Training in Interpersonal Communication

Samstag 24 Mai 2025, 17:00
Sonntag 01 Juni 2025, 14:00

This course is a rare opportunity to explore your personality and the way you interact with others in an open and reflective atmosphere. The training is suitable both for first-timers and people with previous experience from Acem's communication courses.

The benefits of this personal growth experience will be felt in your professional and private life. The course provides opportunities to enhance:

  •  empathy and sensitivity
  •  interpersonal social skills
  •  leadership qualities
  •  conflict management
  •  understanding of group-dynamics
  •  self-knowledge

Communication courses of this kind have been developed in Scandinavia since 1970 by medical doctors and psychologists with an interest in Acem Meditation and self-understanding.

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Each communication group has 6-9 participants and 1-2 leaders, and meets for two daily sessions throughout the course. The open and reflective atmosphere provides an opportunity to explore and develop the way you interact with others, as well as your listening skills. It is a means to obtain a deeper understanding of your personality and its formative events. The focus is sometimes on group interaction and sometimes on individual issues and personality.

In addition to the group meetings with the facilitator, the communication groups also have meetings and activities that do not involve the facilitators. At those meetings the participants may rate each other regarding their contributions to the group process and its likes. Some evenings, informal social gatherings are arranged. Daily, the participants hand in self-reports and inventories. Diary writing is also included in the programme. Towards the end of the training course, there will be plenary sessions, and the keys to the interpretations of the inventories will be discussed.  

Typical daily programme 

 0815 - 0915 Breakfast 
 0930 - 1200 Communication groups 
 1215 - 1300 Lunch 
 1315 - 1615 Work tasks, walk, self-evaluation 
 1615 - 1745 Communication groups 
 1800 - 1930 Dinner 
 1930 - 2115 Self-activated groups 
 2130 - Social gathering, Diary and daily report 
 Ca. 2300 Good night

Some of the group leaders are Are Holen, Halvor Eifring, Eva Skaar, Tor Herhoug, Merete Hetland

All participants are expected to attend the training from beginning till its completion.

Participants are recommended not to have any other obligations during the training.

If you are going through a major personal crisis or you are in need of professional treatment and follow-up for mental problems, you are generally not recommended to participate.

On some days the programme includes outdoor group activities, involving simple maintenance work, gardering etc., and you may want to bring suitable clothing for these activities.

Interviews with previous participants

Samstag 24 Mai 2025, 17:00
Sonntag 01 Juni 2025, 14:00


Course fee, including full board and ensuite accommodation in a single room:

Regular fee - NOK 14.200,-.

Full-time student aged 35 years or less - NOK 11.360,-.

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The official course language is English. Opening and evening seminars will be in English.

Groups in Scandinavian, English and German. Please indicate, as a comment when you register, which languages you master sufficiently to use in a group.

Registration deadline 12. May 2025
Cancellation deadline 12. May 2025

Student discount is only available to full-time students aged 35 years or less.

Alternative registration and payment method
It is also possible to register by sending a message to acem@acem.no and paying in euro by international bank transfer to:
● IBAN NO: NO8060260497238
● Recipient: Acem, Pb 2559 Solli, NO-0202 Oslo, Norway
● Bank: Nordea Bank Norge ASA, Pb 1166 Sentrum, NO-0107 Oslo, Norway
● Include the following information: “Course number (to be found in the upper right corner of this page) + name of participant(s)"
● Your registration will be valid upon receipt of your payment.


Kurstyp: Kommunikationskurs

Der Kurs wird angeboten von Acem International School of Meditation

Kursnummer: V25400


Ole Gjems-Onstad

Leiter von Acem International. Dr. iur., Prof. für Steuerrecht, Norwegisches Institut für Verwaltung.