Interview with Lynne Cardinal – Part 2

May 13, 2018 | By More


by Stefania Allevato

For over 30 years Lynne Cardinal has been offering stress management, resilience and burnout prevention workshops in the government and private sector. She is a consulting hypnotist with the National Guild of Hypnotists, holding additional certifications in hypnosis innovative techniques and weight loss. She is certified  in Collective and Individual Trauma Work and Communication by Thomas Hübl.

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Q. Lynne, is there a link between hypnosis and meditation? If so, explain how the two modalities go hand-in-hand. 

Lynne: Both modalities are helpful. Meditation is a long term project or practice. The idea is to meditate daily, and see results year after year. I can attest to that, as I have been meditating for over 40 years daily. It is a great way to learn how to shift our perspective to a calmer and more aware place in our mind and it also serves to balance our physical and emotional stress. It requires an understanding of both horizontal and vertical meditation experiences. Simply put, horizontal meditation experiences refers to getting to a deeper more peaceful experience. Vertical experiences refers to moving up from our egocentric limiting self, expanding into a wider sphere that includes others, our community and even the entire world. This expansion would reflect a maturity and be deeply fulfilling. This may be a good subject for another interview though, but essentially meditation is a slow, steady process. Hypnosis yields results quicker. The metaphors and techniques used in hypnosis naturally induce depth and peacefulness, and from there our mind is receptive to our objectives. If we think of the commonly used analogy of an iceberg, the tip of the iceberg refers to the conscious mind and the bottom refers to the subconscious mind, where our wisdom and clarity is but also where we can heal the past. It empowers our motivation and helps us achieve our goals. Many of my clients will say that it is easier and more satisfying then meditation, though after some sessions when their objectives are met, they often are ready to learn how to meditate for they then are able to meditate more easily and can understand it’s benefits. Meditation is more fundamental, hypnosis targets more precise objectives directly.

Q. Your clients say that hypnosis is easier then meditation. Yet I often hear that not everyone can be induced into a trance or hypnosis.

Lynne: Everyone can be hypnotised if they trust the one hypnotising them, and if they want to. You may have noticed how sometimes we watch a 2 hour film in a cinema and become timeless. If someone asks us to pass the popcorn, we leave the film to do so, then get back into the film easily. This represents well the experience of hypnosis. It is gentle, positive and helps us from that focussed attention to reach our objectives. As I mentioned earlier, anyone with psychological issues or psychosis should not be trying hypnosis but rather seek the help of a health care professional.

Q. Your company name is Kaivalya Centre. How is that name related to the work you do with hypnosis and meditation?

Lynne: Kaivalya is a sanskrit word that means oneness, unity, one life if you may. I believe that we are all interrelated and my objective is to extend help to our collective family, as we are all in this together and I believe and have seen that we can help ourselves more then perhaps we realize.


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