The Tools

5 tools to help you find courage, creativity, and willpower – and inspire you to live life in forward motion.

THIS BLEW MY MIND more than anything  else I’ve learned this year.

— Dr. Mehmet Oz

AN ‘OPEN SECRET’ IN HOLLYWOOD [Stutz and Michels] have developed a program designed to access the creative power of the unconscious.

— The New Yorker
The Tools Book

Change Can Begin Right Now.

The Tools® is a dynamic, results-oriented practice that aims to deliver relief from persistent problems and restore control—and hope—to readers 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.

For years, Phil and Barry taught these techniques to an exclusive patient base. With The Tools, their revolutionary, empowering practice becomes available to readers everywhere interested in realizing the full range of their potential.

Reversal desire

Get Unstuck

Master the things you are avoiding and live in forward motion with THE REVERSAL OF DESIRE.

We avoid doing the things that are most painful for us but the more you act and face the pain, the more options come your way.

Active love

Control Anger

Free yourself from out-of-control rage and never-ending grudges with ACTIVE LOVE.

You replay the bad situation or fantasize about revenge, which only isolates you while the world moves forward.

Inner authority

Express Yourself

Learn the secret of true confidence and find your authentic voice with INNER AUTHORITY.

Embracing your shadow saves you the energy of hiding it and allows you the release and freedom to be your natural self.

Grateful flow

Defeat Anxiety

Stop obsessive worrying and negative thinking with GRATEFUL FLOW.

Worrying causes you to miss what is happening around you whereas gratefulness grounds you in the present and connects you to all that is open and available in life.


Find Discipline

Activate willpower and make the most of every minute with JEOPARDY. Everyone is tempted to quit using the Tools, but quitting will only stop your progress and destroy all the gains you’ve made.

This Tool ensures that you’ll use the other four Tools for the rest of your life. It makes you appreciate that every moment of your life matters.

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