Tag Archives: dissociation

On Nothingness: Object Relations & Healing Complex-PTSD by Building Something Out of Nothing

The power of curiosity to build something out of nothing. Transcript: “Some thoughts about Nothingness. Nothingness is something you can connect to. Instead of disconnecting from the Nothingness through fear–like Hamlet in Shakespeare’s play–you can accept the Nothingness as something that can be embraced. I’ve been thinking about what it’s possible to anchor to in… Read More »

Therapeutic massage, safe person, trauma, PTSD

My name is Xanthe Wyse. Current diagnoses bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. I have a historical diagnosis of fibromyalgia (for over a decade) which is a pain disorder of soft tissues. It decreased significantly with gluten-free diet (celiac diagnosis). I find massage with a safe person to healing. They need… Read More »

Dissociation: why it happens and what we can do about it

Dissociation is when our brain (and rest of our nervous system) feel overwhelmed and unable to deal with what’s going on in the moment and they pull us away. I have always talked about dissociation as our brain pulling the ripcord on reality because it’s just too much! When it comes to the DSM they… Read More »

Releasing emotion shutdown from trauma. PTSD, dissociation, shutdown.

My name is Xanthe Wyse & I have been going through the process of having a second art as therapy exhibition called Speak. This is a very big personal project for me and it is stressful. I shut down today (I have mainly avoidance and shutdowns with PTSD) and nearly fainted. I am wrapped in… Read More »

Sound That Triggers Your Fight Or Flight Dissociation // Dissociation

The Fight Flight response alongside dissociation is discussed in this video. There are many triggers for the fight flight response & dissociation. Often people who frequently find themselves in the fight flight dissociation position are susceptible to experiencing the freeze response and may find they are in this position because they cannot fight or escape… Read More »

Name change with trauma, processing with music, dissociation PTSD

My name is Xanthe Wyse, a name I chose for myself and was the start of me having a voice. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Nearly all of my trauma processing has involved listening to songs that are linked in some way with their lyrics, mood etc. I listen… Read More »

Oprah Says “Child Molesters Make Children Feel Good If Things Are Done Correctly”

Sexual abuse in childhood has serious and lasting psychological consequences. Long term psychological correlates of childhood sexual abuse include depression, suicidal tendencies, sexual dysfunction, self-mutilation, chronic anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, dissociation and memory impairment. Thank you banned.video and Greg Reese for all the great informations you put out. Please visit, subscribe and support them here:… Read More »

My Life with Dissociative Identity Disorder & C-PTSD (Full Video, Color Version, CC)

(Apologies this is filmed on a potato. If you would like to help donate towards a good camera, link is down below!) Sharing my experience of life with Dissociative Identity Disorder (as a host of the system) and Complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. With examples of depersonalization, derealization, identity confusion, identity alteration, and amnesia. I discuss… Read More »

Grounding-Skills: Smell | Mindfulness of Senses in Coping with C-PTSD, Dissociation & DID, Psychosis

Grounding-skills using sense of smell, & mindfulness of senses for integration & healing. A clip from the full video: Examples of Grounding-Skills. “Grounding” is using awareness of different senses to get in-touch with your body and the present moment. This video shares examples of grounding-skills that I use and have found beneficial for connecting to… Read More »

Back to work after C-PTSD health leave

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Depersonalization & Derealization | How to Recover: Therapy for Dissociative Disorders & C-PTSD

How to recover from Depersonalization & Derealization disorder. Covers how to lessen the dissociation, connect with your body, and feel and process emotions. And how to build a sense-of-self and secure-attachment with yourself. Includes information about how to get more connected through methods learned from therapy: grounding skills, mindfulness meditation, yoga, deep diaphramatic-breathing, safe relational… Read More »

Interview with Dr. Christine Courtois: Treating Complex PTSD in Adults

Dr. Jamie chats with one of the founders of the trauma treatment field, Dr. Christine Courtois, author of “Treating Complex PTSD in Adults” (with Dr. Julian Ford, now available in its second edition). Gain historical perspective and obtain insight on what can make exploring trauma so controversial. Source: Youtube

About Dissociation | C-PTSD, Borderline, DP/DR, OSDD, Dissociative Identity [B&W, edit: readability]

About Dissociation: [B&W version] * Mild dissociation – A psychic self-care system, used to mediate input and psychic-stress. Experienced by all people (e.g. “highway hypnosis”) * Chronic, moderate to severe dissociation; Dissociative Disorders – used to disconnect awareness of traumatically overwhelming experiences. The role of childhood trauma, such as unmet survival/ dependency-needs and caregivers that… Read More »