Dr. Bates Curriculum Vitae
I am a Level III Reiki Master Teacher in the Usui Tradition, in private practice at Rev. C. Scot Giles, D.Min., LLC in Wheaton, Illinois. I offer both individual and group sessions, as well as training and supervision at all levels of Reiki practice. In addition I am a Certified HypnoCoach with the National Guild of Hypnotists.
Level III Reiki Master Teacher in the Usui Tradition. Reiki Training, Levels I-III, and Master Teacher Certification at the Leidecker Institute in Elgin, Illinois. Certified in 2000. The Leidecker Institute was a state-approved post-secondary school.
Certified HypnoCoach by the National Guild of Hypnotists in 2007. This certification is the original coaching credential created by Dr. Lisa Halpin and now taught internationally. It emphasizes the use of hypnosis and autosuggestion as tools to help clients excel.
Board Certified Consulting Hypnotist by the National Guild of Hypnotists, 2006. As the largest hypnosis organization in the world, the National Guild of Hypnotists has provided training, performance testing, certification and continuing education for the professional practice of hypnotism since 1951. Board Certification requires passing a comprehensive verbal and written peer examination after a minimum of three years with a Basic Certification.
Basic Certification for Consulting Hypnotism by the National Guild of Hypnotists, 1995. Trained at the Mindsight Institute in Michigan City, Indiana. The Mindsight Institute was a state-approved post-secondary school.
Full and Final Ministerial Fellowship, the Unitarian Universalist Association, 1980. Ordained 1978.
Doctor of Ministry, awarded with distinction, Meadville/Lombard Theological School at the University of Chicago, 1978.
Arts Master at the Divinity School of the University of Chicago, 1976.
Bachelor of Arts in Religion, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Bates College, Lewiston, Maine, 1974.
ADVANCED TRAINING AND CREDENTIALS
Internship Supervisor, Meadville/Lombard Theological School and the Unitarian Universalist Association, 2004 to 2018.
Special Study in English and Continental History, Manchester College, Oxford, England, 1972-73.
Reiki Master Teacher, Rev. C. Scot Giles, D.Min., LLC in Wheaton, Illinois, from 2015 to present.
Minister Emerita, The Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva, elected 2018 upon retirement from the parish ministry and after serving this congregation as its Senior Minister for forty years.
Senior Parish Minister, the Unitarian Universalist Society of Geneva, 110 South Second Street, Geneva, Illinois, 60134, from 1978 to 2018. Under the leadership of Dr. Bates, a Reiki ministry began at this congregation in 2001. Since then, Dr. Bates has provided hundreds of hours of Reiki, including attunements, classes, supervision and shares. Two of her students are now Master Teachers and continue the active Reiki ministry.
President, Clergy Special Interest Group of the National Guild of Hypnotists, 2003-2007.
Order of James Braid, inducted 2007, by order of the President of the National Guild of Hypnotists. The Order of Braid is an international honor society for hypnotism named after the 19th century Scottish surgeon who first devised the word “hypnotism.” Persons are inducted into the Order of Braid in recognition of a lifetime of service to professional hypnotism.
Member, Advisory Board of the National Guild of Hypnotists, 2005 to present.
Member, Ethics Committee of the National Guild of Hypnotists, 2000 to present.
Professional Member, International Association of Reiki Professionals
Board Certified Member, the National Guild of Hypnotists/Guild 104, AFL-CIO
Member, the Unitarian Universalist Society for Community Ministries
A lifetime doll collector, a cat guardian and a danger to herself and others in a kitchen. Married to the Rev. Dr. C. Scot Giles.