Jul 3, 2023

You’re Not Broken, You’re Just Stuck with Britt Frank

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Acceptance, addiction, Authenticity, Belonging, Chaos, Detox, Healing, Mental Health, Religion, Repeating Patterns, Somatic Therapy, Spirituality, Transformation, Trauma, Truth


Today I have the pleasure of interviewing Britt Frank! Britt is a licensed psychotherapist and trauma expert who is trained in IFS (Internal Family Systems) and SE (Somatic Experiencing). In addition to her private practice, Britt is also a speaker and an award-winning adjunct instructor at the University of Kansas, where she’s taught classes on ethics, addiction, and clinical social work. 

In this episode, Britt opens up about her own journey through addiction, how she was finally able to address and accept her challenging childhood, and how she got “unstuck” from it all—coining the term “the science of getting unstuck.” Join us as we explore the reasoning behind our repeating patterns and how we can boldly address the truths on the other side of them to help ourselves get unstuck, love ourselves fully, and live in the present moment.


  • The science behind the concept of being stuck and how to get unstuck
  • How we can accept the truth about our past and use it as a stepping stone to being more present today
  • The power of a “micro-yes”
  • How to become a responsible adult and commit to your truth

00:00 Intro 

00:32 The Science of Stuck

02:42 Why do we think we don’t have a choice?

04:50 Stop being the nice guy

07:07 Understanding the pathology of our behavior

09:31 Somatic therapy vs. psychotherapy

12:39 It’s me, I’m the problem!

14:24 How do we get unstuck?

16:52 The power of a ‘micro-yes’

19:40 Learn to tolerate the chaos

25:25 Joining a cult

29:59 What influences people to get addicted?

32:13 Let go of your past 

35:31 When truth comes forward

39:09 Acceptance without understanding won’t work

42:59 Don’t gaslight yourself out of trauma

45:28 Becoming a responsible adult

47:15 Come up with a survival plan

49:51 Detox and withdrawal

54:36 Live in the present moment

56:03 Spiritual aspect of psychology

59:32 Commit to your truth