Tag Archives: freeze

Bipolar hypomania with shutdown emotions from PTSD. Anger with elevated moods.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder (on meds), post-traumatic stress disorder (in therapy) and social anxiety disorder. I am hypomanic in this video and also recent videos. I am also sedated in this video as I was starting to go manic past few days. I have been having… 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 »

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 »

Consent, Sexual Assault, Freezing during Rape

What is consent? What isn’t consent. Consent involves being responsive and an active participant in sex, enjoying themselves and able to withdraw consent at any time (which can’t be done if someone is asleep, passed out drunk, sedated or in a freeze and shutdown state with dissociation). Coercion such as threats to cheat to pressure… Read More »

PTSD – part 2 – Shutdowns, sexual trauma

TW: brief mention of sexual assault. Continuing from part 1, this video explains more about what shutdowns are like (a key feature of the PTSD from trauma in children under 6 years old). It takes time for PTSD to develop full symptoms and avoidance and shutdowns are the main features for PTSD as a young… Read More »

PTSD – part 1 – Childhood PTSD – avoidance, shutdowns

There has been very little information available about the childhood presentation of PTSD, where a child under the age of 6 years old has experienced trauma such as sexual abuse. Not many professionals know much about it and diagnosis was missed until my 40s (with suffering for many years). I am an adult that has… Read More »

Dissociation and the Freeze Response

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UNFREEZING the Freeze Response || FACEBOOK LIVE Q&A EPISODE || with Irene Lyon

This is another one of my Facebook Live Q&A’s that I do regularly in my Healthy Nervous System Revolution Facebook Group. If you’d like to join, head over: https://www.facebook.com/groups/nervoussystem/ I answer A LOT of great questions in this episode and I’ve decided to post those questions here so you can see the depth of questions:… Read More »

How to come out of a chronic freeze response after repeated stress & trauma || IRENE LYON || Q&A

This is one of the BIGGEST questions I get. How does a person come out of a chronic shutdown and functional freeze stress physiology after they’ve been shutdown and not able to FEEL or process past emotions, memories and sensations effectively, or for many, not at all. This is a common situation when one has… Read More »