Dr Steve Peters is a consultant psychiatrist and has worked in the clinical field of psychiatry for over 20 years. He holds degrees in mathematics and medicine, a Masters in medical education and post-graduate qualifications in sports medicine, education and psychiatry.
Dr Peters has created a mind model for teaching people to understand how the mind works in practice to maximise performance. His Chimp Model can work for anyone from any walk of life. His book, The Chimp Paradox, became an immediate bestseller on its publication in January 2012. It brings his work to a wider audience for the first time and it is the author’s hope that everyone who reads this book will benefit from it.
Steve has been the resident psychiatrist with the British Cycling team since 2001 and now also the Sky ProCycling team. He has helped many high-profile athletes transform their lives, including Chris Hoy (cyclist), Victoria Pendleton (jockey) and Ronnie O’Sullivan (World Snooker Champion). Working through his company Chimp Management, Steve’s techniques been credited with helping to transform the performance of Britain’s elite cyclists, and contributing to bringing home 14 medals from the Beijing Olympics, eight of which were golds, and many more from London 2012.
Do you sometimes behave irrationally or impulsively? Do you face some situations with fear and trepidation? Do feelings of self-doubt consume everyday activities?
Leading Consultant Psychiatrist, Dr Steve Peters, knows more than anyone how impulsive behaviour or nagging self-doubt can impact negatively on our professional and personal lives.
In this, his first book, Steve shares his phenomenally successful mind management programme that has been used to help elite athletes and senior managers alike to conquer their fears and operate with greater control, focus and confidence.
Seemingly complex concepts are made simple with the use of memorable analogies — such as the ‘chimp’, that seemingly irrational and impulsive being that inhabits our minds — and real-life case studies. Never before will you have had such a deep and clear understanding of your own behaviour and natural responses to certain people or situations.
This knowledge, combined with simple techniques that can be easily incorporated into daily life, will help you to control your emotional impulses and reach your full potential, leading to success at work and a happier, harmonious home life.