Tag Archives: Art

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 »

TRUTHFULLY TRISHA – PTSD – BIPOLAR LIFE- TRIGGERED -REALITY OF LIFE DRAMA LIVE RESPONSE

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 to comment or participate. Starting over from scratch, this channel will be dedicated to… Read More »

Memories, symbolism with bipolar mania, grief and PTSD

When I am in an extreme mood state such as bipolar mania, I literally cannot remember something from 2 seconds ago. Because my brain is so overloaded with thousands of images and thoughts. So I took photos. Thousands of photos so that I could allow myself to forget, knowing that if I needed to remember… Read More »

Survivor with bipolar and PTSD. Symbolism in art and music.

I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. I am still under the influence of sedation in this video (had a 2 hour sleep and the sedation has not completely worn off). I started a painting in the early hours of the morning waiting for sedation to take effect. It is currently… Read More »

Art as therapy to express the emotions of grief and trauma

I am incredibly vulnerable in this video because I may look ‘silly’ but I am sharing my healing journey. Healing can look messy. It can look ‘silly’ to others who don’t understand it. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. With my form of PTSD, my emotions get shut-down as they… Read More »

Painting abstracts to process grief and trauma

A process painting that I have been doing this past week with some of what it means. It means dozens of things but there are some core themes. Like all my paintings, it is about bipolar and post-traumatic stress disorder. It has multiple layers and the image has changed dramatically several times. I feel like… Read More »

Life Beyond PTSD: How Nia Gave Me My Body Back | Heather Leah Huddleston | TEDxWilmington

Heather Leah Huddleston suffered from painfully paralysing PTSD — her body was either so tense that it shook, or so out of her control that she embodied self-harm. She did everything she could think of to get through it — studied world religions, engaged in talk therapy, and sought the outlet of challenging her body,… Read More »