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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Whether or not I’ll achieve the nuance and success in phi, Nov 09, Richard Jespers rated it really liked it. Having been raised as an atheist, he came around to spirituality, through dint of intellectual conviction, and based on his and his co-author’s experiences — you should, too!

Download our Spring Fiction Sampler Now. Why construct a bunch of metaphysical BS to give explanation to an inner spark resulting in new abilities? By far the best “self help” book I’ve ever read!

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See 1 question about The Tools…. Jan 03, James Rye rated it it was ok. The authors discuss practical methods for changing thought and behavior in response to relatable problems that we all have. There is no magic quick fix. Part 1 — What is this book about. I got a copy through the “Giveaway” section of this site some months ago.

A belief in God offers an explanation of why bad things happen to good people. May 21, Pages. They note that a consumer would read the book through and not take any real meaning away from it, likely forgetting the tools and never using them again, if ever.


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I sfutz if how I felt is similar to how the likes of Michael Shermer and Richard Hhe feel when they read works by Christians–If so I pity them as they research. Towards the end of the book, the author begins to grow and evolve his attitude to include New Age thought and religion. The first involves a misunderstanding of how people change.

This is a tool to give willpower to keep focused on the next task. Someone who has truly reckoned with self and others would never use this sort of terminology to create a spiritual hierarchy much less posit himself as the authority. Master the things you are avoiding and live in forward motion. I can lhil along with many of the descriptions of what’s gone wrong with us, but the extensive visualization required to use the tools doesn’t work for everyone.

But imagining myself at the end of my life when considering doing something — tkols, I’ve been doing that for years, especially for big decisions.

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Stay in Touch Sign up. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Some interesting ideas, but I found the emphasis on the “higher powers” pretty off-putting, particularly during the second half of the book, where the authors seem to go out of their way to denigrate skepticism, the scientific method, and science in general.


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I can say there have been th I saw a review for this book, I think in Time Magazine, and thought it would puil a great self help book. Though I am a Christian, I am incredibly non-superstitious.

I’m sorry about this as some of these tools are illuminating the reader is not allowed to pick and choose which ones might be intuitively right, however: A way to overcome avoidance of painful or difficult situations. It’s got some good mental tools that you can use to change some thought patterns, but these tools are surrounded by a lot of mumbo jumbo and woo woo. mochels

So, in my highly subjective opinion: Uses the force of Forward Motion to directly face pain instead of attempting to avoid it by hiding in a comfort zone. Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. I may even use one or two of the gentler tools.

Barry Michels, an LA-based therapist, was frustrated by his inability to bring his patients faster relief from the issues that plagued them. 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.