ANSSI LEIKOLAPsychiatrist, therapist, author and trauma survivor
Developing the sustainable psychiatryAnssi 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.
Read Anssi’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
The sustainable psychiatry - modelBy spotlighting the problem concerning the theoretical foundations of psychiatry, I am providing people with tenable hope – hope of better treatment, better psychotherapy, better realization of human rights, better life. Reclaiming these promises is the mission of sustainable psychiatry.
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.