Ep 66: You are Not Crazy, Trauma Myths + the Neuroscience of Stuck with Britt Frank
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Feeling stuck, lazy, or crazy? You're not, and my guest today on the podcast, Britt Frank, is here to tell you why!
In a world obsessed with creating identity, labels have become normalized so much that it's driving those of us prone to experience mental distress to feel stuck, lazy, and CRAZY!
Britt is a breath of fresh air in this episode, offering her expertise and insight on the neuroscience of "stuck" as the author of the book, The Science of Stuck.
In her personal practice, she is an advocate of detaching from your diagnosis and not identifying with your circumstances so much that it becomes an obsession that keeps you stuck in the affirmation of your identity.
She encourages you to focus on anxiety (or your condition) as a "check engine light" that is a symptom, not the problem. You are not your illness, you are simply experiencing an "episode" in the moment that is a PART of you, not all of you.
She also brings light to the concepts of brain indigestion, shadow intelligence, and panic episodes (not attacks!)
Calm is not the goal, as is not the Zenned blissed out mind, it's to stay in a state where CHOICES are possible. A true GEM of an episode!
"Stuck is not a final destination." - Britt Frank
Britt Frank, MSW, LSCSW, SEP is a clinician, educator and trauma specialist. She speaks and writes widely about the mental health myths that keep us stuck and stressed. Britt
received her BA from Duke University and her MSW from the University of Kansas, where she later became an award winning adjunct professor. She is a Somatic Experiencing
Practitioner and Level 3 trained in the Internal Family Systems therapeutic model. Britt was a primary therapist at a drug and alcohol treatment center, an inpatient therapist at a children’s psychiatric hospital, and now owns a private practice. You can find Britt on Instagram @brittfrank or on her website: www.ScienceOfStuck.comSupport the show
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