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Summary

The new self-development programme from the author of the smash best seller The Chimp Paradox.

All of us face challenges, rough patches and struggles in life. And during these times we are often our own worst enemies, experiencing unwelcome emotions, thoughts and behaviours. The one thing that has stood out to Professor Peters in his years of supporting people as a Consultant Psychiatrist is that no matter what you may be facing in life, if you have the right mental toolkit in place then you will be able to cope - and even thrive.

Now, the best-selling author of The Chimp Paradox, has created a structured, practical self-development programme to help you attain psychological health and wellbeing. Professor Peters explains complex neuroscience in straightforward terms with his Chimp Mind Model. The eight stages of the book will help you to focus, empower yourself and lead you along a path to robustness and resilience.

“I sincerely hope that you will find the book helpful, and that the jungle of life will become much more manageable, as you find your own inner strength." (Professor Peters)

©2021 Steve Peters (P)2021 Audible, Ltd

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eye opening and mind-blowing!

read the chimp paradox years ago and was so enlightening but this edition gives not only the theory but also how to put it into practice! excellent journey to take for anyone but particularly for those with low confidence and/or self esteem. thank you professor Steve peters for another amazing book with little psychobabble to make it easier to access for all level of readers and learners 🤩

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As good as the Chimp Paradox

The Chimp Paradox revolutionised my life. It gave me vocabulary to describe what was going on inside my head. A Path through the Jungle builds on this and is equally as life changing. Some sections really resonated with me. I love the way it starts with a recap of the Chimp model, then goes on with practical lessons. The idea of ‘ghost’ emotions explained a concept which I’ve never been able to articulate. I love the audiobook; hearing SP’s voice is so calming.

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Life changing

. The author:
Professor Steve Peters is a Consultant Psychiatrist who specialises in the functioning of the human mind.

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All of us face challenges, rough patches and struggles in life.

During these times we are often our own worst enemy, experiencing unwelcome emotions, thinking and behaviours. The one thing that has stood out to Professor Steve Peters in his years of supporting people as a Consultant Psychiatrist is that no matter what you may be facing in life, if you have the skills to be in a good place emotionally then you can cope, thrive and present the real you to the world. Now, bestselling author of The Chimp Paradox, has created a structured, practical self-development programme to help you attain psychological health and wellbeing.

The 8 stages of the book will help you to focus on yourself, empower you and leads you along a path to robustness and resilience. If we could have perfect management of our mind, and be robust and resilient, life would be so much easier; so why can't we? This book will:
* Explain why and how to manage the struggle within the mind
* Help to put you into a good place within yourself
* Take you along a path leading to robustness and resilience
* Offer you a practical structured programme
* Demonstrate how to acquire the skill of mind management.

Areas covered include:
* Improved relationships
* Emotional management
* Self-confidence
* Peace of mind
* Happiness
* Managing stress.

Professor Peters explains complex neuroscience in straightforward terms with his Chimp Management Mind Model. This is one of the most important books I have ever read. I will be using the lessons from it for years to come.

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“how can you determine who you really are? To work out who you really are as a person is easy to do. If you wrote a list of all the things you would like to be, you may write things like calm, compassionate, reasonable, positive, confident and happy, then this is who you really are. Any deviation from this is a hijacking by the Chimp.”
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***** = life changing & irrefutable; amazing research & argument; will tell everyone I speak to about it

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poor narration mars interesting content

The writer narrates. when will they learn that professional readers do a better job at communicating a text.

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Best self help book ever

The book is very easy to understand, is set out and goes through practical steps in an order that is easy to follow. I will go back to key points in this book again and again. It is one of the best self help books available and could be the only one you ever need. Highly recommend.

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Fills the gaps left by other self help books!

A great addition to the Chimp Paradox!
Helps understand what is actually going on up there, can be the difference between thinking your going crazy 😂
Delivery is good, although not too gripping (Sorry Steve!)

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Amazing program to manage your psychological well being

I’m a big fan of Steve Peters and The Chimp Paradox and this program takes step by step approach to understanding yourself and how to change. It’s incredibly comprehensive and full of examples and exercises. I recommend it to anyone and everyone!

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It’s challenge but well worth it

I loved the science and some of the content. I found it rousing, but also mixed.

There are excellent templates, tips, and a truly helpful mode of the mind. This is where the book is truly beneficial. In particular, it’s model of the monkey, the human, and our computer. Knowing the tug of war between the human and monkey is a particularly useful model for thinking about the world. As are the components, such as the “stone of life” and various grounding techniques that are discussed.

That said, it is a trudge at points. It covers many bases. The examples, while illustrative, do seem dry and sterile. It made it a challenge to get through at moments.

Nevertheless, the book is worthy and absolutely beneficial. It helped me understand my internal emotional states, and was empowering at moments.

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Love it, get it, follow the path!

Big fan of the original paradox, this brings it all together. Bought the paperback for reference and use the audiobook to provide reminders while commuting. Helped me understand myself but more importantly the people in my life in chimp mode. Also plenty of support on the website to fill in any gaps. Should be part of the school curriculum!

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A Path to Sanity

Well, having read The Chimp Paradox I can say that this book builds nicely on the lsssons of the former publication. That said, there is a comprehensive section in this book that assures new readers that the need to read Peters first book is not necessary in order to understand and put into practice the extended lesson in this book.

Overall, this book helps those to manage their emotions that, more often than not, run their lives for them.

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Love this book

This book helped me understand things I have wondered about my entire 70 years! Just amazing to me.

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Teach our children

Had I learned this as a child… The quality of my life could have been extraordinarily accomplished!
Thank You Sincerely,
Professor Steve Peters

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Very helpful!

Manage your subconscious with the instructions laid out in this book. I hope you will read it