Britt Frank, MSW, LSCSW, SEP

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Presentation
The Myth of Motivation: Cracking the Procrastination Code
Saturday, June 26; 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.; Argyros Main Stage
How often do you call yourself lazy or unmotivated? How often do you beat yourself mercilessly with shame and guilt? In her talk, The Myth of Motivation: Cracking the Procrastination Code, Britt unpacks the real reasons we get stuck with relationships, career paths, body struggles, addiction issues and more. When we understand the inner mechanisms of our brains and bodies, the capacity for choice is restored and we can more effectively mobilize in the direction of our dreams. As someone in recovery from drug addiction, eating disorders, and chaotic relationships, Britt saw the impossible become possible when she learned the language of the nervous system. Now you can too. You are not lazy, crazy or unmotivated.


Panel
Recovery: The Paths to Wellness
Sunday, June 27; 2:00 - 3:15 p.m.; Argyros Main Stage

A successful road to recovery often includes multiple pathways.  This moderated discussion will explore the singular and concurrent pathways that have been pivotal for panelists in their recovery process, including 12-step based programs, mutual aid groups, bodywork, yoga, breathwork, and faith. 


Panelists include: Nadia Bolz Weber, ordained Lutheran Pastor and New York Times bestselling author, who writes and speaks about personal failings, recovery, grace, and faith; Tommy Rosen, the founder of Recovery 2.0 and one of the pioneers in the burgeoning field of yoga and recovery; Claudia Nanino, breathwork facilitator, who shares how conscious breathwork transformed her life and how she has seen it change the lives of others; and Britt Frank, MSW, LSCSW, SEP, clinician, educator and trauma specialist, who will speak as someone in recovery from drug addiction, eating disorders, and chaotic relationships, and how she saw the impossible become possible when she learned the language of the nervous system.


Biography
Britt Frank, MSW, LSCSW, SEP is a clinician, educator and trauma specialist. She speaks and writes widely about the mental health myths that prevent us from making the leap between what we know and what we do. How often do you call yourself lazy or unmotivated? How often do you beat yourself mercilessly with shame and guilt? In her talk, The Myth of Motivation: Cracking the Procrastination Code, Britt unpacks the real reasons we get stuck with relationships, career paths, body struggles, addiction issues and more. When we understand the inner mechanisms of our brains and bodies, the capacity for choice is restored and we can more effectively mobilize in the direction of our dreams. As someone in recovery from drug addiction, eating disorders, and chaotic relationships, Britt saw the impossible become possible when she learned the language of the nervous system.

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 Internal Family Systems.  Britt was a primary therapist at an Arizona based drug and alcohol treatment center, an inpatient therapist at a children’s psychiatric hospital, and is now in private practice. Her first book, The Science of Stuck, will be published in 2022.