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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

Stress Management workshops offered by Lynne Cardinal 

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 2008, 21.2% of males (2.8 million) and 23.4% of females (3.2 million) aged 15 or older reported that most days were quite a bit or extremely stressful.  Males and females aged 35 to 54 and men aged 25 to 34 years were more likely than Canadians overall to report high levels of stress.  These are the ages at which people are most likely to be managing the multiple roles associated with career and family responsibilities. * http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/82-229-x/2009001/status/pls-eng.htm

In these workshops we will explain the biology of stress, the cause of fatigue and burnout, and teach valuable and accessible prevention techniques: tools required for living a balanced life. Adapt the workshop to your needs and choose from the topics below:

1.  Understanding Stress
2.  Chemical and Nutritional Stress
3.  Time Management
4.  Establishing Priorities
5.  SWOT ANALYSIS - Shifts of attitudes (optional)
6 . Fatigue and Overwork (burnouts)
7 . Judging versus Observing
8.  The Art of Communication
9 . Thought Awareness, Rational Thinking and Positive Thinking
10. Autosuggestions
11. Gentle Stretches
12. Breathing Exercises
13. Meditation
14. Detachment and perspective
15. The Importance of Laughter


1. Chronic Stress and Disease
2. Patience and inspiring others
3. Communicating effectively
4. Symptoms Checklist
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 / Group classes / Workshops / Skype,  Zoom or telephone sessions also available

(613) 836.2355    www.kaivalya.ca

Also: Individual consultations available. Contact us at (613) 836-2355


Workshops and talks - more topics:

  1. Stress Management
  2. Insomnia / Sleep Management
  3. Burnout Prevention
  4. Living a Balanced Life through Mindfulness
  5. Rejuvenation workshop – Yoga, Relaxation, Meditation
  6. Nutrition, Healthy Habits
  7. Developing Physical and Mental Harmony through Yoga and Meditation
  8. Introduction to Meditation - phase 1 and 2
  9. Introduction to Mindfulness Meditation - phase 1 and 2
  10. Introduction to the Psychology of Meditation, the Yog-Sûtras of Patanjali
  11. Active Listening and Communication Skills


Our clients:

Service Canada

Aboriginal Affairs

Statistic Canada

Canadian Medical Protective Association (CMPA)

Ministry of Community Safety and Correctional Services

Health Canada


Drug Strategy and Controlled Substances Programme

Healthy Environments and Consumer Safety Branch

Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission

Canadian Space Agency


Natural Resources

Industry Canada

Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada

Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)

Metta Massage and Yoga Clinic


Austin Resilience Development Inc.

Wellbeing Ottawa


Contact Us

Kaivalya Centre

(613) 836-2355