Tag Archives: Art

Using Art to cope with PTSD

I make art about the trauma of war. I look for it below the surface, searching out its invisible wounds and the resilience needed to overcome them. The challenge is to look beyond appearances, and stimulate transformation both within myself and in other traumatized people. As a combat-wounded photojournalist, I have experienced and documented the… Read More »

Dance painting. Bipolar hypomania with PTSD

My name is Xanthe Wyse and I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). My pages on Facebook are Bipolar Courage and Soar Purpose. I use music and art to help me process grief and trauma without re-traumatising myself. I recently cut out a ‘slice’ from a larger painting I… Read More »

Rainbow connections in my creative process. Art, writing with bipolar, PTSD.

My name is Xanthe Wyse and my pages on Facebook are Bipolar Courage and Soar Purpose. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder and PTSD. I am currently experiencing a ‘mixed’ episode but I am using it to process and also to continue with my creative processes. I see links and connections in literally… Read More »

Mourning to Morning. Music and creative expression is healing.

I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder (my social anxiety flared up when I felt embarrassed to sing to you plus my throat was constricting over talking as it does when it’s a tricky subject). When in depression with a lot of grief and trauma, I didn’t listen… Read More »

Cut up process art for re-purpose into new process art

I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 and post-traumatic stress disorder. I use creativity to help me to process trauma without re-traumatising myself. It helps me to express emotions that I shut down from trauma, but in a less painful way when I listen to music that comes to mind. Last night, while I was… Read More »

Pain beneath the highs of bipolar with PTSD

I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 and post-traumatic stress disorder and have been in a hypomanic episode (see videos past few days to see what that looks like). Here, I am still feeling the effects of heavy sedation to give my brain a rest. I feel more groggy than I look. My brain either… Read More »

Ugly art can be therapeutic too. Bipolar, PTSD – part 1

TW: brief mention of sexual abuse and suicide I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 and PTSD. I have been hypomanic but am fatigued now in this video, yet still prattling on. Some of my experiences with seeing patterns in everything (meaningful coincidences, synochronicity, apophenia) which can feel magical and spiritual. I see faces in… Read More »

Processing trauma creativity – PTSD from sexual abuse

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I have had PTSD since I was 5 years old from sexual abuse, which worsened after rape as an adult. I am on medications to help stop the extremes of mania and major depression but I still… Read More »

TRUTHFULLY TRISHA – PTSD IS REAL – HATERS & EXTORTION – BIPOLAR LIFE

You know you love her. Thumbs up or Thumbs down, don’t mean a thing. Truthfully Trisha is a personality that has committed herself to be DRAMA Free! Tune in for some exciting new content and participate in some fun live chats. Those who are trolls will be put into the peanut gallery and not allowed… Read More »