FEATURESHealing: Through the Lens of IntentionalityZahourek, Rothlyn P. PhD, PMHCNS-BC, AHN-BCAuthor Information Adjunct Faculty, University of Massachusetts School of Nursing Amherst, Massachusetts. Correspondence: Rothlyn P. Zahourek, PhD, PMHCNS-BC, AHN-BC, 23 Lake Drive, Belchertown, MA 01007 (email@example.com). Reprinted with permission from The International Journal of Healing and Caring On Line. 2009;9(2). The author has disclosed that she has no significant relationships with, or financial interest in, any commercial companies pertaining to this article. Holistic Nursing Practice: January/February 2012 - Volume 26 - Issue 1 - p 6-21 doi: 10.1097/HNP.0b013e31823bfe4c Buy Metrics Abstract Understanding and studying healing is one of our challenges as health care providers. This study is a presentation of a secondary analysis of data collected to study intentionality in the context of healing. Six healers and 6 healees, five of each who participate as dyads, described their experiences and their concepts of healing. The theory, Intentionality: the Matrix for Healing (IMH), is presented along with a more expanded definition of healing as an awareness of shift and a transformative process. © 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.