“Narcissism” seems to be a buzzword these days and I wanted to have an expert on who can give us the low-down. According to trauma therapist, Britt Frank, everyone has shades of narcissism. She goes on to say that high-level narcissism is an addiction to self-protection by any means necessary. And for those who have experienced a relationship with a narcissist, it is a traumatic experience.
In this week’s episode, Britt joins me to discuss how to heal from traumatic relationships, including those in which narcissistic abuse is present. Britt is also a teacher and speaker who specializes in the “Science of Stuck.”
In this episode you’ll hear:
- What is a narcissist and how does someone know they may be in a relationship with someone who is a narcissist? (6:33)
- Britt’s goal is “dismantling the mental health myths that keep us feeling STUCK and SICK”. She shares what she means by that. (13:34)
- Dealing with trauma: Some signs or patterns which signal someone should deal with their trauma. (16:07)
- Why someone may get physically addicted to their narcissist and experience withdrawals. (22:27)
- How someone can begin to heal from a narcissistic relationship. (27:03)
- Mother wounds and grieving our childhoods (the things we didn’t get) or other parts of our lives. (31:04)
- How COVID has affected Britt’s work, including the collective processing of COVID trauma. (38:13)
Resources mentioned in this episode:
Britt on Instagram
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Britt Frank, MSW, LSCSW, SEP is a trauma therapist, teacher, and speaker who specializes in the “Science of Stuck.” Britt's work empowers people to understand the inner mechanisms of their brains and bodies. When we know how things work, the capacity for CHOICE is restored and life can and does change. She received her undergraduate from Duke University and her Master's from the University of Kansas, where she is now an award-winning adjunct professor. Britt is also a Somatic Experiencing Practitioner and Level 1 trained in Internal Family Systems.
Whether she’s leading a workshop, teaching a class, or working individually with private clients, Britt’s goal is to educate, empower, and equip people to transform even their most persistent and long-standing patterns of thinking and doing. She received her undergraduate from Duke University and her MSW from The University of Kansas, where she is now an award-winning adjunct professor.