Tag Archives: Art

Processing grief and trauma with song lyrics. Love, loss, grief, PTSD – part 1

My name is Xanthe. In this video, I read out bits and pieces of song lyrics on old vinyl records form the op shop. Before I try stringing them together with builder’s line. All the materials are repurposed. I like making process art from repurposed materials. The colours, lyrics, materials used all have personal symbolism… Read More »

Rainbows have been hijacked for identity politics. Innocence, trauma.

TW: brief mention sexual abuse, rape traumas. My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which has been described as ‘complex trauma’. In this video, I refer to my painting of colourful rabbits under a rainbow called Rainbow Connection (named after the song with Kermit the… Read More »

Awareness of Breathing|Profound Healing|Costas Picadas |Biophilia Breath 11#WorldHealthDay

Description Costas Picadas 2020 – https://www.costaspicadas.com/ Voice of Eckhart Tolle Some doors are opening only from the inside Breath is a way to opening those doors ART HEALING Art healing, also known as the healing arts, is a term that is applied to the use of art in emotional and physical healing. Art healing is… Read More »

Welcome to Bipolar Courage – Bipolar disorder, PTSD, social anxiety disorder

My name is Xanthe Wyse and I live in New Zealand. At the time of this introductory video, I am 47 years old. It takes courage to live with bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). On my You Tube channel, Bipolar Courage, I have uploaded 260 raw, unedited videos over the past 8 months.… Read More »

Dissociating, processing trauma, grief, PTSD, poor focus, bipolar

My name is Xanthe Wyse & I have been vlogging about my lived experience with bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder – PTSD (shutdown presentation), social anxiety disorder. The sound in the background is the rain. It was raining hard outside and it was dark, hence the poor lighting. In this video I am moderately… Read More »

Healing trauma with creative expression. Meaning of Manu/manuka paintings. PTSD, bipolar disorder.

My name is Xanthe Wyse & I have been sharing some of my journey processing trauma & my creative expression which gives me purpose. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder (type 1), post-traumatic stress disorder (childhood presentation with shutdowns), social anxiety disorder (currently mild). I have been videoing some of paintings these 4 interlinked… Read More »

Processing trauma with art as therapy. PTSD. Manu to Manuka paintings.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Even though I am now finally seeing a trauma psychologist, I still do most of the processing on my own in creative ways. I have shared some of that process in my videos. I go into an elective… Read More »

Triggered into euphoric high mood with PTSD and bipolar disorder

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I vlog about my lived experience with bipolar disorder & post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I have various different things that can happen when I am triggered from trauma. I can shutdown, go into fight/flight hyperarousal (which may include anger – rare for me), or I may become extremely distressed or… Read More »

Improvising art with music to process trauma and emotions. PTSD, bipolar.

My name is Xanthe Wyse & I vlog about mental health and my creative process. In this video, I am now out of being nearly fully shutdown (which I showed some of in recent videos) and am back to my ‘normal’ (after migraines also). My brain is happily making links and connections and I feel… Read More »

Childhood Trauma: Managing PTSD Through Therapy | Julia Torres Barden | TEDxGraceStreetWomen

Julia Torres Barden bravely shares her story of trauma. Kidnapped and raped when she was nine, Julia finds her way home afterwards, only to be further traumatized when the adults in her life don’t notice she’s in shock and has been terrorized. Already having been exposed to various types of abuse and childhood trauma, Julia… Read More »

Synchronicity painting, managing bipolar mania with PTSD, purpose to keep going

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been sharing what helps me manage bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. Along the way, I have been creating from my room (where I spend most of my time). I never get bored. I always have something I want to do which gives me meaning… Read More »

Synchronicity painting in progress. Dancing painting to Maniac with bipolar mania processing PTSD.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. I have been posting some videos of my progress with painting Synchronicity. It is completely improvised & I listen to music that fits my mood. My mood is currently elevated (been getting mania symptoms so have… Read More »

Music changes mood, allows emotional expression without distress. PTSD, bipolar, depression.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been sharing some of my journey of how I gently process trauma, grief and stuck emotions. I use music, movement and creative expression. My trauma psychologist agrees that I have done most of the processing on my own. Along the way, created art that people find interesting. I… Read More »