Tag Archives: Painting

Improvised creative expression as therapy. Anxiety, trauma, PTSD, bipolar.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. Diagnosed bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. This video is improvised, stream-of-consciousness style. With a few objects nearby to help keep me on track, more-or-less. Been busy editing Pet Purpose – the final proof-reading corrections by a friend. Have a painting on the easel that I… Read More »

Painting to express mixed mood – art as therapy – bipolar, PTSD, grief, trauma. Sunset, water.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. Diagnosed bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I have filmed progress with this painting but I decided to only upload this video and maybe any future ones finishing off. I was painting without music saying what I was doing and it wasn’t going so well. So I listened to… Read More »

Stimming, tics, fidgeting, psychomotor agitation

My name is Xanthe Wyse. Diagnosed bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. I made another video about this topic a while back which is one of my most viewed videos so thought I’d do an update. Dozens of people have asked me if I’m autistic, as I ‘stim’ a lot. Hundreds… Read More »

Bipolar mixed mood processing PTSD. Disability. Ableism. Purpose. Expression.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. Diagnosed bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, social anxiety disorder. I have severe disability yet sometimes I look ‘well’ and fine when I’m not. I get called ‘ableist’ by zealots because I don’t see my diagnoses as my entire identity. I don’t like showing myself in this state but I… Read More »

Wonder Woman symbolism in bipolar mania, art. Processing PTSD.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. Diagnosed bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Last video I had a vent and expressed intense emotion including anger. Very rare for me as I have the shutdown presentation of PTSD which includes shutdown emotions. This is because I get triggered by intense emotions. I went to see Wonder… Read More »

Devine, goddess of fire painting reveal in natural light – part 14

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I filmed painting this goddess of fire, Devine. Acrylics on canvas. See previous videos – 13 parts. I like to paint metaphor and mood. All improvised. This short video showing what she looks like in natural light as I painted her under artificial light in my dark bedroom so the… Read More »

Painting Goddess – acrylic colour layers face – part 7

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I am a hobby painter who has had 2 solo art as therapy exhibitions. I like painting in vibrant colours usually with acrylics on canvas. Demonstrating painting a goddess with the processing I do along the way with music. Processing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Also give lots of painting tips.… Read More »

Goddess Painting – base layer – part 1

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I am a hobby painter who has had 2 solo art as therapy exhibitions. Art helps me with bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I am starting an ambitious painting – to try paint my interpretation of a goddess. I have various ideas but my paintings are always improvised.… 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 »

Live w/Jack Merry Creating music and art. Daily life w/ PTSD, anxiety, depression, ocd, bipolar.

Hanging out trying to create a 3rd LED chandelier. With you love and warmth it helps me I suffer from severe social anxiety, severe depression, severe PTSD, severe separation anxiety, multipolar, bipolar, OCD and so many mental issues make life hard but here WE are. Rearranging my Studio talking about life, join me. We are… Read More »