What is the chimp model? 

THE SILENT GUIDES:  Understanding the mind


Date: Thursday 14 January 2021 at 7pm (Online Event)

Cost: £25 per participant (limited places and priority given to CMS Parents and Family)

CMS is pleased to host Chimp Management deliver a workshop for parents. Based on the book by Consultant Psychiatrist Prof Steve Peters, this 90-minute interactive workshop will be hosted by a trained mentor and will have mixture of science, personal reflection, group based discussion, exercises and interactive activities. 


By the end of the workshop you will have had the opportunity to use neuroscience and the Chimp Model to aid your understanding of your own, “silent guides” and where these may have come from.  You will explore ways to manage these moving forwards.  The session will provide a foundation to build the best environments for young people, and to assist students in developing constructive habits and beliefs.


Before participating in this session, everyone will need to first attend a workshop that introduces the Chimp Model. This workshop has been developed on the basis of the participants all having a basic understanding of the Chimp Model. – We will supply a link to a video that introduces the Chimp Model and will take you approx 20 mins to watch.




  • Recognise that how we perceive the world is influenced by both nurture and nature

  • Examine the neuroscientific developmental stages of the mind

  • Understand how these stages influence a child’s cognitive capabilities at certain periods in their life.

  • Establish realistic expectations of ourselves and the child when working with students along their developmental journey 

  • Explore how we and young people interpret our experiences

  • Discuss the role adults can play in helping young people make sense of and respond to their world in a constructive and helpful manner

  • Provide insights on ways to better interact with young people to increase the probability of them having positive self-worth, self-esteem and a confident approach to life.

Register to attend

Cardiff Montessori School and Nursery is operated by: 
Cardiff Montessori School Limited,  
C/O Bevan & Buckland Langdon House, Langdon Rd, Swansea, SA1 8QY. Company number: 10033360  
Company Director: Esma Izzidien 

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