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What Inner Radio Station Are You Listening To?

While speaking with a client the other day she said to me that she finds herself judging harshly the people around her, whether it's at work or at home. She didn't like this tendency, but it has been a big part of her mindset for decades. I proceeded to ask her how judging others makes her feel. She thought for a while and replied, quite shocked with her discovery, "Isolated."

She remained quiet, surprised and quite emotional, finding one of the root causes of the loneliness she experienced in her life. This was an enlightening moment for her. Could it be that the cause of one of her problems was right within her? That she was creating it? And yet this is more common then we may think. I hear this often from my clients and have to admit that I've been there myself.

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Discover the Power of Your Subconscious Mind


"Hypnosis with Lynne helped me to open my mind to new possibilities. Everything is easy from that perspective." Maureen M.

At the core of all main contemplative traditions is that it's  essential to understand the nature of one's mind. With that understanding, comes the realization that our mind often rules our life. Through the gentle technique of hypnosis, you can become the master of your own mind, and thus the master of your own destiny. There's no greater power than this: your mind is your life! Whatever you do, wherever you are, it's the quality of your thinking that matters. Your laughter and tears, confidence and embarrassment, creativity and motivation: all of these are influenced by the very quality of your mind.

"You Are What You Think!"

It isn't always clear whether we control our mind or our mind controls us. If on reflection we come to realize that, in fact, we aren't "running the show," there
is a way to turn this around—a natural means by which we can access our own deep inner wisdom and thus regain control.

How does hypnosis work and exactly what does a session entail?

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Awakening our potential through hypnosis

When the night sky descends

Awakening our potential through hypnosis

Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive.

And then go and do that, because what the world needs are people who have come alive.  ~ Harold Thurman


We all know that an overactive mind has difficulty accessing the peace and depth of perception and awareness. Our attention remains on the superficial level where the mind is overactive and unclear. However through hypnosis one can reach this deeper part of the mind called, in the context of hypnosis, our subconscious mind. The subconscious mind, unlike the superficial mind, is powerful, clear and wise. This is what is emphasized during hypnosis sessions.

Think about the following. When the night sky descends, and the business of the day settles down, it allows our overactive brains to relax and our mind to become present and clear.

It is amazing how much we seem to have lost the ability to truly look, listen and feel in our society. Yet, if we pay close attention, we can see that the night sky provides us with a clue to the path back.  We have the ability to quieten our mind and reach a gentle and powerful presence. We sense that a present mind gives us access to deeper perspectives and insights. Our minds become highly receptive and truly see what is in front of us. It understands our own predicament and that of other's—it can read the very book of life!

Our subconscious is the entrance into the deeper mind. Through it we open a window into the potential that rests within us and generates a clear effortless determination.

The subconscious controls the body, its chemical balance, heartbeat, blood flow, and so much more. Since it is filled with a higher intelligence, once empowered, it always wins. It is stronger than the doubting mind which knows very well how to sabotage itself. We just need to awaken the wisdom of the subconscious and make it manifest.

It is important to understand that during a hypnosis session the client is always in charge. The hypnotist is simply allowed to work as a gentle guide using your imagination and metaphors to attain a mutually agreed upon goal.  The gentleness of these tools makes the process highly effective. It is about you, your objectives and how to reach them. With an open mind and clear objectives, you become more alive and it works like a charm!

For more information contact Lynne Cardinal.

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 and trained by Dr. Weiss in techniques of hypnosis and she has a PhD in Eastern Philosophy from India. In person and Skype sessions are available to clients. Lynne has offered Stress Management and Burnout Prevention workshops in the government and private sectors for over 30 years. 

For more information Lynne can be reached at (613) 836-2355 or by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. You can also visit her web site: www.kaivalya.ca.

Habit Formation: Desperately Seeking Freedom


Isn't it strange that, despite knowing something is bad for us, we sometimes feel compelled to keep doing it? Most smokers, if asked, would tell you they want to quit. Drug and alcohol abusers have a similar struggle. Within our contemporary context of relative abundance, overindulgence on food can also become yet another engrained habit.

What happens in the brain as habits are formed?

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7 Key Benefits of regular Tai Chi Practice


In our busy world where most of us have regular desk jobs with an over-emphasis on mental
activity it is no wonder that so many of us are disconnected from our physical bodies.  We tend to live in the head and thus our awareness of our physical body let alone our subtle or energy body is woefully inadequate.  The result is that we are living lives of imbalance and less than optimal well-being.

The practice of Tai Chi has many benefits which can address these short-comings. Specifically, here are the 7 key benefits which will manifest through regular

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Hypnosis for Pain Management

Whether pain causes stress or being stressed worsens pain, it is clear that stress and pain are intimately related. The great news is that hypnosis can help break this cycle.

Years ago, when I lived in India, I inadvertently learned about the stress/pain connection and how hypnosis helps.

During a visit to the dentist, he proclaimed that the nerve in my tooth was dead so he saw no need to use freezing. He was wrong. He started to drill inside my tooth and the pain was so excruciating, it was like a powerful electrical charge was shooting through my body.

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You can create your world

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Every day we write the script of our lives, and yet we disregard this amazing ability to create our own world. Upon awakening in the morning, we sometimes dread the day ahead or simply arise without giving it much thought. And then life happens. We react, or respond, to the unfolding of events, but often not to the best of our ability. "Good" events generate satisfaction; unpleasant or unexpected events can create dissatisfaction, or even anger. So days pass by and we "go with the flow" of what life gives us. But deep down, a part of us knows that we have this amazing untapped potential and could perhaps manifest it more, if only we could attend to it. If we want to manifest more joy, more love, more patience, we can do just that by simply planning for it.

As a consulting hypnotist, I have learned that we can change the moods that color our world and plan our daily actions by applying very simple and efficient techniques.

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Particles of sand: the art of 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

Excerpts from an interview with Lynne Cardinal by Tanya Witteveen, undertaken as research for her master's thesis. Tanya is working on her Master of Arts degree in Human Kinetics at the University of Ottawa.

Tanya: Lynne, could you explain the process of meditation?

Lynne: Meditation is a tool to help settle the mind, to create a sense of peacefulness within. Once that is achieved, a new type of awareness emerges, a perspective that is impossible to attain with an overactive or anxious mind. According to Ken Wilber, a contemporary philosopher of international acclaim, "Meditation empirically demonstrates techniques that will increase self-esteem." Indeed, meditation provides us with a confidence or a sense of self that is peaceful, stable and unshakable. This confidence is not based on superiority, but rather on the knowledge that our true essential existence is free. That behind the body and mind, there is calmness.


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