In Sweden, a beginner's course consists of five sessions, each session providing ample opportunity for personal practice followed by guidance and discussion. Groups of 8-12 participants meet for altogether 10 hours. Topics covered include:
- Brief introduction and personal instruction
- Applying the basic principles to your own practice
- From stress relief to personal process
- Scientific research and the psychology of meditation
You learn how to use Acem Meditation for relaxation and stress management, and you lay the foundation for a fascinating process of personality development and self-understanding.
The book Acem Meditation - An Introductory Companion is included in the course fee. While you cannot learn the technique from a book, a CD, or the Internet, the psychology of meditation stimulates your practice and provides a fuller understanding of the process.
After the course, you can practise the technique on your own, whether you choose to become a regular meditator or to meditate whenever you feel the need.
If you wish, you may continue to discuss your meditation practice with a qualified guide after the course. You may also choose between a number of follow-up activities, such as group meditations, talks and lectures, the follow-up courses Step 2 and Step 3, as well as weekend retreats where you can get away for a while and recharge your batteries.
All instructors have been through several years of training and have long teaching experience.
See details for each course in the right sidebar.