The Chimp Paradox

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 outlines a 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 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.

There are seven different areas to work on:

  • Your inner mind
  • Understanding and relating to others
  • Communication
  • The world in which you live
  • Your health
  • Your success
  • Your happiness

To help you to understand and visualise these areas better, each will be represented by a planet, some of which have their own moons to stabilise them.  The seven planets and their moons come together to form the Psychological Universe within your head!  Each planet will be introduced as you go through the journey across this Universe, which, of course, strictly speaking, is a solar system.  To find out more, click on Your Psychological Universe.