The Open-Focus Brain: Harnessing the Power of Attention to Heal Mind and Body

The Open-Focus Brain: Harnessing the Power of Attention to Heal Mind and Body

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

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.

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 a downloadable 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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780834822719
Publisher: Shambhala
Publication date: 12/16/2008
Series: Trumpeter
Sold by: Penguin Random House Publisher Services
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 486,427
File size: 553 KB

About the Author

Jim Robbins is an award-winning journalist and science writer, with frequent contributions to the New York Times, Smithsonian, Scientific American, Discover, and Psychology Today. In connection with his reporting, he has appeared on ABC’s Nightline and on NPR’s All Things Considered and Morning Edition. A pioneer in the field of 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.

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Open-Focus Brain: Harnessing the Power of Attention to Heal Mind and Body 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Igel More than 1 year ago
This is a must read. I have learned a lot.Who had thought that with some practice you can improve your life so much.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Very good topic, and very true stuff, in my opinion. I would strongly recommend this book if you are at the stage of your life where you want to travel deeper into our potential as Humans. Author does repeat himself quite a bit, but this is forgivable. Subject, material, premise, etc., are all right on.