Tag Archives: courage

Intense processing, purpose, voice after trauma. PTSD, bipolar.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I recorded this video a few days ago. I needed to watch it back a few times before deciding to upload (I don’t upload every video). It was recorded immediately after the other 2 uploads, so I was getting very tired after a lot of intense processing, approximately an hour… Read More »

Episode 67: Oh, Schick! A life of surprises and humor with Nance Schick.

Nancy” Schick is an employment attorney, mediator, and diversity trainer based in New York City. She helps freelancers, risk managers, and micro businesses resolve workplace conflicts—so everyone has a more pleasant work experience. In 2014, while walking home from a peacemaking workshop, Nance was violently assaulted for approximately 17 minutes by a 14-year-old boy. Left… Read More »

Incorporating Trauma-Informed Leadership

If you’re wondering how to stay on top of your leadership development, consider adding a trauma-informed lens. What’s unique about this time in history is that on top of the collective trauma people are experiencing, there’s a barrage of individual traumas both big and small. As I work with hundreds of leaders over the course… Read More »

Valentine's Day. Processing romance triggers. PTSD. Courage. Disability.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. Diagnosed bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. I am on meds and have had a lot of therapy. Also do most of my trauma processing on my own. I have the avoidance and shutdown presentation of PTSD which includes avoiding intense emotions. Even though I avoid… Read More »

Determination sedated bipolar mania – goals and purpose (2017).

My name is Xanthe Wyse. Diagnosed bipolar 1 disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. This is a video I recorded in 2017. At the time, I was diagnosed bipolar 1 disorder and was waiting for an ASD assessment as there was a question mark over whether I was on the autistic spectrum.… Read More »

Therapeutic smashing symbolic objects processing trauma. Creative storytelling. Bipolar. PTSD.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. Diagnosed bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. Mood is elevated in this video, yet under control. I feel calm yet energised, consistent with doing processing for me which also can seem somewhere between hypomania and mania for me. This video is creative story telling in metaphor processing… Read More »

Courage, Affirmations, Self-esteem, Projection, Depression

My name is Xanthe Wyse. Diagnosed bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. Recent videos showed elevated mood (hypomania to mania). Had migraine then sleep crashes as mood came down. I used music when I need to which helped bring the mood down with minimal distress. So grounded now in this video, yet… Read More »

Bipolar Courage for bipolar disorder, processing PTSD, creative expression.

Welcome to Bipolar Courage. My name is Xanthe Wyse, age 48 years from New Zealand. I started Bipolar Courage in a depressive episode. It takes courage to live with bipolar disorder and bipolar has helped me to face my fears. My current diagnoses are bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. Historical… Read More »

Strengths of bipolar – faced fears, processed trauma, creativity, accomplishments.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. Diagnosed bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. In this improvised video, talk about some of the upsides to bipolar disorder such as facing fears, processing trauma, accomplishments. Have done some things I would never have done otherwise. Such as a project with political influence. I founded… Read More »