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Welcome to Open Focus™ Attention Training, a simple way to create a healthy space in the mind which allows you to relax and always see the bigger picture.

Practicing Open Focus Attention empowers you to develop skills like dissolving physical pain, stopping panic attacks, reducing anxiety and enhancing physical performance. You can sleep well every night, quiet your mind whenever you want and become a lot more creative. For example, some of my patients have already participated in the dissolving pain exercise. Most of them achieved significant pain reduction after 4-5 days of regular exercising.

Tomasz Kopec, MD
Open Focus Attention Trainer

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Open Focus is a scientifically developed system for normalizing mind and body function by practicing flexible attention.

Flexible attention is an ability to alternate between narrow attention (focused) and diffused attention (broad) or to apply both at the same time. Narrowing makes us specific but requires dividing reality into smaller pieces (objects). Diffusing allows us to see the big picture and connect (immerse) with its elements. Pain, anxiety and problems make the attention narrow and objective. We can better help ourselves by diffusing and immersing our attention.

Open Focus training is based on mind exercises which sound gentle and soft like guided meditation but they are backed up by EEG neuro-feedback research conducted by Dr Lester Fehmi, neuroscientist and psychologist from Princeton, US. According to Dr Fehmi our attention becomes diffused and immersed when we are aware of empty space around us. When this happens our brain generates synchronous waves in alpha frequency.

Open Focus theory describes four main styles of attention and explains how the way we pay attention affects our mood and physical health. When we are focused we stimulate our ‘flight and fight’ response. When we diffuse our attention we activate the ‘rest and digest’ part of our physiology. We tend to overuse focusing and live in a never ending ‘alert mode’. Dr Fehmi recommends learning how to diffuse our attention and practice it regularly to promote physical and mental health. Please, watch a presentation below.

You can find why a healthy lifestyle should include time for balancing attention here.