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Our Belief System & The Ways We Hold Ourselves Back

Limiting beliefs. You and I and everyone else have them to some degree but we’re often not consciously aware of them. As a result, we’re hamstrung in our search for happy, meaningful lives free of trauma, self-doubt and self-sabotage. The following limiting beliefs checklist can be eye opening. I often use this with clients to quantify the impacts my therapies have had during a session.

Go down the list and without overthinking it, give a number from 0-10 as to how true it feels, rather than how true you think it is. The 1st number that comes to mind is usually the most accurate. Recording how true each statement feels is a lovely simple way to recognize some of the subconscious programming holding us back. Knowledge is power. Becoming aware of what’s running in the background of our mental processes is a powerful first step towards freedom from limiting beliefs, emotional distress and self sabotage. Getting what we truly want in life is so much easier without the emergency brake on.


Enjoy this empowering exercise and if you wish to know more, book an initial consult with our Integrative Therapist David Gilbert. Nominated for Best Mental Health Worker of 2021 by Faces Magazine. 

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LIMITING BELIEF 0=Not at all true

10=completely true

Any Qualifying comments
1 I am ashamed
2 I am worthless
3 I don’t deserve to be loved
4 I don’t deserve to be happy
5 I don’t deserve to be successful
6 I don’t deserve to be healthy
7 I always get it wrong
8 No one likes me
I am not good enough
10 Everyone else is better than me
11 I don’t like myself
12 I have done something really terrible
13 I am angry
14 It isn’t right to show anger
15 It’s not fair
16 Everyone else gets more than me
17 It is all their fault
18 They always let me down
19 I always let myself down
20 I have to be perfect
21 I have to do it all myself
22 I am afraid
23 I am anxious
24 I need to be in control
25 Something terrible is going to happen
26 There is no point in trying
27 I am not safe in the world
28 I can’t trust anyone
29 I can’t trust myself
30 I have to keep them happy
31 Bad things always happen if I am happy
32 I cannot ever be healthy
33 It is not safe to show my emotions


David Gilbert

David Gilbert

David is a highly experienced Integrative Therapist working with anxiety/depression, ADD, stress, burnout, grief, trauma, PTSD and self-sabotage. He’s based at Whole Therapy and ECOSYS Wellness Center in Ottawa ON. Canada. Being trained in a number of modalities including Emotional Freedom Techniques and PTT (Picture Tapping Techniques), he works with clients both in-office and via phone or video cam across North America. Services so powerful they’re guaranteed

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