Episode 358: Healing from Narcissistic and Traumatic Relationships with Britt Frank
“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 )