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  • The Acclaimed Mind Management Programme to Help You Achieve Success, Confidence and Happiness
  • By: Prof Steve Peters
  • Narrated by: Prof Steve Peters
  • Length: 9 hrs and 45 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (13,934 ratings)

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The Chimp Paradox is written and narrated by world-renown consultant Psychiatrist Steve Peters and is a life-changing mindfulness meditation audiobook based on Peters’ hugely successful Mind Management Programme. This audio will take the listener on the path towards a truly happy life. The tried and tested Programme uses real-life case studies and includes easy-to-use mindfulness and meditation techniques. Audible listeners follow the easy ‘inner chimp’ steps to overcome fear and anxiety through understanding why self-doubt and negative thoughts drive impulsive and irrational behaviours.

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The audiobook best seller.

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.

©2012 Steve Peters (P)2012 Penguin Audio

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Life changing

This book has changed my life in such a way. It's amazing. My chimp was ruining my life and I can see it so easily now. If you feel bad about yourself in any way this book examines this and shows you how to deal with all parts of your social/work life. I'm more relaxed now and can deal with all situations, no matter how bad or stressful with a smile. It's given me skills I can pass to my children.

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Interesting but patronising

The book addresses a very interesting topic, but the approach and explanation are a bit patronising

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Fantastic

This is such a thought provoking book. Don't let your chimp stop you reading it!

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I loved this book!

l loved this book. The whole concept of the Chimp brain makes perfect sense to me and has helped me to gain clarity on why humans react the way they do.

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Excellent

I loved this book. So many tips that I could put in place and relate to. Well worth the read.

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Fantastic - This book puts the mind body and soul into a new perspective. I have changed my diet, given up processed sugars & lost loads of weight, by managing my Chimp.

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Life changing book

Best book what u can listen and learn about yourself. Is ay least a +5* book

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excellent a great listen !!

A great listen with lots to mull over . Throws new light on lots of things in your everyday life .

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Amazing insight into managing unwanted behaviours

This audio book is great at getting you to recognise everyday patterns and why we as humans display them.
As a Clinical Hypnotherapist and Clarity Coach it has given me great insight into developing a way to teach my clients to understand the workings of the brain in a way that they can easily identify with.
Lots of 'Aha' moments!
If you identify negative patterns of behaviour and want to be free of them this book is a must.

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Enjoyable and interesting book

I wish I'd read this book earlier in my life and was introduced to my chimp sooner. as with any learning and new knowledge, it's all about the application now.

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