Tag Archives: movement

Processing trauma, PTSD, complex trauma, voice with creative expression

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been sharing my lived experience focussing mainly on how I process trauma in creative ways as this may help others. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder (type 1), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiey disorder. Clinical psychologist said I have complex trauma under PTSD, not complex PTSD… Read More »

Triggered into euphoric high mood with PTSD and bipolar disorder

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I vlog about my lived experience with bipolar disorder & post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I have various different things that can happen when I am triggered from trauma. I can shutdown, go into fight/flight hyperarousal (which may include anger – rare for me), or I may become extremely distressed or… Read More »

Music changes mood, allows emotional expression without distress. PTSD, bipolar, depression.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been sharing some of my journey of how I gently process trauma, grief and stuck emotions. I use music, movement and creative expression. My trauma psychologist agrees that I have done most of the processing on my own. Along the way, created art that people find interesting. I… Read More »

Dancing out the hyperarousal energy from triggered with PTSD. Otherwise will turn into anxiety.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. My hyperarousal energy levels are very high in this video as in the previous video I talked about some a very triggering topic (religious extremism, control, abuse). I danced for a bit, changed into a red… 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 »

Managing anxiety, PTSD shutdowns, meditation with movement, bipolar. Caronavirus, COVID-19

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (mainly presenting as avoidance & shutdowns), social anxiety disorder. I have made dozens of videos about mental health and also how my creative process is therapeutic and helps me manage my conditions. Anxiety is something that is nearly always… Read More »

PTSD. Didn't ask for it. Processing trauma with improvised dance. Post-traumatic stress disorder.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder (type 1) & post-traumatic stress disorder (mainly shutdowns). Previous video I wrote lyrics to the song, You Oughta Know by Alanis Morisette on an old vinyl record. Still filled with hyperarousal energy so I danced it off. I can hear the music but… Read More »

PTSD. Processing anger without feeling the emotion of anger. Post-traumatic stress disorder.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder (type 1) & post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). My presentation of PTSD is mainly avoidance and shutdowns. Including shutting down intense emotions, especially anger as intense emotions are triggering for me. I am seeing a trauma psychologist finally for PTSD I have had for… Read More »

Processing trauma (PTSD) using dance & movement during bipolar mania episode.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. This video is from a bipolar mania episode 3 years ago. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Music and movement to music helped me cope with the extreme anxiety plus it helped me process the trauma and express what I couldn’t feel (because… Read More »

Movement to music for mental health – joy of improvised dance, easing anxiety

My name is Xanthe Wyse and I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. I have been sharing videos of what helps me manage these conditions. (Making videos has been helping me confront the social anxiety). As you can see, my dancing is technically ‘rubbish’ but the joy… Read More »

Improvised hand dancing is therapeutic. Bipolar, anxiety, PTSD.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder, PTSD, social anxiety disorder. When my mood is elevated with bipolar, I have an overwhelming urge to dance, which helps me express and release emotions. An elevated mood with bipolar helped override my social anxiety (including fear that people will judge me)… Read More »

Q&A with Irene. What's nervous system regulation? Is post-traumatic growth real? Does hugging heal?

Hi YouTube community! Earlier today I did a comprehensive, 90 minute, Q&A earlier today on my Facebook Page, you can find it here: https://www.facebook.com/lyonirene/ (If you do head over, please give us a LIKE if you haven’t already, thank you!!). Truth be told for today’s Q&A I had over 16 pages!! of Q’s (double sided)… Read More »

EMDR Audio & Visual Therapy: Open Your Mind in just 10 Minutes ( Feel the Cosmic Serenity)

This is experimental EMDR Therapy. Please be careful. It can be getting very intense. From Wikipedia: Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is a form of psychotherapy developed by Francine Shapiro in the 1990s in which the person being treated is asked to recall distressing images; the therapist then directs the client in one type… Read More »