Jayson King is a registered nurse, board certified in holistic nursing and has a Bachelor of Science degree in art education. He also has national certification in therapeutic massage and professional training in shiatsu therapy. He has practiced holistic therapies for 20 years in many different settings including elder communities and private practice, as a nurse clinician and as inpatient manager at the Penny George Institute for Health and Healing of Abbott Northwestern Hospital. King has taught shiatsu, therapeutic massage, meditation, visual journaling and holistic mentoring at community workshops, healing centers, high schools and in health professionals’ education programs. He has presented at national and local conferences on holistic health and therapeutic massage. King has additional training in meditation, Healing Touch, guided imagery, aromatherapy and from the Center for Mind Body Medicine. He is a working artist and writer.