Psychology

Action Card: How meditation can help us prepare for the unpredictable

2020-12-14T22:56:31+01:00December 13th, 2020|

By Christina Schäfers

I’ve always been an ambitious player. When I was a child, my parents did their utmost to prevent me and my sister from watching TV. So we were “forced” to play. And we did: We played in the woods, at home, at friends’ houses, etc. We played with puppets and Playmobil, we played […]

Milder Winds

2020-11-27T18:17:13+01:00November 27th, 2020|

In Acem Meditation we can repeat the meditation sound in different ways. The sound can be clear and distinct or lighter and more fleeting, and our body and breath can become more or less involved in our repetition. A young woman had doubts about how to repeat the sound. Doubt was perhaps a reflection of […]

The universality of meditation – in the midst of a pandemic

2020-11-08T14:08:53+01:00November 8th, 2020|

Most readers of this blog share two things: Meditating and being in the midst of a pandemic. Do these two phenomena have anything in common?

By Ole Gjems-Onstad

Coping and enduring

A basic principle of Acem Meditation is that one should not try to influence the spontaneous activities. This does not mean that Acem Meditation is about passivity, […]

Shame, uncertainty and innovation – upcoming Acem Webinars

2020-09-21T18:06:00+02:00September 21st, 2020|

Enjoy exciting new perspectives and reflection by joining these two Acem Webinars in October and November.

Shame – how to understand our painful companion

Saturday 03 October 2020 16:00 Central European Summer Time  (Oslo, Berlin, Barcelona)

Can our experience with metathoughts – self-critical thoughts during meditation – help us understand the origins of our shame? Is understanding […]

Acem Training in Interpersonal Communication 22–30 May 2021

2020-09-21T17:54:45+02:00September 21st, 2020|

In 2020, this course had to be canceled due to the corona situation. We are pleased to offer a new possibility in 2021.

This is a unique course; it doesn’t resemble any other training with a similar name. It builds on experience-based, exploratory, and deepening group processes. Twice every day, participants meet in small communication groups […]

Advice on dealing with negative thoughts in meditation

2020-09-21T00:13:26+02:00September 16th, 2020|

“At times, I feel inadequate when I meditate. The meditation sound is never easy and effortless and is always linked to my breathing. What should I do?”

“Meditation is not only easy for me, even though I feel that it should be. It is difficult to repeat the sound the way it is supposed to be. […]

Learning meditation at a young age was one of the smartest things I have done

2020-09-05T11:33:27+02:00September 5th, 2020|

Astrid and Gry Iverslien – mother and daughter – share the interest in meditation, and both have made use of meditative processes in their creative professional activities.

 A better understanding of myself

Astrid is what you would call a creative person. She has made drawings, painted, and written books. Now, at 86, her neck doesn’t permit drawing […]

The psychologist’s advice: How to make use of meditation in the time of corona

2020-09-05T11:14:27+02:00September 5th, 2020|

The coronavirus pandemic, and the various infection control measures it has engendered, limit and affect us, both psychologically and relationally.

We have newly celebrated the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War. 75 years of relative peace in the world. Today, many feel that peace has been profoundly disturbed.

Anxiety – a complex phenomenon

We […]

Existential contentment in the face of adversity – mitigating misery with Acem Meditation

2020-07-02T13:25:44+02:00July 2nd, 2020|

By Turid Suzanne Berg-Nielsen

What it is

Existential contentment is neither complacency nor bliss. It does not entail the absence of adversity in life nor negative emotions and thoughts. It is not an emotion at all, more of an attitude – a sense of meaning and purpose, an anchoring when waters are rough. Contentment also allows for […]

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