The Tools

The Tools

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5 unique Tools ...3 seconds each to use...A lifetime of fulfillment. Can you imagine what your life would be if you could tap into a new source of power - one that has been inside you all along - to solve your own problems and become the master of your life? The Tools is an extraordinary psychological model based on the proven methods of Hollywood's greatest psychotherapists. Phil Stutz and Barry Michels have over 60 years of psychotherapeutic experience between them. Together they have helped their A-list clients work through whatever has held them back - be it insecurity, trauma, anger, lack of willpower, negativity or avoidance - and achieve their greatest work and find a deep level of fulfillment. Now, at last, the acclaimed clinicians are sharing their methods in this eye-opening and empowering book. Introducing their five simple techniques, namely The Reversal of Desire, Active Love, Inner Authority, The Grateful Flow and Jeopardy, the authors clearly explain what they are and how and when to use them. Astonishingly effective and beautifully simple - once you've learned a tool it takes only three to five seconds to use it - this book will give you everything you need to propel yourself forward to achieve your ambitions and be who you were born to more

Product details

  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 155 x 209 x 28mm | 434g
  • Ebury Publishing
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0091947731
  • 9780091947736
  • 493,422

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"Hollywood's "open secret" The New Yorker "Barry Michels and Phil Stutz are profoundly talented guides to the inner workings of the psyche. The Tools is breakthrough material that ignites your own capacity to transform your life." Marianne Williamson "Every single thing I've written of any power or merit came through using the tools Barry taught me. Usually counterintuitive, sometimes dangerous, they only changed my life." Stephen Gaghan, Academy Award-winning writer of Traffic and writer/director of Syriana "The clear, user-friendly approach plus a belief that 'the power of higher forces is absolutely real' is a winning combination. Here is the rare self-help book that doesn't end with the self." Publishers Weekly "The Tools is the new uber-bible of life techniques. And it WORKS!" InStyleshow more

About Phil Stutz

Phil Stutz graduated from City College in New York and received his MD from New York University. He worked as a prison psychiatrist on Rikers Island and then in private practice in New York before moving his practice to Los Angeles in 1982. Barry Michels has a BA from Harvard, a law degree from University of California, Berkeley and an MSW from the University of Southern California. He has been in private practice as a psychotherapist since 1980. more

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"Every single thing I've written of any power or merit came through using the tools Barry taught me. Usually counterintuitive, sometimes dangerous, they only changed my life."show more

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The Tools is a set of five dynamic and effective psychological techniques you can use anytime or anywhere. Together they will propel you forward through whatever troubles or negativity are holding you back to fi nd happiness, achieve your ambitions and fulfil your true potential. PHIL STUTZ and BARRY MICHELS are Hollywood’s most acclaimed psychotherapists with over 60 years of experience between them. SOLVE YOUR PROBLEMS AND BECOME THE MASTER OF YOUR LIFEshow more

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This is more than a book. This is is something that managed to deliver the message that no one even my mom couldn't get through my stubborn selfish little head. This is a perfect aid for the change, especially if someone dumped you because you acted too selfishly, too aggressively, too judgmentally. This book is THE mirror. Just read patiently, think and STICK to it:)show more
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