A parents story - "She is a mirror of me" 
Authentic Communication Training - last chance to book!
Volunteer weekend in glorious sunshine, and more...
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My youngest child has been very intense from birth. She is different from the others, really hard to understand. People say she will grow out of it, but as she grows up, but as she got older she started to express herself in really dramatic and over the top ways. I was looking for something to explain, and nothing I read made sense of who she was.
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PowerWood's Volunteer gathering 27-30 May 2016
Our Spring volunteer gathering helped get us in the mood for this year's Summer Camp. Each morning we tried out some new craft ideas - such as junk robots and pet rocks. Together we discussed which direction PowerWood would take and, began preparations for the camp. We talked about the challenges of volunteering as a family, and how to find the balance between volunteering and family life. We were incredibly lucky with the weather - it was wonderfully sunny apart form one exciting thunderstorm. Lovely to spend time outdoors together in the beautiful Devon landscape, with views of Codden Hill.
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PowerWood’s Authentic Communication Training

Start: 6th of June-11th of July (9.30am-10.45am Monday mornings UK time)

Starting soon! Last chance to book!

"Really enjoying the course [Authentic Communication Training PACT-1]- it's such a powerful way to explore an issue more deeply. I can see how useful it will be to use on myself, my family and my friends...once I have mastered it! " Kirsty mum of 2

"Such a lovely way to develop skills and learn more about how to support each other." Lucinda mum of 2
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Social Media Training 

Simone and Tine had a great time attending social media training at the Watermark, Ivybridge. The training was organised by Katie at South Hams CVS who support many local voluntary organisations, and was run by Kyle Hannan of Bristol's Eco Media Collective. 
More great training opportunities with South Hams CVS coming up soon - find out more here.
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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 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 © 2016 PowerWood Project CIC, not-for-profit social enterprise, All rights reserved.

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