The Tool are 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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Yes I’m Judging you

What do you do when a family member treats you with contempt? Try using this Tool to reclaim your power.

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The Shadow’s Role in Bullying

The Shadow plays an often unacknowledged role in bullying. Here’s how each of us befriending our own Shadows can help stem the rising tide of this problem.

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.