The Tools: Using the Power Within to Connect to Life-Changing Forces

Phil Stutz and Barry Michels. Random/Spiegel & Grau, $25 (288p) ISBN 978-0-679-64444-6
With deceptively potent visualization exercises, psychiatrist Stutz and psychotherapist Michels promote a rapid and streamlined method of self-improvement. Michels, known for his work with prominent entertainment industry clients, teaches readers to end procrastination and negativity by tapping into higher forces. Stutz, who originally developed the Tools, backtracks to explain how and why they originated. Though simple, the authors’ techniques are designed to access intense intrapersonal areas. The “Inner Authority” tool, for example, involves imagining the Jungian Shadow to reach greater self-expression. Though many of the tools are explained by addressing a creative problem, readers in any field are likely to feel empowered because of their ease of use. Easy but not shallow, the work of Michels and Stutz also has a transcendent component. The authors foresee a time when “psychotherapy... will become a spiritual endeavor”; exercises are said to work thanks to the generosity of the universe. 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 doesn’t end with the self. (June)
Reviewed on: 04/09/2012
Release date: 05/01/2012
Show other formats
Hardcover - 288 pages - 978-0-307-36092-2
Book - 978-1-61637-911-7
Ebook - 978-0-307-36095-3
Compact Disc - 6 pages - 978-0-307-98768-6
Compact Disc - 978-0-307-98771-6
Open Ebook - 288 pages - 978-1-4464-9109-6
Open Ebook - 1 pages - 978-1-299-07777-5
Paperback - 256 pages - 978-986-175-274-7
Book - 139 pages - 978-0-679-64445-3
Paperback - 271 pages - 978-0-09-194741-5
Paperback - 271 pages - 978-0-8129-8304-3
Paperback - 288 pages - 978-0-307-36093-9
Hardcover - 176 pages - 978-0-7624-5098-5
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
Email Address


Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.