Happy summer, Jorman news, parent story "Everything seems to affect him so deeply and intensely", introduction to new staff member Sarah and more...
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'Power of the Woods' workshops at PowerWood Camp
This summer Jorman will offer 'Power of the Woods' Forest School Workshops for the children and their parents. The workshops will count towards his Forest School Leader Qualification.
Jorman is looking forward to see all of you again:)!
Welcome to Sarah Wilkinson:)!
Thank you all for your help in spreading the job ad through social media. It worked we have found Sarah who will enrich our PowerWood team from the first of September. 

"I am delighted to be joining PowerWood from September 2016 as Personal and Communication Assistant. My background is a tapestry of experience, from international administration to Forest School training, via secondary teaching and editing. Having been coached by Simone, I know first-hand just how beneficial learning about OEs can be. I look forward to meeting many of you as I help support families (and Simone!) in this role."
A family describes the beginning of their PowerWood journey.
I heard about PowerWood from a local mum. She sent out an email, summarising the concept of OverExcitabilities, and when I read it I thought, ‘that just really describes my son’. So I then went to one of Simone's coffee mornings that she was doing in a local Café, to have a little chat. There were about 10 mothers there.
My daughter hasn't had any sort of social problems, but my 10 year old son has had lots of social difficulties at school, which is incredibly hard to handle. Read on for the rest of the interview.
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PowerWood Events after the summer

Make sure you have a supported start next school year 

Book now to Share, Connect and Be Empowered

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

Further information

Workshop Weekend ‘OE’ East Sussex
(Living with Intensity, sensitivity and hyper reactivity) 8 and/or 9 October
Venue: East Sussex - East Hoathly
Come and join us for one of these or both fantastic events covering 2 important areas over the 2 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

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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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