The Tools

Author: Phil Stutz
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 9780679644453
Release Date: 2012-05-29
Genre: Self-Help

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • A groundbreaking book about personal growth that presents a uniquely effective set of five tools that bring about dynamic change—as seen on Goop and The Dr. Oz Show Change can begin right now. The Tools is a dynamic, results-oriented practice that defies the traditional approach to therapy. 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. Every day presents challenges—big and small—that the tools transform into opportunities to bring about bold and dramatic change in your life. These transformative techniques will teach you how to GET UNSTUCK: Master the things you are avoiding and live in forward motion. CONTROL ANGER: Free yourself from out-of-control rage and never-ending grudges. EXPRESS YOURSELF: Learn the secret of true confidence and find your authentic voice. COMBAT ANXIETY: Stop obsessive worrying and negative thinking. FIND DISCIPLINE: Activate willpower and make the most of every minute. For years, Phil Stutz and Barry Michels taught these tools to an exclusive patient base of high-powered executives and creative types. Now their revolutionary practice is available to anyone interested in realizing the full range of their potential. Stutz and Michels want to make your life exceptional—in its resiliency, its productivity, and its experience of real happiness. Praise for The Tools “This blew my mind more than anything else I’ve learned this year.”—Dr. Mehmet Oz “Breakthrough material that ignites your own capacity to transform your life.”—Marianne Williamson “A rapid and streamlined method of self-improvement.”—Publishers Weekly (starred review) “An ‘open secret’ in Hollywood . . . [Stutz and Michels] have developed a program designed to access the creative power of the unconscious.”—The New Yorker “These tools are emotional game changers. They do nothing less than deliver you to your best and most powerful self.”—Kathy Freston, author of Quantum Wellness “Intensely gratifying.”—Self From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Tools

Author: Phil Stutz
Publisher: Random House Canada
ISBN: 9780307360953
Release Date: 2012-05-29
Genre: Self-Help

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. The Tools addresses the most common complaint patients have about psychotherapy: the interminable wait for change to begin. Barry Michels, an LA-based therapist, was frustrated by his inability to bring his patients faster relief from the issues that plagued them. He found a mentor in Phil Stutz, a psychiatrist who years before devised a methodology that arose from a similar disenchantment. The traditional therapeutic model sets its sights on the past, but Stutz and Michels employ an arsenal of tools--exercises that access the power of the unconscious and effectively meet the most persistent problems people face--and the results are electrifying. Stutz and Michels are much sought-after--a recent profile in The New Yorker touted them as an "open secret" in Hollywood--and treat a high-powered and creative clientele. Their first work, The Tools transcends the typical self-help genre because of its paradigm-changing material, the credibility of its authors, and the instant appeal and empowerment of its message.

The Tools

Author: Phil Stutz
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9780091947415
Release Date: 2013-01-01
Genre: Self-Help

5 unique Tools ... 3 seconds each to use ... A lifetime of fulfilment Can you imagine what your life would be 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 - and 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 and 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. 5 unique Tools ... 3 seconds each to use ... A lifetime of fulfilmentCan you imagine what your life would be 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 - and 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 and 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.

Coming Alive

Author: Barry Michels
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 9780812994124
Release Date: 2017-08-22
Genre: Self-Help

The transformative new book by the authors of the New York Times bestseller The Tools (and the resident shrinks on Goop) reveals how to deepen your emotional and spiritual experience and realize your full potential. In The Tools, Barry Michels and Phil Stutz revolutionized the world of personal growth and self-actualization by offering doable, dynamic actions that transformed challenges into opportunities for change. Now, in Coming Alive, they provide four vital tools for tapping into the Life Force that resides within each of us—a wellspring of positive energy that is the source of creativity, renewal, confidence, and engagement. The first step in gaining mastery over one’s life is identifying the enemy within, which Michels and Stutz have named Part X. This formidable adversary is a shape-shifter—it may be the voice in your head that is a torrent of negativity, persuading you of the futility of finding love, starting a business, or pursuing a creative passion; it may sap you of energy, convincing you that your inner resources are limited; it may take the form of outside forces that conspire against you. In whatever guise it appears, Part X aims to derail your progress, keep you small and stuck, and defeat hope. The tools in Coming Alive help you connect to the Life Force and harness the energy and will to combat Part X. These are tools of ascendance—they activate your aspirational self; they spark creativity and resilience; they help you to transcend the mire of negative thoughts and circumstances and align with a powerful ally that unites us in our common desire to live lives of meaning and engagement. Drawing insights from their decades of psychotherapeutic practice, their lived experience, and their moving and generous understanding of our interconnectedness, Michels and Stutz have created a paradigm-shifting guide to achieving optimal mental health and spiritual well-being. Advance praise for Coming Alive “There is something indescribably beautiful about living life in integrity. The tools Barry and Phil teach in Coming Alive gave me the courage and clarity to align myself with the truth—no matter how hard or painful it seemed at the time.”—Gwyneth Paltrow “What a gift! A riveting exploration of four (bone-chillingly relatable) modern ailments and their thrillingly practical solutions . . . Singular in its approach and deeply spiritual in its concerns, Coming Alive is a book I’ll be pressing on friends and foes alike.”—Maria Semple, author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette and Today Will Be Different “‘Practical’ and ‘effective’ are words psychology has always been afraid to embrace. But after working with Barry and Phil for years, I can tell you that they deliver spiritual and psychological transformation. The results, at least for me, have been life changing.”—Adam McKay, Academy Award–winning writer, director, and producer “When I was going through the most difficult years of my life, I was able to use this method to find my strength. We all have the ability to save ourselves, yet we need guidance when we are lost. In Coming Alive you can find the road map to enlightenment.”—Drew Barrymore “Part X is another way of describing the addict mind, the obsessive mind, the Jungian shadow, or any fear- or anger-based thought or action. It’s been Phil and Barry’s collective life work to deconstruct Part X and explain it to the rest of us mortals so that we can work with it and not be a slave to it.”—Hank Azaria

Operation Beautiful

Author: Caitlin Boyle
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101458891
Release Date: 2010-08-03
Genre: Self-Help

An empowering book with photos, notes, and true stories about an underground campaign to recognize the true beauty within every woman. Tired of watching women pick themselves apart in front of the mirror, blogger Caitlin Boyle scribbled a note on a Post-it: "YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL!" and slapped it on the mirror of a public bathroom. With one small act, she kick-started a movement. In a matter of days, women were undertaking their own feats of resistance, posting uplifting notes on gym lockers, diet shakes in supermarkets, weight-loss guides in bookstores, and anywhere else a nagging voice of self-criticism might lurk. Emboldening and contagious, the "operation" has attracted widespread attention from the media, including the New York Daily News and salon.com. Operation Beautiful showcases the notes women have posted around the world and the stories behind them, along with interviews, interesting research findings, and tips for improving one's outlook on life. Blending a confessional tone with gutsy observations about redefining beauty, the chapters address key issues for women of all ages, including Fighting Fat Talk, Family and Friends, Food, Fitness, Faith, and Going Forward. In the scrapbook tradition of PostSecret and Davy Rothbart's Found, Operation Beautiful is filled with black-and-white photos and a two-color design, making it the perfect gift for any friend, sister, daughter, or niece. Watch a Video

The Synthesis Effect

Author: John McGrail
Publisher: Red Wheel/Weiser
ISBN: 9781601636126
Release Date: 2012-03-01
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

For far too many of us, modern life is a struggle. We are stressed, depressed, anxious, addicted, obese, terrified, and angry. Are we doomed to live this way? Dr. John McGrail answers with an emphatic: “No. Anyone and everyone can create the life of their dreams.” In The Synthesis Effect he shows you how, sharing his unique process in an engaging, friendly narrative that includes stories of real people overcoming real issues and empowering their lives quickly and profoundly. The Synthesis Effect will show you: How you became you—your personality, values, feelings, habits, beliefs, and behaviors—how you create your own reality, and why it’s so difficult to change it. That you already have everything you need within you to change and transform your life, and how to use the models, tools, techniques, and exercises of Synthesis to do so. How to reach “practical enlightenment,” living your life virtually free of suffering...and how to pass it on to others. The Synthesis Effect provides simple, powerful, and clinically proven techniques for creating personal change and transformation while outlining a realistic roadmap to help us rediscover our power, save ourselves, and save our planet.

Be Who You Want Have What You Want

Author: Chris Prentiss
Publisher: SCB Distributors
ISBN: 9780943015644
Release Date: 2008-07-01
Genre: Self-Help

A no-nonsense guide to letting go of limitations and creating the life you want now.

How to Raise Kind Kids

Author: Thomas Lickona
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780525503736
Release Date: 2018-04-10
Genre: Family & Relationships

Can you teach a child to be kind? This vital question is taking on a new urgency as our culture grows ever more abrasive and divided. We all want our kids to be kind. But that is not the same as knowing what to do when you catch your son being unkind. A world-renowned developmental psychologist, Dr. Thomas Lickona has led the character education movement in schools for forty years. Now he shares with parents the vital tools they need to bring peace and foster cooperation at home. Kindness doesn’t stand on its own. It needs a supporting cast of other essential virtues—like courage, self-control, respect, and gratitude. With concrete examples drawn from the many families Dr. Lickona has worked with over the years and clear tips you can act on tonight, How to Raise Kind Kids will help you give and get respect, hold family meetings to tackle persistent problems, discipline in a way that builds character, and improve the dynamic of your relationship with your children while putting them on the path to a happier and more fulfilling life.

Why My Friends Are Rich and I Am Not

Author: Greg R. McGovern
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 9780995893016
Release Date: 2017-09-04
Genre: Business & Economics

Despite recent economic gains, the labour market is becoming increasingly precarious with the rise of continual layoffs, short-term contracting, and part-time work. It was within this new reality that Greg found himself at a painful crossroad, facing significant career challenges due to what he unflinchingly calls “poor career choices.” Interestingly, his friends did not suffer from the changing work environment, but rather they seemed to thrive in spite of it! In an attempt to better understand this contradiction, Greg began a deeply personal journey where he compared his own actions to those of his successful friends. The result was a number of surprising approaches and practices which his friends used to create successful careers. Once understood and applied, these lessons changed Greg from the first person exited to becoming indispensable to an organization. Aimed both at those just starting their careers and those who have found themselves stalled mid-career, the approaches and practices he provides are meant to maximize a person’s individual career potential. The book explores key concepts and career lessons, including: • Creating an environment that supports career success • Maximizing every opportunity that is provided • Transitioning quickly to the next great position More importantly, the book encourages readers to assess not only what they bring to the table, but what potential employers have to offer them in return. ‘Why My Friends Are Rich and I am not! A Career Textbook’ illustrates to job-seekers and job-changers the path to becoming indispensable to an organization, ensuring a successful career! GIVING BACK For a short time, early in his life, Greg was in the care of Children’s Aid Society (CAS). He was eventually adopted into an amazing family, but he has never forgotten how CAS helped both him and his young birth mother through a very challenging time. As a result, Greg will donate a portion of each book sale to the Children’s Aid Foundation to support their ongoing efforts. The Children’s Aid Foundation is Canada’s leading charity dedicated to improving the lives of children and youth involved with the child welfare system. The great work the Foundation supports helps vulnerable kids across Canada overcome the obstacles in life that hold them back.

Coming Alive

Author: Barry Michels
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 9780812994124
Release Date: 2017-08-22
Genre: Self-Help

The transformative new book by the authors of the New York Times bestseller The Tools (and the resident shrinks on Goop) reveals how to deepen your emotional and spiritual experience and realize your full potential. In The Tools, Barry Michels and Phil Stutz revolutionized the world of personal growth and self-actualization by offering doable, dynamic actions that transformed challenges into opportunities for change. Now, in Coming Alive, they provide four vital tools for tapping into the Life Force that resides within each of us—a wellspring of positive energy that is the source of creativity, renewal, confidence, and engagement. The first step in gaining mastery over one’s life is identifying the enemy within, which Michels and Stutz have named Part X. This formidable adversary is a shape-shifter—it may be the voice in your head that is a torrent of negativity, persuading you of the futility of finding love, starting a business, or pursuing a creative passion; it may sap you of energy, convincing you that your inner resources are limited; it may take the form of outside forces that conspire against you. In whatever guise it appears, Part X aims to derail your progress, keep you small and stuck, and defeat hope. The tools in Coming Alive help you connect to the Life Force and harness the energy and will to combat Part X. These are tools of ascendance—they activate your aspirational self; they spark creativity and resilience; they help you to transcend the mire of negative thoughts and circumstances and align with a powerful ally that unites us in our common desire to live lives of meaning and engagement. Drawing insights from their decades of psychotherapeutic practice, their lived experience, and their moving and generous understanding of our interconnectedness, Michels and Stutz have created a paradigm-shifting guide to achieving optimal mental health and spiritual well-being. Advance praise for Coming Alive “There is something indescribably beautiful about living life in integrity. The tools Barry and Phil teach in Coming Alive gave me the courage and clarity to align myself with the truth—no matter how hard or painful it seemed at the time.”—Gwyneth Paltrow “What a gift! A riveting exploration of four (bone-chillingly relatable) modern ailments and their thrillingly practical solutions . . . Singular in its approach and deeply spiritual in its concerns, Coming Alive is a book I’ll be pressing on friends and foes alike.”—Maria Semple, author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette and Today Will Be Different “‘Practical’ and ‘effective’ are words psychology has always been afraid to embrace. But after working with Barry and Phil for years, I can tell you that they deliver spiritual and psychological transformation. The results, at least for me, have been life changing.”—Adam McKay, Academy Award–winning writer, director, and producer “When I was going through the most difficult years of my life, I was able to use this method to find my strength. We all have the ability to save ourselves, yet we need guidance when we are lost. In Coming Alive you can find the road map to enlightenment.”—Drew Barrymore “Part X is another way of describing the addict mind, the obsessive mind, the Jungian shadow, or any fear- or anger-based thought or action. It’s been Phil and Barry’s collective life work to deconstruct Part X and explain it to the rest of us mortals so that we can work with it and not be a slave to it.”—Hank Azaria

Crones Don t Whine

Author: Jean Shinoda Bolen
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781458745057
Release Date: 2011-05-14
Genre: Fiction

"For women there is nothing more liberating than age if we learn to use our energy, power and compassion." -- Back cover.

The Resilient Mind

Author: Brad Coulbeck
Publisher: Hibbert & Stiles Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781988353562
Release Date: 2017-09-12
Genre: Self-Help

Are you finding it increasingly stressful keeping up with the relentless demands of the modern workplace? Are you strained from balancing your personal and professional life? In The Resilient Mind you'll learn how to develop proven techniques to combat stress, develop mental toughness, and become a resilient person. The author's method to succeed in the fast-paced, no-holds-barred climate we live in, gives you the power to flourish in today’s world. The resilient are immune to the negative aspects of stress, recover quickly after trauma, and can thrive in chaotic environments. Learn how to: - apply research based “resiliency factors” in daily life - thrive in a psychologically demanding environment - bounce back quickly after personal or professional disaster - achieve peak performance while under stress It's time to boost your ability to handle adversity in a positive way. To win in the game of life, you must master the art of being resilient.

Skinnygirl Solutions

Author: Bethenny Frankel
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781451667400
Release Date: 2014-04-15
Genre: Health & Fitness

Filled with tips for managing every aspect of her nonstop life, the reality television star offers stress-free advice for busy women, covering such topics as organization, beauty regimens, sex, and shopping.

The Willpower Instinct

Author: Kelly McGonigal
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101553732
Release Date: 2011-12-29
Genre: Psychology

Based on Stanford University psychologist Kelly McGonigal's wildly popular course "The Science of Willpower," The Willpower Instinct is the first book to explain the new science of self-control and how it can be harnessed to improve our health, happiness, and productivity. Informed by the latest research and combining cutting-edge insights from psychology, economics, neuroscience, and medicine, The Willpower Instinct explains exactly what willpower is, how it works, and why it matters. For example, readers will learn: Willpower is a mind-body response, not a virtue. It is a biological function that can be improved through mindfulness, exercise, nutrition, and sleep. Willpower is not an unlimited resource. Too much self-control can actually be bad for your health. Temptation and stress hijack the brain's systems of self-control, but the brain can be trained for greater willpower Guilt and shame over your setbacks lead to giving in again, but self-forgiveness and self-compassion boost self-control. Giving up control is sometimes the only way to gain self-control. Willpower failures are contagious—you can catch the desire to overspend or overeat from your friends­­—but you can also catch self-control from the right role models. In the groundbreaking tradition of Getting Things Done, The Willpower Instinct combines life-changing prescriptive advice and complementary exercises to help readers with goals ranging from losing weight to more patient parenting, less procrastination, better health, and greater productivity at work.

The Piper Protocol

Author: Tracy Piper
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062317070
Release Date: 2014-12-30
Genre: Health & Fitness

A-list celebrity cleanse expert Tracy Piper guides you through a four-week intensive cleanse program structured to change the way you look and feel. Tracy Piper is the go-to guru that A-list celebrities—including actors, models, and musicians, as well as media moguls, eminent doctors and health professionals, and captains of industry rely on to look and feel their best. Now with The Piper Protocol, the star cleansing expert—Hollywood’s best-kept secret—can turn you into one of the “beautiful people.” Tracy’s cleanse program offers an amazing promise: lose 25 pounds in the first month. But weight loss is just the beginning. Tracy’s structured four-week eating plan will change the way you feel and change the way you live. Taking a holistic view, it focuses on weight loss and overall wellness. It’s not entirely vegan. It’s not entirely raw. But it’s very specific, and it works. In The Piper Protocol, she takes you on a tour through the body and explains why cleansing is the key to physical and emotional health; describes how food interacts with the body; and provides a detailed, 28-day eating and supplementation plan that will help you lose up to 25 pounds and start you on the path to a new life. Including step-by-step instructions, helpful drawings, 16 pages of beautiful photography, and delicious recipes for cleansing and rejuvenating foods as well as powerful home remedies, The Piper Protocol will help you slim down, rev up, and get gorgeous.