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Parts Work, Somatic Therapy & Neuroscience for Anxiety, Trauma, and Anger

Practical Strategies for Emotional Regulation in Children and Youth

Leonie Stewart
6 Hours 40 Minutes
Audio and Video
Jan 18, 2024
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This is a unique program that offers foundational information about stress, wellbeing and mindfulness as well as lots of practical exercises. These life skills for youth will build and enhance inner resources and the ability to connect and care for themselves and others. You’ll learn to help young people befriend their ‘Big Wise Self’ – and how to get bigger than what’s bothering them – a lifechanging Parts theory technique not taught in general mindfulness courses. 

Together we explore how young people can reach their unique potential, building resilience and confidence and skills for life. 

One of the biggest challenges, for all of us, is to cope with the different types of stress we encounter in our lives. In a more complex, rapidly changing world, building resilience has become increasingly important. 

It’s key to working and playing more effectively and creating strong relationships of hope and possibility throughout our life. Teaching these skills early and systematically in life is extremely beneficial. 

Just imagine if every young person knew what it felt like to be in their BEST Self and knew how to settle the part of them that was angry or disruptive or withdrawn or just rude. This would mean they could deliberately step into their BEST self and speak and act from the BEST of themselves.  

If they could do that, they would stop being disengaged and would be able to engage in their learning. And the bonus more connected quality relationships.  

This program is designed to teach a suite of “life skills” that will help the young people in your care navigate their lives. This program is for everyone too. And not just for young people already flagged as having issues. Some young people do have more challenges. However, let’s face it, no-one gets through life with no bumpy bits, and everyone needs ways to settle themselves (and others) when those bumpy bits trip us up. 

Complete with practical tips, demonstrations, worksheets and resources, this program can be used over and over.



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.



Leonie Stewart's Profile

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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. Explore stress and ‘lid-flipping’ in young people. 
  2. Creating age-appropriate internal safety and wellbeing 
  3. Unfolding and guiding the young person into their ‘Big or Wise Self” 
  4. Unpack Eugene Gendlin’s ‘Focusing’ techniques and their application to young people. 
  5. Develop ‘Mindfulness’, ‘Focusing’ and ‘Felt Sensing’ skills. 
  6. Refine the ‘Clearing a Space’ skill. 
  7. Define an age-specific and easily applied version of Parts Theory to settle triggers. 
  8. Develop ways to talk about the brain and body with easy-to-understand neuroscience language. 
  9. Using the ‘Big Self’ to create health boundaries and effective communication. 


What is Stress? (flip our lid) 

What is well being? 

Gratitude Self compassion – Peaceful place. Your team 

What is Mindfulness? 

Difference between Mindfulness and Focusing 

How to Change 

Parts theory 

Inner critic and strategies 

Concept of your Big SELF or Big YOU  

Unfold WAS – left brain/right brain 

Marrying Focusing, Parts Theory and right/left brain neuroscience 

Intro to Focusing and felt sensing with experiential demo  

Introduction to Focusing - Gendlin’s philosophy and the 6 steps 

Clearing a space (with demo) 

Using the ‘Big Self’ and getting bigger than what is bothering you (with demo) 

Creating a protective boundary 9with demo) 

Effective communication – Feedback Wheel, Time out 

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