Chimp Paradox creator Peters returns with 'comprehensive' new guide

Chimp Paradox creator Peters returns with 'comprehensive' new guide

Professor Steve Peters, author of the bestselling self-help book The Chimp Paradox (Ebury), has written a new guide based on its principles for Mindfield Media.

Peters, a medical doctor specialising in mental health, has written four books. His hit The Chimp Paradox has sold just under 780,000 units for £7.5m through Nielsen BookScan in the UK, making it the biggest seller in Nielsen's self-improvement category since records began.

New title A Path Through The Jungle: A Psychological Health and Wellbeing Programme to Develop Robustness and Resilience will be published by his own company Mindfield Media on 19th October 2021. With an initial 50,000 print run and distributed by Gardners,  it is billed as a "comprehensive, full colour, practical self-help programme".

Its synopsis explains: “All of 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 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, the bestselling 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 Management Mind Model. The eight stages of the book help you to focus on yourself, empower you and lead you along a path to robustness and resilience.”

Peters explained: “I wrote The Chimp Paradox book to introduce the concept of how the mind is structured and works. The first stage in this new book gives a summary of this. The following seven stages will form the path to robustness and resilience. The course is written following requests to have a structured practical programme that will help people to apply the Chimp Model and to develop emotional skills for life. By undertaking the programme, it will enable the reader to attain psychological health and wellbeing.”

The Chimp Paradox in all print editions has sold just under 780,000 units for £7.5m through BookScan. It's the biggest title coded in BookScan's Self-improvement category since records began in 1998.