Tag Archives: bipolar disorder

Narcissistic Manipulation Of Strangers Response- HOW TO EMPOWER YOURSELF AGAINST COVERT NARCISSISTS!

This is a video response to the video “Narcissistic Manipulation of Strangers” by content creator TheeJosephSantos! It’s about knowing yourself and protecting yourself against manipulators. They covertly target areas of self doubt and use the blind spots to subliminally and falsely communicate to you. If you are not actively self aware then you are vulnerable… Read More »

Survivor, complex trauma, PTSD, bipolar, depression. Soar Purpose having voice.

TW: themes include sexual abuse, rape, suicide. My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been sharing some of my journey processing complex trauma with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and bipolar disorder (type 1). I have had PTSD for 4 decades and bipolar since my late teens which both got progressively worse with more trauma. This… Read More »

Processing hyperarousal energy when triggered with complex trauma, PTSD with bipolar

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have uploaded a few hundred (if I counted correctly) raw videos on my own way of processing trauma which also has become my creative process which I also share. I share this because it may help others. I process trauma in many different creative ways which don’t re-traumatise me.… Read More »

Processing trauma destroying symbolic object linked to romance & death

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder & post-traumatic stress disorder. Complex trauma with childhood trauma, adulthood trauma and bipolar intertwined. Even though I now see a trauma psychologist, I still do most of my trauma processing my way. Creatively. Which sometimes includes destroying stuff relatively calmly. Creative trauma processing… Read More »

Boundaries, Trauma, PTSD, Bipolar disorder, Borderline Personality Disorder

My name is Xanthe Wyse & I have been vlogging about my lived experienced with bipolar disorder (type 1), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. I had therapy today and my trauma psychologist confirmed that I was indeed shutdown after being triggered in yesterday’s video. She also said I have complex trauma from combination… Read More »

Triggered PTSD with bipolar – highs, lows (depression), hyperarousal, dissociation

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have a formal diagnosis of bipolar disorder (type 1) and post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD (childhood presentation with mainly avoidance and shutdowns). Is this video, I explain some of the things that can happen when triggered with PTSD. There is overlap with bipolar but they are not ‘true’ mood episodes… Read More »

Processing triggered, PTSD, trauma, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder (BPD)

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder (type 1), post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD (mainly avoidance & shutdowns), social anxiety disorder. This video is after being triggered after my previous video and after a walk. I had had been talking to a man with a history of trauma and who 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 »

Trauma, mental health, friendships, boundaries. PTSD, bipolar, BPD

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder (type 1), post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder. It can be hard for survivors of trauma to navigate healthy boundaries. I enjoy talking to other self-advocates including for autism and mental health. I was talking to a man with borderline personality disorder (BPD)… 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 »

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 »

Can Traumatic Memories Be Erased?

Each month The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation hosts a Meet the Scientist Webinar featuring a researcher discussing the latest findings related to mental illness. In April, 2020, the Foundation featured Dr. Stephen Maren of Yale School of Medicine. Description: Re-experiencing traumatic events is a core symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Cognitive-behavioral therapies seek… Read More »