ACEM Meditation: Destination Serenity

What actually I packed a rug and sports stuff? Both remain in the bag this weekend. Because for ACEM meditation just a Chair is needed, no special clothing, we can make even the shoes. ACEM is to fit into today’s everyday life and be applicable for each, the method has no philosophical or religious background.

And it is easy to learn, say ACEM professionals like our lecturer RUNAR Mathisen, who has traveled from Norway. There was ACEM (the acronym derives from “academic meditation society” ab) founded in 1966 by scientists and applied primarily to universities. Students and professors met in seminar rooms, sat on chairs in the district, closed the eyes and meditated over a seemingly random sequence of vowels and consonants.

ACEM meditation: A good feeling

This “method” is chosen deliberately so that it makes sense in any language. Before Mathisen Rúnar the art word called us, asking us, it neither to write nor pass. It will be linked with fewest associations for those who used it, there should be the spirit stop, without distracting him. Mathisen Rúnar can repeat several times the method according to us, sets the alarm function on his cell phone, and turns off the lights. This is the signal to close your eyes and start with the meditation. It should take 15 minutes.

As of now, each alone in the dark is. The senseless method according to, it gently to hold with the applies. By me, it is not like. Omitted as a swallow in the spring he shoots through my inner dark Chamber, cower away, reappears as orange blue talking fish entirely somewhere else. Others report in our round later, how is your schedule or the curriculum of future exams in their thoughts urged, while the method according to sat unnoticed in a corner. One tried to force the sound in the rhythm of his breath, one participant fell asleep while meditating.

All full normal-and specifically allows says Mathisen Rúnar as the alarm melody of the phones in the here and now has brought us back. Disorders that come “from within” about thoughts, sensory stimulation, sudden fatigue, considered part of the meditation. The best way to handle it? “Action can be, not supplant”, recommends our teacher. Not so easy-they Serenity do we still want to learn.

That takes time and discipline: twice on the day 15 to 30 minutes or 45 minutes meditate, not incidentally, but undisturbed when door is closed and lights. So often? So long? How should we build this into our already already crowded daily routine?, we want to know newcomers.

How does the ACEM meditation in a crowded daily routine?

Jan Ahrend, which assists our faculty as ACEM teachers in training, knows the problem of the chronic lack of time. As an Executive at a media conglomerate, he has very long working days. During the day he had not the peace and also no appropriate place to insert a meditation, in the evening he would be too tired-“there are many reasons not to meditate,” he says.

But outweigh the benefits for him, he wants his newfound serenity that do without experience in everyday life “to make lots of small things” different, quiet, not anymore. Therefore Jan Ahrend is available every morning at six, meditates 45 minutes, “and then I ever managed that for the day–a good feeling,” he says. In his spare time, he organized ACEMKurse or taught themselves.

Many small things make different, quiet.

But outweigh the benefits for him, he wants his newfound serenity that do without experience in everyday life “to make lots of small things” different, quiet, not anymore. Therefore Jan Ahrend is available every morning at six, meditates 45 minutes, “and then I ever managed that for the day–a good feeling,” he says. In his spare time, he organized ACEMKurse or taught themselves.

ACEM-teachers are working without fee, they earn their money in other professions. In Germany, a Marketing Director and a political scientist, are made Norway a newspaper editor comes regularly to courses after Germany, Mathisen Rúnar is trained astrophysicist. But also psychologists and physicians practice and teach ACEM-and some cardiologists, some internist would like to prescribe the method on recipe. Because their effect is about insomnia and muscle pain due to muscle tension.

We newcomers enter the dark room this weekend several times in our minds. The small meaningless sound waiting for there always been us, we have impressed us well him, and slowly we begin to love him. Starting tomorrow, we set the alarm an hour earlier. Determined.

ACEM meditation: Weekend courses for beginners

Weekend courses for beginners in ACEM meditation are offered primarily at community colleges. Information about all courses in Germany at our site. There also the book “ACEM Meditation”, can be issued by get and Ole Nygard (15 euro incl. shipping costs) are ordered.

Text: Christine Tsolodimos photo: Getty Images from loverists.