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  • Published: 28 September 2021
  • ISBN: 9781611808810
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $32.99

The Open-Focus Life

Practices to Develop Attention and Awareness for Optimal Well-Being



Learn to change your mindset, relieve anxiety, dissolve pain, and bring a greater sense of wellbeing into your life by changing how you pay attention, with easy-to-apply techniques and in-the-moment exercises from Dr. Les Fehmi’s Open Focus method.

How you pay attention affects literally every moment of your conscious life, so learning how to be flexible with your focus can profoundly change how you respond to everyday challenges. The Open-Focus Life shows you many different ways of paying attention that you were never taught in school and illustrates how to use different attention styles as powerful tools to help you feel better, act more effectively, and improve the quality of your life.

Dr. Les Fehmi and Susan Shor Fehmi, pioneers in biofeedback, have spent decades developing and applying these methods with clients from all walks of life in their private clinical practice. In The Open-Focus Life, they coach you through common everyday stressors and show you how to shift out of modes of attention that exacerbate negative feelings and into modes of calm and balance. Based on peer-reviewed neuroscience and clinical experience, these quick, practical techniques will improve how you feel about your body, how you relate to people at work and at home, and how you interact with your everyday environment, to achieve a more relaxed life with less chronic physical and emotional pain.

  • Published: 28 September 2021
  • ISBN: 9781611808810
  • Imprint: Shambhala
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208
  • RRP: $32.99

About the authors

Les Fehmi

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.

Praise for The Open-Focus Life

The Open-Focus Life is a guide for the most challenging moments of our lives. It takes the basic skills from the Fehmis' previous books and offers a crucial step toward integrating making the Open-Focus Method into every day. Using this approach allows us to make stress into an opportunity to transform who we are.”—Richard P. Brown, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry Columbia University, co-author of  The Healing Power of the Breath

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