Are Holen

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Are Holen (born 18 July 1945) is a M.D. and Ph.D. and is currently professor 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.

In addition to having a medical degree, he has studied psychology and is 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.