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Tap into the life force that resides within each you and access a wellspring of positive energy to fuel your creativity, renewal, confidence, and engagement.
In Coming Alive, Barry Michels and Phil Stutz describe how to identify and master the enemy within, which they call Part X. They offer four Tools to connect you to your life force and harness the energy and will to combat Part X. These Tools 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.
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. It’s an incredibly fulflling and meaningful way to live.”
“What a gift! A riveting exploration of four (bone-chillingly relatable) modern ailments and their thrillingly practical solutions . . . Barry and Phil have written a manual for moving beyond impulsivity, exhaustion, demoral- ization, and victimhood, toward a life of self-control, vitality, optimism, and resilience. 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
“‘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. In Coming Alive you can find the road map to enlightenment.”
“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.”