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The Chimp Paradox

Professor Steve Peters

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Mind Management

Programme for

Confidence, Success and Happiness

The Chimp Paradox is an incredibly powerful mind management model that can help you become a happy, confident, healthier and more successful person

‘A Path through the Jungle’ is a structured, practical self-development programme to help you attain psychological health and wellbeing. 

The 8 stages of the book help you to focus on yourself, empower you and leads you along a path to robustness and resilience.

Professor Steve Peters explains the struggle that takes place within your mind. He then shows you 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

Your inner Chimp can be your best friend or your worst enemy… this is the Chimp Paradox

'The mind programme that helped me win my Olympic Golds'

Sir Chris Hoy

'This book is fantastic... it really does offer simple but effective ways to really improve your life.'

Ronnie O’Sullivan

'Steve Peters is the most important person in my career'

Victoria Pendleton

The book 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. Over time, you will develop emotional skills and practical habits helping you to become the person that you want to be.

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.

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

Audio Book Available

The Chimp Paradox is available as an audiobook, narrated by the author, Professor Peters. You can purchase this as an Audio CD, or listen on Audible. 

Life Changing! I have just finished reading The Chimp Paradox and wanted to pass my thanks and appreciation on to Steve. Personally, this book has given me so much.

My boyfriend suggested it when he saw me struggling with my emotions and it’s given me a real sense of focus and perspective. The chimp paradox is a simple yet effective model to follow on one of the most complex of issues.. your mind! This book has been my life toolkit on moving forward with the things that matter to me. One of the many key learning points I took away from this book was to stop and consider not only what I am going to do but how my chimp will feel when I do it. I would consistently have a to do list or plan everything to the finest detail but not stop to think ‘How will I deal with stress?’ or ‘What impact will this have on the way I feel?’

Harriet Tyler

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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