By Barry Michels and Phil Stutz
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Do you have a vision for your life but just can’t seem to make it happen? You can be the person you want to be, but there’s a catch. Your dreams don’t fulfill themselves, you have to fight for them. The fight is against the habits with which you sabotage yourself: anxiety, self-indulgence, insecurity, procrastination, and more. In each episode of Coming Alive, we help you identify something that holds you back and arm you with actionable weapons to break free of it. We also talk to top Hollywood creatives and others who use these techniques to transform their lives. Armed with The Tools®, your life will blossom into everything it’s meant to be.
||ExplicitAsk the Shrinks! (Vol. 4)||Barry and Phil dive deep into some of your questions in this episode of Ask the Shrinks! They cover: The Field and the 4 laws necessary to access its power What multiple personalities can teach us about the Shadow How to use the Dissolving...||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAsk the Shrinks! (Vol. 3)||In this episode of Ask the Shrinks!: Is being in the flow or tapping the life force the same as the zone one gets into when doing something like playing a video game? What to do about nightmares? Is it bad to sometimes want a self-esteem boost...||3/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAsk the Shrinks! (Vol. 2)||Barry and Phil get together again to answer your questions in this episode of Coming Alive. They cover some interesting territory this time, and you might be surprised by some of their answers. Want to submit a question for a future episode? You...||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA Conversation With Tommy Swerdlow||The always entertaining and often poetic Tommy Swerdlow is an actor and writer known for films like Cool Runnings, Little Giants, and Snow Dogs. Most recently he directed, co-wrote and co-starred in the film A Thousand...||12/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA Conversation With Allison White||How does a Tools coach use the Tools for themselves? Find out in this discussion between Barry and Tools coach Allison White. They explore: Allison’s experience of Shadow work, including a discussion on the evil shadow Allison’s challenges...||12/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitAsk the Shrinks! (Vol. 1)||In this first installment of our periodic Ask the Shrinks! episode, Barry and Phil get together to discuss some of your questions. They cover a lot of territory, including: How Phil discovered and named Part X The value of uncertainty and flow...||11/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Conversation on Parenting With Joe Newman||Joe Newman is author of Raising Lions: The Art of Compassionate Discipline. He trains parents and teachers to transform difficult behaviors into respectful ones and gives us a clear map out of chaos and into happy, harmonious homes and...||11/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA Conversation With Benji Madden||Benji Madden is a guitarist, songwriter, and producer. With his twin brother Joel, he is cofounder of Good Charlotte and The Madden Brothers. He also runs the successful management company MDDN. We talk about Benji's Part X, how his life changed...||10/23/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA Conversation With Buckethead||If you're at all into the guitar (or were a Guns N' Roses fan), then chances are you know who Buckethead is. And if you've never heard of him, prepare to meet one of the most talented, generous, and soulful human beings around. In this episode of...||10/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAn Introduction to The Tools||What is a tool? When do you use it? How do you know if you're using it right? What if you're not good at visualizing? How can these simple tools change my life? Barry Michels answers some of the most frequent questions they get about the tools in this..||10/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitA Conversation With David N. White||David N. White is a writer best known for the film Henry's Crime. In this episode of Coming Alive, we look at the role Part X played in David's struggle with drugs and alcohol from an early age. We learn how David and his wife Allison, who have...||9/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMeet Part X||Discover What's Preventing You From Coming Alive||9/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Love it all, but
The Buckethead interview was a joy to listen to, and I had no idea who he was. Essence of a sweet, honest, aspirational artist and human being here.
Buckethead Interview - We Need More!!
The Buckethead interview was incredible! I know he is extremely shy and does not usually want to speak out of character but what an unbelievable interview to listen to. The problem is it left me wanting so much more! I know he probably wouldn't do it but I wish we could get an episode of him talking more about his career and his music. It probably doesn't fit the mold of what this podcast is about but I just have so many questions and want to hear him speak on so many other topics. You have to ask if he will do a second episode! I have been listening to his music for over 20 years and he is one of my favorite artists ever. Its so strange listening to him speak as a normal human being, its such a surreal peak behind the mask.
Enjoyed listening to the Buckethead episode!
Huge fan of Buckethead and this showed a very different side of my hero outside of character. This podcast also got me thinking about a lot about my own life and self improvement.