On Acem Meditation

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.

In Acem Meditation, you repeat a meditation sound mentally without effort, while thoughts and impressions are allowed to come and go freely. There is no attempt at emptying the mind.

Relaxation and personal growth

Relaxation comes naturally. Knots and ties unravel, stress and worries gradually give way to a calmer frame of mind. Afterwards you feel refreshed, energised and often more creative.

The free mental attitude activates our inner strength. In the long run, the inner freedom of Acem Meditation may initiate fascinating processes of self-understanding and personal growth. It's refreshing and creative and breaks mental barriers. The primary goal of Acem activities is not intellectual comprehension but rather the embodiment of an understanding reflected in the ways people relate and act in private and work-related life.

Daily time-out

Many meditate one half-hour every morning and evening, or once a day for 45 minutes. Others use the method when they feel the need. Ten minutes is better than nothing. It is best to meditate in a quiet and undisturbed room. Research indicates that the most pronounced health benefits come from relaxation techniques allowing spontaneous thoughts to pass freely.


The understanding and teaching of meditation is based on first-hand experience and in line with scientific research and psychological perspectives. The Acem method is not based on any particular belief system or ideology.

How to learn

To learn Acem Meditation, you must enrol in a beginner's course.

If you are already an adept practitioner of a type of meditation that uses a sound or a mantra, you will probably find the transition to Acem Meditation easy. Experienced meditators of all kinds who have turned to Acem Meditation have found that it enhances the long-term effects of meditating regularly.

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Practitioners of Acem Meditation reports they have more ability to concentrate on work and to focus.

Being more relaxed by itself will improve concentration and focus.

But meditation also works through of mental residues. Thoughts that may be persistent and disturbing when someone sits down to work, may be less prominent after mediation. This makes it easier to maintain focus on the tasks at hand. But also to be more present in a conversation or in a relation to another person. 

Also, a long term effect of mediation may be increased stress tolerance.

Acem Meditation is always taught through personal instruction. This enables the practitioners to gain access to full potential benefits of the method, and to establish a daily habit. While

Acems instructors go through extensive training in meditation psychology and in working with the individual meditation practice of the users of Acem Meditation.

After the course you will be able to practice meditation on your own, have an understanding of the building blocks of meditation psychology, and tools to help you through those days when meditation is restless. There is no app, no audio tape, to props. Just you, and your mind. Meditate anytime, anywhere.

What is Acem Meditation?
  • Non-religious meditation, based on modern western psychology, developed in Scandinavia
  • Easy to learn, anyone can do it. A Meditation Sound is repeated gently in the mind; this triggers a relaxation response.  Meditation is done sitting in a chair or in the bed, in a quiet place. You do not need to sit cross-legged. No need for an app, audio tape, any props.
  • For best results, meditation is performed 45 mins once a day or 30 mins twice. But you get results from 10 mins as well.
What are the results?
What happens at the course?
  • You learn how to practice Acem Meditation through personal instruction
  • Learn meditation psychology
  • Understand results & Meditation research
  • Get tips and ideas on how you can practice meditation in your daily life
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Inner Strength

The Free Mental Attitude in Acem Meditation
The best introduction to long-term processes of Acem Meditation.
Book or CD

Introductory Companion

Acem Meditation: An Introductory Companion

A textbook for the beginner's course

Fighting Stress: Reviews of Meditation Research

A must read for everyone who wants an update on what science knows about meditation today.

Acem Meditation: An Introductory Companion

A comprehensive description of Acem Meditation, with practical, psychological and existential perspectives.

Practical Guide to Acem Retreats

The practice of long meditations at Acem retreats.