THE CHIMP PARADOX by Dr. Steve Peters
Wow, quite a title and claim!
This book has its fill of celebrity endorsers, specifically Olympians, and to be fair, it came to my attention through a word of mouth recommendation so I figured I had best check this out. As a fan of anything that helps us understand ourselves, our brains and subsequent thoughts, feelings and behaviours I have to say this book delivers. The book takes you step by step through its Chimp Paradox analogy and helps explain how you or others, respond emotionally and why and how you can start to understand and change this from an automatic response which you later regret, into a choice in the here and now.
Honestly, the chimp to me is the inner child but perhaps I’ve just read too many of these books now! Or, maybe I’m just getting to fixed in my own ideas. But, whatever you believe – Chimp, Inner Child or Freud’s Id Ego and Super Ego, this book will certainly explain a whole new world of understanding for you so it’s definitely worth a read!
Here’s the Back of the Book Blurb:
“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 you life?
The Chimp Paradox is an incredibly powerful mind management model that can help you become a happy, confident, healthier and more successful person. Dr Steve Peters explains the struggle that takes place within your mind and then shows 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.”
Click here to buy your copy of The Chimp Paradox: The Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness