Tag Archives: shutdowns

Bipolar hypomania with shutdown emotions from PTSD. Anger with elevated moods.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder (on meds), post-traumatic stress disorder (in therapy) and social anxiety disorder. I am hypomanic in this video and also recent videos. I am also sedated in this video as I was starting to go manic past few days. I have been having… Read More »

Letting go of perfectionism is freeing. Improvising creatively. Healing Tears. PTSD. Bipolar.

My name is Xanthe Wyse and I have been sharing several short, unedited videos about mental health and how improvised creativity helps me manage my mental health (diagnosed bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder = PTSD, social anxiety disorder). Creative expression with music is the key to helping me process trauma with out re-traumatising myself. My… Read More »

Dancing out the hyperarousal energy from triggered with PTSD. Otherwise will turn into anxiety.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. My hyperarousal energy levels are very high in this video as in the previous video I talked about some a very triggering topic (religious extremism, control, abuse). I danced for a bit, changed into a red… Read More »

Triggered PTSD – movement helps discharge hyperarousal energy & reduce anxiety

TW: mention of rape My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. I use music and movement to help me discharge the hyperarousal energy when triggered with PTSD. I usually have shutdowns with PTSD, but sometimes I also go into fight/flight. Vigorous movement (usually… Read More »

Some ways I manage anxiety & process frozen emotions (shutdowns from PTSD)

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I share mental health videos of what has helped me manage bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. I have chronic anxiety which I get some temporarily relief from. Movement to music is one of them (which I have demonstrated at the start of this video). I have… Read More »

PTSD. Didn't ask for it. Processing trauma with improvised dance. Post-traumatic stress disorder.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder (type 1) & post-traumatic stress disorder (mainly shutdowns). Previous video I wrote lyrics to the song, You Oughta Know by Alanis Morisette on an old vinyl record. Still filled with hyperarousal energy so I danced it off. I can hear the music but… Read More »

Catatonia, Dissociation, Bipolar Disorder, PTSD, internal experiences

My name is Xanthe Wyse and I have been formally diagnosed with bipolar disorder (type 1), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social anxiety disorder. I have been sharing some of my internal experiences of what it is like to have these conditions. There is a lot of subjectively and other people may have similar or different… Read More »

Shutdowns and dissociation with PTSD. Unresolved grief & trauma.

I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and social anxiety. My presentation of PTSD is mainly avoidance and shutdowns, although sometimes I go into a fight or flight state also (usually when manic). I have made some videos about what freezing, shutting down, dissociating is like but I wanted to touch… Read More »

PTSD – part 2 – Shutdowns, sexual trauma

TW: brief mention of sexual assault. Continuing from part 1, this video explains more about what shutdowns are like (a key feature of the PTSD from trauma in children under 6 years old). It takes time for PTSD to develop full symptoms and avoidance and shutdowns are the main features for PTSD as a young… Read More »

PTSD – part 1 – Childhood PTSD – avoidance, shutdowns

There has been very little information available about the childhood presentation of PTSD, where a child under the age of 6 years old has experienced trauma such as sexual abuse. Not many professionals know much about it and diagnosis was missed until my 40s (with suffering for many years). I am an adult that has… Read More »

PTSD – part 3 – Triggers, Flashbacks, Freeze with Sexual Assault

TW: brief mention of sexual assault & religious abuse. My presentation of PTSD is mainly the childhood version with avoidance, shutdowns and hypervigilance. I am more affected by other features such as flashbacks when I am in a bipolar mood episode. What PTSD triggers & flashbacks are. How my name was a big trigger after… Read More »