The Silent Guides

Understanding and Developing the Mind Throughout Life

Steve Peters
NZD $32.99

The new book from the creator of the chimp management mind model and author of the million-copy-selling The Chimp Paradox.

The Silent Guides explores some neuroscience and psychological aspects of the developing mind, unconscious thinking, behaviours, habit formation and related topics in an easy-to-understand way. It then offers practical ideas and thoughts for the reader to reflect on using 10 helpful habits as examples.

This book has two themes:
- To help adults to consider and understand where some of their unhealthy or destructive learnt behaviours and beliefs might have come from, and then offer ways to replace them with healthy and constructive behaviours and beliefs.
- To offer ideas and support to parents, teachers or carers that could help children to form healthy and constructive habits and prevent unhealthy or destructive habits from developing.

Examples of unhelpful thinking, behaviours and habits that can be changed include:
Being overly self-critical
Fear of failure and unforgiving perfectionism
Worrying excessively or overreacting to situations
Procrastinating
Living with low self-esteem

Examples of helpful thinking, behaviours and habits include:
Smiling
Getting over mistakes
Developing a positive outlook
Being able to talk through your feelings
Seeking appropriate help
Being proactive

Written as a companion to My Hidden Chimp, these two interconnected books tackle how we can best manage our mind from childhood and into adulthood.

Professor Steve Peters explains neuroscience in a straightforward and intuitive way - offering up 10 simple habits that we as adults and children should have in our arsenal to deal with everyday life. These 10 habits should and can be retained for life.

Author bio:

Prof Steve Peters is a Consultant Psychiatrist who specialises in the functioning of the human mind. He currently works across a range of areas including corporate work, health, education, elite sport and with all members of the public including families and children. In all areas he helps people to understand how their mind works, gaining insight into their own unique mind and situation and then attaining skills to optimise performance and quality of life. His work, both current and past, in the field of Psychiatry and Education includes, the National Health Service for over twenty years; Clinical Director of Mental Health Services, Forensic High Secure Hospital work with individuals with dangerous personality disorders, Senior Clinical Lecturer in medicine at Sheffield University since 1994, Undergraduate Dean for over 10 years, and visiting Professor at Derby University. He holds degrees, higher degrees and postgraduate qualifications in Medicine, Mathematics, Education, Medical Education, Sports Medicine, and Psychiatry. He is a member of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and is on the College Membership Panel for examinations; He acted as a member of the Therapeutic Use Exemption Panel for UK Sport for over ten years and has been an expert witness to WADA (World Anti-doping Agency); he has attended four Olympic Games and multiple World Championships working with over twenty Olympic and National teams. He is Chair of the Anti-Doping and Medical Committee for World Masters Athletics; and is the CEO of his own charity-supporting company, Chimp Management. He is the author of the best-selling personal development book The Chimp Paradox.

Category: Self-help & practical
ISBN: 9781788700016
Publisher: Bonnier
Imprint: Lagom
Pub Date: April 2019
Page Extent: 320
Format: Book
Subject: Child care & upbringing