A total must. Read this an understand how your mind is working and how better to manage your emotions and thoughts. It’s an illuminating how to guide for quelling negative and destructive thoughts and learning to deal with the challenging fact that sometimes life just isn’t fair. I consider The Chimp Paradox: The Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness is the best, science-described-in-layman’s-terms way to understand the 3 dominant areas of your brain – computer, human and chimp. Brilliantly insightful this wisdom has helped me control and halt my neurotic middle of the night thought loops (a tedious inevitability whenever insomnia kicks in), understanding that this is my prehistoric chimp brain in overdrive, NOT a psychic spiritual knowing to be acted upon! Taking the science further, I gave this book to my husband to read and he’s also felt enlightened by the revelations, so we’ve practically applies the understandings to how we manage ourselves as parents. Understanding when our teenagers are in chimp mode has been a brilliant insight to keep us mute then walk the heck away fast! I wholeheartedly recommend this book.
The Official Book Blurb on the Back for The Chimp Paradox: The Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness
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 book 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.