Book Review: The Chimp Paradox

Dr Steve Peters (2012

This book could be described as an instruction manual for the brain. 

The author divides the brain into 3 parts – the human brain, the chimp brain and the computer brain.  The book explains, in easy to understand terms, the qualities of each part so that you can begin to notice which part is dominating and how to re-balance.

This book is for anyone who frequently gets “hi-jacked” by their chimp – meaning overtaken by their emotions, or aware of negative self-talk and self-sabotaging thoughts or behaviours.

The book contains lots of case studies and practical examples. 

Dr Peters is psychiatrist to the all conquering British Cycling Team but the usefulness of the book is not limited to the sportsfield.

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