The Chimp Paradox: The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness Audible Audiobook – Unabridged
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Do you sabotage your own happiness and success? Are you struggling to make sense of yourself? Do your emotions sometimes dictate your life?
The Chimp Paradox is an incredibly powerful mind management model that can help you become a happy, confident, healthier and more successful person. Prof 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.
The Chimp Mind Management Model is based on scientific facts and principles, which have been simplified into a workable model for easy use. It will help you to develop yourself and give you the skills, for example, to remove anxiety, have confidence and choose your emotions. The audiobook will do this by giving you an understanding of the way in which your mind works and how you can manage it. It will also help you to identify what is holding you back or preventing you from having a happier and more successful life.
Each chapter 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 and, over time, you will develop emotional skills and practical habits that will help you to become the person that you want to be, and live the life that you want to live.
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|Listening Length||9 hours and 45 minutes|
|Author||Prof Steve Peters|
|Narrator||Prof Steve Peters|
|Whispersync for Voice||Ready|
|Audible.co.uk Release Date||09 January 2012|
|Publisher||Random House AudioBooks|
|Best Sellers Rank|| 38 in Audible Books & Originals (See Top 100 in Audible Books & Originals) |
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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 28 January 2019
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The Chimp Paradox is not a new theory. Peters has taken an old theory and repackaged it, making it more accessible to more people. The theory goes that within our mind we have three aspects: the computer, the chimp and the human.
The computer stores autopilots (useful beliefs or behaviours), gremlins (destructive beliefs or behaviours that are removable/changeable in the computer) and goblins (destructive beliefs or behaviours that are difficult to remove/change). All of these are based on past experiences. The computer also holds the values and beliefs that we live our lives by.
The chimp is the emotional part of your brain and is wired for survival and procreation. Whenever the chimp perceives a threat he will decide to fight, flight or freeze. The chimp can hijack you and is responsible for often irrational or destructive behaviours.
The human on the other hand is the logical and rational part of you. The problem comes that the chimp responds 5 times quicker than the human. So it is up to the human to learn to manage the chimp and to change the programming of the computer, so that all parts of the brain work towards the same goals without conflict.
Anyone struggling with emotions, emotional intensity or regulation will find The Chimp Paradox useful. The book covers improving: day to day functioning, motivation, health, success and happiness.
Overall Peters should be commended for making the psychological theory more accessible. The Chimp Paradox is simple to understand and includes plenty of real life examples. The only downside to this is that Peters sometimes over explains the obvious.
If you’re into self-improvement, self-help or other similar topics, then you’ll enjoy The Chimp Paradox.
I thought I was just wrong in the head, turns out I have a chimp, I've called him Kevin, and I now feel that I can make a difference for myself!
You will either read it and relate, or read it and have no idea what's going on.
I've also realised my daughters chimp is as apparent as mine.
So we're taming two chimps in our house,!and it's all thanks to this book.