Resilience is a capacity that can be built.
Dr. Jackie Kinley
“Welcome to AIR. I am so excited to share, and empower you, with the insights and know-how you need to strengthen your brain power. I am happy to provide you with the tools you need to positively change the way you think, feel and act so that you can become the best possible you and experience greater happiness and success in your personal and professional lives. Life’s short.. let’s get going!”
AIR Institutes Faculty
Dr. Jackie Kinley
President & CEO
AIR Institutes Advisors
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Why AIR Matters
It starts with accurate Measurement
The Resilience Question – AIR is the first of its kind, providing a thorough understanding of your current level of mental fitness based on large-scale research, in combination with our training and development practices.
And ends with proven Results
We start with the positive – finding your natural strengths and abilities. Through a carefully designed series of reflective practices and exercises, we work with you to increase your inner strength and ability to focus on and achieve what matters most to you in life.
For those interested in diving more deeply into the neuroscience, these are a few of the articles co-authored by our CEO and founder Dr. Jackie Kinley:
Kinley, J.L., & Reyno, S.M. (2016). Project for a scientific psychiatry: A neurobiologically informed, phasic, brain-based model of integrated psychotherapy. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 26,61-73.
Kinley, J.L., & Reyno, S.M. (2017). Advancing Freud’s dream; A dynamic-relational neurobiological informed approach to psychotherapy. Neuropsychoanalysis, 19,127-142.
Kinley, J. L., & Reyno, S.M. (2013). Attachment style changes following an intensive short-term group psychotherapy program.International Journal of Group Psychotherapy, 63,53-75.
Kinley, J. L., & Reyno, S.M. (2019). The Price of Belonging; Neurobiology of ‘Working Through’ Attachment Trauma.Pending publication in Psychodynamic Psychiatry.
Kinley, J. L., & Reyno, S.M. (2019). Intolerance and Fear of Negative Emotions in Depression.Poster Presentation; Dalhousie University.
Maxan E., Kinley J. L, Williams J., Reyno S. M. (2013). Intensive group psychotherapy: Fostering resilience in patients with axis I and axis II disorders. The International Journal of Mental Health Promotion, 15, 121-130.
Foundations of Resilience
Emotional Intelligence & Resilience
Neuroplasticity and Resilience
The brain is shaped by experience. And because we have a choice about what experiences we want to use to shape our brain, we have a responsibility to choose the experiences that will shape the brain toward the wise and the wholesome.
-Richard J. Davidson, PhD
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is a neurotrophin that mediates the survival, differentiation and outgrowth of selected neurons during development. The accumulated evidence implicates BDNF as a critical mediator of activity-dependent neuronal plasticity.