I am offering a special gift to all my followers. If you’re seeking to become more conscious of your spiritual growth, develop a closer relationship with nature, and awaken to your inner guide and wisdom, there is no greater mentor than Wes Gietz.
Introducing Wes Gietz, Windwalker.
Main Areas: Vision Quest, Rites of Passage, Natural Mentoring, EFT
Career Focus: Guide, facilitator, Elder
Wes Gietz has studied and practiced natural skills and beliefs for over fifty years, with pauses as required by the necessities of love and life. He has been taught by Tom Brown Jr. and Native teachers the skills of survival and living, awareness, and philosophy, the ceremonies of daily life, and the ceremonies and responsibilities of the sweat lodge. He has studied Coyote Mentoring with Jon Young and Wilderness Awareness School, and is regarded as an elder by many. He honours these ways by keeping them for the generations yet to be born, and has taught them in workshops and at gatherings since 1993.
Wes has guided Rites of Passage for individuals and groups for over 15 years, including the 24-hour Solo and the four-day Vision Quest, for both young people and adults.
He has taught a nature-based path of spiritual awakening and power since 1994, and combines this with the path of the sweatlodge and the Vision Quest.
He practises and teaches EFT, a powerful meridian-based technique for healing emotional disturbances, phobias, addictions and a variety of physical problems.He has worked for seven years with CanAdventure Education, a wilderness-based program for youth at risk, facilitating ceremony and nature awareness for staff and participants.
Wes facilitates the learning of Natural Mentoring and Coyote Mentoring through programs of nature awareness and experiential learning, in both English and French, for individuals and school groups.
He has published numerous articles in various journals and newsletters on topics such as edible and medicinal plants, spirituality, healing, tracking, and Coyote Mentoring, and is contributing author of Peak States of Consciousness, Volume 2: Acquiring Extraordinary Spiritual and Shamanic States (Grant McFetridge with Wes Gietz).
In 1999 he initiated the Firemaker Primitive Skills Gathering, an annual week-long learning and celebration of ancient skills and community held on Vancouver Island.
In his former professional life, he has a Bachelor’s degree in English and Master’s degrees in biochemistry and public administration, and 15 years of consulting experience in training, strategic planning, and human resource management. He has taught at the University of Victoria and North Island College. He is bilingual in French and English, has very little hair on top, and is omnivorous.
Wes Gietz: I am a mentor, coach, guide. My areas of special interest are men, business professionals, older folks, and spiritual coaching. My approach to mentoring and coaching will be an excellent choice for you if you want to grow and expand beyond your current understanding and capabilities in personal growth and development, entrepreneurship and business, your spiritual life – or any combination of these.