The Silent Guides : Developing successful habits during childhood and adulthood, Paperback / softback Book

The Silent Guides : Developing successful habits during childhood and adulthood Paperback / softback


From the creator of the chimp management mind model and author of the million copy selling The Chimp Paradox. During our childhood we learn to manage emotions and thinking by developing coping strategies.

These strategies, whether helpful or unhelpful, often progress into habits for life - our Silent Guides.

Helpful habits can give many advantages in life. Unhelpful habits that persist into adult life usually bring stress and can be detrimental to our day to- day functioning, psychological health and relationships. The Silent Guides has two themes: To help adults to consider and understand where some of their unhealthy or destructive habits might have come from, and then offer ways to replace them with healthy and constructive habits To offer ideas and support to parents, teachers or carers that could help children to form healthy or constructive habits and prevent unhealthy or destructive habits from developingIn The Silent Guides, Prof Steve Peters, author of the bestselling The Chimp Paradox,explores the neuroscience and psychological aspects of habit formation and related topics in an easy to understand way.

He then offers practical ideas and thoughts for the reader to reflect on. Examples of unhelpful habits that can be changed include: Being overly self-critical Fear of failure and unforgiving perfectionism Worrying excessively or overreacting to situations Living with low self-esteemExamples of helpful habits include: Having a positive outlook Managing negative emotions The ability to get over mistakes Stopping procrastination


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Bonnier Books Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Psychology
  • ISBN: 9781788700016



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