Are Holen

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Are Holen (born 18 July 1945) is a Norwegian psychiatrist and psychologist, and professor of psychiatry at the Faculty of Medicine at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.[1] He specializes on stress psychiatry, and has done scientific research on meditation.

Holen earned the cand.psychol. degree in psychology in 1972 and the (MD) degree in 1978, and a (PhD) in 1990. He is also a trained psychotherapist.

In 1966 he founded the non-profit organisation Acem International School of Meditation.[2]


  • "The North Sea Oil Rig Disaster." In International Handbook of Traumatic Stress Syndromes. Edited by John P. Wilson and Beverley Raphael. New York: Plenum, 1993. 471-478.
  • With Christian Moldjord and Lars Kristian Fossum. "Coping with Peacekeeping Stress." In The Psychology of the Peacekeeper: Lessons From the Field. Edited by Thomas W. Britt and Amy B. Adler. Westport, Conn.: Praeger, 2003. 169-184.