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The Silent Guides

Narrated by: Prof Steve Peters
Length: 5 hrs and 1 min
4.5 out of 5 stars (193 ratings)
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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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Good information badly executed

This book has some interesting theories but the style of writing is so boring that nothing really tends to stick. To add to that the readers tone and style is so bland, maybe as a reflection to the writing style but I struggled to finish this.

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The most helpful book I’ve read so far...

I’ve never been inspired enough to write an actual review on here before, but I’ve listened to 100’s of audios, many in ‘self-help’ or child development, and have the Chimp Paradox and the child version.
Everything I’ve read by Steve Peters is brilliant, but this is my favourite- it’s so clear and practical, and I already feel I have about 10 new skills to practice with my kids to help help us all stop shouting or getting ‘stuck’.
There is no jargon, it’s not complicated and his voice is so gentle and down to earth, you can’t not like him.
Thanks so much for putting it into a book. I really wish they would teach it in school. It could change everything...

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a must read for all parents and work with children

I definitely understand why we and my child behave the way we do in various situations better and will use the book as a tool to improve things.