Tag Archives: mania

Bipolar highs as escape from trauma. Relationships – part 1

My name is Xanthe Wyse & my pages on Facebook are Bipolar Courage and Soar Purpose. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and social anxiety disorder. My mood is still elevated & I have had some recent anxiety related to triggers. I see patterns in everything which can seem… Read More »

Dance painting. Bipolar hypomania with PTSD

My name is Xanthe Wyse and I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). My pages on Facebook are Bipolar Courage and Soar Purpose. I use music and art to help me process grief and trauma without re-traumatising myself. I recently cut out a ‘slice’ from a larger painting I… Read More »

When people are angels. Bipolar, trauma, grief, PTSD. Memories.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder. Currently in a mixed episode doing grief processing. My pages on Facebook are Bipolar Courage and Soar Purpose. I tell you a few of my real stories that happened. I think they are symbolic for me… Read More »

Mixed episodes with bipolar. PTSD, trauma, grief processing.

My name is Xanthe Wyse and my Facebook pages are Bipolar Courage and Soar Purpose. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I have had PTSD for over 40 years and bipolar for over 25 years. I am currently in a mixed episode after being in a hypomanic episode… Read More »

Soar Purpose – Music heals trauma. Purpose with bipolar, PTSD.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. Two of my Facebook pages are Bipolar Courage and Soar Purpose. Here I am tired but inspired after doing a lot of processing last night (writing on the old records listening to music – with… Read More »

Creativity, bipolar, PTSD, memory, meaningful coincidences

I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. I either shut down or go ‘high’ with trauma triggers. I am currently in a hypomanic episode. My talking fast is called ‘pressure of speech’ and my wanting to jump from one thing to the other is called ‘flight of ideas.’ I have… Read More »

Bipolar is like a wave crashing. Words of courage.

I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder (type 1) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I am currently hypomanic – if you look at some videos over the past few days, you may see my mood is obviously elevated. I also talk faster (pressure of speech). I describe how mania vs depression feel like for me… Read More »

Cut up process art for re-purpose into new process art

I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 and post-traumatic stress disorder. I use creativity to help me to process trauma without re-traumatising myself. It helps me to express emotions that I shut down from trauma, but in a less painful way when I listen to music that comes to mind. Last night, while I was… Read More »

Pain beneath the highs of bipolar with PTSD

I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 and post-traumatic stress disorder and have been in a hypomanic episode (see videos past few days to see what that looks like). Here, I am still feeling the effects of heavy sedation to give my brain a rest. I feel more groggy than I look. My brain either… Read More »

Magical thinking and associations with bipolar mania and hypomania.

Diagnosed bipolar 1 disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Currently hypomania after trigger (losing close friend). In this video, I tell you just some of the many links in associations my brain has made in just one day during hypomania. When I am manic, my mind believes in it more. I am on meds to… Read More »

Memories, symbolism with bipolar mania, grief and PTSD

When I am in an extreme mood state such as bipolar mania, I literally cannot remember something from 2 seconds ago. Because my brain is so overloaded with thousands of images and thoughts. So I took photos. Thousands of photos so that I could allow myself to forget, knowing that if I needed to remember… Read More »

Music, writing, painting to process trauma. Bipolar, PTSD.

I have bipolar 1 disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (my presentation involves mostly shutting down intense emotions which all erupt out when I’m manic). I listen to music that fits my mood, themes, memories. If I feel emotional in some way, I will listen to the song on repeat while I do something to express… Read More »

Art as therapy to express the emotions of grief and trauma

I am incredibly vulnerable in this video because I may look ‘silly’ but I am sharing my healing journey. Healing can look messy. It can look ‘silly’ to others who don’t understand it. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. With my form of PTSD, my emotions get shut-down as they… Read More »