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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.

Watch out there’s a Chimp about!

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. 

Professor Steve Peters is a Consultant Psychiatrist who specialises in the functioning of the human mind. His work, past and present, in the field of psychiatry and education includes: the National Health Service (NHS) for over 20 years; Clinical Director of Mental Health Services; Clinical Director at Bassetlaw Hospital; Forensic Psychiatrist at Rampton; Senior Clinical Lecturer of Medicine at Sheffield University for over 20 years; Undergraduate Dean at Sheffield University for over 10 years; and visiting Professor at Derby University. He holds degrees, higher degrees and postgraduate qualifications in medicine, mathematics, education, medical education, sports medicine and psychiatry.

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, it 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

About Chimp Management

Chimp Management was set up by Professor Steve Peters in order to respond to the numerous requests he was receiving for help in understanding and using The Chimp Model.

Steve and his experienced team of doctors, psychologists, and mentors specialise in helping others be the best they can be and achieve psychological well-being. The Model helps people working in all walks of life including public services, the corporate sector, education, health and the world of sport.  Their daily work is helping clients to get the best out of themselves and others, using The Chimp Model.

Our aim is to help educate and assist anyone who would like to further develop their chimp management skills. 

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