Tag Archives: name change

Therapeutic smashing symbolic objects processing trauma. Creative storytelling. Bipolar. PTSD.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. Diagnosed bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. Mood is elevated in this video, yet under control. I feel calm yet energised, consistent with doing processing for me which also can seem somewhere between hypomania and mania for me. This video is creative story telling in metaphor processing… Read More »

Messy creative expression to process trauma. Mixed mood bipolar disorder. Part 1

My name is Xanthe Wyse. Diagnosed bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. In this video I am ‘tired but wired’ and very scattered with my thinking. Which happens to me a lot. Similar to ADHD I think when I am in mood episodes. My short-term memory is practically non-existent in these states… Read More »

Processing name change from trauma with music and messy painting.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. Diagnosed bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. Currently processing my name change which took place in a psychiatric unit in 2015. I went in with legal name Miranda came out with legal name Xanthe. I changed my name because it became such a massive trigger with PTSD… Read More »

Processing name change from trauma. Bipolar hypomania, PTSD.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. My former name is Miranda which was stolen from me. I avoid saying my former name. I got triggered around 9 minutes when I did. The tapping of my collarbone was subconscious and it was grounding me to keep me present rather than dissociating while I processed. I have been… Read More »