Tag Archives: Creative

Processing trauma, PTSD, complex trauma, voice with creative expression

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been sharing my lived experience focussing mainly on how I process trauma in creative ways as this may help others. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder (type 1), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiey disorder. Clinical psychologist said I have complex trauma under PTSD, not complex PTSD… Read More »

Processing trauma with art as therapy. PTSD. Manu to Manuka paintings.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Even though I am now finally seeing a trauma psychologist, I still do most of the processing on my own in creative ways. I have shared some of that process in my videos. I go into an elective… Read More »

Synchronicity painting, managing bipolar mania with PTSD, purpose to keep going

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been sharing what helps me manage bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. Along the way, I have been creating from my room (where I spend most of my time). I never get bored. I always have something I want to do which gives me meaning… Read More »

Letting go of perfectionism is freeing. Improvising creatively. Healing Tears. PTSD. Bipolar.

My name is Xanthe Wyse and I have been sharing several short, unedited videos about mental health and how improvised creativity helps me manage my mental health (diagnosed bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder = PTSD, social anxiety disorder). Creative expression with music is the key to helping me process trauma with out re-traumatising myself. My… Read More »

Triggered PTSD with anxiety – dancing, singing to Sunny – part 2

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) & social anxiety disorder which all come with anxiety and panic attacks. I have learned a lot of ways to help manage my conditions which I share in my videos. I was triggered in my last video (near end… Read More »

Managing Anxiety with Coronavirus, Covid-19 Uncertainty. New Zealand lockdown.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I vlog about mental heatlh and what has helped me. I have had a lot of anxiety as well as panic attacks with my diagnoses of bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. The situation with coronavirus has progressed very quickly with arrival into New Zealand. Drastic… Read More »

Managing anxiety, PTSD shutdowns, meditation with movement, bipolar. Caronavirus, COVID-19

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (mainly presenting as avoidance & shutdowns), social anxiety disorder. I have made dozens of videos about mental health and also how my creative process is therapeutic and helps me manage my conditions. Anxiety is something that is nearly always… 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 »

Creative Process to process trauma & grief and to create stories

My name is Xanthe Wyse and I have been vlogging about mental health. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. A trauma psychologist acknowledges that I have been doing most of the trauma & grief processing on my own in creative ways. I have been sharing some of… Read More »

CouRage – building sculpture from re-purposed materials to process trauma

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder (type 1) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I am making a symbolic sculpture called CouRage from re-purposed materials including 2 old wire coat hangers, 2 marbles, wire, an old tin that says ‘inserted saw teeth’ and a wooden egg I painted with nail… Read More »

Soar Purpose. Processing trauma with creative expression. Painting bird.

My name is Xanthe Wyse which means ‘yellow insight’ or ‘golden wisdom’. I changed my name after my name given at birth became a trauma trigger. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I am seeing a clinical psychologist who specialises in trauma. Most of the trauma processing I do… Read More »