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Digital Seminar

Parts Work, Somatic Sensing, Focusing and Neuroscience for Trauma Treatment

Empowering adult clients to reclaim control of their lives

Leonie Stewart
6 Hours 29 Minutes
Audio and Video
Jan 19, 2024
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Overcoming wounds from childhood trauma can take decades to heal. 

Adult clients who grew up in abusive, controlling, neglectful, insensitive, or otherwise traumatizing environments — are often retriggered by memories from their past...

...making simple moments of the day overwhelming with larger-than-life responses due to their inability to regulate emotions.

But there’s good news...

We now have a way to fast-track clients' progress by giving them specific tools and strategies to take back the control of their life.

Using targeted techniques from parts work and focusing, you can go directly to their wounded parts and begin to heal them.

For one day only, you can join Leonie Stewart, M. counselling and Applied Psychotherapy, as she shows you step by step how to blend Parts Work with Somatic Sensing, Focusing and Neuroscience to deepen your therapeutic progress.

Her simplified techniques are easy to implement and make Parts Work approachable for clients and clinicians alike.

You’ll walk away from this one-day workshop with a simple but powerful process to help your clients be with the dysregulated, distressed parts of themselves today... So they have the power to shape their future for the better.



PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This program is worth 7 hours CPD for points calculation by your association.



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Based in Sydney Leonie Stewart provides counselling, coaching & focusing sessions. She enjoys working with individuals, couples and also with young people. Leonie believes we are all meant to belong and connect, to love ourselves and to love others. 

Leonie's qualifications include a Masters in Counselling and Applied Psychotherapy, Graduate Diploma in Emotionally Focused Therapy, Qualified Focusing Orientated therapist and trainer, Accredited Relational Life Therapy Therapist, Qualified Meditation and Mindfulness teacher, and a Bachelor of Physical Education.

She is a clinical member of Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).


Speaker Disclosures:
Financial: Leonie Stewart maintains a private practice. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.
Non-financial: Leonie Stewart has no relevant non-financial relationships.


  1. Understanding the concept of unfolding a client’s Wise Adult SELF and being able to guide them to do it. 
  2. Knowing how to help people Focus and “felt sense.” 
  3. Being shown specific practices you can use in your room. (Demonstrations will be shown and guiding notes given to you) 
  4. Understanding a simple version of Parts Theory and how it can help your client step into their Wise Adult SELF and be beside any other part of them with compassion and curiosity. This will enable them to settle any triggered parts of them. 
  5. Introducing you to Eugene Gendlin’s Focusing and how to effectively use it in your room 
  6. Learn ways to talk about the brain and body with easy-to-understand neuroscience language 


Laying the Groundwork: Parts Work, Somatic Sensing, Focusing and Neuroscience for Trauma Treatment 

  • Exploring and conceptualizing the ‘Big Self/Wise Adult Self’ 

  • Guiding clients to ‘unfold’ this part of themselves 

  • Using Somatic Sensing 

  • Helpful tips around the concept 

  • Present time awareness: Safety exercise to use with clients (or self) 

Parts theory 

  • Foundations for clinical practice 

  • Demonstration & guided practice: the ‘Big Self/Wise Adult Self’  

  • How to settle any part that is activated 

  • Demonstration & guided practice: Unfolding your ‘Big Self/Wise Adult Self’ 

Introduction to Focusing   

  • Interactive demonstration on Focusing 

  • Understanding “Felt Sense” 

  • Gendlin’s Philosophy  

  • 6 step Focusing process 

  • Tools for helping clients interact with their environments 

Cultivating Self-compassion  

  • Demonstration & guided practice: Cultivating Self-compassion 

  • Demonstration & guided practice: Clearing a space – what to do when overwhelmed 

  • Demonstration & guided practice: Getting bigger than what is bothering you 

  • Demonstration & guided practice: Protective Boundary  

  • Loving Kindness meditation 

  • L.O.V.E. for me and others activity 

Bringing it all together  

  • How we change 

  • Memory reconsolidation + Focusing 

  • Techniques to settle any triggered parts 

  • Simple neuroscience language to talk about the brain and body  

Handouts you will receive 

  • Parts theory description handout 

  • Worksheet for unfolding your Wise Adult 

  • What is Focusing? E-book 

  • Questions you can ask your parts - handout 

  • Clearing a space – guiding notes 

  • Cultivating Compassion – guiding notes 

  • Getting bigger than what is bothering you Guiding notes 

  • What is STRESS – e-book 

  • What is Mindfulness – e-book 

Target Audience

  • Psychologists
  • Counsellors
  • Psychotherapists
  • Social Workers
  • Mental Health Nurses
  • Allied health professionals working with traumatized clients

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