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A groundbreaking book about personal growth that presents a uniquely effective set of five tools that bring about dynamic change
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 therapists Phil Stutz, M.D., and Barry Michels employ an arsenal of techniques—"the tools"—that allow readers to use their problems as levers to keep them focused and motivated in their work environments. Suddenly, through this transformative approach, obstacles become opportunities. Complete with patient experiences drawn from their practice as well as diagrams to illustrate each tool's basis and implantation, The Tools now makes their empowering practice available to all.
“Transcendent . . . a rapid and streamlined method of self-improvement.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“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
“These tools are emotional game changers; they can help you work through conflicts, get happier, and feel a deep sense of purpose. As simple and practical as they are, they do nothing less than deliver you to your best and most powerful self.”—Kathy Freston, author of Quantum Wellness: A Spiritual Guide to Health and Happiness
"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