A milestone has been reached: First PhD on Acem Meditation
In 2004, the first doctoral thesis on Acem Meditation was successfully defended at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Oslo, Norway. In seven studies, Erik Ekker Solberg explored the psychobiological effects of Acem Meditation.
Dr. Solberg is a specialist in internal medicine, cardiology and sports medicine. Recently he started in his new post as senior consultant in cardiology in an Oslo hospital. He has practised Acem Meditation since 1971 and has been an instructor in Acem since 1975. He lives in an Oslo suburb with his wife and little daughter. During the last twelve years, he has spent most of his time working on his thesis and admits that he is relieved the work has now borne fruit. More.
Twenty-one-year-old twins Elisabeth and Carina Heimdal feel that Acem Meditation has improved their relationships with other people.
They learned Acem Meditation in Norway four years ago, and daily meditations have been part of their life ever since. Both agree that Carina has become more self-assertive and articulate about her feelings, while Elisabeth has become less susceptible to fits of temper.
Carina says: “I have become more aware of my wish to communicate more personally and clearly in my relationships to others. Rather than holding back, I am now expressing more of what I feel in my daily life. Instead of thinking about what I should or shouldn’t do without finding an answer easily, I have learned to admit that certain things are a bit complex. Sometimes, though, I think it is better for me to think less and give more room for spontaneity. I particularly like the web-based guidance chats after retreats: at appointed times, we have a guidance chat, which works fine. Studying abroad for several years, I am alone with meditation most of the year, and the regular contact with others who meditate is very stimulating.”