In this episode, Cicely continues her conversation with Barry Michels, co-author of the New York Times bestseller The Tools. Barry is a renowned therapist with years of experience helping clients transform their lives. In The Tools, he and his co-author, Phil Stutz, share a set of powerful techniques that can help you overcome fear, tap into your intuition, and cultivate resilience. Jeopardy is one of the most effective tools in the book, and in this episode, Cicely explores how it can help you overcome the obstacles that are holding you back. Barry also shares his insights on how to use this tool to overcome fear, cultivate courage, and achieve your goals.
About Barry Michels: With his coauthor, Phil Stutz, Barry Michels wrote the New York Times bestseller The Tools in 2012, and its sequel, Coming Alive, in 2017.
Barry was profiled in the March 21, 2011 issue of The New Yorker (“Hollywood Shadows, A Cure For Blocked Screenwriters,” by Dana Goodyear.). Featured by Joel Stein in Time Magazine, he has also been interviewed by Dr. Oz, Lawrence O’Donnell, and Charlie Rose, and has appeared on ABC’s Nightline.
He has published numerous articles online in Psychology Today, Salon, and Quora.
Barry has given workshops at a variety of venues, including In goop Health summits in Los Angeles in 2017, in Vancouver in 2018, and in London in 2019. He has given a Google Talk, and has spoken at 20th Century Fox Television, the University Club of Chicago, the Omega Institute, the Writers’ Guild, the 92nd Street Y, and the Endeavor 2019 annual retreat.
Barry received his A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard College in 1975, his J.D. (law degree) from University of California Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall), in 1979, and his M.S.W. from U.S.C. School of Social Work in 1984.
He maintains a clinical practice in Los Angeles and teaches internationally.