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.
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