If I hadn’t meditated, I wouldn’t have had the necessary self-confidence, but last autumn I applied for a promotion at work. I didn’t have the courage to do such things before, but have developed more trust in myself.
Acem's training in interpersonal communication is an opportunity for in-depth exploration of patterns of communication and underlying psychological issues that can make or break projects and relationships.
Our hearts and brains contain a lot we don’t know is there. We bring along our backpacks full of things, and this course helped us empty some of the stuff that has been stored away. In our busy everyday lives, we don’t manage to sort out everything.
Since 1970, communication courses have been developed by medical doctors and psychologists with an interest in Acem Meditation and personal development. These courses are now also available to English-speaking participants.
The Norwegian writer Ingelin Rössland went to Acem's training in interpersonal communication and came back with new insights: "I got in close contact with a powerful energy in myself. I now know how to determine the direction of this energy so that it doesn't cause any harm."
"It's not easy to be me," says Berit Østbye, who is 90 years old, just published a book of poetry, and rewarded herself with a communication course in Acem. "I hope I can be reconciled with my mother before I die."
"At this course, you give others an opportunity to see you." Olga Leschen came to the communication course to explore, see and learn about herself. She gradually recognized how she herself contributed to the image other participants developed of her.
“The insights from the Acem communication course are directly applicable to social situations at home and at work.” Svein Strømberg grew up in Norway, but has spent the past 16 years with his wife and two girls in Switzerland, where he works in sales of industrial raw materials.
”This course was not about instructors telling us a lot of theory about communication. Instead, we were helped to discover the ways we communicate, to figure it out for ourselves.” Edwin Mac Gillavry, a lawyer living in Leiden, the Netherlands, went to Norway to participate in Acem’s training in interpersonal communication. He came back with a clearer understanding of what is at the root of his behaviour patterns.