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

Prof Steve Peters
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5 Jan 2012

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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  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: Vermilion (5 Jan 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 009193558X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091935580
  • Product Dimensions: 13.7 x 21.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (690 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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, from May 2014, 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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611 of 639 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Book 9 Jan 2012
Format:Paperback
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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133 of 141 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
Format:Paperback
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 fifteen times faster than the Chimp.
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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars review 19 May 2014
By Andy
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I have lived with social anxiety for over 20 years. Anyone who has it will know it is a debilitating condition that causes a great deal of emotional distress. After reading this book I realised that I had never before quite recognised the emotional high jacking that was going on within me that this book explains. After years of trying to find solutions in self help books I had become down and disillusioned. I should say though I don't feel cured and I still have moments when I struggle, but I feel I have had more progress since reading this book in 2 months than I have had in many years. It is a great relief to feel like ive not been going mad all these years. I am now starting to understand myself and am not worrying that im defective in some way. I have had false dawns before so am hesitant to go to far, but this could well be the book I have been searching for. There may be many other people out there in a similar situation to me, I hope they read it to.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Essential reading for all stressheads 30 Jun 2014
Format:Paperback|Verified Purchase
Apparently we are all schizophrenic's with the mind of a rational human being and an emotional chimpanzee. Dr Peters offers sound advice on keeping the chimp in check and takes us on a journey of self discovery that helps with confidence, organisation and dealing with stress.
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100 of 117 people found the following review helpful
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What an amazing book! Steve Peters uses his years of experience as a teacher and mentor to put accross the science of the workings of the mind in a way that is simple, enjoyable and enlightening to read. To get the most of this book please! please! please! keep a notebook with you while reading it and do the exercises. There is so much to learn from this book that I'm sure reading it at different stages and times of your life will reveal different truths and offer continual guidance, it's a real life changer. Take action, buy the book, it's a must read. To quote Tim Robbins (Andy Dufresne) in the classic film the Shawshank Redemption "I guess it comes down to a simple choice, really. Get busy living or get busy dying" :-)
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5.0 out of 5 stars ... for that part of it BUT the theory is excellent! Great book would...
Although this is a self-help book that isn't why I bought it so can't vouch for that part of it BUT the theory is excellent! Great book would recommend heartily.
Published 1 day ago by Shirley
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Published 1 day ago by Julia Garner
5.0 out of 5 stars A real self-improvement book!
Professor Peters' psychological and mind model is genius. This is a book that is practical and reassuring; I can improve!
Published 1 day ago by Christine Bellairs
2.0 out of 5 stars A disappointment given high expectations
I was really disappointed by this. Perhaps it was the curse of high expectations, but I felt the style of the book was overly patronising and I was annoyed by the many symbols and... Read more
Published 2 days ago by Alex Quigley
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great read even for someone with a passing interest
Published 3 days ago by lyn
5.0 out of 5 stars Helpful book for those wanting to make changes in their lives
Currently reading this very helpful book. Really makes you look at your own and other people's behaviour and also suggests ways of rectifying the way you behave and interact with... Read more
Published 3 days ago by Elizabeth McCarthy-Young
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book well worth a read!!!
A much clearer insight and understanding of "the mind management".

Well written 10/10
Published 3 days ago by Marie Howlett
2.0 out of 5 stars Somewhat patronising and enlightening in equal measure. Basically...
Somewhat patronising and enlightening in equal measure. Basically could be summed up as saying 'Don't be a twat, look on the bright side and count to ten.'
Published 3 days ago by jj
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
best book I've bought! just wish I read it when it first come out...thank you Dr Steve Peters..
Published 3 days ago by tarik rkik
5.0 out of 5 stars You need to read it!
This is easy to read and helps to explain the dilemmas we all face. It has made a difference to my understanding of my own behaviour"
Published 4 days ago by Dot
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