I started to meditate daily some years ago while I studied IT in Trondheim, Norway. The Acem International World Retreat in 2016 became my first weeklong retreat. It was a special experience to go to Spain, experience the Pyrenees, and meet young people from the whole world who meditated. After this experience, retreats in Norway […]
Elisabeth Heimdal Wærsted is a project manager in the Saint-Gobain international industrial group. She is the mother of two small children, and something is constantly going on. How does she manage?
Elisabeth began practicing Acem meditation when she was 17. Her parents had meditated in Acem for many years, and she was curious about what […]
Elsa Roussel, 29, an immunologist-in-training based in Zurich, joined an Acem Meditation course in 2017 and has since been exploring various levels of self-awareness in her personal relationships and interactions.
“I have learned how to set boundaries, be more balanced between what I feel and how to […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]