Lynne Cardinal is a member in good standing with the National Guild of Hypnotists. She follows the NGH Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. She has extra certifications in Innovative Hypnosis Techniques and Client Based Weight Loss, by the National Guild of Hypnotists. Lynne has been teaching and giving lectures and seminars on subjects related to Stress Management, Hypnosis, Relaxation and Meditation for over 30 years in Canada, Europe and India. She studied Eastern Philosophy in India from where she received a Ph.D. in Eastern Philosophy (alternative). She lived in India for over 15 years, first studying then teaching at the Institute. She is the co-author of several books and CDs on philosophy. Studying the scriptures directly from the Sanskrit, Lynne has created booklets and CDs on the philosophy of Patanjali. Each Sanskrit verse is translated word-by-word and explained. This philosophy contains many direct meditation techniques plus insights into mind and its potential.
She has produced a guided meditation CD, a music CD and learning kits. She also published a French book on Meditation entitled: L'art de la méditation.
She has been a writer for the Yoga Magazine (UK's leading monthly yoga magazine) and she has published numerous articles on Hypnosis and Meditation in Tone Magazine, in la revue Cheminement, Vitalité Québec, Health'N Vitality, in Vitality Magazine, in The West End Chronicle and in many other Newspapers and Magazines in the Ottawa region.
Lynne has been interviewed on CBC French and English radio, CFRA and CBC Winnipeg. She gave talks and signature sessions at the following book fairs: Hull, Trois-Rivières, Québec, and Montreal. Also, she offered 13 French televised chronicles on meditation for Rogers TV.
She received a Certificate of Completion - a full day workshop - from The University of Ottawa Heart Institute on Heart Wise Exercise, A closer look at meeting the needs of clients with heart disease.
Lynne completed the 3 day Integral Coaching® Fundamentals course. She also took extensive advance trainings in Transparent Communication with Thomas Hübl, as well as trained for 3 days with Diane Hamilton a gifted and renowned mediator, group facilitator, and an innovator in conflict resolution.
Lynne was a volunteer for Palliative Care with the Friends of Hospice Ottawa for 5 years from 2008 to 2013.
She trained as an NLP Practitioner in 2013.
She took a one week training with Dr. Brian Weiss in regression techniques in 2014.
She completed a 2 y ear advanced training in Individual and Collective trauma work with Thomas Hübl in 2017.
Lynne Cardinal is a Certified Consulting Hypnotist. She is a member in good standing with the National Guild of Hypnotists. She follows the NGH Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. She has extra certifications in Innovative Hypnosis Techniques and Client Based Weight Loss, by the National Guild of Hypnotists. She is a member of the OPEIU.
Jürgen Portz has been on a spiritual journey of self-discovery and personal development since 1990 when he realized that the status quo of western materialism was just not providing the depth of satisfaction that his soul was yearning for. He discovered meditation and Yoga philosophy and took to it with a passion. This led him to spend 3 years in the 90s at an ashram in the Indian Himalayas to deepen his daily practice. After returning to Ottawa in 1998 he resumed his career in the high-tech industry but also started to teach regular meditation classes with his wife and partner Lynne Cardinal. At the same time he began to broaden his understanding of the spiritual path by studying the work of the American philosopher and pundit Ken Wilber whose integral theory provides a truly holistic understanding of life and development. Jürgen recognizes that all aspects of our humanity and divinity need to be honoured and cultivated in order to live a full and authentic life.
Since 2008 he has also taken up the practice of Tai Chi with Pierre Lefebvre who is an expert teacher and practitioner. In 2012 he took his practice to the next level by starting to teach Tai Chi. He continues to dive deeper into the depth of this ancient practice of stillness in movement. During the summer of 2015 he also participated in a 5 day QiGong workshop with Robert Peng at Omega Center in NY state and has integrated certain parts of this power practice into his teaching.
In parallel, in 2011 Jürgen started studying with spiritual teacher and mystic Thomas Hübl (www.thomashuebl.com). The work with Thomas has provided him more insight and experience into the importance of being grounded, authentic and the power of shared intimacy and intention in a group setting.