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Workshops

 

* See the bottom of this page of an indepth interview with Ester (Diana) Martinez for her Familly Constellation Workshop of December 2019. You may need to click on "continue reading" to access it. Just go to the very end of this page.

 


Finding life balance!


Speaker: Lynne Cardinal ( * conference will be given in French)

Join Lynne to explore Life Balance

Location: The Gatineau Convention Center, at the Salon Mieux-Vivre de l'Outaouais.


  For more details, click here

 

Workshop and conferences

at the government and private sector

offered by Lynne Cardinal

(613) 836-2355

Stress Management - Burnout Prevention - Team-Building - Resilience

"I am entirely satisfied with the numerous conferences led by Mrs. Lynne Cardinal to the employees of Employment and Social Development Canada. I highly recommend the conference: "A Balanced Life; Handling stress in day to day life (c)" offered by Lynne Cardinal to any organisation whose objective is the mental health of their employees, looking to identify the causes of burn-out and to find practical tools to recover a balanced life." - Ken Hogan, Manager, Education and Learning Services, Employment and Social Development Canada - July 12th, 2018

 

During a Stress Management workshop you will learn practical tools to cope with daily stresses. Chronic Stress is the major cause of a global epidemic of depressive illnesses and with Heart Disease are considered to be the major health issues of the 21st century. Both are stress-related illnesses

In these workshops we will explain the biology of stress, the cause of fatigue and burnout, and teach team building exercises, tools required for living a balanced and more harmonious life.

For Team-Building workshops, group exercises are introduce to generate a sense of community, respect of self and of others. Exercises are tailored to current needs.

The subjects below can be offered via WebEx, or as a conference or workshop. Group work generates a sense of community

Adapt the workshop to your needs and choose from the subjects below:

1.  Understanding Stress
2.  Chemical and Nutritional Stress
3.  Time Management
4.  Establishing Priorities
5.  SWOT ANALYSIS - Shifts of attitudes
6 . Fatigue and Overwork (burnouts)
7 . Judging versus Observing
8.  The Art of Communication - group work
9. Sharing the presence
10 . Thought Awareness, Rational Thinking and Positive Thinking
11. Autosuggestions
12. Gentle Stretches
13. Simple Breathing Exercises to improve your energy level and to reduce anxiety
14. Meditation techniques, easy techniques providing perspective and clarity.
15. Detachment and perspective
16. The Importance of Laughter

OTHER SUBJECTS:

1. Chronic Stress and Disease
2. Developing patience
3. Communicating effectively
4. How to inspire ourselves and others
5. Tactics for Coping with Stress
6. Symptom Effectiveness
7. Applied Relaxation Training

8. Autogenics:

  a) Respond quickly to verbal commands to relax
  b) Return your body to a balanced, normal state
  c) Calm your mind
  d) Resolve specific physical problems

9.   Refuting Irrational Ideas
10.   Thought Stopping
11.   Worry Control
12.  Coping Skills Training
13.  Goal Setting and Time Management
14.  Assertiveness Training:

  a) Describing Your Problem Scenes
  b) Your Script for Change
  c) Learning How to Listen
  d) Arrive At a Workable Compromise
  e) Avoiding Manipulation

13.  Job Stress Management
14.  Motivate Yourself
15.  When In Conflict, Negotiate
16.  Pace and Balance Yourself
17.  When It Doesn't Come Easy - Getting Unstuck

 

Kaivalya Centre - Le centre Kaivalya ®

Private sessions (one on one) / Group classes / Workshops / Conferences / WebEx / Skype  / Telephone sessions

(613) 836.2355     www.kaivalya.ca

 

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Embracing a Balanced life 

Join us for an innovative workshop to enhance communication, relationships, meditation and learn balancing exercises for the body and mind.

With Lynne Cardinal and Jürgen Portz

www.kaivalya.ca

To register: (613) 836-2355

 

At the River Rock Inn, Rockland, Ontario - 30 minutes from Ottawa.
 

Here is a 7-minute interview with Lynne Cardinal on the TV show: Entre-Nous (Rogers TV) on
May 9, 2016. Lynne speaks about the Rockland workshop she is offering on May 29, 2016.
She  explains the content of this transformative workshop and why there is such a need for it:

 

In this workshop you will learn to:

• Improve your communication skills
• Explore the power of meditation
• Find a healthy, natural balance.
• Exercises to animate vitality and strength in your body and mind

At the  River Rock Inn

2808 Chamberland St., Rockland, ON

  * Includes Lynne's book (available in French only)  : L'art de la méditation par Lynne Cardinal

COMMUNICATION

"True communication uses a deep and integrated knowledge to illuminate our daily life."
- Thomas Hübl

We sense the potential in every communication we have. The truth is despite our best efforts we are often unable to fully rise to this potential. To be able to truly explore this competency in communication we need to practice it in order to handle its beauty and complexity. It also requires a level of energetic balance and presence that also needs to be cultivated. But this practise in awareness makes life rich, exciting and opens us to greater life experience. We can then express more tenderly, or clearly, in a more fulfilling way. Sometimes an authentic communication is about speaking up. Sometimes it is about listening. Sometimes it is about learning to sense our own fears and reactions. And it is all part of this wonderful path of living with awareness and presence. Learning to communicate in this way has changed my life and many of my clients are saying the same.

A client said to me that she noticed that she sometimes leaves a conversation feeling slightly unhinged, and that she lets this feeling slip as she has a busy schedule ahead or she simply doesn't know what to do about it. However, she sensed that she could deal with those situations in a much more fulfilling way. This for me is a driving force, to access this potential, to address it with clarity and compassion, to grow, to shift to a greater awareness, and to a much more fulfilling life. In the last many years I have studied the art of communication. It is based on the ability to listen deeply and stay connected to our heart. I believe that the heart is often smarter than our brain. When we listen with our heart, when we learn to stay present, we can truly experience a shift in the way we communicate and enjoy a much more satisfying life.

Lynne Cardinal has studied extensively with Thomas Hübl on Transparent Communication and Principles of Transformation and she trained with Diane Hamilton in Conflict Resolution. Lynne has offered Communication skills, Stress Management, Resilience and Burnout Prevention workshops in the government and private sectors for over 30 years She is also a Consulting Hypnotist with the National Guild of Hypnotists, holding additional certifications in Hypnosis Innovative Techniques and Weight Loss. She is certified by Dr. Weiss in Past-Life Regression and she has a PhD in Eastern Philosophy from India. Join us on May 29th for an inspiring afternoon on Balance and Communication in Rockland, 30 minutes from Ottawa. For more information call 613.721.7888 or www.kaivalya.ca This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

 

Retrouver une vie équilibrée!

Un atelier exceptionnel à ne pas manquer!

Avec Lynne Cardinal et Jürgen Portz

Une approche innovatrice pour mieux communiquer, avoir de meilleures relations, pour éviter l'épuisement professionnel, et plus encore!

Durant cet atelier vous allez apprendre à:

  • Améliorer vos compétences en communication
  • Explorer le pouvoir de la méditation
  • Retrouver un équilibre sain, naturel.
  • Exercices pour animer vitalité et force dans votre corps et votre esprit


 "L'atelier que Lynne a offert a été exceptionnel! Je suis inspirée et j'ai maintenant des outils pratiques qui me serviront pour le restant de ma vie!" J.K. Santé Canada

"Le professionnalisme, l'attention aux détails, les techniques que Lynne a introduites vont nous servir longtemps! Je recommande L ynne à tous ceux qui désirent améliorer leur situation de vie!" P.T. Ressources naturelles, Canada

Au River Rock Inn

2808 Chamberland St., Rockland, ON

  * inclus le livre : L'art de la méditation par Lynne Cardinal

Art de la méditation

Pour réserver votre place faites le:   (613) 836-2355

ou : This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

* Notez que le matériel distribué - sauf le livre - sera
    disponible en français et en anglais. Les questions et
    réponses seront aussi offertes dans les deux langues.

Politique d'annulation: des frais de 30% seront applicables pour les restitutions jusqu'à un mois précédant l'atelier. Après cette date, aucun remboursement ne sera offert, mais les sièges sont transférables.

For more details click here

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WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES

StressMgtCONFERENCE

 

Lynne Cardinal has over 30 years of experience.

Choose from numerous topics; adapt a workshop or a conference to your needs.

Stress Management - Burnout Prevention - Team-Building - Resilience

During a Stress Management workshop you will learn practical tools to cope with daily stresses. Chronic Stress is the major cause of a global epidemic of depressive illnesses and with Heart Disease are considered to be the major health issues of the 21st century. Both are stress-related illnesses

In these workshops we will explain the biology of stress, the cause of fatigue and burnout, and teach team building exercises, tools required for living a balanced and more harmonious life.

For Team-Building workshops, group exercises are introduce to generate a sense of community, respect of self and of others. Exercises are tailored to current needs.

The subjects below can be offered via WebEx, or as a conference or workshop. Group work generates a sense of community

Adapt the workshop to your needs and choose from the subjects below:

1.  Understanding Stress
2.  Chemical and Nutritional Stress
3.  Time Management
4.  Establishing Priorities
5.  SWOT ANALYSIS - Shifts of attitudes
6 . Fatigue and Overwork (burnouts)
7 . Judging versus Observing
8.  The Art of Communication - group work
9. Sharing the presence
10 . Thought Awareness, Rational Thinking and Positive Thinking
11. Autosuggestions
12. Gentle Stretches
13. Simple Breathing Exercises to improve your energy level and to reduce anxiety
14. Meditation techniques, easy techniques providing perspective and clarity.
15. Detachment and perspective
16. The Importance of Laughter

OTHER SUBJECTS:

1. Chronic Stress and Disease
2. Developing patience
3. Communicating effectively
4. How to inspire ourselves and others
5. Tactics for Coping with Stress
6. Symptom Effectiveness
7. Applied Relaxation Training

8. Autogenics:

  a) Respond quickly to verbal commands to relax
  b) Return your body to a balanced, normal state
  c) Calm your mind
  d) Resolve specific physical problems

9.   Refuting Irrational Ideas
10.   Thought Stopping
11.   Worry Control
12.  Coping Skills Training
13.  Goal Setting and Time Management
14.  Assertiveness Training:

  a) Describing Your Problem Scenes
  b) Your Script for Change
  c) Learning How to Listen
  d) Arrive At a Workable Compromise
  e) Avoiding Manipulation

13.  Job Stress Management
14.  Motivate Yourself
15.  When In Conflict, Negotiate
16.  Pace and Balance Yourself
17.  When It Doesn't Come Easy - Getting Unstuck

Kaivalya Centre - Le centre Kaivalya ®

Private sessions (one on one) / Group classes / Workshops / Conferences / Skype,  Zoom or telephone sessions

(613) 836.2355     www.kaivalya.ca

 

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Our Clients:

1.          Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)

2.      Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services

3.      Health Canada

4.      Service Canada

5.      Industry Canada

6.      Aboriginal Affair

7.      IDRC

8.      Drug Strategy and Controlled Substances Programme - Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch

9.      Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission

10.      Canadian Space Agency

11.      Nordion

12.  Natural Resources

13.  Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

14.  Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

15.  Metta Massage and Yoga Clinic

16.  HealthStyles

17.  Austin Resilience Development Inc.

18.  Wellbeing Ottawa

19. Clinique Beaulieu, Rockland

20. Nortel

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  Familly Constellation picture

Interview with Ester (Diana) Martinez
Psychotherapist, Constellation Facilitator

B.A. in International Relations, an M.A. in Humanities, and a Ph.D. in Philosophy and Ethics.


by Lynne Cardinal

Ester Martinez Morales, Ph.D. is coming back to Ottawa for the fourth time, offering a Transformational Family Constellations workshop. I used this opportunity to ask her a few questions.

 

Lynne: Ester, can you tell us about your upcoming workshop: The Power of Transformation and Healing through Family Constellations? How does it work?

Ester: Through the workshop, my work supports and brings greater awareness; it broadens the perspective of your life. It's not only about you and your symptoms, as everything that happens to us has an intrinsic connection with our family and our origins. We are interrelated and influenced in our lives by our own family and by our trans-generational systems. So, we need to see the deeper connections and entanglements that we hold in us. The Constellations heighten our consciousness into new ways of evolving in our paths. The awareness that arises helps us evolve and shift into a broader, freer perspective. We also learn to connect with our physical, emotional, and mental bodies. We need to integrate those three levels with more consciousness so that we can broaden our possibilities.

Lynne: Can you explain what happens when we connect with our physical, emotional, and mental bodies?

Ester: A creative part in us, called the soul level, opens. From there we feel much more connected with our family and to the Divine.

Lynne: Would you say that by connecting with this deeper part of us, we can see and come to understand that we have a bond with our family and ancestors and that this bond drives and influences us? Is that what we call destiny?

Ester: It's only destiny when there is unhealed trauma. What is there but is not seen influences us. We identify with our tendencies and our family patterns knowingly or not because we need to belong. Yet if you see your place in the family system, if you own your history, where you come from with a grounded foundation or base, it allows you to stand more and more in your potential because you already belong.

Lynne: So, the influence of our parents and ancestors is already alive in us. Would you say that if, for example, someone’s father goes to war and becomes traumatized, this could propel his child to also go to war, or to be drawn to aggression or violence?

Ester: Of course, it propels us because it is unresolved energy; it is frozen, a trauma, and nobody has embodied it. A trauma is an experience that was too much for one's system to host or digest. A war is overwhelming and impossible to digest. A person has to numb themselves and this energy is frozen, but it is still there. Life wants to evolve and continue. The next generation will try unconsciously to resolve what hasn't been resolved by our parents and grand-parents. If we have the humility to honour all that they went through, this happens when we look at it, host it in our hearts.  

Lynne: If I can be humble and honour this trauma, are you saying that it would heal me?

Ester: Yes, and that's the way in which you include all of this in your heart. In a system or a family, when there's someone willing to host or see, there's a potential for healing. You can include it in your three bodies. You allow your higher consciousness, the part of you that is always witnessing, to embrace this. Also, with humility you know you still keep your place as a daughter or son. Don't lose your place. If it's really witnessed, it is what is needed. But often it needs outer support. In constellation work, you are a group of people willing to open your hearts to host the systems of your families. This is a collective methodology of healing. It is specific but also universal. Everyone has parents, and everyone has suffered themselves.

 

Lynne: How do we need to prepare before the workshop?

Ester: Just be aware of what comes up before coming to the workshop. Honor your feelings and trust in the process. Come relaxed, open minded, we can even say curious, as the experience is very deep.

Lynne: Who should volunteer to do their constellation?

Ester: Not everyone has to volunteer; by just attending we can get the insights that we need. Yet the ones who have issues and need support and wish to volunteer can do so. By choosing to attend the workshop means something in you wants to heal. Not just something related to your family, but perhaps also within your community or country. You may have challenges at work and this process could help. We could actually call it Systemic Constellations because we all belong to systems, or to a collective group, not only to our own family.

Lynne: So wherever I go I deal with constellations with different people who bring their own issues. How can we deal with this?

Ester: Just like you bonded within your family of origin you will bond with different people. So those will be your patterns.

Revise three basic principles:

1.  Belonging;

2: To Take and Give;

3:  Hierarchy.

How do those principles live in you? How is your sense of belonging? Do you feel separate, shy, excluded? How is your ability to take and give? Sometimes it is easier to give than to receive and this reflects patterns that are limiting. What role do you have in your family, have you become the mother of your mother? Or her friend? Yet when our true place isn't honored this generates issues that are problematic. So depending on how these three principles live in you they will enact themselves when you are with people. As a result, you will tend to bond according to your patterns.

Lynne: You may bond more with some than with others?

Ester: Yes, and this could be based on a trauma resonance, but also through your own ability to belong. You are likely to bond as you did in your family of origin. Once you recognize your patterns they can be transformed or healed.

Lynne: Isn't it natural to want to reach a higher more fulfilling level of existence. We have an impulse to evolve, to have access to a bigger paradigm, more awareness, more love, more joy.

Ester: You can expand as much as you belong and this can be based on the safety you experienced in your family of origin. Truth is, unless you work on your base, which means on your early years or on your origin, you cannot move forward. If you are trying to move forward this will be difficult if you have a shaky base. For example, if a tree doesn't have deep strong roots it will fall. To reconcile with your past will help you move forward. Constellations help by humbling us, making us aware that our parents were also children. Maybe it's not just about me, I may have been loved in a limited way because my parents had their own issues, which may originate from transgenerational patterns. If you have a reconciliation with your past you can start to belong. Then you heal your past, rewriting the past in a way.

Lynne: Thank you Ester! I am grateful for the clarity that you bring to us and I hope that many will join us for the fourth time in Ottawa.

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Ester Martinez is a psychotherapist with 16 years of experience working with individuals and groups. She has trained in multiple transformational disciplines including Gestalt group work, Family Constellations, studying directly with Bert Hellinger, Somatic body/mind work and Craniosacral & Body therapy based on the method developed by Francoise Mezieres. Diana holds a BA in International Relations, an MA in Humanities and a PhD in Philosophy and Ethics. She has studied Zen Meditation with Roshi Kiunan and Ana Maria Schlüter for the past 17 years and actively practices Zazen. For the past five years, Diana has been working with Thomas Hübl, a contemporary spiritual teacher. She has studied with Bert Hellinger for 10 years. Diana is a pioneer in the integration of Mystical Principles with Family Constellations as a means for deep personal and collective transformation. 

NOTE: You can register for the upcoming Family Constellation workshop facilitated by Ester Martinez Morales, PhD. at the following Eventbrite link:

https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/the-power-of-transformation-and-healing-through-family-constellation-tickets-61763306713

WHEN:           On the weekend of December 7th and 8th 2019, starting at 09:30 am

WHERE:         At Saint Paul University, 223 Main Street, Ottawa, Ontario.

There is Early Bird pricing available:

-           by August 31st - $243.00 plus 31.59 HST

-           by October 7th - $261.00 plus 53.04 HST

General Admission          -           $288.00 plus 58.40 HST

If you know someone who could benefit from this process of re-connection to oneself, one’s family and community at the beginning of the Holiday Season please spread the word, or have them email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Warmly,

Beata, Lynne, Juergen and Carl

Contact Us

Kaivalya Centre

(613) 836-2355

info@kaivalya.ca