Beautiful flowers for all the volunteersand partners e.g. AmerhamMumsforMums who organise events for PowerWood where parents can connect, share and be empowered.
Saturday 8th and/or Sunday 9th October
Venue: East Sussex - East Hoathly
Come and join us for one of these or both fantastic events sharing, connecting and be empowered while covering important areas over two days.
Day 1 Connecting Positively With Your ‘OE‘ Child and Teenager
Day 2 Confidently Guiding your ‘OE’ Child and Teenager Find out more and book online
Learning Lunch in Amersham The science of over-reaction explained and practical tools to help at home An invitation to connect over lunch with Simone de Hoogh, founder of PowerWood and families facing the same challenges as you do:
Thursday 6th October 12.00pm – 3.00pm in Amersham, Buckinghamshire Hurry - only a few places remaining! Further information
I always knew that my daughters (now 7 and 9) were high-needs children. My youngest child in particular was very intense. I didn’t know how to stop her hitting her sister, and when she told me – at just four years old – that she hated herself, I knew I had to get help. Read on for more ...
October's message from Simone*:
''I am very excited to be 'going on tour' over the next week or so, popping up in Amersham and East Sussex! It will be great to connect with those new to PowerWood and catch up with some of you. I'm especially looking forward to Frances' delicious cakes! If you are thinking about coming along to any of the events, do - it would be lovely to see you. Have a great October.''
PowerWood Project CIC is a not-for-profit Social Enterprise founded by Simone de Hoogh, with the support of many enthusiastic and skilled volunteers
Our Aims and Values
Raise awareness of neurological diversity as a positive force for change in society.
PowerWood supports families with non neuro-typical and overexcitable (OE) individuals leading to more harmonious family life, where people are able to fulfil their passions and dreams.
For those families, we aim to
Provide a safe, non judgemental space to connect, learn and grow together.
Give parents the information, tools and strategies to be able to build their energy reserve, resilience and willpower, and communicate in an effective and caring manner.
Increase access to the natural world and sustainable living.
Our core values
Parents are the experts on ourselves, our children and our family situation.
We celebrate, cherish and embrace our neurodiversity as natural variation.
We offer understanding, compassion and support.
We model being true to ourselves, authentically and happily unique.
We make informed decisions, drawing on a wide range of theories, models and clinical experience, adapted to personal circumstances,belief systems, and lifestyle choices of each client.
Through taking responsibility for nature, we learn to take responsibility for ourselves and the people we love
* Simone de Hooghis the founder of PowerWood and an experienced Parenting Consultant, Life Coach, and ‘ECHA Specialist in Gifted Education’ and founder of PowerWood. Experienced in working with a wide range of children and families, she provides information and support for living with atypical and/or overexcitable children. Through family and individual support, workshops, and PowerWood Camp, Simone aims to raise awareness, increase understanding, support parents, and improve family dynamics.
Simone has followed a postgraduate programme towards The European Advanced Diploma in Educating the Gifted at the Radboud University in the Netherlands, approved by the European Council of High Ability (ECHA) and received the diploma in 2008.
Simone is also a qualified teacher trainer for World Language developed by Laura Groebbé (2007). Using World Language, children can map their learning and thinking experience.
In 2010 Simone de Hoogh won an award from UnLtd to start the first PowerWood Camp. In 2012 the Lloyds Bank Social Entrepreneurs Programme offered her a fully funded year of learning including a grant to help grow PowerWood further. Simone has been married to her partner Nic for more then twenty years and is the mother of two young adults.