Tag Archives: triggered

Processing grief and trauma with song lyrics. Love, loss, grief, PTSD – part 1

My name is Xanthe. In this video, I read out bits and pieces of song lyrics on old vinyl records form the op shop. Before I try stringing them together with builder’s line. All the materials are repurposed. I like making process art from repurposed materials. The colours, lyrics, materials used all have personal symbolism… Read More »

Transitioning children is child abuse and sexual violence. Triggered PTSD.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and bipolar disorder. I was triggered into hyperarousal and still feeling the effects starting this video. Heart pounding, angry etc. I started feeling calmer as I expressed my voice. I process somehow when I am triggered. It is rare for me… Read More »

How to Manage CPTSD When the World Is ON FIRE

For people with CPTSD, early traumas are getting reactivated from the twin crises of lockdown and unrest. How do you face what’s happening without shutting down, lashing out or giving up? In this video I teach about the two energies with which we can respond to the times: Self-protection and growth. Want to learn more… Read More »

How Do I Make People Stop TRIGGERING ME?

For people who don’t have it, CPTSD makes no sense. How can we make them understand? Don’t we have a right not to be triggered? (Hint: No). In this video I talk about what works — and what doesn’t — to calm triggers and learn to move about freely among people — even the ones… Read More »

Processing hyperarousal energy when triggered with complex trauma, PTSD with bipolar

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have uploaded a few hundred (if I counted correctly) raw videos on my own way of processing trauma which also has become my creative process which I also share. I share this because it may help others. I process trauma in many different creative ways which don’t re-traumatise me.… Read More »

Triggered PTSD with bipolar – highs, lows (depression), hyperarousal, dissociation

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have a formal diagnosis of bipolar disorder (type 1) and post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD (childhood presentation with mainly avoidance and shutdowns). Is this video, I explain some of the things that can happen when triggered with PTSD. There is overlap with bipolar but they are not ‘true’ mood episodes… Read More »

Processing triggered, PTSD, trauma, bipolar disorder, borderline personality disorder (BPD)

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder (type 1), post-traumatic stress disorder, PTSD (mainly avoidance & shutdowns), social anxiety disorder. This video is after being triggered after my previous video and after a walk. I had had been talking to a man with a history of trauma and who is… Read More »

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 »

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 with anxiety – dancing, singing to Sunny – part 2

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) & social anxiety disorder which all come with anxiety and panic attacks. I have learned a lot of ways to help manage my conditions which I share in my videos. I was triggered in my last video (near end… 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 »

Triggered depressed mood with PTSD, bipolar. Processing grief & trauma with creative expression.

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (mainly avoidance, shutdown presentation), social anxiety disorder. In this video, I have difficulty getting started as I feel very avoidant and am partially shut down after being triggered by a troll on social media. Part of the reason I… Read More »

Bipolar mania with PTSD – trauma triggered but singing helps with pain

My name is Xanthe Wyse. I have been diagnosed with bipolar 1 disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I have uploaded some videos of the creative processing I did for PTSD (which may look rather strange, including this one). Here, I sang because it was too painful to just talk. It’s actually quite hard to… Read More »