Acem Meditation is a non-religious technique developed in Scandinavia by doctors and psychologists. Its profound effects come from opening the mind rather than directing it towards particular goals.
Meditation covers a diverse range of practices aiming at a variety of objectives. Acem Meditation differs from our usual ideas of meditation in a number of ways.
"Acem meditation helps me concentrate."
“I have gained more energy and a different perspective on my life.”
"Meditation helps me to stay grounded and establish a strong and stable inner core."
Acem International Retreat Centre at Halvorsbøle near Oslo, Norway, stands on a hill with a panoramic view of the Randsfjord lake and nearby hamlets.
● Learn to meditate
● Join a regular retreat for Acem meditators
● Join a deepening retreat for Acem meditators
● Join Acem's Training in Interpersonal Communication
Acem Nordic Retreat Centre at Lundsholm near Arvika, Sweden, lies on a small peninsula by Mangen lake, far from the hustle and bustle of modern city life.
● Join the Young Retreat for students and the young
Both retreat centres arrange a number of retreats and activities in Scandinavian languages. Click the links above for more information.
The anti-stress effects of Acem Meditation are confirmed by scientific research. Blood pressure and heart rate are reduced, the immune system is strengthened, performance under pressure is enhanced, and brain waves show deep relaxation.
You don't try to relax. You just sit comfortably in a chair with eyes closed, practising a simple mental technique, allowing a deep relaxation to take hold of body and mind.
Acem Meditation is easy to learn. Personal instruction and guidance ensure that you get a good start. Group discussions help you to deal with beginner’s problems and to establish a meditation habit.
To meet and discuss with fellow meditators improves your understanding of the technique and enhances your personal process. It may also help you to get back on track if you have got out of the habit.
Acem is a non-profit organization working to help people develop existentially through mindful, reflective processes. Acem was founded in Norway in 1966 by Are Holen MD PhD.