Synopses & Reviews
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
Includes a 60-minute audio CD:
essential attention exercises from the book, led by Dr. Fehmi
listeners learn 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
A pioneering researcher and clinician teams up with an award-winning science writer to present a disarmingly simple idea: the way people pay attention in daily life plays a critical role in their health and well-being. Included is a 60-minute audio CD with guided exercises.
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 ABCs Nightline and on NPRs All Things Considered and Morning Edition.