Welcome to
The Tools

The Tools® is a dynamic, results-oriented set of practices that aim to unleash your full potential. These easy-to-use techniques transform everyday challenges—big and small—into opportunities to bring about bold and dramatic change in your life.

For years, psychotherapists Phil Stutz and Barry Michels taught The Tools to an exclusive patient base. Now, through books, online resources, and live events, their revolutionary, empowering practices are available to anyone anywhere who is interested in realizing all that is possible in their life.

The Latest

Explore articles, interviews, videos, podcasts, and more from Barry Michels and Phil Stutz and learn how to make The Tools a part of your life.

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THe Gift of my father's alzheimer's

Barry tells a moving story about the hidden gift inside his father's mental decline.

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Listen to Barry on the goop podcast

What does it mean to live according to the Truth in these times?

The Books

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. In Coming Alive, they take us even higher via four tools that tap 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.