Health

Setting the conditions for good meditation

2020-06-21T22:40:34+02:00June 21st, 2020|

By Pär Westlund

Taking a beginner’s course in Acem Meditation involves not only learning the basic instruction in the technique. Participants also receive advice on what conditions are favorable for developing a good meditation practice, both in regular life and at meditation retreats.

When we meditate, the basic principle is that we open our awareness towards what […]

Meditating Queen

2020-04-11T13:34:06+02:00April 7th, 2020|

– staying afloat in trying times.

In this picture, «Lightness of Being», Queen Elizabeth II is photographed by Chris Levine (copyright the artist 2008-2020).

Meditation represents an opportunity to slow down, pause and reflect. The true contribution of meditation in our trying corona times may be something Queen Elizabeth II touched upon in her speech to her […]

New book: “The Power of the Wandering Mind”

2019-07-05T11:32:46+02:00January 8th, 2019|

What does science say? In this new book, experts in neuroscience, medicine, psychology, philosophy and the humanities share groundbreaking perspectives on how nondirective meditation interacts with brain and body, mind and culture.

Nondirective meditation is not about emptying the mind. Instead, mind wandering is seen as an important resource. […]

Gandhi Peace Honor awarded to Dr Are Holen

2019-07-05T11:32:56+02:00December 7th, 2018|

On Gandhi’s birthday, 2nd October 2018, Dr. Are Holen received the Gandhi Peace Honor for spreading World peace and harmony. The award was given for his lifelong contributions to society and mankind, for his scientific work related to post-traumatic stress, and his research on and efforts in teaching Acem Meditation since 1966, an elaborate approach to meditation based on […]

From Taiwan to the deepening retreat in Norway: a unique experience

2019-06-29T10:27:51+02:00November 26th, 2018|

Interview with Hana Han

As a retired high school teacher in Taiwan, Hana Han enjoys her life: She interprets her dreams, writes poems, and meditates. She is less stressed, with plenty of energy for all she wants to do.

How did you find Acem Meditation?

I had always been looking for a method that could help me calm […]

Effects of Acem Meditation on working professionals

2019-06-30T17:38:04+02:00April 21st, 2018|

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

a new study shows improved stress management

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 […]

Acem Meditation highly rated at Spanish hospital

2019-07-05T11:35:08+02:00March 11th, 2018|

On every single question, the score of the Acem courses is way above the average score of all the other courses organized by the hospital. This average is calculated on the basis of nearly 80,000 evaluation forms from different courses over several years. Not only is the Acem score higher than the average; it is higher than any other course organized at the hospital. The evaluation form also asks about the performance of each instructor, and the scores for all three Acem instructors are way above the average.

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