The Tools has ratings and reviews. Loy said: Let me break down the Phil Stutz,. Barry Michels. · Rating details · 2, ratings · reviews. The groundbreaking New York Times bestseller featuring five uniquely effective tools to help you embrace your shadow, learn the secret of true confidence. The Tools by Phil Stutz and Barry Michels. K likes. The Tools® is a dynamic, results-oriented set of practices created by psychotherapists Phil Stutz.

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View all 6 comments. Reading this book frees up time to do more of what i While there are countless ‘self-help’ books out there – most seem to reiterate the same things about being positive, etc. Consider this quote from C.

May 29, Pages Buy. A way to solidify your willpower so that you will continue to use The Tools.

Plus I’ve used and am still using the tools, although not as often as I did. However, in order to fully enjoy this book, I highly recommend to read chapters michelw stop there. I love shit that works and I’d rather be effective than “right”. The tools are simple and they worked for me – and they also have their own philosophy of life to them: Jun 22, Tony rated it it was amazing. Ultimately a lot of the tools come down to a shift in paradigm, which is no simple task, but the tools certainly help you get on that path.

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Customers who bought this item also bought. Ba A groundbreaking book about personal growth that presents a uniquely effective set of four tools that bring about dynamic change in the present and impart a greater understanding of the depth and complexity of the human condition over the longterm. You do have to put in the work!!

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You join to stop drinking one day tje a time. This particular problem relying on the clinicians judgment to gauge the effectiveness of the treatment plagued psychotherapy for its first century. For years, Stutz and Michels taught these techniques to an exclusive patient base, but with The Tools, their revolutionary, empowering practice becomes available to every reader interested in realizing the full range of their potential.


A way to rid yourself of overwhelming, negative thoughts that hold you back and give you back your sense of control and deal with anger in the moment. The second answer goes back to our original question about what a tool is. Or just to get shit done. And remaining redundant part of the book is filled with authors’ attempts to write a “Higher force for dummies” manual they fail, by the way.

Very hard to read.

Out of control emotions, worrying, fear, shyness, inability to stay committed to a goal or set of rules ie, eating well or not smoking, etcand so on. At first, I was a bit put off by his stuts view, but I told myself to be patient and listen to michfls he had to say anyway. Every day presents challenges—big and small—that the tools transform into opportunities to bring about bold and dramatic change in your life.

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I will definitely incorporate these techniques to my practice. Taz’s Power Type Plans. I get that at a certain etutz, we need to screw our courage to the sticking place to, uh, murder Duncan.

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. Calling them “tools” may be, and they are presented in a way sstutz unique to these authors. The ideas of the Tools is good, but as with all these type of books, if you are looking for a magic wand to end your problems you won’t find it.

Nov 13, Laura Thomas Boren rated it it was amazing Shelves: If you are spineless and gullible, tkols awesome – you’ll love these!

The Tools: Transform Your Problems into Courage, Confidence, and Creativity by Phil Stutz

Reversal of Desire 2. The fact that the exercises offered can also be adopted as a way of life makes it a very worthwhile investment. At the core of this book are some good ideas that most cognitive therapists would be familiar with. Yes, the book’s perspective and explanation of how the tools work can be incredibly off-putting, especially for atheists or people who really dislike touchy-feely-ness. I wasn’t surprised; all five of the tools are variations on principles arrived at by various spiritual traditions for the pursuit of a happy, meaningful, fulfilled life, i.

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Refresh and try again. They do work – especially in my case, because I have a big bugaboo with shrinking in the face of disapproval. He worked as a… More about Phil Stutz. Looking for More Great Reads?

If the reader objects to certain imagery my deathbed figure screaming at me? Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. You, the dear, spiritually immature reader for looking for results in the first place.

Change takes work but this book was very eye opening and will be life changing for me.

The Tools: Transform Your Problems into Courage, Confidence, and Creativity

The authors have drawn from their many years of therapeutic practice to identify key areas of human difficulty and suggest ways of facing those problems. No thank youit is only due to our presumed defects.

But imagining myself at the end of my life when considering doing something — well, I’ve been doing that for years, especially for big decisions. We all have the power to change our own lives. I’ve also used them to avoid arguments and worry.