As you may or may not know we like to give you our reviews of resources and books as recommendations for you to add to your list, or sometimes leave off the list. And in this podcast, Alexa will be giving her review of The Chimp Paradox by Professor Steve Peters and explaining why she believes it’s a book every adult could benefit from, as well as why the model is so easily applicable to coaches.
- The likes of Sir Chris Hoy, Steven Gerrard, and Sir Bradley Wiggins have all advocated Peters’ work and have used the model described in the book as a way to achieve their successes.
- In a nutshell, for me, The Chimp Paradox is revealing and encouraging mind management, a self-help resource for adults.
- Throughout the book, the emotional centre – or the limbic system, is referred to as a ‘chimp’ and the more logical centre as the ‘human’, and Peter’s details the relationship between the two. That battle between head and heart.
‘In other words, what life is to us. Deep, right!’
‘You can go over to frontal cortex, crazy if you want’