Tag Archives: trauma

Healing tears painting abstracts for grief and trauma

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder (type 1) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). My emotions get shut down and frozen inside. Listening to music on a loop and moving and expressing myself in some way such as painting abstracts helps me to access emotion. I am currently processing grief… Read More »

Painting abstracts to process grief and trauma

A process painting that I have been doing this past week with some of what it means. It means dozens of things but there are some core themes. Like all my paintings, it is about bipolar and post-traumatic stress disorder. It has multiple layers and the image has changed dramatically several times. I feel like… Read More »

PTSD & Cyclical Thinking

I have never been a fan of alcohol. My rape this year was linked to alcohol. That has made me even less of a fan of alcohol. It can make the nicest people stupid and also make the gentle prey to sexual predators. I have major trust issues due to my abuse in my past… Read More »

How is Betrayal Trauma Formed? (Symptoms of PTSD) – 2.12S

This episode covers THE thing that can make a situation go from bad to traumatic. We also discuss things that can make the process less damaging for you. Timestamps 1:15 What is Trauma? What causes trauma? 2:08 Humans have three automatic responses to bad situations 3:13 One challenge with guys (They see aggression) 3:45 This… Read More »

Some ways I process stuck emotions from grief and trauma

Following from my videos about some of my experiences in a ‘mental health unit’ (psychiatric hospital). I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD – mainly shutdown presentation), social anxiety disorder. I do some processing talking on video and also watching them back. Talking on video is facing my fears of… Read More »


In this Spotlight on Soul Retrieval Episode, I focus on how Soul Retrieval is used in the Shamanic treatment of PTSD. In this series of ‘Spotlight on Soul Retrieval’ videos I introduce many of the challenging real life situations which have resulted in my clients experiencing soul loss, which has then been remedied with the… Read More »

Memories of a psychiatric hospital – part 1

I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I was only diagnosed with bipolar disorder in a psychiatric hospital. The PTSD diagnosis came later, even though I was suffering from PTSD in hospital. Some of my memories of the psychiatric hospital. I can only really sum it up as feeling like… Read More »

A voice after trauma. Bipolar humour. Social anxiety.

I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and social anxiety. I was mute as a child and sometimes as an adult (when extremely distressed). Finding my voice has been a journey. I was too anxious to express an opinion but eventually ended up submitting an essay into an Australasian writing… Read More »

Peer support group helps KCK firefighters manage job-related trauma

It’s a sad and possibly shocking fact, but more police officers and firefighters die from suicide than in the line of duty, according to a study by the Ruderman Family Foundation. The Kansas City, Kansas, Fire Department is doing something about it through a peer trauma support group. Source: Youtube

Trauma processing – processing tragedy and grief

TW: tragic death of a child I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. In between therapy sessions, I do a lot of trauma processing on my own. I also did a lot before I finally was able to see a trauma psychologist. I am having difficulty speaking in this video because… Read More »

What I wish psychiatrists would consider. Bipolar, trauma, depression

I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and social anxiety disorder. For many years, before my diagnosis was changed to bipolar 1 disorder, I was diagnosed with treatment resistant depression. I am facing fears of being judged by making videos while vulnerable and affected by bipolar and PTSD despite being on… Read More »