Tag Archives: grounding

Communication difficulties when dissociating. Creativity, disorganisation, burnout.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. Diagnosed bipolar disorder (type 1), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. I am dissociating moderately in this video which is affecting my cognition and speech. Feeling quite tense and relieving the tension with the subconscious leg jiggling and holding some comfort objects (soft toys). I dissociate more when I… Read More »


In this video I talk about creating a “Safe Place” for calming when you feel dis-regulated, anxious or panicked. Take a look and let me know what you think. . . Follow me on Instagram @dyna_therapy https://www.instagram.com/dyna_therapy/ . . This channel is intended to be fun, encouraging and occasionally enlightening. It is in no way… Read More »

Bipolar with PTSD is intense. Triggers, anger processing trauma.

My name is Xanthe. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder (type 1) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Psychologists have called my presentation of PTSD the ‘childhood presentation’ with avoidance and shutdowns. I have recently started a new painting with acrylic inks. Currently it is very intense, which is like my mood has been recently,… 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 »

Processing shutdown and low mood. Bipolar, depression, trauma, grief – part 1.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I didn’t want to record this video but I did and I feel like I processing something both recording it & watching it back, even though I am still low in energy. Sometimes I record and don’t upload.… Read More »

Life on the Islands | No. One | Mostly Rambling, Our Dissociative Identity Disorder, and PTSD

An unedited video of us trying to work through a PTSD trigger, talking about our DID a bit, and trying to sift through amnesia. Thank you for being here! We are inner islands. IG: @innerislands This is a space where we educate and talk about our lives; be it school, relationships, creative expressions, our mental… Read More »

my PTSD/trauma & anxiety story

Hi my DIY babes, today’s video is something I’ve been thinking about making for years now, but honestly wasn’t really sure how to even start. I’ve referenced my anxiety in the past in smaller ways, but I want to tell you my full story today and let you know that I am right here with… Read More »

Surviving The Holidays – PTSD

Surviving The Holidays. Those of us with PTSD / Complex PTSD don’t look forward to the holidays. It’s a stressful time and many times very depressing. Having to be around people who might be the main cause of our traumas. In this video, I share some helpful ways to get through the holidays. Subscribe https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCgzckT7S2Q8SxfFXLrxKQ7w?sub_confirmation=1… Read More »

Mindfulness or Grounding? What to use for PTSD and Complex Trauma

While many survivors turn to meditation and mindfulness for stress relief, these may actually worsen triggers and flashbacks for some, when healing from trauma. This brief video provides an overview of Mindfulness and Grounding for trauma survivors. COMMENT BELOW: Are you a trauma survivor who has used meditation? Or grounding? What are your experiences with… Read More »

Anxiety vs Panic Attacks – part 3 – Management

This video is about some of how I manage anxiety and panic attacks (from bipolar disorder, PTSD – post-traumatic stress disorder and social anxiety disorder). I use a combination of medication and natural techniques – a few of which I have discussed here. The number one natural technique I use to help calm myself during… Read More »

What is it like living with PTSD?

My second attempt describing living with PTSD. * Present moment * Fizzy! * Triggered * Overwhelm * Dissociation * Time travel/flashbacks * The magic of being present Edit: I didn’t say in the vid that flashbacks feel like real life in real time – I’m who I was then, my age, 100% me just swapping… Read More »