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My Writing

I’ve been extraordinarily productive in my writing for the past few years and have only started to slow down to focus on getting things published from my stockpile.

First, there are my books: The Road to Reconciliation: A Comprehensive Guide to Peace When Relationships Go Bad; How to Make an Apology You’ll Never Have to Make Again; and, Constructive Conflict: Building Something Good Out of All Those Arguments. Fiction-wise, I’ve also published two novels. A satire of the mental health field, Fate’s Janitors: Mopping Up Madness at a Mental Health Clinic; and Intersections , which takes readers on a road trip with a suicidal therapist. I have a whole page devoted to telling you how to get my books.

Currently, I’m posting my latest novel online, one chapter at a time. It’s called Who Killed the Lisping Barista of the Epiphany Café?, a murder mystery investigating the mysteries of life.

I’m getting most of my articles about mental health and relationships in various online publications. They comprise of two series, The Reflective Eclectic and A Field Guide to Feelings. There’s also a collection of short stories, The Narrative Imperative. Maybe someday, they will all be new books.

You could try to keep up with me on Facebook, Keith R Wilson – Author. In Twitter I am @theshrinkslinks. I also have a newsletter you could subscribe to, Fresh Brewed by Keith R Wilson

In the blog below, I post links to articles I’ve writen that might interest people who come to this site for counseling. I’ll also tell you about new things as I finsish them.

 

Check your Dashboard

It can tell you how you’re feeling

I’d like to interrupt whatever else you might be doing to remind you to check your dashboard; you’ll find there almost all the information you need to keep things running smoothly.

No, I don’t mean the dashboard in your car, although you should be checking that regularly, as well. I mean your body’s dashboard. You can see it when you look within. Continue reading →

Multiple Views of Dissociative Identity Disorder

There aren’t many mental illnesses that therapists are accused of creating, but dissociative identity disorder (DID), or multiple personality disorder, as it officially used to be known, is one of them. Continue reading →

Ignite Confidence

And cook the negativity

You learn a lot quicker from negative experiences than you do from positive ones. The stick is more damaging than the carrot is enticing. There’s a good reason for that. If you get whacked hard enough by the stick, it won’t matter how many carrots you have. But the result is that you will continuously look for bad news, zero in on the negativity, and lose sight of the big picture. You take for granted all the blessings you have, are ignorant of your resources, and blind to grace. Continue reading →

Cleaning the Closet

We are certain to encounter the past.

We are confronted with it if we go back to the old homestead, step in through our childhood door, and walk into our early days. We face it if we unpack memories along with the ornaments for the Christmas tree. Either we choose to spend time the past, or it is guaranteed to call on us. Continue reading →

Cabin Fever

How compulsion feels from the inside

I used to live in a cabin, so I should be an expert on cabin fever.

At age nineteen, I emigrated to western New York to live on a remote piece of land, a quarter mile from the nearest neighbor and built that cabin. They didn’t plow my dirt road, so I’d be snowed in for weeks at a time, which was just as well, for the rattletrap vehicle I drove was broken down as often as it was operable. A trip to town was as special as a vacation in Paris. It took years before I realized and could admit that I really didn’t like living in the country, and would much rather be in the city, or at least as much of a city as Rochester, NY, where I am now, can claim to be. Continue reading →

Do You Really Have a Choice with Your Feelings?

If you say you got pisssed off, gripped by fear, sadness overcame you, lost hope, filled with gratitude, or overwhelmed by joy; the passive voice you use about your feelings reveals a misconception of how they work. Continue reading →

Something You Can Do When There’s Nothing You Can Do: Relaxation Therapy

When you go to as many conferences led by therapists as I do, you’re subjected to lots of speakers beginning their talk by telling you to close your eyes, get comfortable, and pay attention to your breathing. Some try to lead you on visualizations that include forest glens, peaceful waves on the beach, warm sunshine, and gentle breezes. I refuse. Don’t tell me to relax and don’t remind me when I’m at a conference, that I’m not on the beach.

I still won’t relax on command, but I have learned the value of relaxation therapy. Continue reading →

Your Emotional Immune System

Personal and social antibodies for stress.

…The body’s immune response is as wonderful and useful as it is disgusting and often uncomfortable. Thank God you have it. But you should also thank God, or whatever you choose to thank, that you have an emotional immune system, as well. For, while there is stress everywhere, most of the time you don’t go mad.  Continue reading →

Igniting Change with the Principles of Motivational Enhancement Therapy

Most methods of psychotherapy are designed for the therapist to help the client. Motivational Enhancement Therapy (MET) seems to be one of these; but it’s actually therapy for the therapist when standard Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) just isn’t working. Continue reading →