Culture

A training course that builds character, not presentation skills

2019-06-30T17:34:02+01:00May 20th, 2018|

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.

You sit through hours of slides and find your mind wandering to the unanswered backlog of emails you have waiting for you. Or worse: answering those emails while the […]

International Training in Meditation Guidance

2019-07-05T11:30:54+01:00March 17th, 2018|

 – first time outside of Scandinavia

Are Holen helped Taiwanese instructors Joy Lu, Susan Cai, and Denise Chang enhance their guidance skills.

Few things are more distinctive of Acem’s way of teaching than its various forms of meditation guidance.

Other schools of meditation often give standard answers to common questions about the practice: «repeat the sound […]

In and out of Context: Contemporary Perspectives on Meditation

2019-07-05T11:39:01+01:00February 13th, 2018|

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. …

… The key questions this book raises are: Should meditation be […]

Training in Interpersonal Communication – spring 2018

2019-07-08T20:08:03+01:00September 18th, 2017|

The next communication course takes place 28 April – 6 May, 2018, at Halvorsbøle, Norway. This intensive course has been an annual event for nearly fifty years.

The course is suitable for first-timers as well as experienced participants. Many come back several times, to develop their interpersonal skills, and for further exploration of their underlying patterns of communication.

The […]

Helped me see things *I thought* I knew in a different light

2019-07-08T20:09:59+01:00August 25th, 2017|

– Tom L. on Acem’s Communication Course

As an introspective analytical person, the development of the self is high on my list of priorities.

The Acem Communication Course has been on my radar for some time, but I didn’t feel I was ready to have myself ‘unpicked’.  But, having finally gathered the courage to take this self […]

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