arranging its first international yoga retreat, with instructions i five languages. The event takes place from 7-14 July 2018, at Halvorsbøle International Retreat Centre, Norway. Read more…

International Young Retreat 2018

Welcome to the second edition of the International Young Retreat – take a dive in your meditative process while enjoying the Swedish countryside. Read more…

Best tool to cope with pressure

“In my job as a computer engineer I develop software and must deliver accurate information timely. The meditation sound is my best tool to cope with pressure,” says Andy Chang from Taiwan. Read more…