Tag Archives: Painting

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 »

Improvising art with music to process trauma and emotions. PTSD, bipolar.

My name is Xanthe Wyse & I vlog about mental health and my creative process. In this video, I am now out of being nearly fully shutdown (which I showed some of in recent videos) and am back to my ‘normal’ (after migraines also). My brain is happily making links and connections and I feel… Read More »

Synchronicity painting, managing bipolar mania with PTSD, purpose to keep going

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been sharing what helps me manage bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. Along the way, I have been creating from my room (where I spend most of my time). I never get bored. I always have something I want to do which gives me meaning… Read More »

Synchronicity painting in progress. Dancing painting to Maniac with bipolar mania processing PTSD.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. I have been posting some videos of my progress with painting Synchronicity. It is completely improvised & I listen to music that fits my mood. My mood is currently elevated (been getting mania symptoms so have… Read More »

Synchronicity painting in progress. Sedated mania with PTSD. Painting is meditation for me.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder. Past few weeks, my mood has been elevated (starting with increased anxiety). Have been hypomanic. Past few days been having mania symptoms. Have a temporary meds adjustment including heavy sedation to sleep but I still can’t… Read More »

Painting memorial rock – processing grief & trauma with low mood & PTSD – part 1

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder. My PTSD & social anxiety were triggered when someone I didn’t know on a bipolar support group called my processing videos ‘stupid’. Have since found out that they had attacked other people in another group and the… Read More »

Painting Ballerina (shag on rock, sunset, water) acrylics demo – part 6 – dancing to music

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I am a hobby painting who has sold art. I find art to be therapeutic with bipolar disorder & post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I have posted 5 other videos showing how I painted Ballerina (shag on a rock) in acrylics, explaining what I was doing – which was improvising with… Read More »

Processing Trauma with Creative Expression. PTSD, Bipolar.

My name is Xanthe Wyse & I have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and bipolar disorder. Clinicians see them as separate, but the way I experience them is together – they interact. I have been seeing a trauma therapist (clinical psychologist specialising in trauma) for over 6 months. She agrees that I do… Read More »

Creative Process to process trauma & grief and to create stories

My name is Xanthe Wyse and I have been vlogging about mental health. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. A trauma psychologist acknowledges that I have been doing most of the trauma & grief processing on my own in creative ways. I have been sharing some of… Read More »

Soar Purpose. Completed abstract bird in acrylics reveal from dark room to full daylight.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I find painting to be therapeutic. I have had one solo art as therapy exhibition and intend to have another this year. I have been showing some snippets of how I paint (recent videos). I paint listening to music so don’t talk while painting (although I might sing along in… Read More »