During our formative years, we can either be raised in nurturing environments or non-nurturing environments, or both.

Regardless of which environment we were raised in there are always flaws that get in the way of us being adaptive or feeling like we’re unconditionally supported and loved. There can be themes such as a caregiver being critical or controlling, never being home, or having addictions.

As children and young adults, we internalized all these themes, environments and elements, thus forming Limiting Beliefs, a term which we will discuss in our next segment of Shift 101. What’s SHIFT 101 you ask? SHIFT 101 is a video series in which Lindsay (my fellow Calgarian Shift psychologist) and I take big psychological words and break them down in a way you can understand, either for those folks who don’t know anything about psychology or for those who are just interested in what goes on at Shift Psychological. So be sure to keep up to date with our Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube to see these videos!