"Our son’s constant questioning leaves us feeling exhausted", A new day: London Workshop Weekend, Join us and grow your confidence! Volunteer with PowerWood:)!
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LONDON, Ealing Workshops Weekend
12th / 13th March 2016

"The chance to chat with other families, feeling empowered and hopeful, thank you!" (mum of 2 boys)

“I went to a workshop with Simone de Hoogh and was amazed about the level of information as well as practical tools I took home with me. It has made so much difference for me in terms of understanding my daughters reactions (as well as mine)."
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"Our son’s constant questioning leaves us feeling exhausted"

Interview by Lucinda Leo* (Children’s names have been changed)

When did you first notice your son was different from other children?
When he was about two-and-a-half, our son suddenly changed from being a calm, alert baby  to being so full of  energy and determination that  he was just all over the place. If Daniel  set his mind on something, nothing could stop him. To keep him safe we had to use reins, which was really frowned upon by other people. In church, people would look at us like we were abusing him!

He hated crowds, so groups were a problem. For example, if we went into  the library and there was a group on, we’d have to leave. He wouldn’t participate at activities like sing-and-sign or gym, instead he’d just go off and do his own thing.

When he started pre-school it was obvious Daniel was very different from the other children. He would get overwhelmed and lash out, pushing and reacting out of proportion. Read on for the rest of the interview

"Connecting Positively with your 'OE' Child or Teenager"

Saturday 12th March 10am-4pm

 

"Really helped me understand myself - I felt validated, heard and empowered. Love the emphasis on balance and intentions when parenting or trying to change your own behaviour." ( mum of the seven-year and four-year-old)
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"Connecting Positively with your 'OE' Child or Teenager" is designed to help you understand what you and your child need to enable positive dialogue and develop a clear connection.  You’ll learn how strong emotions may affect development and behaviour, as well as discovering more about influencing factors such as Asynchronous Development, OverExcitability and High Ability.

"I thought it was brilliant.Very inspiring and and just what we needed for our family. I gained confidence in myself and my choices and to get tools to help our family." Mum of a nine and two-year-old.

This workshop will help parents with the skills needed to help their child to understand and control their own emotions and behaviour. You’ll also be introduced to strategies that can make challenging situations more manageable and build greater communication. The workshop will be led by Simone de Hoogh.

"Simone - very knowledgeable and shared your knowledge in structured way so very understandable. Really liked the final exercise, where we decided how to make a plan for a child." Mum of a 15 and 10-year-old.

 "Every part, more time to discuss examples and process information would be great, I’d gladly do another day on it! Thank you for a wonderfully informative day." ( mum of 2 boys and one girl)

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"Guiding Confidently your 'OE' Child or Teenager"

Sunday 13th March 10am-4pm

"Love the fact that the view is taken that children with overexcitabilities are viewed as talented, gifted and special in a really positive way. I enjoyed it all." Mum of a four an eight-year-old.
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One-Day Workshop for parents, carers and professionals that have been to the ‘Connecting positively with your ‘OE’ Child and/or Teenager” and is designed to help you support your child be in charge of their emotions and needs. You’ll learn how emotional stress may influence intellectual, emotional, practical ability and communication, as well as discovering more about important aspects in communication such as involuntary mechanisms, neurological pathways and how to give the biggest gift in life to your child or teenager: the ability to change.

Addressing individual requirements
This workshop will also be more tailored to your needs as participants are invited to list beforehand any particular challenges related to the social and emotional needs of your child/teenager by email and any subjects you would like Simone de Hoogh to cover. This information will, if possible, be used in designing the programme, but individual details will remain confidential. The workshop will be led by Simone de Hoogh.

"The fact that I feel closer to my child today through a better understanding of his behaviour."
Dad of an eight and two- year-old.

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Simone de Hoogh's personal story ...
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WANTED
Do you have experience reviewing and drafting legal documents? We're looking for a volunteer to help put in place some important agreements which will help PowerWood run in accordance with best practices and which will safeguard clients, volunteers and PowerWood's not-for-profit social venture status.
You will be supported in this role. Please get in touch if you'd like to find out more about what's involved.
OE Awareness Campaign
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grow awareness about OE by spreading the general information flyer about OE. Join by sending an email with your home or organisations address and you will be send 6 flyers and further instructions.
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PowerWood Workshops:
Empowering parents with the skills needed

A key aim of both workshops is to empower parents with the skills needed to help their child to understand and be in charge of their own emotions, behaviour and needs and support intense, super-sensitive and hyper-reactive (OE) children develop independent skills to understand and deal constructively with their own feelings and needs. You’ll also be introduced to strategies that can make challenging situations more manageable and build greater communication. 
The workshops will be led by Simone de Hoogh, the founder of PowerWood.

"Meeting other like-minded parents and feeling able to express myself truthfully. I feel validated by meeting Simone, and the other parents."

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"I wanted to say that I loved the atmosphere at PowerWood; it felt genuinely respectful, and gentle, and that there was a willingness from everyone to 'meet' and support each other. To explore together. To me this was sooo wonderful - I live a lot of my life at the moment in our immediate community (where we live, school etc), and I don't find that level of reflection. It's like a home-coming - being around people who are self-aware (of their O.E.'s etc) and open also to accepting and exploring those of their children. I also think you offered a really rich, varied and thoughtful and most of all - nourishing - programme of activities." Abigail, mum of a 5 and 7 year old
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Volunteer
Coordinator

We're looking for a Volunteer Coordinator who will support and help organise the work of 40 volunteers in many different fields.
You will be supported in this role. Please get in touch if you'd like to find out more about what's involved.
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