The Tools - Phil Stutz & Barry Michels

The Tools

By Phil Stutz & Barry Michels

  • Release Date: 2012-05-29
  • Genre: Self-Improvement
Score: 4
From 340 Ratings


NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Change can begin right now. Learn to bring about dynamic personal growth using five uniquely effective tools—from psychotherapist Barry Michels and psychiatrist Phil Stutz, subject of the Netflix documentary Stutz.

“These tools are emotional game changers. They do nothing less than deliver you to your best and most powerful self.”—Kathy Freston, author of Quantum Wellness
The Tools offers a solution to the biggest complaint patients have about therapy: the interminable wait for change to begin. The traditional therapeutic model sets its sights on the past, but psychiatrist Phil Stutz and psychotherapist Barry Michels employ an arsenal of techniques—“the tools”—that allow patients to use their problems as levers that access the power of the unconscious and propel them into action. Suddenly, through this transformative approach, obstacles become new chances—to find courage, embrace discipline, develop self-expression, deepen creativity.
A dynamic, results-oriented practice, The Tools aims to deliver relief from persistent problems and restore control and hope right away. Every day presents challenges—big and small—that the tools transform into opportunities to bring about bold and dramatic change in your life. Stutz and Michels teach you how to:
Get Unstuck: Master the things you are avoiding and live in forward motion.
Control Anger: Free yourself from out-of-control rage and never-ending grudges.
Express Yourself: Learn the secret of true confidence and find your authentic voice.
Combat Anxiety: Stop obsessive worrying and negative thinking.
Find Discipline: Activate willpower and make the most of every minute.
With The Tools, Stutz and Michels allow you to realize the full range of your potential. Their goal is nothing less than for your life to become exceptional—exceptional in its resiliency, in its experience of real happiness, and in its understanding of the human spirit.


  • Must read and read again !

    By Elisaellen
    Powerful, inspiring and applicable. I will re-read and continue to use the tools form this book moving forward.
  • real steps to take today

    By anonymüs
    Fears. Roadblocks. Bad habits. Sure it can help to understand why you have them. But it’s a lot bigger help to do something about them.
  • The Reward is in the Work

    By GriffinTwist
    Do the tools and you will expand and have a better quality of life. That simple. The Tools is an amazing gift to mankind and the universe. It cuts through all the bs and prepares you for real life.
  • Inspirational

    By Paulyworksfineart
    I used the tools and seen it worked in my life. I had already begun doing some things prior to reading this book but it's great to know what I am doing right now is in the right direction. It's a handbook that you will review over and over again.
  • Excellent

    A momentous conception for a creative path to a new future... A very seminal book for the new age... The one within ourselves! Definitely recommended!
  • Most pages missing

    By brosed
    I've had nothing but problems with this book. ALmost all of the pages are missing. I'm asking for a refund and will try in a different format (e.g. Kindle). The content that I could read was good, it was the iBook version that was the problem.
  • The Tools

    By Alaskafly
    Great information in this book but is missing several pages.
  • Tools

    By Seadailey
    I was able to read the sample but the book did not download properly. I would like to read more.
  • Missing Pages

    By Lgapqyuevbe
    Don't buy this book if you want to read all of its pages -- they won't be there!
  • The tools

    By Dr Sonja
    A great book to help you think about and deal with your problems on a more mindful way. Can get a bit preachy, but maybe if a "higher power" concept is new for you, it will benefit. (?)