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The Chimp Paradox: The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness [Kindle Edition]

Steve Peters
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Book Description

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. Prof 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.

Each chapter explains different aspects of how you function and highlights key facts for you to understand. There are also exercises for you to work with. By undertaking these exercises you will see immediate improvements in your daily living and, over time, you will develop emotional skills and practical habits that will help you to become the person that you want to be, and live the life that you want to live.

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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)

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The number 1 bestseller by Prof Steve Peters, consultant psychiatrist to Liverpool FC, Sky ProCycling, Ronnie O'Sullivan and the England football team. This powerful book introduces the unique Chimp Model that Prof Peters uses with his clients to help them manage their minds and reach their full potential.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2431 KB
  • Print Length: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Digital (5 Jan. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B006K26BEQ
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,569 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #506 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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362 of 378 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book will change your life if you let it 14 Dec. 2013
By Andrew D Wright TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Life-changing is over used hyperbole in the self-help 'new you' book market but that's exactly what this book is. Written in a very simple style it walks us through an intuitive model of how our minds work that's linked to what we know about the physical structure of the brain. If you read it carefully and do the exercises at the back of each chapter it will absolutely change your life.

The genius of the book is that Peters takes complex information about the physical structure of our brain and builds a complementary psychological model that explains how each part contributes to our 'in-mind' experience each and everyday.

The model is made of the following components;

There's our inner Chimp, the emotional part of our brain, designed by evolution to support our survival, it's thinking is characterised by feelings and paranoia, it works on impressions and interpretations, not facts and responds up to fives times faster than our rational brain.

There's our Human mind, which is rational, weighs up evidence and reaches careful and deliberate conclusions using cognition. It is where our highest values of humanity reside, it is where we can strategically plan our actions and think through the consequences of events and arrive at balanced and considered conclusions. It works five times slower than the Chimp.

And then there's the Computer, a bank of a remembered experiences full of automatic habits and responses, some good, some bad, the place where both our Human and our Chimp look for association and similar experiences when processing what's happening to us. The Computer works twenty times faster than our Human and four times faster than the Chimp.
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862 of 905 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book 9 Jan. 2012
this book is fantastic... i have been a profesional sportsman for 20n years winning 3 world titles..4 uk champs..4 masters titles plus many more titles... my journey has not always been the the best in terms of how i have felt about it.. many times vowing to retire.. it has been that hard.. in this time i have worked with many people to try and help me through the journey... and in my opionion nothing has come close to how this book explains things.. this book really helps you make the descions for yourself.. it gives you he tools to deal with all things life can throw at you.. it has enabled me to to see the wood through the trees.. it has helped me see that i was not going mad.. i just was not able to understand how my mind the machine works..i now am able to play snooker and not feel that my self worth depends on winning a game of snooker.. which i have done for years.. yes i still want to win.. but i dont need to define my self through having to win every snooker game i play in..i now feel able to play.. and handle the the negative thoughts which used to make me wanna lose and go home..and tell my self i did not want to compete..i had that mind set for years..
the book has also helped me make good choices in making time for the people who really matter in life.. this is called the troop.. and how much better life has got since getting the right people back in my life..tjhis has made i massive difference to my life.. it is ongoing.. and needs you to put the work in.. it wont just happen.. you need to make it happen.. the book really does offer simple but effective ways on how to really improve your life..i have red many self help books.. and worked with many people the field of self help.. and nothing comes close to to this model.. anyone can get something out of reading the book..
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56 of 59 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Uni Course in Changing Your Life 30 May 2015
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It took me some months to complete this book. Not because it is tedious or badly written but because the concepts take time to absorb and begin to make sense.

Peters' credentials, his work with British Cycling, are flawless. The language used is clearly designed to be understood by the vast majority of people. The concepts are, however, hardcore science and very powerful. Watch out for self-help junkies commenting negatively - if they can quote a string of other books they deem better then clearly nothing so far is working for them. This book will work for most people willing to listen and implement the lessons.

Take your time. If you're going to change your life you won't do it by reading a book in 24 hours. It will take months, maybe a year or two. Understand each idea totally before moving to the next. Each idea on its own is relatively easy to grasp but there are loads of them and stitching them all together in a useful way takes time and patience.

I found some of the metaphors confusing at times. Humans and chimps fine. Then add computers, gremlins, goblins, autopilots and it's starting to get mixed up. And then add stones of life, planets, moons, and at one point cogs, and you wonder if there may have been a more consistent method of presenting the ideas. Don't make the mistake of dismissing the messages because you don't like how they are delivered though. See through the metaphorical irritations.

At the start of the book I had a highly paid but stressful job 200 miles from home, living out of a suitcase 4 days a week. Irritable, irritated, and irritating to others. Today, as I finish it, I've changed jobs, pay cut but still comfortably paid, a short commute from home. Changed the car, and have gone on holiday for the first time in 2 years.
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4.0 out of 5 stars inna voice
A brilliant book. A must read for people who think to much and the procrastinator..
Published 20 hours ago by wayne
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy to Understand Brain Book
Only a little way into it but already I can see my chimp mind playing its games and working with putting my Human Mind into the driving seat. Relieves tension and anxiety.
Published 1 day ago by G. Griggs
3.0 out of 5 stars Stick with it, it gets better!
Bought this book after reading rave reviews from all and sundry. To be honest the first half of the book is very hard going and it failed the holiday test. Read more
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5.0 out of 5 stars I would definitely recommend it as it has down to earth easy to ...
Have read this book. Ihave read many self help books, I would definitely recommend it as it has down to earth easy to follow advice.
Published 5 days ago by mrs lisa a macnair
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
Clear and easy reading. Good advices. Helpful!
Published 5 days ago by Laura
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Very Good.
Published 5 days ago by Mr. Steven Spillane
5.0 out of 5 stars best Book ever, everyone has to read it!
The best book ever! Really good and easy to understand, all makes sense to me now.

Thank you very much!
Published 5 days ago by maria dolores
5.0 out of 5 stars lots of good stuff in th is
lots of good stuff in th is. same as CBT in a lot of places but with added information. very good and highly recommend anybody wanted to improve their life, behaviour and general... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Tina Lee-Ure
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Have read much better.
Published 7 days ago by Cindy
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