Do you control your emotions or do your emotions control you? Has the irrational parts of your consciousness ever hijacked your logical mind? Have you ever wanted to understand how to overcome these thoughts in order to become the person you always wanted to be?

This is exactly what Professor Steve Peters has helped people from all areas of life to achieve, in his coaching and book, The Chimp Paradox – The Mind Management Programme for Confidence, Success and Happiness. This is a fantastic book to help you understand your mind and have better control over your thoughts and emotions.  Your inner Chimp can be your best friend or your worst enemy – this is the Chimp Paradox. This book can help you to recognise how your mind is working, understand and manage your emotions and thoughts, and become the person you would like to be.

Often we are the victims of our own thinking and can sabotage our own happiness and success. This book is excellent for anyone who struggles to make sense of themselves or anyone who lets their emotions get the better of them, or sometimes even dictate their life.

Steve Peters has worked with everyone from psychiatric patients to elite athletes.  He is renowned for helping athletes such as Victoria Pendleton and Sir Chris Hoy get control of their Chimp and win medals. This is also a great book to help you understand others as well as yourself.

If you want to know a little more about The Chimp Paradox and whether it could be a beneficial read for you. I highly recommend  this Podcast with Steven Bartlett –

In this podcast, Steve Peters gives guidance on the following topics:
• How do I manage my emotions?
• Why do we find it hard to apologies
• Why acceptance is so important
• What role does trauma play in our reactions
• Dealing with low self esteem
• Where would you start with dealing with low self esteem
• Do we choose what we believe?
• How do you deal with your emotions?
• Exercising your chimp