Tag Archives: Emotions

Art as Therapy – part 2 – processing trauma, PTSD with bipolar

My name is Xanthe Wyse. This is the second part showing some photos of some of the artworks that were in my 2 art as therapy solo exhibitions, Spinning Orbit and Speak. Held 2 years apart. Creative expression has been therapeutic for me and visual arts has been a part of that. My artworks are… Read More »

Pet Purpose – chpt 19 – Storms – part 1 – bipolar disorder with trauma

Xanthe Wyse is reading her semiautobiographical novel, Pet Purpose. The current scenes are almost memoir. Character has bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder and has shut down intense emotion for decades which are now erupting to the surface. Source: Youtube

Pet Purpose – Chapter 1 – No Rainbow Bridge

My name is Xanthe Wyse. Diagnosed bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. Terrified of releasing Pet Purpose (my novel – 6 years in the making inspired by my personal journey yet changed). Terrified of the ridicule as revealing deeper parts. The novel is connected to the paintings. Pet Purpose has mature themes… Read More »

Intense emotions trigger my PTSD. Especially anger. Hyperarousal.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. Diagnosed bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. This video was made over an hour after the previous one (where I vented anger – still in a controlled way – in response to someone’s dramatic display of ‘screaming in rage and frustration’ on a video on social media.… Read More »

Healing Psychological Trauma with (Self Care), 2020.

Being involved in a traumatic occurrence time after time will include dangers to your security, your well-being, your mental health, your emotional health, and your total life. The worst part about trying to deal with emotional, spiritual, and psychological trauma is it can bring on complications and trouble with getting your proper amount of sleep.… Read More »

Intense processing with creative expression. Meaningful connections.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder & post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Also social anxiety disorder (currently mild). In the last dozen or so videos, I showed some of the intensive processing that takes place during creative expression. I improved the painting Flossie Fluff (an 80s chick based on… Read More »

Improvised singing is expressive and therapeutic.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. I notice a pattern of going manic leading up to some painful anniversaries. Today is the anniversary of a childhood friend’s death nearly 40 years ago. In 1981. Yesterday I processed a lot of sadness… Read More »

Music to process grief. Sad, low mood with bipolar, trauma, PTSD.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder & post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). My mood crashed last night after being hypomanic tending towards mania at times all week (captured some on recent videos). Been sad and tearful but I have been processing more grief that I have been extremely avoidant about.… Read More »