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“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 […]

New book: Psychology of Silence

2019-07-05T11:50:29+02:00September 28th, 2016|

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The classic introduction – available for the first time in English

This book presents the classic introduction to Acem’s theory and practice of meditation, written by the founder. Psychology of Silence provides an easy-to-read account of the technique and its effects on health and personality. The book also includes […]

An intensive experience of communication – with several language options

2019-07-05T11:50:37+02:00September 28th, 2016|

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Acem’s Training in Interpersonal Communication helps you improve your empathetic capacity and understanding of yourself and others. This year’s course will have English, German, Spanish, and Scandinavian groups, provided a sufficient number of people sign up for each language. The registration deadline is 15 April, with 15 March […]

Meditation better than exercise?

2019-07-05T11:52:35+02:00April 17th, 2016|

"Which is better for your body: meditation or exercise?" asks The Telegraph journalist Jonathan Wells on 23 March 2016. "On the surface, it seems like an obvious decision - physical exercise can strengthen our muscles, bones and heart, and has been proven to promote the production of oxytonin and other 'feel-good' chemicals. Whilst meditation is, well, a fad. Right? Wrong. Or, at least, possibly wrong."

The Sun on “no-fuss meditation”

2019-07-05T11:52:43+02:00April 17th, 2016|

Under 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.

Chill out

2019-07-05T11:53:01+02:00March 10th, 2016|

"Here are three novel techniques to help you de-stress," writes MORE, an American magazine "for women of style and substance". One of the techniques they recommend for those who want to "chill out" is Acem Meditation, because it does not ask you to empty your mind, but allows thoughts and impressions to come and go freely. This "makes this Norwegian verson much easier for some people."

The art of small adjustments

2019-07-05T11:56:48+02:00May 19th, 2015|

You may know the phrase "can’t see the forest for the trees”. It applies to meditation as well. You may be in the middle of something important, but can’t see the big picture, and wish things were different. We’ve all got some inner rationales that control how we experience our meditation. It can make you somewhat blind. It’s then easy to devaluate both your meditation and its results. Letting yourself into the meditation process is to see that “what happened" is full of inner life and quite OK. That may, over time with regular meditation, expand your horizon and give you new perspectives.

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