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At Power of the Woods Camp Weekends families living with intensity, super-sensitivity and hyper-reactivity join the community, to build confidence, resilience and have fun in the forest! The grant from the Big Lottery Fund means that each joining family will be asked to make a financial contribution based on what they can offer. For more information and booking click here.
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PowerWood visit London very rewarding
Last month Simone de Hoogh* visited London for a Coffee morning, mini-consultations and two workshops. The participants were very positive about receiving information, tools and strategies and meeting other parents. 

Mum of a 2 year old: "I attended the workshop ‘Connecting Positively with your intense, sensitive and hyper-reactive children and/or teenagers’ in London. It was a fantastic day – lots of ‘Aha!’-moments, learning how to recognise and stop cycles, how to calm myself, and  the PowerBook is a great idea. Really empowering!"

The new ‘Living Confidently with your Intense, Sensitive and Hyper-Reactive Children and/or Teenagers – Practical Skills Workshop Day‘ was experienced as very valuable.
In a small setting, the participants played PowerWood Happy Families (card game developed by PowerWood), practised challenging situations using the Authentic Communication Model, were part of a Group Clinic and much more. Given feedback: "Amazing day" and  "A brilliant experience" etc.

 
Connection – Inspiration – Community
Simone playing
PowerWood Happy Families

During the new ‘Living Confidently with your Intense, Sensitive and Hyper-Reactive Children and/or Teenagers – Practical Skills Workshop Day‘ Simone explained that she always used to play Happy Families to train her daughter to lose a game without throwing all the cards through the room. Simone would increase the level of tension by teasing during the card game (see her smile) and even cheat to desensitise her daughter, who is now known to be able to play cards without losing her cool 😉.
How to make a PowerBeader / PowerWood

Would you like to use a PowerBeader to improve your Baseline?

In PowerWood we always talk about our baseline, our general energy level and the strength of our resilience. You can strengthen your baseline and the awareness process by activating your other senses every time that you are aware of for example a part of the Involuntary Mechanism by pulling a bead on the PowerBeader while saying to yourself (or thinking, e.g. in a public situation) “I‘m proud to be aware that having this thought is an involuntary trigger/action/thought/feeling as part of an involuntary mechanism”. The more senses you involve and the more time you give it, the more impact it will have, the quicker it will shift the deeply ingrained neurological pathway. You can order a PowerBeader DIY Kit (bracelet or clip £14.50 including postage in the UK, here you can find pictures of the different kinds) with PowerWood, they are prepared by volunteers to raise funds for PowerWood). In this yutube video Jorman explains how to make your own PowerBeader Bracelet.

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Message from Simone
"I had a lovely time in London, meeting parents and other people from the PowerWood Community during the Coffee morning and workshops. A big THANK YOU to all the volunteers that made this possible, with a special thank you to Jackie Fahy for her hospitality, expert organising, timekeeping skills) and first aid cool!
Now our focus is on the Power of the Woods weekends that are starting at the end of this month. All new and very exciting and I'm looking forward to meet you there!
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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 Hoogh is the founder of PowerWood and an experienced Parenting Consultant, Life Coach, and ‘ECHA Specialist in Gifted Education’ and founder of PowerWoodExperienced 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.

Copyright © 2017 PowerWood Project CIC, not-for-profit social enterprise, All rights reserved.


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