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 â€“ 3.00pm in Amersham, Buckinghamshire Further information
Workshop Weekend â€˜OEâ€™ East Sussex (Living with Intensity, sensitivity and hyper reactivity)
Saturday 8th and/or Sunday 9th October
Venue: East Sussex - East Hoathly
Come and join us for one of these or both fantastic events covering two important areas over two days.
Day 1 Connecting Positively With Your â€˜OEâ€˜ Child and Teenager
Day 2 Confidently Guiding your â€˜OEâ€™ Child and Teenager Find out more and book online
I first contacted PowerWood to try to make sense of my extremely complex son. He had always been unique, I think that is the phrase most people used to describe him! When he first started school at four, both his headmistress and his class teacher said they had never met a child like him before, which they said was both good, and not so good. He's always had great over-reactions to things, he's always been very intense, non-stop questioning, he's always been able to see through things, and wanted to question things until he gets to the absolute bottom of things, and not be fobbed off in any way, shape or form. Read on for more ...
September's message from Simone*:
''I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all the volunteers who dedicate so much time and effort to ensure PowerWoodâ€™s growth and sustainability. The last 2.5 years have been life changing for me and I am delighted to be surrounded by so much support and warmth. Thank you!''
Our friends at Steward Wood need your help! Please sign and share this petition, to help them gain planning permission to stay on the land where they've lived for 16 years. Merlin and Rebecca kindly lend us the solar panels that help put the power in PowerWood Camp!
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