As heard on Radio 2's Chris Evans breakfast show
Understanding and developing the mind throughout life... 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.
AUTHOR: 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.