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The Silent Guides

Narrated by: Prof Steve Peters
Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
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Summary

Understanding and developing the mind throughout life - the new audiobook from the creator of the chimp management mind model and author of the million-copy selling The Chimp Paradox.

The Silent Guides explores some neuroscience and psychological aspects of the developing mind, unconscious thinking, behaviours, habit formation and related topics in an easy to understand way. It then offers practical ideas and thoughts for the listener to reflect on using 10 helpful habits as examples.

This book has two themes:

  • To help adults to consider and understand where some of their unhealthy or destructive learnt behaviours and beliefs might have come from and then offer ways to replace them with healthy and constructive behaviours and beliefs.
  • To offer ideas and support to parents, teachers or carers that could help children to form healthy and constructive habits and prevent unhealthy or destructive habits from developing.

Examples of unhelpful thinking, behaviours and habits that can be changed include:

  • Being overly self-critical
  • Fear of failure and unforgiving perfectionism
  • Worrying excessively or overreacting to situations
  • Procrastinating
  • Living with low self-esteem

Examples of helpful thinking, behaviours and habits include:

  • Smiling
  • Getting over mistakes
  • Developing a positive outlook
  • Being able to talk through your feelings
  • Seeking appropriate help
  • Being proactive

Professor Steve Peters explains neuroscience in a straightforward and intuitive way - offering up 10 simple habits that we as adults and children should have in our arsenal to deal with everyday life. These 10 habits should and can be retained for life.

This is an important and another groundbreaking new audiobook from the best-selling author of The Chimp Paradox and the creator of the chimp management mind model.

©2018 Steve Peters (P)2018 Bonnier

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It is all about children!!??

I purchased thinking it was about adults not kids!? good listen though... if I had only listened to it when my Son was a child. couldn't really apply any of it to adult behaviour so kind of a waste of a purchase to me.

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Parenting Book. 100% about kids. Not for me!

This is a great book for parents with kids... the younger the better.

As a childless adult... it was frustrating.
Listening to things that could have been beneficial to me as a child and nothing that is beneficial now.

I think the book should be directed to parents and it could get 5 stars all the way. It wasn't clear.

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Hit the sweet spot!

It is the perfect combination of helpful advice, scientific explanation, intuitive counselling, and mild communication. I have already bought the book people form, and the children’s book as well. I believe that it is a very helpful piece of advice for assembling a human manual.

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Excellent book a must read/listen for any parent

The first book, Chimp Paradox, was great for SELF improvement and understanding how the mind works however, this book guides parents on how best to nurture and communicate with children so that wrongful or unhelpful beliefs aren't inadvertently adopted by the child.

I'm a busy working mum with all the normal pressures of life of limited time, advancing technology and battling a child wanting unlimited and unrestricted access to social media and I've found that this book has helped me to better communicate with my child and put my priorities in place. A must read for anyone looking to be a better parent.

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Must read for any parent or guardian.

I wish I have read this book years earlier. Both my human and my chimp are happy I stored it into my computer. If you do not understand then read or listen to the book. Steve Peters at his best.

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Read the chimp paradox first

I loved the chimp paradox and I liked this book. I think it’s important to read the chimp paradox first

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Useful

A good ready with excellent insights into the working of the mind. I still use and work the ‘chimp paradox’ every day and hope to do the same with this one. Perhaps not as in-depth as it’s predecessor but nonetheless well put together and useful

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Helps me understand myself as much as what I should have done with my kids

From the first word Steve Peters exudes competence and experience. The book anticipates your own thoughts and provides many excellent examples.
I look forward to anything else that he writes. I learn from guided repetition!

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All parents & people who work with children MUST read/listen to this book

Prof. Steve Peters brilliantly explains what goes on in the minds of children & YP, providing very real examples and different adult responses, and makes reference to the different brain processes and their development. His voice/writing style carries such an understanding that implores the reader/listener to take such an understanding approach too. I would thoroughly recommend this book to all parents and people who work with children as an important reference book.

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Self mastery

I use this model in my therapy and coaching practice with great success. This book is a great way to understand yourself and others. It provides helpful examples to use the chimp model to encourage the best from yourself, your spouse, children, friends and colleagues. Highly recommend!