Run This World

197 – You Are Not Crazy with Therapist Britt Frank

Trigger warning & little person listening warning: This episode may trigger people who have gone through sexual trauma. We talk about sexual abuse. Please be aware of your environment when listening.

Yet another insanely smart, insightful, brilliant woman who was put on this planet to help others, or in Britt’s case, to help others’ heal and move forward in their lives from whatever is holding them back.

Britt Frank is a therapist, teacher, speaker, and trauma specialist who is committed to dismantling the mental health myths that keep us feeling STUCK and SICK.

Her work focuses on empowering people to understand the inner mechanisms of their brains and bodies and how they connect. When we know how things work, the capacity for CHOICE is restored and life can and does change. 

Plain and simple: Britt is the therapist we all wish we had. And we could have her! You can work with her through her business – the Greenhouse in Kansas City, or thx to a pandemic, anywhere virtually. I was introduced to her by my friend and previous guest Meredith Atwood of the Same 24 Hours Podcast. Meredith, I think I owe you a big one – having a personal connection to Britt is one of the highlights of my life right now. After you hear from her, I’m sure you’ll feel the same. Be sure to get over to Instagram and follow her right now @brittfrank. Today I took the liberty to have a personal therapy session that I think you’ll both enjoy and relate to the various angles.

On that note, get ready for a good one. It’s time to get Britt on the show.

Notables from our conversation:

Trauma definition: “There are Big T and Little T traumas. We all have trauma. It just depends on what degree.”

Sexual abuse: Communication is the key to helping stop or identify abuse when it is happening

The Fuckery of Life: I just like this concept 🙂

Guilt is actually important

Stages of grief were actually designed for people who were dying. Britt uses the “4 tasks of grief.”

“The opposite of trauma is choice.”

“The Road to Happy starts with neutrality.”

Guilt is a gift. Shame is “I am bad.” Guilt is “I did something bad.”

The floating head: The feeling of being disconnected from your body. The goal is to find happiness in our bodies.

Start by assuming you’re not crazy.

The word perfect is a beast!

For more Britt Frank:

Connect with her on The Greenhouse

Follow her on Social at @brittfrank

Keep an eye out for her 2022 book “The Science of Stuck”