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 Phil Stutz and Barry Michels employ an arsenal of techniques - "the tools" - that allow patients to use their problems as levers that access the power of the unconscious and propel them into action. Suddenly, through this transformative approach, obstacles become opportunities - to find courage, embrace discipline, develop self-expression, deepen creativity.
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. The authors' goal is nothing less than for your life to become exceptional - exceptional in its resiliency, in its experience of real happiness, and in its understanding of the human spirit.
©2012 Barry Michels and Phil Stutz (P)2012 Random House Audio
"With deceptively potent visualization exercises, psychiatrist Stutz and psychotherapist Michels promote a rapid and streamlined method of self-improvement. . . . 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 doesntt end with the self" (Publishers Weekly)
"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)
This book is amazing! A spiritual spin on psychology. Truly groundbreaking in my opinion! I have read/listened to a lot of material, but this is one of the best I have ever come accross in spiritual pshycology. It has packaged ideas which I have often intuitively felt i should be using through my on spiritual evolution, and made them into practical easy to use tools. This book can be truly life changing for someone who makes using the tools into a daily routine. i highly highly recommend for everyone to read/listen to it! The key is to keep practicing, as the book also states, making this into a routine is the way to change a life for good. In my opinion, anyone who follows will come closer and closer to being an enlightened human being. Thank you for such great material!
Inspiring, use full, Hope
Realizing that you can stop wishing for easy street
Laugh and cry
should be required reading
Using the Tools has completely shifted my paradigm and allowed me to operate in the world with much more grace, efficiency and efficacy in all of my roles, especially as a father. The work it has done and is doing on my heart's connection to something greater has really multiplied and accelerated what I thought I could do. Get on it.
I can really recommend this one.
There are definitely some usable ideas and 'tools' in this book that can change the way you go through life if you're willing to change. But then again, most books do... if you're willing.
What disturbed me is the religious undertone in this book. The authors claim in multiple parts in this book that it's impossible to use these tools if you don't accept that the universe has some sort of supreme intelligent being behind the controls, or something in that line. I don't have anything against religious people, but I feel audible should clearly mark this book for what it is.
If they had done so, I wouldn't have bought it.
I've got a few relatively complex questions. I'm not sure they, would be welcomed in this setting...
However, how Aware of us are you guys meaning to suggest and depict Higher forces to be of us?
I know notifed that you've somewhat addressed this question in the FAQs...
And I've been helped greatly by my efforts towards applying thankfulness. ... Which
seems to get me pass my preoccupations with it most of the time...
But is it possible to avoid some of the false interpretations presented or does that really matter?
Yes I would try another book by the authors.
Some of the tools resonated more than others. The ones that did stand out were really good. The ones that did not fell a little flat.
Their own personal story and their experiences.
I have listened to a few self-help audiobooks and this book by far, has the most practical prescriptions to handle day to day crisis. The book is well laid out and the final tool ensures that the user makes a concious attempt to utilize the right tool for a given situation. In addition to this book, I love the app available on the itunes store. Be sure to download the app once you have grasped the key concepts of the various tools.
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