Most readers of this blog share two things: Meditating and being in the midst of a pandemic. Do these two phenomena have anything in common?
By Ole Gjems-Onstad
Coping and enduring
A basic principle of Acem Meditation is that one should not try to influence the spontaneous activities. This does not mean that Acem Meditation is about passivity, […]
Enjoy exciting new perspectives and reflection by joining these two Acem Webinars in October and November.
Saturday 03 October 2020 16:00 Central European Summer Time (Oslo, Berlin, Barcelona)
Can our experience with metathoughts – self-critical thoughts during meditation – help us understand the origins of our shame? Is understanding […]
In 2020, this course had to be canceled due to the corona situation. We are pleased to offer a new possibility in 2021.
This is a unique course; it doesn’t resemble any other training with a similar name. It builds on experience-based, exploratory, and deepening group processes. Twice every day, participants meet in small communication groups […]
Astrid and Gry Iverslien – mother and daughter – share the interest in meditation, and both have made use of meditative processes in their creative professional activities.
A better understanding of myself
Astrid is what you would call a creative person. She has made drawings, painted, and written books. Now, at 86, her neck doesn’t permit drawing […]
The coronavirus pandemic, and the various infection control measures it has engendered, limit and affect us, both psychologically and relationally.
We have newly celebrated the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. 75 years of relative peace in the world. Today, many feel that peace has been profoundly disturbed.
Anxiety – a complex phenomenon
By Jonas Meyer
There are several ways to perceive our contemporary society, but one perspective, which makes sense to me, is that we live in a culture of comparisons. In such a culture there tends to be a split between the positive, which we prefer to talk about, and the negative, which we rather keep at […]
There is nothing quite like it. When you hear about a communication course, you are likely to think of super-expensive professional training courses with lots of talks and power-points, providing you with slogan-like principles and starry-eyed promises of life-changing transformations far beyond the limits of credibility.
Focus on group work
At Acem’s training in interpersonal communication, […]
Young people (aged 17-35) from all over Europe and beyond meet in the middle of Swedish nowhere (Lundsholm) and spend their summer doing nothing? – Wait! Can that be true? Are they really doing nothing? – No, they meditate – that looks a little bit like “just sitting there“ from the outside, but in fact, […]
Christina Schäfers, Acem moderator in Hamburg:
For five years, Christina Schäfers has been Head of Arts, Words and Films at the Reperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany.
“It’s a privilege to have such an interesting job. The last two years have been a boost to my self-esteem: I’ve been working with gender balance. This is a part […]