Psychology

Researcher and instructor: Meditation has taught me to dare to act

2022-08-31T12:10:15+02:00August 31st, 2022|

“When people sign up for a meditation course, they are often at a point in their life where they are under strain in one way or another”, says Cathrine Pedersen, project manager and instructor in Acem.

Cathrine Pedersen went from management positions at the Postal Service to doing research on educational institutions and the interaction between […]

When the worst person in the world meditates

2022-06-08T23:26:32+02:00June 2nd, 2022|

What would have happened if Julie, the leading character in the award-winning movie “The Worst Person in the World”, had learned Acem meditation?

She will soon be 30 and is on the threshold of established adult life, but hesitates. After switching studies twice, from medicine to psychology and then to photography, she works in a bookstore […]

Young composer in London: Meditation makes it easier to trust my gut feeling

2022-06-09T15:33:53+02:00June 2nd, 2022|

Says Zacharias Wolfe from Sweden: «While my life has been full of many changes, meditation has made me more grounded in a dimension of silence. A meditation retreat in Acem is a unique setting, in which I am part of a community where I can share the special experience that Acem Meditation is. I can also […]

New book on defensive functioning includes study on Acem Meditation

2022-03-29T21:17:18+02:00March 29th, 2022|

A new book that should be of interest to meditators is now available online with open access through Frontiers in Psychology and Frontiers in Psychiatry:

“Recent Empirical Research and Methodologies in Defense Mechanisms”

Edited by Mariagrazia Di Giuseppe, John Christopher Perry, Tracy A. Prout and Ciro Conversano

17 studies are being presented, […]

Liza Franke: I became more straightforward

2022-02-28T00:15:11+01:00February 27th, 2022|

Acem Training in Interpersonal Communication 21-29 May 2022.

Acem meditators from all countries can, again, participate in this very special event, after two years of pandemics. From early on in the course, you will discover that there is a lot underneath the surface of everyone. «I try to understand what lies behind the way others come […]

Ripples in water – how meditation can help you to discover the deeper currents inside you

2022-02-27T23:39:22+01:00February 27th, 2022|

By Ellen Gravklev.

An action with ripple effects

When you throw a stone into the water, ripples are formed which slowly spread outwards. One stone, one throw, many ripples.

A warm look, a smile, a safe embrace. A frown, an angry voice, someone pushing you away. The first years of a child’s life create ripple effects for the […]

Meditating mechanically

2021-12-08T23:04:49+01:00December 8th, 2021|

By Maria S. Gjems-Onstad.

In weekend retreats, through long meditations, guidance, and conversations, issues often come into focus that apply to several participants. In the weekend course referred to here, what we might call “mechanical” meditation became a topic.

We meditate mechanically when our repetition resembles how a machine could have repeated the sound. Our repetition becomes […]

Acem Training in Interpersonal Communication 21-29 May 2022

2021-11-11T23:58:47+01:00November 11th, 2021|

Understand what lies behind your communication

We are happy to be able to invite Acem meditators from all countries to this very special event. In 2020, the course was canceled due to the pandemic; in 2021, only Norwegians could participate.

Rather than listening to talks and lectures, you spend much of the time in […]

Project manager at a young age: “Meditation gives me an anchor”

2021-10-06T22:36:36+02:00October 6th, 2021|

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 […]

Webinar: Meditative Silence and the Good Life

2021-09-20T00:23:31+02:00September 20th, 2021|

What makes a life worth living?

Most of us pursue happiness. The American constitution even considers it an unalienable right. But what is happiness? A feeling of joy running through your body? A life filled with happy moments? Recognition, stable relationships or the absence of suffering? Paradoxically, the pursuit of happiness can lead us away […]

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