Peaceful Impact Publisher
A joint mission
Sustainable psychiatry recognizes emotional trauma, structural dissociation and their effects on human life and treats mental health holistically.
Who we are
Peaceful Impact is a Finnish company that operates internationally. We produce and sell educational services, literature and offer tools and guidance in creating co-equally run communities for people living with trauma and dissociation.
In 2017 five people wrote the book Five Survivors, a Hundred Lives – Stories about Trauma and Dissociation. The book is written in English and is largely a renewed sequel to the book Viisi naista, sata elämää (Five Women, a Hundred Lives). The purpose of these books is to give an understandable picture of the consequence of traumatic experiences, dissociation disorder, and what it is like to live with this disorder. This very first book that we have published works as a sample for international networking and as a medium to transmit Finnish trauma consciousness. As the English book was about to be ready, we needed a publisher for the book, and an official organization that international networking is both possible and credible. Peaceful Impact Publisher Ltd. was established.
From the beginning, it has been clear that Peaceful Impact would not only include publishing, but also schooling services in the area of trauma and dissociation in a divers way. Peaceful Impact provides both publishing and working opportunities as an instructor for many experts in various fields and in addition we provide tools and guidance in creating co- equally run communities for other trauma survivors and professionals alike thus expanding and strengthening the shared motive and Peaceful Impact mission world wide.
Peaceful Impact Publisher Oy. is composed by Carita Kilpinen and Anssi Leikola. As the CEO of the company, Carita Kilpinen is in charge for the trade of the company, while Anssi Leikola acts as the medical specialist, ensures the success of the company during its first steps as the financier, and works as the chairman of the board.
Our mission is to…
…over time impact the psychiatric care so that trauma can be seen and recognized as a background factor on psychiatric disorders.
…increase knowledge and understanding of how to meet and take care of someone with dissociation disorder.
…strengthen the recognition of dissociation disorder in all the main orientations of psychology.
4. disassembling hierarchy
…create healing and empowering experiences of peer support among these questions, which can be painful to approach.
Cooperation is the key
Our team is composed of various experts in the field of trauma, some of which are also equipped with experiential expertise. Bringing these professionals and experiential experts together enables us to create more multifaceted trainings – and information for a broader audience.
Psychiatrist, therapist, author and trauma survivor
Anssi Leikola is a psychiatrist devoted to the treatment of emotional trauma, i.e. various dissociative disorders. For a long time, he has also been striving to find theoretical understanding of trauma, or the logic behind dissociative disorders. How can they be understood effectively and treated in a holistic way? How to provide sufficiently individualized treatment? Learning to apply the theory of trauma into practice will be a lifelong journey for anyone, especially for all of those working with traumatized individuals. Anssi possesses long experience of working with dissociative patients, both as a psychiatrist and a psychotherapist. In recent years, he has also been training advanced-level psychotherapists and leading supervisory groups.
Entrepeneur, graphic designer & trauma survivor
Carita pääsi hyvään traumaterapiaan aikuisuutensa kynnyksellä jossa hoidon kärkenä ei ollut lääkkeet tai diagnoosi keskeisyys. Myöhemmin kun diagnoosin (DID) saaminen tuli ajankohtaiseksi palveli se Caritan kuntoutumista.
Caritalla on erityinen taito kertoa vaikeistakin asioista ymmärrettävästi ja samaistuttavasti. Hänen sydäntään lähellä on kaikki mikä liittyy luontoon, eläimiin ja käsillä tekemiseen. Työskentelyn traumatietoisuuden levittämisen parissa hän kokee elämäntehtävänään.
Master of Social Services, community coach, experiential researcher, trainer, neuropsychiatric coach
Mai is a social work professional, a brave fighter of taboos and stigma, and a highly skilled, inspiring trainer. Combining expertise and experiential knowledge, Mai is reviewing the conventional roles and relationships within the field of healthcare and social work in a refreshing way.
Insight and expertise in addictions and trauma are of great advantage in almost all social and healthcare services. For effective treatment and successful recovery, it is essential to recognize traumatization as well as have profound understanding of the effects of traumatization and the logic of structural dissociation of the personality. Understanding and appropriate information allow quality professional-client encounters, resulting in successful outcomes and work satisfaction.
Trauma psychotherapist, EMDR-therapist, Bachelor of Nursing/Emergency Health (psychiatric and perioperative care), trainer
Jonna is a healthcare professional with an interest in stimulating social discussion on current psychiatric approaches and good clinical practices for traumatization. She is a skilled and dynamic trainer who avoids adhering to a single approach. Jonna is seeking multi-disciplinary perspectives, not forgetting the experiential aspect without which there will be no truly person-centred care or development.
Expert in Experience, Trauma survivor
Yvonne is the mother of an adult child. She has a background of a long-term traumatization as a child and of several traumatic experiences as an adult and began her search for recovery in her early twenties. She underwent different therapies during many years which helped to keep her head above water but did not really heal her trauma.
At the age of 47, she found her way to a trauma-focused therapy and to the diagnosis of DID. Her life has changed radically ever since and many doors have opened. The healing process was and is a long and difficult journey, but at the same time, a new path full of hope, answers and new encounters.
Yvonne is the co-founder of the Peaceful Impact movement and network in Switzerland and central Europe.
Trainings and lectures
Our activity is of good quality from one end to the other. Each of our trainers are professionals in their own fields, and all trainings are individually tailored. Yet, our services are available also for companies and communities with smaller resources. Contact us without hesitation, and we will tailor just the right package to meet your needs. Participation to our trainings and lectures will grant you a discount on our books.
Join our team
Would you like to contribute to the development of sustainable psychiatry? Do you consider spreading awareness regarding trauma and dissociation close to your heart? Are you conducting research on the subject? We are open to all kinds of collaboration ideas, so please contact us.