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New book on defensive functioning includes study on Acem Meditation

2022-03-29T21:17:18+02:00March 29th, 2022|

A new book that should be of interest to meditators is now available online with open access through Frontiers in Psychology and Frontiers in Psychiatry:

“Recent Empirical Research and Methodologies in Defense Mechanisms”

Edited by Mariagrazia Di Giuseppe, John Christopher Perry, Tracy A. Prout and Ciro Conversano

17 studies are being presented, […]

Reconciliation

2022-03-21T09:26:58+01:00March 18th, 2022|

Reconciliation is an important area to work in for all meditators, no matter what phase of life we are in – when we are young as well as when we get older. It is existentially important to achieve some degree of reconciliation with the way life happens to be. This also applies to the way […]

Liza Franke: I became more straightforward

2022-02-28T00:15:11+01:00February 27th, 2022|

Acem Training in Interpersonal Communication 21-29 May 2022.

Acem meditators from all countries can, again, participate in this very special event, after two years of pandemics. From early on in the course, you will discover that there is a lot underneath the surface of everyone. «I try to understand what lies behind the way others come […]

Ripples in water – how meditation can help you to discover the deeper currents inside you

2022-02-27T23:39:22+01:00February 27th, 2022|

By Ellen Gravklev.

An action with ripple effects

When you throw a stone into the water, ripples are formed which slowly spread outwards. One stone, one throw, many ripples.

A warm look, a smile, a safe embrace. A frown, an angry voice, someone pushing you away. The first years of a child’s life create ripple effects for the […]

Erik Hidle: Retreats give an extra depth

2022-02-27T23:10:30+01:00February 27th, 2022|

I started to meditate daily some years ago while I studied IT in Trondheim, Norway. The Acem International World Retreat in 2016 became my first weeklong retreat. It was a special experience to go to Spain, experience the Pyrenees, and meet young people from the whole world who meditated. After this experience, retreats in Norway […]

Free Online Guidance Seminar with Dr. Are Holen

2022-02-27T22:44:49+01:00January 3rd, 2022|

This online seminar on Saturday, March 5 is for Acem meditators around the world. In the first part of the seminar, priority will be given to questions from those who learned Acem Meditation during the past few years, before the floor is open to everybody, including experienced meditators. A guidance seminar is an opportunity to […]

Meditating mechanically

2021-12-08T23:04:49+01:00December 8th, 2021|

By Maria S. Gjems-Onstad.

In weekend retreats, through long meditations, guidance, and conversations, issues often come into focus that apply to several participants. In the weekend course referred to here, what we might call “mechanical” meditation became a topic.

We meditate mechanically when our repetition resembles how a machine could have repeated the sound. Our repetition becomes […]

A new building at Lundsholm – for those who want to explore silence

2021-12-08T23:00:34+01:00December 8th, 2021|

  • A brand new house built for long meditations.
  • 29 new rooms are now available for meditators from all over the world.
  • Modern technical solutions enhance the quality of acoustics and noise reduction.
  • Rooms with a wonderful view of the lake and beautiful landscape.
  • A new path surrounding the area is ideal for meditative morning […]

A meeting point: International Young Retreat Summer 2022

2021-12-08T17:14:49+01:00December 8th, 2021|

Once again the International Young Retreat is taking place in the beautiful forest of Värmland, Sweden.

Being the main meeting point for young Acem meditators all over the world, the retreat includes long 3 – 5 hours meditations, seminars, guidance, walks in the forest, swimming in the Lake Mangen – and sauna.

The event will take place […]

A meeting place for meditators from all corners of the world – summer 2022

2021-11-17T13:51:50+01:00November 17th, 2021|

An event to plan for: The international one-week summer retreat with Acem’s founder Are Holen.

This is a great opportunity for meditators to come close to the core and the origins of Acem Meditation. All seminars will be in English, with simultaneous translation into German, Spanish and Chinese. There will be guidance groups in English, Scandinavian, […]

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