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  • Published: 1 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9780091935580
  • Imprint: Vermilion
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $27.99

The Chimp Paradox

The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness




Personal development book by Dr Steve Peters, the British Cycling team's psychiatrist, in which he shares his phenomenal mind management programme for the first time

Do you sometimes behave irrationally or impulsively? Do you face some situations with fear and trepidation? Do feelings of self-doubt consume everyday activities?

Leading forensic psychologist, Dr Steve Peters, knows more than anyone how impulsive behaviour or nagging self-doubt can impact negatively on our professional and personal lives.

In this, his first book, Steve shares his phenomenally successful mind management programme that has been used to help elite athletes and senior managers alike to conquer their fears and operate with greater control, focus and confidence.

Seemingly complex concepts are made simple with the use of memorable analogies -- such as the ‘chimp’, that seemingly irrational and impulsive being that inhabits our minds -- and real-life case studies. Never before will you have had such a deep and clear understanding of your own behaviour and natural responses to certain people or situations.

This knowledge, combined with simple techniques that can be easily incorporated into daily life, will help you to control your emotional impulses and reach your full potential, leading to success at work and a more harmonious home life.

  • Published: 1 April 2012
  • ISBN: 9780091935580
  • Imprint: Vermilion
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $27.99

About the author

Steve Peters

Prof Steve Peters is a consultant psychiatrist and has worked in the clinical field of psychiatry for over 20 years. He specialises in optimising the functioning of the mind, and holds degrees in mathematics and medicine. His clients, past and present, include: NHS organisations, the emergency services, schools and universities, national and Olympic teams, British Cycling, GB Taekwondo, England Rugby, England Football, Liverpool Football Club, British Swimming, UK Track and Field, Sky ProCycling, Masters Golf and World Snooker. Sir Chris Hoy, Steven Gerrard, Ronnie O’Sullivan, Victoria Pendleton, Anne-Marie and Guy Martin have all spoken or written publically about how Professor Peters’s unique model has helped them improve their performance.

Professor Peters is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and is on the College Membership Panel for examinations. 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.For fun, Steve competes in track and field athletics and has held multiple World Masters Champion titles and world records over the 100, 200 and 400 metres. For more information about Professor Peters and his work visit chimpmanagement.com.

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