Elyssa Rider on The Invisible Cabaret Podcast (S1:E14)

You can listen to Episode 14 with elyssa rider here!

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'You Can Just Jolly Well Catch Up' | PTSD and Productivity with Illustrator ELYSSA RIDER The Invisible Cabaret Podcast: Mental Health & The Arts

More creativity and mental health chat with Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose! We had the pleasure of chatting to illustrator and s*x-educator, Elyssa Rider, about her experience of EMDR therapy, managing burnout as a freelance content creator, and representing the world as she thinks it ought to be. We covered a LOAD of great stuff but please be aware there is a lot of discussion about treating trauma of various kinds, so please check in with yourself before listening and feel free to skip using the time stamps below ❤️ Check out Elyssa's art on Instagram: @elyssa_rider, and the charity she works for, Brook, on their website and on Instagram at @brook_sexpositive. Please note, we experienced a technical glitch during recording which was absolutely NOTHING to do with Rosie having a moment of complete and utter stupidity. As such, there is a slight difference in quality between the first half of the podcast and the rest of the episode. Thank you for your patience. Rosie has learned her lesson. CW: brief mentions of racism (4:17 – 5:10 and 24:40 – 26:03); street harassment (9:57 – 10:42 and 24:20 – 26:03); PTSD and trauma (15:40 – 22:00). Some useful links for mental health issues mentioned in this episode: PTSD; racism & mental health; burn-out; mental health during Covid-19. You can find more mental health resources on our website. *** What are you grateful for atm? Message us on Facebook, @inviscabaret or DM us on Instagram! *** Things mentioned in the podcast: EMDR (not to be confused with EDM) Elyssa's Street Harassment Diaries: here and here Elyssa's illustration & shop Butterfly Sailor Moon meme Rosie Verbose's singing livestreams are available to watch on her Instagram: @rosieverbose Catfish: the TV show Queer Christmas cards! Ruby Rare's book, 'A S-x Guide for Adults' *** Edited and mixed by Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod , available by license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/ http://www.invisiblecabaret.org — Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/invisible-cabaret/message
Elyssa Rider

More creativity and mental health podcast chat with Ferrero Rochelle and Rosie Verbose! We had the pleasure of chatting to illustrator and sex-educator, Elyssa Rider, about her experience of EMDR therapy, managing burnout as a freelance content creator, and representing the world as she thinks it ought to be. We covered a LOAD of great stuff but please be aware there is a lot of discussion about treating trauma of various kinds, so please check in with yourself before listening and feel free to skip using the time stamps below ❤️

Check out Elyssa’s art on Instagram: @elyssa_rider, and the charity she works for, Brook, on their website and on Instagram at @brook_sexpositive.

Some useful links for mental health issues mentioned in this episode: PTSD; racism & mental health; burn-out; mental health during Covid-19. You can find more mental health resources on our website.

If you’d like to find out more about EMDR therapy, you might like to listen to our episode with CBT-specialised therapist, Brian Thomas (AKA Ferrero Rochelle’s Dad!)
  • Elyssa Rider's comic about PTSD
  • Elyssa's comic about PTSD
  • Elyssa's comic about PTSD
  • Elyssa's comic about PTSD
  • Elyssa's comic about PTSD
  • Elyssa Rider's comic about PTSD
If you’re affected by any of the issues raised in this episode, please do not be afraid to seek support. Help is available. The NHS website has a great directory to get you started.

So you’re traumatised or you’re experiencing something horrific, your body goes into fight-or-flight and then maybe your body is like, ‘Run’, but there’s something which prevents you from running or something else happens, which means that that memory, as it’s happening, gets stuck and it doesn’t process correctly. You basically are like a record that is stuck. What EMDR therapy does is it brings it back up, triggers all the kind of automatic nervous system stuff in your body and then you force it to be processed, which is difficult, you know, if we’re talking about traumatic memories, something that may’ve caused you to have PTSD, that could be something that’s very difficult for you to do, and maybe that’s something that you’re not ready to do, and that’s okay, but I will say, boy, does it work! Oh my gosh. 

elyssa rider

Things mentioned in the podcast:

CW: brief mentions of racism (4:17 – 5:10 and 24:40 – 26:03); street harassment (9:57 – 10:42 and 24:20 – 26:03); PTSD and trauma (15:40 – 22:00).

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Elyssa Rider quote: 'It's very difficult for me to not lapse into total despair around how unsafe I am... One thing I haven't explored that much is my hyper-visibility as a mixed race, East Asian and white woman.
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With thanks to: Matt Ennis, www.mennismixing.co.uk. Music: Shades of Spring by Kevin MacLeod, available under license: creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

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