The Chimp Paradox: The Mind Management Program to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence, and Happiness

The Chimp Paradox: The Mind Management Program to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence, and Happiness

by Steve Peters


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The Chimp Paradox: The Mind Management Program to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence, and Happiness by Steve Peters

Your inner Chimp can be your best friend or your worst enemy...this is 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?

Dr. Steve Peters explains that we all have a being within our minds that can wreak havoc on every aspect of our lives—be it business or personal. He calls this being "the chimp," and it can work either for you or against you. The challenge comes when we try to tame the chimp, and persuade it to do our bidding.

The Chimp Paradox contains an incredibly powerful mind management model that can help you be happier and healthier, increase your confidence, and become a more successful person. This book will help you to:

—Recognize how your mind is working
—Understand and manage your emotions and thoughts
—Manage yourself and become the person you would like to be

Dr. Peters explains the struggle that takes place within your mind and then shows you how to apply this understanding. Once you're armed with this new knowledge, you will be able to utilize your chimp for good, rather than letting your chimp run rampant with its own agenda.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399163593
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/30/2013
Pages: 368
Sales rank: 196,728
Product dimensions: 12.80(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Dr. Steve Peters is a Consultant Psychiatrist who specializes in optimizing the functioning of the mind. He is Undergraduate Dean at Sheffield University Medical School and the resident psychiatrist with the British Cycling and Sky ProCycling teams.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Choosing the Sun 1

Part 1 Your Inner Mind Explored

1 The Psychological Mind 9

2 The Divided Planet (part 1) 17

How to understand yourself and your Chimp

3 The Divided Planet (part 2) 46

How to manage your Chimp

4 The Guiding Moon (part 1) 76

How to understand the Computer in your mind

5 The Guiding Moon (part 2) 96

How to manage your Computer

6 Personality and the Mind 114

How your mind works and influences personality

Part 2 Day-to-day Functioning

7 The Planet of Others 133

How to understand and relate to other people

8 The Troop Moon 154

How to choose the right support network

9 The Planet Connect 165

How to communicate effectively

10 The Planet of the Real World 194

How to establish the right environment

11 The Moon of Instant Stress 202

How to deal with immediate stress

12 The Moon of Chronic Stress 220

How to deal with long-standing stress

Part 3 Your Health, Success and Happiness

13 The Planet of Shadows and the Asteroid Belt 235

How to look after your health

14 The Planet of Success and Its Three Moons 244

The foundations for success

15 The Planet of Success 275

How to plan for success

16 The Planet of Happiness 300

How to be happy

17 The Moon of Confidence 323

How to be confident

18 The Moon of Security 332

How to develop security

Looking Forward 339

The Sunrise

Appendix A The Complete Psychological Mind 341

Appendix B The Complete Psychological Universe 342

Appendix C Understanding the science behind "The Chimp Model" 343

Acknowledgments 353

Index 355

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“Thank you, Steve Peters, for opening my eyes on how to approach my worries and fears…”
Bradley Wiggins, Winner of Tour de France 2012
“[The Chimp Paradox is] the mind program that helped me win my Olympic Golds.”
Sir Chris Hoy,six-time Olympic champion

“Steve Peters is the most important person in my career.”
Victoria Pendleton, Olympic Gold Medal-winning cyclist

“Dr. Steve Peters uses quite a bit of creative license in The Chimp Paradox to create layman-friendly applications for cutting-edge neuroscience—with spectacular results! Customers will welcome this exciting new approach to managing overeating, uncontrolled rage, and obsessive thinking, and the book’s scientific foundation, though simplified, is solid.”
—Retailing Insight

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