Interview

IT entrepreneur with success: – Without meditation, I would not be able to cope with the pressure

2021-06-02T17:11:19+02:00June 2nd, 2021|

Father of three and business manager Håvard Bell built a software company from scratch. Today, it has 25 employees and its app is used worldwide.

Håvard talks about a steep learning curve and many challenges: “We were five technology-focused engineers. We thought that if we had a product that was good enough, customers would automatically flock […]

What is reconciliation?

2021-01-27T21:38:19+01:00January 27th, 2021|

Quiet reflection may help us come to terms 

Listen to this interview with Dr. Are Holen, Acem’s founder. Nivedita Pradhu asks: «How do we know we have reconciled?». Many aspects of reconciliation are explored during the interview, like «What does it mean to accept?» Experience shows that working through residues may take time – and patience. […]

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 […]

Video guidance helped me establish a regular meditation practice

2020-09-05T10:44:28+02:00September 5th, 2020|

Ursula Illert lives in Frankfurt, Germany. She works as an actress and a freelancer for radio, TV, and audiobooks. When she felt the need to discuss her meditation, video was the solution.

 Made my meditation practice regular

«For me, video guidance was a good thing. I could talk about my meditation with an instructor even when […]

What was it like? – The first International Young Deepening Retreat

2020-02-23T14:46:36+01:00February 23rd, 2020|

Zacharias Wolfe interviewed by Christina Schäfers.

 It spoke to me

 You‘ve taken part in Acem‘s first International Young Deepening Retreat ever – what do you think and, even more importantly, how do you feel about it?

I really enjoyed Acem’s first young deepening retreat. I have been eager to go to a deepening retreat before but wasn’t sure […]

Bringing the world closer together

2019-12-05T10:31:08+01:00December 1st, 2019|

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 […]

“I would never have missed this opportunity”

2019-12-05T10:32:03+01:00November 30th, 2019|

Emil Aarseth on Acem’s Training in Interpersonal Communication:

“I went to the course as one person and came back somewhat changed. In a sense, I’ve become a different person. I think I understand both myself and others better now. I also see better how I function in my relationships with others, and […]

Clear and direct feedback gave me a wake-up call

2019-12-05T10:32:34+01:00November 30th, 2019|

Siri Bergan on Acem’s Training in Interpersonal Communication:

“It was both very demanding and very rewarding. The program was extremely intensive, and I used the opportunity to interact extensively with other participants. The group sessions helped me to see both myself and the others in a new perspective. As I listened to […]

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