Todd Hayen

About Todd Hayen

Todd Hayen is a psychotherapist with a private practice in Aurora, Ontario. He is also an author of books, articles and blog posts and frequents his own website writing blogs there...

Depression: Causes, symptoms, and treatments (via Medical News Today)

What are the causes of depression? Sadness, feeling down, having a loss of interest or pleasure in daily activities - these are symptoms familiar to all of us. But, if they persist and affect our life substantially, it may be depression. Read the Article: Medical News Today

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How I Finally Awakened from My Past Lives (via

Sometimes an unnecessary burden can be very useful. The first time I was guided into a past life regression was in Thailand, in 2005. The theme of the regression was to understand what black energy, or the color black, meant to me. After my teacher instructed me to visualize black in my mind’s eye, I [...]

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What Past Life Regression Really Is (via The Edge Magazine)

To many people in our western culture, past life regression can seem far-fetched. I understand this. Growing up as a pastor's son, we didn't talk much about reincarnation, much less about past life regression. The purpose of this article is the explain the process in a way that makes more sense. Not only for those [...]

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Resolutions or Regrets?

Right before the new year came upon us, a friend of mine proclaimed he was making no New Year’s resolutions. He had decided that over the years he seldom kept any of them up for any decent amount of time therefore there wasn’t much point making them.

By | 2017-08-13T10:47:17+00:00 February 1st, 2015|Categories: Energy Healing, Everyday Wisdom, Humanistic, Love, Patience, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Self Help, Trauma|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Resolutions or Regrets?

Empathy in Relationship

There is a lot of confusion these days regarding the meaning of the word empathy and how empathy can be demonstrated in a relationship. Oftentimes we hear of a comparison between empathy and sympathy, which regards the latter as a less heartfelt response to a situation or to a partner’s feelings. I am not quite [...]

By | 2017-08-13T10:50:31+00:00 November 6th, 2014|Categories: Everyday Wisdom, Humanistic, Love, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Relationship, Self Help|1 Comment

The Complexity of Complexes

I often refer to the complex as “the troll beneath the bridge”—an unsightly, and generally unwelcome, force that lies in waiting, ready to decree its unpleasant influence at the slightest provocation. Just walking across the bridge may be enough to wake it from its sleep deep in our unconscious and pounce upon us with all its force.


There is probably not a more common reason to seek therapy than depression. Nearly everyone experiences depression at some point, or many times, in their life. It is a rather familiar experience for many of us, and it is most always difficult to overcome. Some people suffer a deeper sort of depression than others, and [...]

By | 2017-08-13T10:52:57+00:00 June 27th, 2013|Categories: Anxiety, Depression, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Trauma|3 Comments

Psychology in “Les Miserablés”

I just had the opportunity to see another stage production of Les Miserablés, I have seen it several times in the theatre, and of course have seen the movie, but this particular performance seemed to clarify for me the archetypal elements of the work. Maybe this came to me in a more obvious way having just [...]

By | 2017-07-23T11:29:46+00:00 June 24th, 2013|Categories: Beauty, Carl Jung, Creative, Creativity, Everyday Wisdom, Humanistic, Love, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Psychology, Spiritual|Comments Off on Psychology in “Les Miserablés”

Why Am I So Anxious?

Every human feels anxiety on occasion; it is a part of life. All of us know what it is like to feel worry, nervousness, fear, and concern. We feel nervous when we have to give a speech, go for a job interview, or walk into our boss’s office for the annual performance appraisal. We know it’s [...]

By | 2017-07-23T11:27:09+00:00 May 26th, 2013|Categories: Anxiety, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Psychology, Psychotherapy|1 Comment

Attaching to Results

Deepak Chopra, the world renown self-help guru, has been credited with this quote: “Attachment to results disturbs equanimity, introduces anxiety and thus increases chances of failure.” Oddly enough, Dr. Chopra presents this idea from a rather materialist perspective—meaning more scientific and rational, giving an objective reason (anxiety) why attachment to results may not yield a desired [...]

By | 2017-07-23T11:24:57+00:00 April 4th, 2013|Categories: Everyday Wisdom, Grief, Love, New Thought, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Psychology, Psychotherapy, Self Help, Spiritual, Trauma|Comments Off on Attaching to Results