Tag Archives: bipolar

Dancing out the hyperarousal energy from triggered with PTSD. Otherwise will turn into anxiety.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. My hyperarousal energy levels are very high in this video as in the previous video I talked about some a very triggering topic (religious extremism, control, abuse). I danced for a bit, changed into a red… Read More »

Managing anxiety and being triggered with PTSD. Sunny – part 1

My name is Xanthe Wyse. In light of the increased anxiety with the coronavirus pandemic, I have been making some more videos about managing anxiety. I have anxiety as part of bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. If not managed, this can turn into panic attacks. Some anxiety is completely normal and… Read More »

Processing PTSD Triggers – religious extremism, control, abuse as trauma triggers (swear a lot)

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. I may look relatively calm on the outside with the video, but my hyperarousal internally is elevated. This is how PTSD can affect me. I am caught between shutdown and hyperarousal here (which turns into anxiety… Read More »

Triggered PTSD – movement helps discharge hyperarousal energy & reduce anxiety

TW: mention of rape My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. I use music and movement to help me discharge the hyperarousal energy when triggered with PTSD. I usually have shutdowns with PTSD, but sometimes I also go into fight/flight. Vigorous movement (usually… Read More »

You Are Imperfectly Beautiful. Processing trauma triggers in low mood singing along to music.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. This is a very imperfect attempt to sing along to Beautiful by Christina Aguliera. It’s hard for me to even try to sing along as I am triggered but the music helps me to keep going… Read More »

Some ways I manage anxiety & process frozen emotions (shutdowns from PTSD)

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I share mental health videos of what has helped me manage bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. I have chronic anxiety which I get some temporarily relief from. Movement to music is one of them (which I have demonstrated at the start of this video). I have… Read More »

Singing in nature helps me manage low mood. Singing is therapeutic. Imperfect singing is fine.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. My mood has been low since being triggered with PTSD. Today I managed to go for a gentle walk in nature. I didn’t dance-walk today as I didn’t have the energy and my muscles tighten… Read More »

Painting memorial rock – processing grief & trauma with low mood & PTSD – part 1

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder. My PTSD & social anxiety were triggered when someone I didn’t know on a bipolar support group called my processing videos ‘stupid’. Have since found out that they had attacked other people in another group and the… Read More »

Triggered depressed mood with PTSD, bipolar. Processing grief & trauma with creative expression.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (mainly avoidance, shutdown presentation), social anxiety disorder. In this video, I have difficulty getting started as I feel very avoidant and am partially shut down after being triggered by a troll on social media. Part of the reason I… Read More »

CouRage dragon-bird phoenix sculpture from re-purposed materials

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder & post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Most of my trauma processing is done in creative ways. Mostly without speaking. I made this dragon-bird phoenix with egg out of re-purposed materials. The only new item was a wooden egg for under $3. The bright colours… Read More »

PTSD. I remember. Over and over again. Processing by writing on vinyl record.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I am now seeing a trauma psychologist but most of my trauma processing takes place on my own with music and movement. All my art is made from music and movement. I have been sharing this with my… Read More »

PTSD. Processing anger without feeling the emotion of anger. Post-traumatic stress disorder.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder (type 1) & post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). My presentation of PTSD is mainly avoidance and shutdowns. Including shutting down intense emotions, especially anger as intense emotions are triggering for me. I am seeing a trauma psychologist finally for PTSD I have had for… Read More »

Bipolar mania lingerie dance – processing trauma PTSD creative storytelling

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I made this video during a bipolar mania episode. It’s improvised expressive dance. I realised that I was wearing my glasses, so started again as I wanted the glasses to symbolise the girl who was a nerd… Read More »