Dr. Les Fehmi, Princeton Biofeedback Centre
What if your mind was like a clear pond, and the thoughts within it darting fish that don’t disturb the surface? What if you had a sense of mental lightness even when you are really busy? What if you could dissolve any physical or emotional pain with just 30 minutes of relaxed attention?
Thanks to the pioneering work of Les Fehmi, an electrical engineer turned psychologist thousands of people have experienced the above, and more.
Building on his and Lindsey’s synchrony discoveries and that of research psychologist Joe Kamiya’s finding that profound states of mental quiet associated with alpha brain waves could be trained with EEG-based feedback, Fehmi hooked himself up to a self-made EEG feedback device and tried to generate alpha wave activity. After 12 two-hour sessions he was getting nowhere. Then, during the 13th session, he became frustrated and gave up in abject failure. As soon as he gave up, the EEG showed clear and significant alpha wave activity. In fact, Fehmi experienced a profound state of consciousness that has fueled his life and work ever since.
Read about Fehmi’s groundbreaking research in my book: Better Brain Better Life: Tips and Tales from the Tantalizing World of Brain Science.