Psychology

Reconciliation, growth and introspective sensitivity

2019-07-12T15:45:39+02:00May 20th, 2019|

The focus of this article by Are Holen is reconciliation and how Acem Meditation may contribute towards this end via introspective sensitivity. To meditate strengthens the links to those aspects of the psyche that are not shaped by history and that are anchored in an inner freedom and autonomy; the changes have implications for the individual, for fellow human beings as well as for society; they add a dimension of integrity, genuineness and responsibility to the human interactions.

Be friends with your wandering mind

2019-07-12T15:53:15+02:00May 20th, 2019|

In this article Halvor Eifring discusses the important of mind wandering in meditation. Everyone who has learned Acem Meditation knows that meditation is not about emptying the mind, as many others tend to believe. The challenge is to become friends with everything that spontaneously emerges in consciousness. Restlessness, tension, and ruminating thoughts may be experienced as garbage in the body and mind, but often hide a sparkling diamond. This kind of experience is supported by old meditative traditions.

New book: “The Power of the Wandering Mind”

2019-07-05T11:32:46+02:00January 8th, 2019|

What does science say? In this new book, experts in neuroscience, medicine, psychology, philosophy and the humanities share groundbreaking perspectives on how nondirective meditation interacts with brain and body, mind and culture.

Nondirective meditation is not about emptying the mind. Instead, mind wandering is seen as an important resource. […]

Gandhi Peace Honor awarded to Dr Are Holen

2019-07-05T11:32:56+02:00December 7th, 2018|

On Gandhi’s birthday, 2nd October 2018, Dr. Are Holen received the Gandhi Peace Honor for spreading World peace and harmony. The award was given for his lifelong contributions to society and mankind, for his scientific work related to post-traumatic stress, and his research on and efforts in teaching Acem Meditation since 1966, an elaborate approach to meditation based on […]

International Regular Retreat 2019 with Dr Are Holen

2019-06-29T10:38:05+02:00December 6th, 2018|

13-20 July, Acem International Retreat Centre, Norway

Acem Meditation is more than relaxation. This weeklong retreat in beautiful surroundings is a unique opportunity to practice long meditations and get into deeper meditative processes. The evening seminars will be with Dr Are Holen, Acem’s founder. Guidance groups and social interaction further stimulate processes of change.

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