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Dr. Giles Curriculum Vitae

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PROFESSIONAL SPECIALIZATION

I am a Certified HypnoCoach® and a Board Certified Consulting Hypnotist holding the rank of Diplomate, the highest rank awarded by the National Guild of Hypnotists. I am known throughout the nation for my work. I am also a HeartMath® Certified Coach. My coaching practice is intended to helps clients achieve well-being and become the best version of themselves possible.


PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATIONS

HeartMath® Certified Coach, Institute of HeartMath 2015. This certifies competence in the use of the HeartMath tools and technology.

Certified HypnoCoach, National Guild of Hypnotists 2000. This certification is the authentic 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 Chaplain (ret.) with the Association of Professional Chaplains (APC). Created in 1998 by a merger of the College of Chaplains and the Association of Mental Health Clergy, APC continues the mission of its predecessor organizations to certify clergy meeting designated standards for the professional practice of pastoral care. APC certification is recognized by the Joint Commission on Accreditation for Health Care Organizations as the norm for clergy to render pastoral care in the medical setting. APC certification is overseen by the Board of Chaplaincy Certification, Inc.

Board Certified Diplomate and Certified Instructor with the National Guild of Hypnotists (NGH). As the largest hypnosis organization in the world, NGH has provided training, performance testing, certification and continuing education for the professional practice of hypnotism since 1951. Standing as a Diplomate is the highest level of Board Certification, and is bestowed honoris causa only after Fellow rank has been held for an extended period. Fellow standing in the National Guild of Hypnotists requires passing a comprehensive written and oral examination, fulfilling a publication requirement, the presentation of a case study for peer-review, and preparation and oral defense of a paper that makes an original contribution to the hypnotic arts and sciences.

Charter Member, the National Federation of Hypnotists, AFL-CIO (NFH). Membership #G047467653. As the political and regulatory arm of the National Guild of Hypnotists, Guild 104 provides legislative advocacy and enforces a standard of professional practice for professional hypnotists in America. Guild 104 is part of the Office and Professional Employees International Union, AFL-CIO. Membership is open to all hypnotists certified by a recognized professional hypnosis organization that meets specific standards of training.


PROFESSIONAL REGULATION

Full and Final Ministerial Fellowship, Unitarian Universalist Association, 1981 (for Parish Ministry) and 1993 (for Community Ministry), Ordained, November 1978, Fellowship #128075. Fellowship for Community Ministry constitutes denominational endorsement for a clergyperson to maintain a specific fee-for-service ministry to the general public under the rules of the Unitarian Universalist Association, one of the oldest Protestant denominations in America and a denomination expressly recognized in the Religious Corporation Law of the State of Illinois. The Unitarian Universalist Association is headquartered at 25 Beacon Street, Boston, Massachusetts, 02108-2800, (617-742-2100).

Affiliated Community Minister at Countryside Unitarian Universalist Church in Palatine, Illinois. Endorsement of the work of a Community Minister by a local congregation is required under the rules of the Ministerial Fellowship Committee of the Unitarian Universalist Association. The Board of Directors of Countryside Church endorsed my work in 1999. Countryside Church is located at 1025 North Smith Road, Palatine, Illinois, 60067, (847-359-8440).


NATIONAL AND STATE APPOINTMENTS

Past President, Unitarian Universalist Society for Community Ministries, 2010 to 2016. The Society for Community Ministries is the professional association for community clergy within the Unitarian Universalist Association. I have been elected the maximum number of terms allowed. 

Advisory Board of the National Guild of Hypnotists, 1996 to present.

Legislative and Governmental Concerns Liaison, National Federation of Hypnotists, AFL-CIO, 1994 to present.

Past President, The Council of Professional Hypnosis Organizations, 1996-1998.

1995 Minns Lecturer. The Minns Lectureship is a compensated lectureship awarded annually to a clergyperson in the United States by First and Second Church, and Kings Chapel, in Boston, Massachusetts. The Minns Lecturers are delivered at university locations around the nation. The 1995 lectures were presented at Meadville/Lombard Theological School at the University of Chicago and at Andover-Newton Divinity School in Boston during academic 1995 on "Psychological and Spiritual Healing in the Contemporary Church."



HOSPITAL AFFILIATIONS

Program Director, I Can Act Now (I CAN), the first medically approved hospital based program in America for the hypnotic treatment of cancer. I CAN is based at Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital and is a joint venture between Adventist La Grange Hospital, Inc. and Rev. C. Scot Giles, D.Min., LLC.

Consulting Hypnotist for Deep Hypnosis Clinic at Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, Illinois.


EDUCATION

Doctor of Ministry, awarded with highest distinction and awarded with the Doan Prize for Philosophy of Religion and the Billings Prize for Excellence in Scholarship, Meadville/Lombard Theological School at the University of Chicago, 1978.

Master of Arts in Philosophy, the University of Connecticut, 1975.

Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, The University of Connecticut, 1974.



ADVANCED TRAINING AND CREDENTIALS

Author and Certification Director, National Guild of Hypnotists Specialty Certification Program in Complementary Medical Hypnotism, 1999 to present.

Annual continuing education to maintain board certifications.

Accredited to score and interpret Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and related psychometric instruments, Center for Application of Psychological Type, 1986.

Post-doctoral Practicum in personality testing and psychometrics, covering all current psychometric instruments and tools, Janet Kamer, Ph.D. Instructor, 1985.

Faculty, Rush Seminars in Hypnosis: Basic, Intermediate and Advanced, Professional School Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois, 1985.

Post-doctoral study in Clinical Hypnosis, Associated Mental Health Services, Chicago, Illinois, 1982-1984.

Clinical Pastoral Education, University of Chicago Medical Center, 1976.


POSITIONS HELD

Managing Member, Rev. C. Scot Giles, D.Min., LLC, 2005 to present.

Proprietor of the Wheaton Regional Office of Counseling Ministries, Incorporated, 1991 to 2005. Counseling Ministries is an ecumenical group practice of clinical pastoral care and counseling.

Minister, The Unitarian Universalist Church in Oak Park Illinois, 1981-1991.

Minister, First Universalist Church of Southold, New York, 1978-1981.

Various staff chaplaincies during doctoral studies.


RECOGNITIONS

Past President, Unitarian Universalist Society for Community Ministries, first term 2010-2013, re-elected 2013-2016. The Society for Community Ministries is the professional association for community clergy within the Unitarian Universalist Association. Only two terms in office are possible.

Keynote Speaker, 2010, Mid-America Hypnosis Conference.

Order of James Braid, inducted 2005, 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.

Advisory Board of the National Guild of Hypnotists, 1996 to present.

Legislative and Governmental Concerns Liaison, National Federation of Hypnotists, AFL-CIO, 1994 to present.

Certificate of Recognition and Honor, 2004, Volunteer Center of North Suburban Chicago. This award was given “for providing a meaningful tool for cancer patients…by teaching them the use of self-hypnosis to facilitate healing and dealing with pain, providing a gift that improves the lives of so many.” The award included greetings from President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush.

Keynote Speaker, 2003, Mid-America Hypnosis Conference.

Past President, The Council of Professional Hypnosis Organizations, 1996-1998.

1995 Minns Lecturer. The Minns Lectureship is a compensated lectureship awarded annually to a clergyperson in the United States by First and Second Church, and Kings Chapel, in Boston, Massachusetts. The Minns Lecturers are delivered at university locations around the nation. The 1995 lectures were presented at Meadville/Lombard Theological School at the University of Chicago and at Andover-Newton Divinity School in Boston during academic 1995 on "Psychological and Spiritual Healing in the Contemporary Church."


AWARDS

Ormond McGill Chair Award, 2013, by the National Guild of Hypnotists. This is an award given annually to the presenter voted Most Outstanding Educator by the participants at the annual convention of the previous year. The annual convention of the National Guild of Hypnotists is the largest educational hypnotism event in the world, attracting between one and two thousand practitioners who select among over 200 workshops and seminars.

Lifetime Achievement Award, 2007, by the Banyon Hypnosis Center for Training and Services, presented at the annual convention of the National Guild of Hypnotists. This is an award given by the members of a world-wide system of hypnotic practice to a colleague who has made a singular contribution to the hypnotic arts and sciences.

Hypnotism Hallmark Award, 2007, by the National Guild of Hypnotists. This is an award given to the top-rated educational instructor as evaluated by students.

Heart of the House Award, 2006, by Wellness House in Hinsdale, Illinois. Wellness House is one of the premier centers in the Midwest for the psychosocial support of persons living with cancer. This award is their highest recognition and may only be given once in a lifetime.

Hypnosis Research Award, 2004, by the National Guild of Hypnotists. This is an award given annually to a hypnotist in recognition of some particular successful research project. I received this award in recognition of my ten-year outcome study in which persons living with cancer did better medically when hypnotism was combined with standard medical care.

National Federation of Hypnotists 104 Meritorious Service Awards, 2003 and 2009, by the National Guild of Hypnotists. This is an award given annually to a hypnotist who has demonstrated outstanding service to the profession.

William N. Curtis Award, 2000, by the National Guild of Hypnotists. This is an award for expanding the understanding of hypnotism and religion bestowed each year by vote of the Clergy Special Interest Group within the Guild.

Hypnotist of the Year, 1999, by the Mid-America Hypnosis Conference. This is an award bestowed by vote of colleagues.

Distinguished Service Award, by the National Guild of Hypnotists as a faculty member of the national convention, every year from 1995 to present.

Charles Tebbetts Award, 1997, by the National Guild of Hypnotists for advancing the acceptance of hypnotism by the public. The Tebbetts award is given annually to one hypnotist in the nation.

Rexford L. North Award for Lifetime Achievement, 1995, by the National Guild of Hypnotists for lifetime achievement in hypnotism. The North Award is the highest recognition bestowed by the National Guild of Hypnotists. I am the sixth person to receive this award since the National Guild of Hypnotists was founded in 1951.

President's Award, 1994, by the National Guild of Hypnotists for excellence in service to the profession. The President's Award is bestowed annually to one hypnotist in the nation who has made a singular contribution to the practice of professional hypnotism.

Metzinger Award, 1994, by the Mid-West Hypnosis Convention, for significant contributions in the field of hypnosis.

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

Charter Member, Clergy Special Interest Group, National Guild of Hypnotists.

Board Certified Member, the Association of Professional Chaplains.

Board Certified Diplomate and Certified Instructor, the National Guild of Hypnotists/National Federation of Hypnotists, AFL-CIO.

Member, the Unitarian Universalist Society for Community Ministries

Member, the Institute of HeartMath


PERSONAL BACKGROUND

A multiple back belt in martial arts. Named 1995 Outstanding Assistant Instructor by the American Kyuki-Do Federation in the traditional weapons of ancient Japan and Korea. Enrolled as a Lifetime Member of Cane Masters International Association.

A former union-rated professional chef.

Married to the Rev. Dr. Lindsay Bates.

PUBLICATIONS

Author of more than 100 published articles on the hypnotic arts and sciences.