Tag Archives: Painting

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 »

Soar Purpose: painting colourful abstract bird with acrylics

My name is Xanthe Wyse. This is one of several videos showing some of the painting of Soar Purpose. I’m not sure how long I have spent on it – probably over 5 hours total over 3 days. I lose track of time as get fully immersed in it. Over a dozen layers of paint.… Read More »

Soar Purpose. Processing trauma with creative expression. Painting bird.

My name is Xanthe Wyse which means ‘yellow insight’ or ‘golden wisdom’. I changed my name after my name given at birth became a trauma trigger. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I am seeing a clinical psychologist who specialises in trauma. Most of the trauma processing I do… Read More »