Tag Archives: Painting

Art as Therapy – part 2 – processing trauma, PTSD with bipolar

My name is Xanthe Wyse. This is the second part showing some photos of some of the artworks that were in my 2 art as therapy solo exhibitions, Spinning Orbit and Speak. Held 2 years apart. Creative expression has been therapeutic for me and visual arts has been a part of that. My artworks are… Read More »

Processing trauma is an intense workout mentally and physically

My name is Xanthe Wyse. Current clinical diagnoses: bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. I use meds to help manage the bipolar and mainly use creative expression my own way to process the trauma and stuck emotions with PTSD. I see a trauma psychologist weekly who is very inspired by how… Read More »

Intense processing with creative expression. Meaningful connections.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder & post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Also social anxiety disorder (currently mild). In the last dozen or so videos, I showed some of the intensive processing that takes place during creative expression. I improved the painting Flossie Fluff (an 80s chick based on… Read More »

Dance painting – capturing mood of upbeat song improvising painting

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder (type 1) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). My mood is elevated in this video. It happens with bipolar and PTSD but I can also use the music to elevate my mood temporarily. I have posted several paintings of this painting from the beginning,… Read More »

Elevated mood processing with bipolar, PTSD. Transforming sadness into fun.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder (type 1) & post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). My mood is elevated in this video which happens when I am doing a lot of processing and vice versa. More like hypomania as I can still see the ground. I have been sharing videos showing… Read More »

The Fire Within Chapter 17 Long Brass Tacks #Audible book Reading Complex Post Traumatic Stress D

In this chapter, I read about some of my time in a wooden railed crib which was a place where I spent most of the first two years of my life. This book is about CPTSD or, Complex post-traumatic stress disorder. Source: Youtube

Speaking without words. Selective mutism. Elevated mood as pain relief.

My name is Xanthe Wyse and I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder (type 1), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. In many of my videos, I don’t actually speak. I let my art speak. I show myself painting. I move to music and the movements translate to the paintings. I used to be… Read More »

HARLEM STATE OFFICE | POST TRAUMATIC PRISON DISORDER

THE BILL Post Traumatic Prison Disorder Shawanna W76337 is a bill Created by Silent Cry Founder Shawanna Vaughn, to amend the correction law, to address Post Traumatic Prison Disorder lowering and preventing future incarceration, reoffending and relapsing for high risk populations. THE ISSUE Research shows evidence that incarceration has negative psychological effects on people in… Read More »

Post Traumatic Prison Disorder | Town Hall Event | Silent Cry |Ep2| What is Trauma-Informed Justice?

THE BILL Post Traumatic Prison Disorder Shawanna W76337 is a bill Created by Silent Cry Founder Shawanna Vaughn, to amend the correction law, to address Post Traumatic Prison Disorder lowering and preventing future incarceration, reoffending and relapsing for high risk populations. THE ISSUE Research shows evidence that incarceration has negative psychological effects on people in… Read More »

Episode 1: Post Traumatic Prison Disorder Shawanna W76337 | Town Hall Event | Silent Cry and TCA

THE BILL Post Traumatic Prison Disorder Shawanna W76337 is a bill Created by Silent Cry Founder Shawanna Vaughn, to amend the correction law, to address Post Traumatic Prison Disorder lowering and preventing future incarceration, reoffending and relapsing for high risk populations. THE ISSUE Research shows evidence that incarceration has negative psychological effects on people in… Read More »

Rainbows have been hijacked for identity politics. Innocence, trauma.

TW: brief mention sexual abuse, rape traumas. My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) which has been described as ‘complex trauma’. In this video, I refer to my painting of colourful rabbits under a rainbow called Rainbow Connection (named after the song with Kermit the… Read More »

Processing trauma with art as therapy. PTSD. Manu to Manuka paintings.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Even though I am now finally seeing a trauma psychologist, I still do most of the processing on my own in creative ways. I have shared some of that process in my videos. I go into an elective… Read More »