Wilson lives with his wife and daughter and three Pugs, dividing
time between Mill Creek and Plain, Washington. He is the author
of three books: Stubblefield (Llumina Press, 2004), Qi
Gong for Beginners: Eight Easy Movements for Vibrant Health
(Rudra Press, 1997), and Rising Above Shame: Healing Family
Wounds to Self-Esteem (Launch Press, 1991, second printing
his first work of fiction, has been called "a smart psychological
thriller" (Brenda Peterson), as well as "a finely wrought tale
of love and treachery . . . haunting and original" (Sam Horn).
The highly acclaimed Qi Gong for Beginners was hailed
by Larry Dossey as "elegantly written, a joy to read, and highly
recommended." Bernie Siegel called the book "a fine resource
for those interested in participating in their own health and
well-being." In his foreword to Rising Above Shame, the
venerable John Bradshaw stated, "Stanley Wilson does an incredible
job . . . he goes beyond my own work on shame in several ways."
Jane Middelton-Moz stated, "As Dr. Wilson educates he touches
the heart," and Lorie Dwinell added, "a must-read for those
shamed as children."
in 1944 and raised in Seattle, Washington, Wilson graduated
from Whitman College with a degree in Psychology. After attending
two years of graduate school, he set aside his studies and worked
as a road manager and sound engineer for several successful
rock 'n' roll groups. From 1970 until 1975, he toured the United
States and Europe with some of the biggest names in the music
industry. It was during this time he honed his chess game and
competed in tournaments throughout Southern California. Returning
to graduate school, he earned a Masters Degree in Psychology
at California State University at Los Angeles and a Doctorate
in Clinical Psychology at California School of Professional
Psychology in Los Angeles.
In 1996, Dr. Wilson downscaled his private practice in clinical
psychology and founded a nonprofit organization, Protect-A-Child-Today!
(PACT). Based on a prevention model, PACT is dedicated to improving
quality of parenting and protecting children from victimization.
in the pipeline include a recently completed children's novel
entitled Timothy's Inner Helpers. Wilson is now at work
on his fifth book, a serial-killer thriller set in the Pacific
Northwest with a working title of Naked Ladies.