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Made me more grounded

Remy Roche: “Acem Meditation made me more grounded – in a country harassed by terrorists”

Some people think they can learn meditation by picking up a book and read a few instructions. Remy Roche took the challenge more seriously. Read more…

Meditation helped me cope with the situation

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“Some people were lost before we could see them on the radar,” says Francesc Oliveras, who was captain on board when the Dignity I set out to rescue refugees in the Mediterranean. “Nevertheless, this part of their trip was actually the least dangerous one.” Read more…

More present in life

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Carla Helland: “Acem Meditation has become a valued part of each day.  I have been meditating regularly for a few years now. I notice that my stress and anxiety levels have become more balanced and that I have a much easier time being present in the daily moments of life. Meditation has been a grounding force for me. It has helped me to grow and has helped me focus on what I find important. Read more…

Acem Meditation improved my life

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Mercedes Ozuna: “I sought meditation originally for very practical reasons. I really did not know what to expect or what I was getting myself into. That is why I was so pleasantly surprised when I started to see the results of my daily Acem Meditation practice. They were not what I expected, they were better. First of all, I was sleeping, after years of suffering insomnia. Read more…

“I was deeply touched”

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In Benjamin Kartal’s job as an air traffic controller, challenging moments are part of his daily work. At the age of 27 he has ten years of meditation experience. When he was 17 years old and practiced Judo, he started to use mental training in addition to his normal training sessions. Over several years he tried different techniques. Read more…

The Sun on “no-fuss meditation”

Rubini Kamalakaran interviews Dr Are Holen in Malaysia

The Sun Modern MeditationUnder the title “Modern Meditation – A practice without the complexities of traditional systems”, the Malaysian newspaper The Sun has recently published an interview with Acem’s founder Dr. Are Holen. Acem Meditation, starting in Norway in 1966, is described as a “no-fuss” approach to meditation – a non-religious technique that is unlike traditional meditation – one sits comfortably and gently repeats a simple sound in the mind. Read more…

Life’s balance

Are NSTRenowned psychiatrist and disaster survival expert Dr Are Holen is driven by the desire to improve our quality of life, writes R. Gowri of the New Straits Times from Malaysia. Read more…

“I return home with increased self-confidence.”

Benjamin Kartal talks to Christopher Grøndahl about Acem retreats

Benjamin Kartal “The structure of these retreats is really well designed.” Read more…

“The best gift I have given myself”

Erin Tseng interviewed by Joy Lu

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After ten years of yoga practice in Taiwan, Erin Tseng still felt stuck. For some reason, she could not breathe as deeply as some of the postures required. She was struggling. It was only when she learned how to “let go” in practice that she was able to relax and come closer to her own spontaneity. Read more…

How was the first Acem retreat in the Pyrenees?

In the summer of 2015, Acem Spain arranged its first retreat at Boí Taüll Resort in the Pyrenees, as a preparation for the World Retreat 2016. Some of the participants have shared their experiences below. Read more…