I am 1980 graduate of The New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics in Albuquerque, NM. After graduating I practiced therapeutic massage, Polarity therapy, Cranial Sacral therapy, and colon therapy.
My study of Core Synchronism began in 1996 learning levels 1 thru 3, the only levels offered at that point in time. Over the years as Robert Stevens, the founder of Core Synchronism, developed and taught other levels, I took those classes. I have received training in all seven levels from Robert and I continue to update my training.
I have had a thriving Core Synchronism practice since 1996 when I first fell in love with Core. I practiced in Albuquerque, NM from 1996 to 1999. In 1999 I moved to Washington state and practiced on Camano Island and in Stanwood until 2007. At that time I returned to New Mexico and worked at The SW Center for the Healing Arts in Albuquerque. I was finally able to return to Washington state in March of 2015 and I am thrilled beyond words about living here once again.
While in New Mexico, along with my regular clients, I worked with clients who were dealing with grief. A social worker and grief therapist, Emerson Susan Corley, referred clients she was working with to me for body work. According to Emerson, doing talk therapy plus body work significantly cuts down the amount of time it takes to help a client recover from a loss. I feel incredibly blessed to work with people dealing with grief. It’s a calling for me.
In February of 2015 Emerson and I, along with parents Gregg La Pore and Laurie Hudson, presented a panel on the use of Core Synchronism along with talk therapy in helping people dealing with grief. The presentation, titled Remembering Austin: Losing a Son, Redefining a Family, presents the therapeutic process from the perspective of Emerson the grief therapist, me the Core Synchronism Practitioner, and Laurie and Gregg, the parents of Austin. Our initial presentation was February 2015 at the New Mexico Social Workers Conference in Albuquerque, NM. Following that we presented in October 2015 at the Illinois Social Workers Conference in Chicago, February 2016 at the 18th Annual Connections Count Professional Development Conference in Lake Charles, Louisiana, and in April 2017 at the Annual Conference of the Association for Death Education and Counseling.
As for my personal life….I am married to a wonderful man, Steve Kongs, who is a chiropractor. He works at The Highley Nelson Chiropractic office in Bellingham one day a week. He’s trying to be semi-retired! After 40 years in the profession he probably deserves retirement but he’s so good I’d hate to see him fully retired.
Between us, Steve and I have 4 daughters. Yes, count them, 4! One of Steve’s daughters lives in New Mexico, the other one in Denver. I am the mother of two daughters who live in WA state and a grandmother to Leelah born July 2015. Steve and I love being grandparents! Steve and I also have two cats. My last confession is that I am addicted to beading both on loom and off. Oh yes, and I’m a recovering chocolate addict! Life is great!