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The Chimp Paradox

The Chimp Paradox

The Mind Management Programme for

Confidence, Success and Happiness

Published 5 January 2012

The Chimp Paradox is an incredibly powerful mind management model that can help you become a happy, confident, healthier and more successful person
The Chimp Paradox
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
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'The mind programme that helped me win my Olympic Golds'

Sir Chris Hoy

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

Ronnie O’Sullivan

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'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.
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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 including.

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.

The Chimp Paradox Audiobook ebook

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.