The Chimp Paradox: How Our Impulses and Emotions Can Determine Success and Happiness and How We Can Control Them

The Chimp Paradox: How Our Impulses and Emotions Can Determine Success and Happiness and How We Can Control Them

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By (author) Steve Peters

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  • Publisher: VERMILION
  • Format: Paperback | 272 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 216mm x 26mm | 400g
  • Publication date: 2 February 2012
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 009193558X
  • ISBN 13: 9780091935580
  • Sales rank: 2,677

Product description

Do you sometimes behave irrationally or impulsively? Do you face some situations with fear and trepidation? Do feelings of self-doubt consume everyday activities? Leading Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Steve Peters, knows more than anyone how impulsive behaviour or nagging self-doubt can impact negatively on our professional and personal lives. In this, his first book, Steve shares his phenomenally successful mind management programme that has been used to help elite athletes and senior managers alike to conquer their fears and operate with greater control, focus and confidence. Seemingly complex concepts are made simple with the use of memorable analogies - such as the 'chimp', that seemingly irrational and impulsive being that inhabits our minds - and real-life case studies. Never before will you have had such a deep and clear understanding of your own behaviour and natural responses to certain people or situations. This knowledge, combined with simple techniques that can be easily incorporated into daily life, will help you to control your emotional impulses and reach your full potential, leading to success at work and a happier, harmonious home life.

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Dr Steve Peters is a Consultant Psychiatrist and has worked in the clinical field of psychiatry for over 20 years. He specialises in optimising the functioning of the mind and also holds degrees in mathematics and medicine. Dr Peters is Undergraduate Dean at Sheffield University Medical School and resident psychiatrist with the British Cycling and Sky ProCycling teams. Sir Chris Hoy, Bradley Wiggins, Craig Bellamy, Ronnie O'Sullivan and Victoria Pendleton have spoken publically about how Dr Peters' unique model has helped them improve their performance. Outside of elite sport, Dr Peters works with CEOs, senior executives, students, hospital staff and patients, helping them to understand why they think and act as they do and how to manage their minds to optimise their performance at work and in their personal lives.

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"He is the best. I've played my most consistent form for Liverpool and England since seeing Steve." -- Steven Gerrard Steven Gerrard "The mind programme that helped me win my Olympic Golds" Sir Chris Hoy "Steve Peters is the most important person in my career" Victoria Pendleton, World and Olympic Cycling Champion "Steve's been excellent. He is a specialist in what he does and a genius in that field, and is such an understanding guy." Brendan Rodgers "Absolutely fascinating, the book is fantastic ... I'm obsessed with this book" Chris Evans, Radio Two