Giles is a male of European decent who is consistently striving to understand his privilege and power in the world. He believes that spirit is a crucial aspect to our collective and individual healing processes and works to be considerate and respectful of diverse cultural, spiritual backgrounds, and traditions.
Using somatic and spirit based practices, Giles works to support individuals and groups in trauma awareness and resilience, working with conflict as a guide to life path and purpose, and developing practices and rituals that transform our lives and our world. He is a practitioner and educator with the Balanzu Way School of Healing Arts and cofounder of Beloved Men, a community supporting the health and wellness of men and masculine people.
Giles brings his experience in conflict transformation to his healing work. In 2012 he received his Masters degree in Conflict Transformation from Eastern Mennonite University. He went on to work with Fierce Allies in equity consulting for non-profits, businesses and communities. In addition to his work in community conflict transformation, Giles is also a practitioner of Peer Counseling. Peer Counseling has helped him learn to take responsibility for his own emotional growth and healing, and to gain skills in supporting others.
Giles regularly teaches workshops in Portland OR, where he lives. He has also taught at the Beloved Music Festival, and was recently invited to offer a workshop at the Consent Convergence Conference for Teens in Portland OR, and to give the Keynote Address at the Representing Masculinities Conference at Portland State University in Corvallis OR.