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Our destiny changes with our thoughts; we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thoughts correspond with our desires.

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Lynne Cardinal

Special: Book 4 prepaid sessions and get a discount. Contact us for more details at (613) 721-7888.   Insurance receipts available. Gift Certificate available.

  
 "I have discovered hypnosis recently and love it! It is so gentle yet powerful. Lynne is a kind and insightful hypnotist, and she gently guided me to achieve my objectives. After our first session, I was able to transform a daily anxiety attack to having it only twice in a month. Then we deepened our work together through regression and I feel like a new person, clearer, happier and much freer. I am able to control my anxiety skillfully. We did sessions in person and via Skype  and I find that Skype was just as efficient. Thank you Lynne!" J.B. Toronto - September 2013 

 New blog : For a new article on habit formation and the power of hypnosis, click here

What people say about their sessions 

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What can Hypnosis do for you?   

First: relaxation

You will learn to relax through post-hypnotic suggestions in a peaceful environment. Relaxation is at the core of hypnosis. Indeed a relaxed person is healthier on all levels, physical, mental and emotional.

During a session you get positive messages suggested to your subconscious mind. This will predominate over negative messages you may tend to have, such as "maybe I can" versus " I can!" "I will do it!" "I will stop smoking!" "I will eat smaller healthy portions of food".

"Since I saw you last week, I have been a non-smoker. I still don't
fully understand the process of hypnosis but I am amazed as to how easy it was.
Thank you! I breathe so much deeper and feel deeply energised." G.P.

Hypnosis helps if you struggle with the following:

  • Weight loss
  • Smoking cessation
  • Confidence, motivation, self-esteem
  • Substance abuse
  • Fear of public speaking / giving conferences / leading workshops
  • Lack of relaxation, stress
  • Regression
  • Fears  - of flying, travelling, social unease, etc.
  • Insomnia  - sleeping and snoring
  • Pain - control of pain
  • Grief
  • Perspective on life
  • Letting go of the past
  • Create your own future / motivation
  • Relationships (ending a relationship, forgetting the past, moving forward)
  • Finding lost items
  • Clutter - house, office...
  • Lack of self-confidence
  • and more...

 

In person or online sessions using Skype - contact us for more details. Did you know that Hypnosis works very well with skype? From the comfort of your home,
we can achieve just the same results.

Lynne Cardinal is a Certified Consulting Hypnotist and a member in good standing with the National Guild of Hypnotists and OPEIU.

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.

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To discuss if hypnosis can help you, email us or call (613) 721-7888.

* Insurance receipts and Gift Certificates are available.

 

What is hypnosis?

"Hypnosis is a state of intense focused concentration, where peripheral
distractions are minimized or excluded. It is a natural way of having access to
the subconscious. It is a form of communication that harmonizes your conscious
and subconscious minds. If properly used, it is a means of achieving more of the
potential which we all possess." - Dr. Brian Weiss

To understand hypnosis, it is important to understand how the conscious and subconscious mind works. The conscious mind manifests as our automatic tendencies and personality. It can be smart, but it can also be impulsive and illogic.

Right underneath this superficial mind is the subconscious or inner mind and it is extremely powerful. The subconscious mind easily helps you to achieve your deeper objectives, whether it is to be thin, happy, or confident. In fact, the subconscious is the real you and it contains the answers to your queries as well as your own deep wisdom. The greater part of your authentic self is right underneath the conscious level, below your awareness, and it has a great impact on your conscious acts, thoughts, and feelings. Through hypnosis, I help you to harmonize your conscious and subconscious minds. And properly directed, hypnosis helps you to achieve more of your own potential.

Yet hypnosis is probably not what you expect it to be. In a hypnosis session your body and mind are very relaxed, but  you simultaneously experience alertness. You do hear everything and throughout the session you have full control.

Let me tell you some facts. The first one in this—there is only one form of hypnosis. All hypnosis is self-hypnosis.  And it is the easiest and most natural thing in the world. All I can ever be for you or anyone else is a gentle guide. If you allow me to be your guide, I'll show you how to place yourself in a beautiful state of hypnosis, experiencing physical relaxation and mental alertness.

If you allow me to be your guide, I'll show you how to stay there until we're finished. Hypnosis is a 100% consent state fully controlled by you.   Once your mind is clear and your objectives are set, which is done totally according to your wishes and ideas, then in very few sessions you can see remarquable results.

 

But how does hypnosis work?

During a hypnosis session, you remain awake, and completely in control of yourself and your actions.  This amazingly simple process is remarkably efficient. Hypnosis creates a profound relaxed state which allows your mind to focus, effortlessly.

Hypnosis helps you to work with your issues in a relaxed environment, the certified hypnotist simply assists you attain your objective.

Hypnosis is tremendously useful for many issues, such as insomnia, weight loss, anxiety and stress, to gain more self-confidence, public speaking and more.

Willpower or the desire for changes are not enough if they are coming from the more superficial part of the mind and if the subconscious mind is not aligned, as when individuals struggle to overcome an issue for years, for instance. We simply assist you to connect with your inner wisdom, with your deeper self,  in order to allow you to access the solutions and generate the desired changes.

We do not assume to know what the client's issues truly are; we assume that only the client knows. The client is only to provide us with the issues they wish to work on. The solutions may not be easily accessible to the client without guided access to the deeper part of their minds.

Hypnosis is not psychology nor psychiatry; it simply employs empowering, positive suggestions and guidance to achieve the change desired by the client. Usually 3 or 4 sessions are sufficient. Often only one session suffice.

 

 

- Lynne Cardinal is a  Certified 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 and she has a PhD in Eastern Philosophy from India. Lynne has been offering Stress Management and Burnout Prevention workshops at the government and private sector for over 30 years. Insurance receipts are available. For more information Lynne can be reached at 613.721.7888 or by e-mail at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . You can also visit her website: www.kaivalya.ca.

 

Locations:

We offer services in Ottawa at 69 Burland Street, Ottawa K2B 6J9 and in Gatineau (see address below).

For more details contact us at 613.721.7888

Gatineau location:

ManoSpa, a little heaven right accross the river from Ottawa:

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ManoSpa (www.manotherapie.ca )

Directions from Ottawa to ManoSpa:

Take the Champlain Bridge (at Island Park Drive).

Turn right at the first light after the bridge, on Lucerne. This road follows the river.

You will drive for a minute or so, driving by 4  buildings (condos). After the last building count to 8 and look for the small white sign on a post on the ground. It is the second entrance after the 4 condos.

Turn left at the entrance where you will see the small white sign: "Entrée."

 

Directions from Hull to ManoSpa :

All busses drive by 731 Alexandre-Taché (in front of Moore farm). Go to 731 Alexandre-Taché and follow the path on the left side of the residence. The entrance is in the back.

By car, from Hull: Take a left turn on St-Dominique (at the Quickie and the STO Parking), then turn right on Lucerne. Continue on Lucerne going West, you will pass 2 small red brick buildings, and then you will right away see two small white signs : "Entrée".

 

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Meditation

"The brain waves of meditators show why they're healthier. Neuroscientists have found that meditators shift their brain activity to different areas of the cortex—brain waves in the stress-prone right frontal cortex move to the calmer left frontal cortex. In other words, they were calmer and happier than before." - Jon Kabat-Zinn, Ph.D., of the University of Massachusetts Medical School

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Group Meditation Classes:

This meditation class will teach you various basic traditionnal meditation techniques, including Mindfulness meditation, Stabilizing meditation techniques while exploring the philosophy of meditation and grounding relaxation techniques. This class is offered in a friendly environment, giving you the opportunity to learn amongst the greatest stress management tools, as well as means to focus your mind and live with greater awareness. This session will provide you with an non-dogmatic overview of all great philosophical traditions and enable you to directly experience their benefits.

 

* Note: The group meditation classes wont be offered this Fall.

            We do offer private classes or classes for small groups. For more information contact us at 613.721.7888.

 

* Gift Certificate available.


 

 For more information call (613) 721-7888

Also: Private classes available.  

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Just a few of the many comments from the people taking our meditation class:

"Our Tuesday meditation classes are often the highlight of my week.  Those ninety minutes of doing the breathing exercises, meditating together and participating in a time of teaching and discussion are like oxygen to me.  They nurture my spirit.

I now see meditation as something I do for myself.  It is a gift I give to myself. Thank you for facilitating and leading our class every week. Thank you for the freedom you give us to experience whatever we experience with no rules or expectations." J.M., Dec. 2011

"Regular meditation has dramatically improved the quality of my life. I enjoy every day more. I feel less affected by stress, and worry much less. I used to have difficulty sleeping quite often, but that rarely happens now. I feel more rested with fewer hours of sleep, and have more energy throughout the day. I very much enjoy Lynne and Jürgen's teaching style." B.M.

"Meditation with Lynne is helping me cope with stress and to ground me. As a single mom with two teenagers, a young adult and a full time job, life is very busy. I find that since I have started meditating I see situations with more perspective and clarity." B.G., Health Canada

"Thank you for another awesome meditation class tonight. I sure left feeling calm, peaceful and strong."  A.K., Statistic Canada

"As you have said all along, meditating every day makes a BIG difference. I go deeper sooner and am able to be more present during the rest of the day. In fact, on Wednesday I had a wonderful day with my Mom (meaning I didn't get stressed out at all). For some reason I can't get myself together in the morning to do the meditation then, but evenings seem to work so I'm going with that for the time being. Also, it's nice to do it just before going to bed as it calms me down, puts me in a serene mood and makes me sleep well." A. L.

"The difference between a good week and a not so good week is based on whether I meditated that week. Meditation has provided me with the greatest stress management tool." B. M.

"I love the philosophy expressed in the classes, the variety, and it's many angles, allowing for a more practical understanding of mind, emotions, anxiety and focus. I love the relaxed and warm environment, your teaching style which is inspiring and practical." J. M.

 

 Learn to Meditate

Do you want to learn how to meditate but don't know where to start?

Join author, teachers, and much-loved workshop presenters Lynne Cardinal and Jürgen Portz for an in-depth discussion on meditation. Techniques used will include breathing exercises, interactive talks, and guided meditations. Joining our weekly group sessions will help you develop regularity in your practice.

Meditation is a simple but life-altering skill that can help you to relax, enhance self-awareness, and develop your potential.  Learn how to use meditation to gain perspective and peacefulness in your life. Hand-outs are included. All levels welcome.

Meditation offers the following well-documented benefits:

· Slows the aging process

· Relaxes your nervous system

· Enhances strength, energy, and vigour

· Leads to deep relaxation

· Reduces emotional distress

With guitar-playing, chanting, learning easy but effective meditation techniques, you're guaranteed to leave the classes feeling uplifted, inspired, and eager to incorporate these simple techniques into your daily life!

 

 

Stress Management

 

Lynne Cardinal has over 30 years of experience.

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

Why mental health in the workplace matters:

  • Many people face mental health problems during their prime working years:
  • Depression will rank second only to heart disease as the leading cause of disability worldwide by the year 20201
  • Disability represents anywhere from 4% to 12% of payroll costs in Canada; mental health claims (especially depression) have overtaken cardiovascular disease as the fastest growing category of disability costs in Canada2
  • In Great Britain, stress-related sickness absences from work cost an estimated £4 Billion annually3
  • Stress, burnout and physical or mental health issues are the main issues limiting productivity in Canada, Canadian CEOs say.4

Also: Individual consultations available. Contact us at (613) 721-7888


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Coaching and Private Consultation

A private class tailored to your needs, regarding stress management, meditation, yoga, or general guidance, personal or business oriented. It can be a one-time meeting or you can book 4 consultations in advance at a reduced price.

 

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Coaching:

Coaching is based an ongoing professional relationship that helps people produce profound results in their lives and careers. Through the process of coaching, clients deepen their learning, improve their performance, and enhance their quality of life. In each meeting the coach listens and contributes observations and questions, introducing new possibilities for the client through a plan of action. Discussions lead to seeing new perspectives and possibilities and help create sustainable changes.

Supported by this integral approach to change, amazing things can happen. Coaching can be done in a onetime meeting or a series of meeting according to your needs. For more details call us at (613) 721-7888 or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Lynne received a certificate in Integral Coaching® Fundamentals course and has been offering private consultations regarding stress management, or general guidance since 1998 in Ottawa.

 

Testimonials

Here are just a few of the many positive comments that we have received about our hypnosis sessions: 

 

"This is the most simple, most effective form of therapy in my opinion. I can't believe the strength of
the results. I am blessed to have found this modality of healing, blessed to know Lynne." K.F.

"Since I've seen you I feel very relaxed, I am sleeping much better and longer. I no longer need to take relaxants or supplements.
I am performing better at work. I would definitely recommend you to others!" D. U.

"I was stressed and unhappy. I started the sessions with a heavy closed heart and I now feel open and without pain, I actually feel light.
I loved listening to Lynne's voice, it completely relaxed me. I would definitely recommend Lynne!" K.M.L.

"Since I saw you last week, I have been a non-smoker. I still don't fully understand the process of hypnosis but I am amazed as to how easy it was.
Thank you! I breathe so much deeper and feel deeply energised." G.P.

"Yesterdays regression session completely AMAZED me. It is beyond a doubt the single most profound experience of my entire life.
It was for me visually and emotionally completely real. An indescribably HUGE weight has been lifted off of me. I don't think I've ever cried with that kind of intensity. The words "thank you" falls far short of the appreciation that I'm currently feeling for what you did. I actually woke up with a smile today
for the first time in as long as I can remember." P.M.

"I loved the relaxation during the hypnosis and gained awareness to honour myself and make my health the main priority in my life. I enjoyed the process and feel clearer, transformed. I am very satisfied, thank you!" C. B.

"I thoroughly enjoyed our sessions and was amazed at how hypnosis helped me overcome some very stubborn bad habits and helped me change my inner dialogue. Thank you! I would recommend your services to anyone!" C. M.

When asked "What were your favorite parts of the sessions, a client wrote: "I liked all of it! The discussion beforehand to formulate clear objectives. The description of water and scenes during hypnosis. The conversation at the beginning and at the end of the sessions. I enjoyed the easy manner of the session, the way my comments were taken very seriously and any questions were answered. I always felt very comfortable and would definitely recommend the session to people. An extra perk was having a lasting sense of objectivity and perspective at work, definitely something new for me! I am very satisfied, it has helped me a lot!" J. B.

"I wanted to make life-style changes, better eating habits, better sleep, less procrastination and relaxing.  I would highly recommend Lynne to the ones ready to make significant changes. I loved the feeling of relaxation during and also after a session. I am fully satisfied! " M.E.

"I have lost 5.5 pounds in 9 days!" S.R.

"I am now able to control my migraines - no small feat after suffering from them for over 20 years! I love hypnosis!" M. P.

"I could have never lost 18 pounds without hypnosis. I loved the sessions and they seem to simultaneously generate a feeling of relaxation during the weeks between sessions.
I would recommend Lynne for sure!" D. M.

"I have seldom felt so relaxed, yet so inspired! Everything seems so easy from this
perspective. I am deeply impressed, hypnosis has exceeded my expectations!" S. P.

"I am very satisfied with my hypnosis sessions with Lynne. I would definitely
recommend her!" B. G.

"My sessions with Lynne felt like enlightenment! I would recommend
Lynne to anyone!" K. P.

"In my first week I lost 4 pounds! I love the process of using both relaxation and
motivation to reach my objectives." S. P.

"I have attained my objective of losing all the weight I wanted - and I am not
gaining it back! It feels like I naturally make healthy choices and can manage
my quantities of food without efforts. I am amazed to now weigh 148 pounds,
from initially weighing 182 pounds! I definitely recommend Lynne." M. B.

"After a few hypnosis sessions with Lynne I became able to handle my stress at work
very differently. I have shifted deep patterns that generated stress and as a
result I enjoy my work and my life much more." J.P.

"I have been grieving for 2 years the loss of my husband, I felt loss and weak.
Since seeing Lynne, I have been able to look at life with hope, I appreciate my
family and feel a renewed perspective on life. I have more energy and feel
deeply grateful for my sessions with Lynne. J. H.

"I felt tight, on the edge and couldn't relax. My sessions with Lynne helped me
achieved my objectives - I now can assert myself gently, and have learned to
enjoy my life, to lighten up. I feel deeply grateful for my sessions with
Lynne." M.D.

 

Just a few of the many comments from the people taking our meditation class:

 

"Our Tuesday meditation classes are often the highlight of my week.  Those ninety minutes of doing the breathing exercises, meditating together and participating in a time of teaching and discussion are like oxygen to me.  They nurture my spirit.

I now see meditation as something I do for myself.  It is a gift I give to myself. Thank you for facilitating and leading our class every week. Thank you for the freedom you give us to experience whatever we experience with no rules or expectations." J.M., Dec. 2011

"Regular meditation has dramatically improved the quality of my life. I enjoy every day more. I feel less affected by stress, and worry much less. I used to have difficulty sleeping quite often, but that rarely happens now. I feel more rested with fewer hours of sleep, and have more energy throughout the day. I very much enjoy Lynne and Jürgen's teaching style." B.M.

"Meditation with Lynne is helping me cope with stress and to ground me. As a single mom with two teenagers, a young adult and a full time job, life is very busy. I find that since I have started meditating I see situations with more perspective and clarity." B.G., Health Canada

"Thank you for another awesome meditation class tonight. I sure left feeling calm, peaceful and strong."  A.K., Statistic Canada

"As you have said all along, meditating every day makes a BIG difference. I go deeper sooner and am able to be more present during the rest of the day. In fact, on Wednesday I had a wonderful day with my Mom (meaning I didn't get stressed out at all). For some reason I can't get myself together in the morning to do the meditation then, but evenings seem to work so I'm going with that for the time being. Also, it's nice to do it just before going to bed as it calms me down, puts me in a serene mood and makes me sleep well." A. L.

"The difference between a good week and a not so good week is based on whether I meditated that week. Meditation has provided me with the greatest stress management tool." B. M.

"I love the philosophy expressed in the classes, the variety, and it's many angles, allowing for a more practical understanding of mind, emotions, anxiety and focus. I love the relaxed and warm environment, your teaching style which is inspiring and practical." J. M.

 
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