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My Hidden Chimp

My Hidden Chimp

Professor Steve Peters

Author of The Chimp Paradox

Helping Children to understand and manage their emotions, thinking and behaviour with 10 helpful habits.

‘My Hidden Chimp’ is an educational book for children to work through with an adult or by themselves. The book offers parents, teachers and carers some ideas and thoughts on how to help children to develop healthy habits for life.

The science behind the habits is discussed in a practical way with exercises and activities. The neuroscience of the mind is simplified for children to understand and then use to their advantage.


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My Hidden Chimp features easy to follow explanations and simple strategies to help children understand how their mind works. With ten habits to put into practice, such as smiling, saying sorry and talking about your feelings, children can work on managing their behaviour and emotions, and understand why they sometimes behave and feel the way they do.
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About the author.

Professor Steve Peters – Consultant Psychiatrist – BA, PGCE, MBBS, MEd, MRCPsych, PhD, DSc, Dip Sports Med.

Steve is a medical doctor; he specialises in mental health and the functioning of the human mind and has dedicated his working life to help people get the best out of themselves and to be in a good place. His current and past experiences include: clinical director of Mental Health Services within the NHS at a district hospital, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist and Undergraduate Dean at Sheffield Medical School. He has spent 20 years as an examination panel member at the Royal College of Psychiatry and has been an expert advisor to World Anti-Doping Agency. 

As an author he has written 4 books including the bestselling self-help book of all time in the UK, The Chimp Paradox, which has sold over a million copies – as per Nielsen TCM Chart 2020.

Other achievements include attending Downing Street for winning the senate award twice for his excellence in teaching. He has been a consultant to over 20 Olympic and national sporting teams and organisations over the course of his career.

Primary Education Programmes

We offer a range of Primary School Education Programmes that complement My Hidden Chimp. Our team of mentors are experienced in working with students alongside parents, carers and teachers, to help them understand and manage their emotions. You can find out more here, or by contacting us on the form below.

The 10 helpful habits for children to work on are:

  • Smiling
  • Saying sorry
  • Being kind to someone
  • Talking about your feelings
  • Asking for help
  • Showing good manners
  • Trying new things
  • Accepting when “no” really means “no”!
  • Learning to share
  • Doing what you have to do

My Hidden Chimp has a companion book for adults The Silent Guides which explores some neuroscience and psychological factors of the developing mind. Exploring topics such as unconscious thinking, behaviours and habit formation; in an easy to understand wayIt then offers practical ideas for the reader, using the 10 habits from My Hidden Chimp as examples.


“As many children learn habits during childhood that are often carried into adult life, I have written this book based on habit formation. I hope it will help young children to develop constructive and healthy habits for life.”

Professor Steve Peters


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