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The mind behind the mind – spontaneous thought and beyond

2021-04-10T16:32:22+02:00February 28th, 2021|

Acem Webinar on 10 April, 2021 (Saturday) 16:00-17:00 (Central European Summer Time)

A link to the event will be distributed via Acem’s e-news. Subscribe to Acem e-news. 

People have meditated for thousands of years, partly for health and well-being, partly for self-improvement, and partly for something numinous beyond such this-worldly concerns. While Acem’s approach to meditation […]

The universality of meditation – in the midst of a pandemic

2020-11-08T14:08:53+01:00November 8th, 2020|

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, […]

Shame, uncertainty and innovation – upcoming Acem Webinars

2020-09-21T18:06:00+02:00September 21st, 2020|

Enjoy exciting new perspectives and reflection by joining these two Acem Webinars in October and November.

Shame – how to understand our painful companion

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 […]

Acem Training in Interpersonal Communication 22–30 May 2021

2020-09-21T17:54:45+02:00September 21st, 2020|

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 […]

Learning meditation at a young age was one of the smartest things I have done

2020-09-05T11:33:27+02:00September 5th, 2020|

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 psychologist’s advice: How to make use of meditation in the time of corona

2020-09-05T11:14:27+02:00September 5th, 2020|

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

We […]

Going to the core! – Training in Interpersonal Communication

2020-03-01T12:26:00+01:00March 1st, 2020|

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, […]

Acem International Young Retreat 2020

2019-12-05T10:17:19+01:00December 5th, 2019|

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, […]

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