The Tools: 5 Tools to Help You Find Courage, Creativity, and Willpower--and Inspire You to Live Life in Forward Motion

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Random House Publishing Group, May 29, 2012 - Self-Help - 288 pages
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A groundbreaking book about personal growth that presents a uniquely effective set of five tools that bring about dynamic change—as seen on Goop and The Dr. Oz Show
 
Change can begin right now.
 
The Tools is a dynamic, results-oriented practice that defies the traditional approach to therapy. Instead of focusing on the past, this groundbreaking method aims to deliver relief from persistent problems and restore control—and hope—to users 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. These transformative techniques will 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.
 
For years, Phil Stutz and Barry Michels taught these tools to an exclusive patient base of high-powered executives and creative types. Now their revolutionary practice is available to anyone interested in realizing the full range of their potential. Stutz and Michels want to make your life exceptional—in its resiliency, its productivity, and its experience of real happiness.
 
Praise for The Tools
 
“This blew my mind more than anything else I’ve learned this year.”—Dr. Mehmet Oz
 
“Breakthrough material that ignites your own capacity to transform your life.”—Marianne Williamson

“A rapid and streamlined method of self-improvement.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)
 
“An ‘open secret’ in Hollywood . . . [Stutz and Michels] have developed a program designed to access the creative power of the unconscious.”The New Yorker
 
“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
 
“Intensely gratifying.”Self


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User Review  - joeydag - LibraryThing

I just skimmed it but the lessons are provocative. How to face fear, how to express your inner authority, bringing love into your life. As the authors point out, it is difficult to keep practicing the exercises. Perhaps I'll pick up the book again for refreshing. Read full review

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User Review  - tandah - LibraryThing

What's really great about this book is the detail provided in using and applying 'the tools'. I'd describe this book a practical - not beautifully written, but very useful. Read full review

Contents

Revelation of a New
The Reversal of Desire
Active Love
Inner Authority
The Grateful Flow
Jeopardy
Faith in Higher Forces
The Fruits of a New Vision
Acknowledgments
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About the author (2012)

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 in Los Angeles since 1986.

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