Mary Rockwood Lane, R.N., Ph.D. FAAN., is the co-founder of the Arts in Medicine program at University of Florida, Gainesville. She is Assistant Professor of Nursing at University of Florida College of Nursing where she teaches Creativity and Spirituality in Healthcare. She has written many articles on creativity and healthcare in nursing and medical journals and is a recognized leader in the field. She is co-author with Michael Samuels of Creative Healing, Spirit-Body Healing, The Path of the Feather, and Shaman Wisdom, Shaman Healing. She is Associate Professor of Nursing at University of Florida College of Nursing where she teaches Spirituality and Creativity in Nursing.
Michael Samuels, M.D. has used guided imagery for spiritual visions with cancer patients for over twenty five years in private practice and in consultation. He teaches Art in Healing at San Francisco State Institute of holistic Studies and at JFK graduate school of arts and consciousness. \ He is also the founder and director of Art As a Healing Force, a project started in 1990 devoted to making art and healing. He lectures and does workshops nationwide for physicians, nurses, artists, and patients on healing. He has organized many nationwide conferences on healing and visits and participates in projects in hospitals where art and music are used with patients.
He is the author of eighteen books including the best selling Well Body Book, Well Baby Book, Well Pregnancy Book, and the imagery classic, Seeing With the Mind's Eye.
Jean Watson, PhD, RN, AHN-BC, FAAN, is
Distinguished Professor of Nursing
Murchinson-Scoville Endowed Chair in Caring Science, University of Colorado Denver
Founder & Chair of Board: Watson Caring Science Institute www.watsoncaringscience.org firstname.lastname@example.org
She says that "My life work has been a covenant with our shared humanity - a walking, writing, talking, teaching, living pilgrimage, literally and metaphorically, offering deep spirit filled, soul messages about the depth, magnitude and magnificence of our humanity; informing and inviting others to see and experience self-caring: the beauty, truth, compassion, and connections in themselves and all our relations. This path is an inward path, to awakened to inner space from which radiates heart-centered loving, caring, peaceful acts and actions in our world.