The Open-Focus Brain by Les Fehmi
Harnessing the Power of Attention to Heal Mind and Body

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This breakthrough book presents a disarmingly simple idea: The way we pay attention in daily life can play a critical role in our health and well-being. According to Dr. Les Fehmi, a clinical psychologist and researcher, many of us have become stuck in “narrow-focus attention”: a tense, constricted, survival mode of attention that holds us in a state of chronic stress—and which lies at the root of common ailments including anxiety, depression, ADD, stress-related migraines, and more. To improve these conditions, Dr. Fehmi explains that we must learn to return to a relaxed, diffuse, and creative form of attention, which he calls “Open Focus.”

This highly readable and empowering book offers straightforward explanations and simple exercises on how to shift into a more calm, open style of attention that reduces stress, improves health, and enhances performance. The Open-Focus Brain features eight essential attention exercises for improving health, along with an audio CD in which the author guides the reader through fundamental Open-Focus exercises that can be used on a regular basis to enhance our health and well-being.

Dr. Fehmi writes, “Everyone has the ability to heal their nervous systems, to dissolve their pain, to slow down and yet accomplish more, to experience the deeper side of life—in short, to change their lives for the better dramatically.” At last readers can learn the techniques that Dr. Fehmi has offered to thousands of clients—the same drug-free, safe, and effective techniques that have led to remarkable and long-lasting results.

The Open-Focus Brain offers readers a revolutionary, drug-free way to:

alleviate depression, anxiety, and ADD

reduce stress-related chronic pain

optimize mental and physical performance

The eBook includes an audio program that provides further guidance on:

essential attention exercises from the book, led by Dr. Fehmi

how to "train the brain" to reduce stress, anxiety, chronic pain, and more

safe and effective techniques used in Dr. Fehmi's clinic for decades


About Les Fehmi

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A pioneer in the field neurofeedback, Les Fehmi, PhD, BCIA-EEG, is director of the Princeton Biofeedback Centre in Princeton, New Jersey. He holds an MA and PhD in psychology from UCLA and completed his post-doctoral fellowship at UCLA’s Brain Research Institute. An affiliate member of the Department of Medicine at Princeton University Medical Center, over the past four decades Dr. Fehmi has been active as a psychologist in private practice, a speaker, and an author in peer-reviewed journals. A certified “speed-and-explosion specialist,” Dr. Fehmi has worked with the Dallas Cowboys, the New Jersey Nets, and the Olympic Development Committee. He has also served as a consultant for Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital, the Johnson & Johnson corporation, and the Veterans Administration.
Published July 5, 2011 by Trumpeter. 211 pages
Genres: Health, Fitness & Dieting, Self Help, Professional & Technical, Religion & Spirituality. Non-fiction

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Fehmi and Robbins present attention exercises we can use to train ourselves to use Open Focus attention: • Expanding Your Awareness of Visual Space • Head and Hands in Open Focus • Dissolving Pain • Heart-Centered Open Focus • How Am I Now Paying Attention?

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