Nina M. Kelly is an Amazon best seller as one of the co-authors with Jack Canfield in Success Mastery. She is a mythologist with an emphasis in depth psychology, storytelling, author, humanitarian, and cultural and arts activist. She also is an Archetypal Pattern Analyst and Dream Pattern Analyst. Nina’s sense of adventure has always been sparked through learning more about people and their cultures. Believing that if you understand a person’s culture, stories, myths, and rituals, then you more readily open your world to greater compassion.
Her passion for the art of healing through stories brought her to the place of writing Grace Has A Silent Voice, where she honors the silent heroes and the resilience of the human spirit. Working with death and dying patients, she acquired a tremendous respect for the proper honoring of story. In her book, she acknowledged the silent heroes that walk into our lives for a moment, then quickly disappear. This inevitably leaves an imprint that continues to remind us that there is beauty in humanity.
Nina’s doctorate is from Pacifica Graduate Institute in Mythological Studies and Emphasis on Depth Psychology, and her dissertation research was completed through Louisiana State University Medical Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. Her dissertation was entitled: Myth Making and Modern Medicine, A Case of Kidney Transplantation. Her research work included reducing the rejection episodes post-transplant, implementing the power of stories and images. She published The Lost Heritage in Psychology at the Threshold.
Nina is also an Archetypal Pattern Analyst and Dream Pattern Analyst where she completed her studies from Assisi International Institute and published, Weaving Story Into The Web.
As an executive film producer for the short film, Dandelion, the film won the judges award and has been shown at several film festivals. She has also served as president of the New Orleans Opera Association, president of Southern Repertory Theatre, Chair for Loyola University School of Music Visiting Committee, president and CEO of the Children’s Bureau, publishing the history of the Children’s Bureau, Saving Wednesday’s Child, authored by Mark Cave, and authoring the introduction and acknowledgements. Throughout her tenure, she has served on numerous non-profits boards.
Nina continues to challenge us through the inspiration and motivation of storytelling. She continues to believe that the art form of storytelling and story sharing originate from the heart of everyone searching for expression – thus healing both listener and teller.