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Phil Stutz , Barry Michels
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Book Description

3 Jan 2013

5 unique Tools ... 3 seconds each to use ... A lifetime of fulfilment

Can you imagine what your life would be like if you could tap into a new source of power - one that has been inside you all along - to solve your own problems and become the master of your life?

The Tools is an extraordinary psychological model based on the proven methods of Hollywood's greatest psychotherapists. Phil Stutz and Barry Michels have over 60 years of psychotherapeutic experience between them. Together they have helped their A-list clients work through whatever has held them back ­- be it insecurity, trauma, anger, lack of willpower, negativity or avoidance - to achieve their greatest work and find a deep level of fulfilment.

Now, at last, the acclaimed clinicians are sharing their methods in this eye-opening and empowering book. Introducing their five simple techniques, namely The Reversal of Desire, Active Love, Inner Authority, The Grateful Flow and Jeopardy, the authors clearly explain what they are plus how and when to use them. Astonishingly effective and beautifully simple - once you've learned a tool it takes only three to five seconds to use it - this book will give you everything you need to propel yourself forward to achieve your ambitions and be who you were born to be.

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  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Vermilion (3 Jan 2013)
  • Language: Unknown
  • ISBN-10: 0091947413
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091947415
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.6 x 2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (28 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 120,941 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Movie stars swear by it - and it could change your life ... The genius Hollywood trick that's finally here." (Glamour magazine)

"The new über-bible of life techniques" (InStyle magazine)

"Confront and solve problems head-on" (Sunday Times Style)

"The Tools to change your life." (The Sun)

"Hollywood's "open secret"" (The New Yorker)

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The new global phenomenon. Fulfil your true potential with Hollywood's acclaimed psychotherapists.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tools for the open minded 4 Sep 2012
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Fabulous book, I found it easy to read and understand and put the tools into practice.

I must add though, that I feel that some understanding of the law of attraction/higher forces/ The Universe etc is an advantage when it comes to understanding the concepts in this book.

I have read a broad range of books so have a fair understanding and am already finding these tools pretty powerful.

Really glad I read it.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A good self help book 6 Aug 2012
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This book provides 5 so-called "Tools" (i.e. mental exercises) that can be used in various situations in which you may need help. For example there is a Tool to deal with negativity and another to deal with a lack of motivation and so on.

The book makes it clear that it is not a magic pill that will cure all your ills after one read through. It is up front about the fact that applying the Tools requires work and that that work must be kept up continuously in order for the benefit of the Tools to be ongoing.

The book is practical in the sense that the Tools have come about (and been refined) through testing what exercises work on numerous patients and then tweaking them to be as effective as possible. However, the explanation given as to why they work includes the idea of "higher forces" - the details of which are not discussed. These higher forces can be interpreted by the reader as he/she wishes and the authors are careful not to say that they are a god.

In summary - although as the authors state the exercises do require consistent work - I believe the exercises could be truly beneficial, and the book is an interesting read in itself.
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28 of 32 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars This book really works! 1 July 2012
By Sandra
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I can't remember how many self-help books I have read over the years but what I do know, is that this book actually offers practical help. Most books will try to educate you with all sorts of information and explanations about why you may have a certain problem, but they do not offer any form of long-term solution. Same for lots of forms of therapy. You can talk your head off but when you do not receive some sort of practical advice, you get none the wiser.

This book, however, gives you practical solutions to difficulties you may experience in different circumstances. It contains 'tools', i.e. exercises, you need to practice and use every day. The writers even created a tool which helps you stay motivated to practice the tools. The writers know from experience (they are a psychiatrist and a psychologist) that it's human nature to stop with exercises as soon as people see some result. In order to keep having these positive results, you need to keep using the tools. That's why the writers have been the first smart authors of a self-help book to add an incentive to keep practising.

I have purchased this book based on the blog of the authors and I can tell you that it has helped me a great deal so far! The exercises are easy to do and only take a few minutes, the more you practice the faster you go through them. I would recommend this to anyone who could use a little help in everyday life (i.e. everyone)! Read it and love it!!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The life changing book 3 Oct 2012
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This is not just any other book. it will transform your life. How have I lived my life before?

Thank you both, for this undeniably life altering book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sense articulated 8 April 2014
I felt like I was bizarrely reading the story of my life when perusing this book such as it articulated many issues I am currently up against but didn't really conceptualize adequately.

Whether the 'tools' will assist is the next step and I'll try with a huge effort to implement them and come back to this review at the end of the year with a genuine update of the efficacy .

It looks promising so far though.
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5.0 out of 5 stars changed the way I live my life 6 April 2014
By lyn5min
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I would definitely read this if you need a way to move forward because you have become stuck. I engaged with this book on every level, I only wish it could be freely available to every one as a way of living your life. It has explained more to me about what religion is really all about than anyone else ever has, without being at all religious as we know it. Thank you for giving me a way forward Barry and Phil
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I mistakenly bought this under the impression it was the 'hardback' version of the book with the same name also listed in the search results so when a tiny stocking filler of a book fell out onto the floor my girlfriend laughed in my face. I will have to remember to check book dimensions in the future, but luckily the book still covered the highlights of the original, just with fewer real life examples.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 1 Nov 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I'm still reading it, but so far it has some great stuff! It's a book I know I will read again and again for reference.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars How a transformation of negatives into positives can help people to...
This book has an unorthodox narrative in that the co-authors, Phil Stutz and Barry Michels, either speak directly to the reader (often referring to the other when doing so) or one... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Robert Morris
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally - a development book that's actually practical!
An excellent book with some heavy hitting PRACTICAL tools that can be immediately used and tested by the reader. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Richard Swan
1.0 out of 5 stars Hollywood Hype for the easily led
I've read many a self-help and psychology book in my time and this has to be the absolute worst I've read. Read more
Published 8 months ago by TONY MEREDITH
5.0 out of 5 stars A real help
Clearly written, absolutely inspirational, easy to read . Would recommend to anyone. One of the best self-help books ever written.
Published 8 months ago by G Westwood
2.0 out of 5 stars self help book
just didnt get along with the reasoning in this book at all. one section was ok but the rest wasnt for me.
Published 9 months ago by Mrs J A Shenton
5.0 out of 5 stars Life changing
First page is already inspiering, recommend to anyone that wants to make a 360 life change. Lived it its a must have.
Published 10 months ago by E. Garcia
5.0 out of 5 stars It works!!!
Read this with an open mind it works
Dont read negative reviews they will only cloud your thinking
Believe and use and things in your life will undoubtedly change
Published 10 months ago by dave
3.0 out of 5 stars Helpful in a fairly shallow way
This book describes well those times when we may feel anxious, inadequate, down hearted and provides some basic tools to cope. Read more
Published 11 months ago by S Senior
5.0 out of 5 stars Strongly recommend The Tools
If you or someone whose welfare you care about have read lots of books, been to professionals for analysis, tried meditation, etc. etc. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Barsanti Elizabeth Anne
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