Tag Archives: grief

PTSD Trauma & Stressor (Episode 11): Why me? Technique/Activity That Helped Me #4

Why me? It is a common question to wrestle with during life’s storms. The storms of life will come. We cannot calm the storms. But, we CAN find calm in the storm. In his episode, Trevor Swenson talks about his change in perspective after wrestling with and struggling with the question: Why me?!? Look for… Read More »

"Can I Be Traumatized By Grief?" Understanding Bereavement | Psychotherapy Crash Course

In this video, I use some examples from my personal experience to discuss the process of traumatic grief and loss. Traumatic grief is a field of study in and of itself. Although research is limited on this topic, the current research we have demonstrates the emotional and psychological challenges those in grief face. Research suggests… Read More »

PTSD Trauma & Stressor (Episode 15): My Alcoholism in PTSD

Pain. Suffering. Loneliness. Hopelessness. Anxiety. Depression. Trapped. Triggered. Alcohol works. It works in the WRONG direction of your healing and recovery from PTSD, Trauma & Stressor-related Disorder and unresolved trauma. It masks anxiety, depression, flashbacks, relational issues and your purpose, only to rear its head as it gains strength…and your symptoms and trauma remain. You… Read More »

PTSD Trauma & Stressor (Episode 10): Write it down! Techniques/Activities that Helped Me #2

In this episode, Trevor shares something simple that has been effective for him in feeling well during difficult times in the battle with PTSD. TELL/WRITE/TEXT people how much they mean to you; point out their gifts. Speak of their value, importance and worth in your life. Coaches, educators, warriors, parents, siblings, healthcare providers, neighbors, pastors…the… Read More »

PTSD Trauma & Stressor (Episode 9): Boundaries…Technique/Activity That Helped Me #1

Any valuable asset needs and deserves boundaries to keep the negative out. Right? You wouldn’t leave a 10-carat diamond laying in the middle of your driveway! You are worth more than any pile of diamonds. Your self-worth is not only unique and invaluable, but it also deserves to be protected…with purpose. Trevor Swenson, who is… Read More »

PTSD Trauma & Stressor (Episode 1): The Purpose of My Pain, Suffering & Loss

Diagnosed with Trauma & Stressor Disorder, Trevor Swenson lays the foundation for his purpose in discussing his personal journey with life altering trauma. Authentic discussion, topics of interest, symptoms, healing activities, relationship lessons, encouragement, the tearing away of stigma and stereotypes, and hope of healing and open conversations is the objective. This series will walk… Read More »

PTSD Trauma & Stressor (Episode 4): My Trauma is Not YOUR Trauma

Trauma has many faces. Trauma affects everyone differently. Trauma does not discriminate. Combat, accidents, death, illness, physical abuse, sexual abuse and violence are all common roots of trauma. There are many other areas of trauma that can have a very deep, damaging and real effect on people as well. Verbal abuse, emotional abuse, narcissistic abuse,… Read More »

PTSD Trauma & Stressor (Episode 5): What Does It Feel Like to Have PTSD?

It is very important to bring to light one of the silent & invisible injuries that too many people suffer quietly with. The need for understanding, treatment, support and compassion is important with any injury, including PTSD. One of the challenges of navigating the effects of trauma is that they are mostly invisible to those… Read More »

Dr. Rebekah Gee gets real (and personal) on Caregivers, Moral Injury, PTSD & Post Traumatic GROWTH

This is fifteen minutes of Dr. Rebekah Gee basically ripping out her entrails to lay them in front of all of us as a gift… she pours over them… pulling the greatest lessons from the hardest bits – applicable in a pre-COVID19 world, and only and all the more so now. This woman is real,… Read More »

The Social Emotional Ripple Effects of a Pandemic | Episode 3: PTSD

Dr. Ashok Bhattacharya from Oakville’s Empathy Clinic discusses PTSD – Post Traumatic Stress Disorder – a specialization in his psychiatry practice. During the Covid19 Pandemic we shed light on the importance of understanding PTSD. Watch for a simple demonstration on what someone in your circle if not you may be facing. Source: Youtube

Dissociating, processing trauma, grief, PTSD, poor focus, bipolar

My name is Xanthe Wyse & I have been vlogging about my lived experience with bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder – PTSD (shutdown presentation), social anxiety disorder. The sound in the background is the rain. It was raining hard outside and it was dark, hence the poor lighting. In this video I am moderately… Read More »

Improvising art with music to process trauma and emotions. PTSD, bipolar.

My name is Xanthe Wyse & I vlog about mental health and my creative process. In this video, I am now out of being nearly fully shutdown (which I showed some of in recent videos) and am back to my ‘normal’ (after migraines also). My brain is happily making links and connections and I feel… Read More »

Anxiety, avoidance, self-care, avoiding emotions, sadness, bipolar, PTSD

My name is Xanthe Wyse & I vlog about my experiences with bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder and the symptoms that go with them such as anxiety, avoidance and panic attacks. I am no longer manic but my mood is currently mixed (some features of elevated mood and some features of low… Read More »