Psychology

Acem communication course: A NOK 2000 discount for first-time participants

2024-03-10T14:48:31+01:00March 10th, 2024|

Training in Interpersonal Communication, Oslo, Norway, 27 April – 5 May 2024. A rare opportunity for personal growth – beneficial both for oneself and one’s social life.

First-time participants this year will receive a discount of NOK 2000.-.   

We are happy to invite Acem meditators from all countries to this very special […]

Towards a widened perspective on communication – seeing yourself through others

2023-12-31T14:46:25+01:00December 31st, 2023|

Training in Interpersonal Communication
Halvorsbøle International Retreat Centre, Oslo
27 April – 5 May 2024

A rare opportunity for personal growth – beneficial both for oneself and at a societal level

We are happy to invite Acem meditators from all countries to this very special event.  The training is suitable both for first-timers and people with […]

Intuition is a resource

2023-12-31T13:04:38+01:00December 31st, 2023|

“In Acem Meditation, intuition is a dynamic part of meditating with a free mental attitude,” writes initiator Monika Wirkkala.

What is intuition? It has been said that intuition is seeing with the soul, that it is a guide of the mind. In intuition, we capture a glimpse of the experience and knowledge that we carry with […]

Going to the core! – Training in Interpersonal Communication

2024-03-10T14:12:55+01:00November 11th, 2023|

Focus on group work

There is nothing quite like it. At Acem’s training in interpersonal communication, down-to-earth group work takes precedence. Instead of talks and lectures, much of the time is spent in groups of six to nine people, with an extremely open agenda. In collaboration with the other group members and one or two very […]

Screen-dependent? Here are six ways meditation can help

2023-10-17T23:04:28+02:00October 17th, 2023|

If you spend too much time staring at screens, read this article

Today, most people are aware of the negative consequences of frequent screen use. News websites, social media, and apps are designed to make us dependent. The ability to concentrate and focus is weakened. Much suggests that excessive screen use may even make us lonelier. […]

How should we deal with troublesome feelings in our meditation?

2023-05-04T22:59:59+02:00May 1st, 2023|

When we need to get something done in the short term, keeping unpleasant information out of our awareness may be necessary. But the price to be paid can be high in the long term. This may be easy to recognize in other people, in politics, in work life, or in our family. “The Emperor’s New […]

Meditation for artificial intelligence (AI)

2023-05-02T11:10:26+02:00May 1st, 2023|

In 2022 an engineer at Google leaked an interview with the advanced chatbot LaMDA. LaMDA is an artificial intelligence language model like the now-popular ChatGPT.

The Google engineer publicly announced that LaMDA had developed consciousness and that it had a soul. Therefore, he claimed, it was entitled to certain rights and that Google for example should […]

Seeing yourself through others

2023-01-22T12:51:53+01:00January 22nd, 2023|

Training in Interpersonal Communication

Halvorsbøle International Retreat Centre, Oslo
29 April – 7 May 2023

We are happy to invite Acem meditators from all countries to this very special event. The training is suitable both for first-timers and people with previous experience from Acem’s communication courses.

From early on in the course, you will discover that there is a lot […]

Q&A: Meditation and the Default Mode Network of the brain

2022-11-02T09:37:13+01:00October 25th, 2022|

The Meditation Blog has received several questions regarding the relationship between the so-called Default Mode Network of the brain and meditation.

The discovery of the brain’s Default Mode Network by Raichle et al. (2001) opened new perspectives on the functioning of the brain when we are at rest. Several areas of the cortex, mostly in the […]

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