The Chimp Paradox, created by Professor Steve Peters is an incredibly powerful mind management model that can help you become a happy, confident, healthier and more successful person. At SDI’s brand new Service Resilience Conference 2019 Robbie Anderson will join us to talk as a keynote about building relationships and offering expert insights into the psychology of human performance using The Chimp Paradox. Service Resilience 2019 is taking place on Thursday 14 November in The British Library in London, book your place today!
What is The Chimp Model?
The Chimp Model is an incredibly powerful mind management model that can help you become a happy, confident, healthier and more successful person.
What is a Model?
A Model is not pure scientific fact or a hypothesis. It is just a simple representation to aid understanding and help us to use the science. It may also help us to make sense of how we have been in the past, how we are now, and how we can manage ourselves better in the future.
In The Chimp Model, the inner Chimp is the emotional team within the brain that thinks and acts for us without our permission. The logical team is the real person, it is you; rational, compassionate and humane, and is the Human within. The memory banks for reference are the Computer.
The Model sees the brain as being divided into three teams:
You (The Human)
The first team is you, the Human (headed up by the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex). You are a conscious thinking analysing being that works with facts and truth and then makes deductions using logical thinking.
The second team is the Chimp, an independent thinking brain that is not under your control. It works with feelings and impressions and then puts the ‘information’ together using emotional thinking.
The third team is the Computer. This is really a brain that is at the disposal of the Human and Chimp to put information into for reference. It acts as a memory and can also act as an automatic thinking and acting machine that is programmed to take over if the Chimp or Human is asleep or if they allow it to run ahead of them with preformed decisions and beliefs that it can act with.
To read more about the science behind the Chimp Model click here.
Professor Steve Peters and his experienced team of doctors and psychologists specialise in helping others be the best they can be and achieve psychological well-being. The Model helps people working in all walks of life including public services, the corporate sector, education, health and the world of sport. Their daily work is helping clients to get the best out of themselves and others, using The Chimp Model.
Within the model Steve explains the struggle that takes place within your mind. He then shows you how to apply this understanding to every area of your life so you can:
- Recognise how your mind is working
- Understand and manage your emotions and thoughts
- Manage yourself and become the person you would like to be
To learn about the Chimp Paradox in more detail, take a look at the below video:
About Robbie Anderson
Robbie is a British Psychological Society (BPS) Member Status Psychologist and has consulted with Professor Steve Peters for over a decade. His résumé includes, amongst others: Professional and Olympic athletes, TV Personalities, Blue-Chip Executives and Global Organisations.
With experience of consultancy in Europe, the Middle East, and America, Robbie believes that people have huge potential and demonstrates a real passion for helping them to unlock their talent, improve their performance and to achieve successful outcomes in extremely challenging environments.
Robbie works with a collaborative style, building relationships and offering expert insights into the psychology of human performance.
See Robbie Live!