Phil Stutz graduated from City College in New York and
received his MD from New York University. He worked as a prison
psychiatrist on Rikers Island and then in private practice in New
York before moving his practice to Los Angeles in 1982. He is
the subject of the Netflix documentary Stutz.
Barry Michels has a BA from Harvard, a law degree from University of California, Berkeley, and an MSW from the University of Southern California. He has been in private practice as a psychotherapist in Los Angeles since 1986.
“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 motivation book that everyone in Hollywood is obsessed with.”—Vanity Fair
“Barry Michels and Phil Stutz are profoundly talented guides to the inner workings of the psyche. The Tools is breakthrough material that ignites your own capacity to transform your life.”—Marianne Williamson
“These tools are emotional game changers; they can help you work through conflicts, get happier, and feel a deep sense of purpose. As simple and practical as they are, they do nothing less than deliver you to your best and most powerful self.”—Kathy Freston, author of Quantum Wellness
“Every single thing I’ve written of any power or merit came through using the tools Barry taught me. Usually counterintuitive, sometimes dangerous, they only changed my life.”—Stephen Gaghan, Academy Award–winning writer of Traffic and writer-director of Syriana