CARITA KILPINENEntrepeneur, graphic designer & trauma survivor
Expert in experience
Carita is a mother of two and the head of Peaceful Impact Publisher Ltd. She considers herself fortunate in many respects, most importantly due to her personal path of treatment but also having to encounter a less unfortunate case in her closest circle.
Carita got into proper trauma psychotherapy at the verge of adulthood, when treatment was not centered on pharmacotherapy and diagnosis. Later, as the question of diagnosis emerged, being diagnosed with DID was serving her rehabilitation.
Carita has a special skill of talking about the most difficult things in an understandable and relatable way.
She loves all things related to nature, animals, and crafts, and she considers spreading trauma awareness her vocation.
EXAMPLE THEMES FOR LECTURES
Life story, the phases of trauma, structural dissociation, resources, tools, art, nature, animals, relationships, motherhood, family, corrective experiences, psychotherapy, from hopelessness to hope, from victim to agent, realization and integration
European Conference of Mental Health 19.-21.9.2018, Croatia
National Crisis and Trauma Conference 1-2.11.2018, Finland
Read Carita’s latest articles
The passing year has been eventful, and there is much promise in the air for the year to come. Peaceful Impact expands and our message grows strong! By persistent effort and bravely throwing ourselves into the unknown, we have been laying the foundations for our work.read more
In September we attended one of the most inspiring conference we have had the pleasure to present so far. Now we are happy to announce that we have been invited to the 8th European Conference on Mental Health to take on the main stage and to deliver captivating keynote speeches at Belfast, Ireland.read more
Watch the documentary about trauma and dissociation that explains clearly and comprehensively what emotional trauma, structural dissociation and polyvagal theories are and how they effect human life. Anssi Leikola explains how understanding these subjects helps us in creating sustainable psychiatry also called trauma informed treatment and Carita Kilpinen illustrates the theories further with animations.read more
What is dissociation?
We have produced a short documentary that explains clearly and comprehensively what emotional trauma, structural dissociation and polyvagal theories are and how they effect human life.