The Chimp Paradox

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

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 135 x 216 x 30mm | 499.99g
  • Ebury Press
  • VERMILION
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 009193558X
  • 9780091935580
  • 6,642

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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 *show more

About Steve Peters

Prof 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. Prof Peters is Undergraduate Dean at Sheffield University Medical School and resident psychiatrist with Sky ProCycling. He is also the consultant psychiatrist for Liverpool FC and, from May 2014, for the England football team. Steven Gerrard, Sir Chris Hoy, Sir Bradley Wiggins, Ronnie O'Sullivan, Victoria Pendleton and Craig Bellamy have all spoken publicly about how Prof Peters' unique model has helped them improve their performance. Outside of elite sport, Prof 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.show more

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"Absolutely fascinating, the book is fantastic ... I'm obsessed with this book"show more

Back cover copy

Do you sabotage your own happiness and success? Are you struggling to make sense of yourself? Do your emotions sometimes dictate your life? The Chimp Paradox is an incredibly powerful mind management model that can help you become a happy, confident, healthier and more successful person. Dr Steve Peters explains the struggle that takes place within your mind and then shows how to apply this understanding to every area of your life so you can: - Recognise how your mind is working - Understand and manage your emotions and thoughts - Manage yourself and become the person you would like to be The Chimp Mind Management Model is based on scientific facts and principles, which have been simplified into a workable model for easy use. It will help you to develop yourself and give you the skills, for example, to remove anxiety, have confidence and choose your emotions. The book will do this by giving you an understanding of the way in which your mind works and how you can manage it. It will also help you to identify what is holding you back or preventing you from having a happier and more successful life.show more

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