Last chance to book East Sussex workshops and a HUGE Thank YOU to the enthusiastic and skilled volunteers of PowerWood Camp:)!
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Thank YOU to all the children, tweens and teens, the volunteers in the Arts & Crafts Area: Mel, Abigail, Noah, Lucinda for helping to decorate PowerWood Camp and make the nature even more beautiful. Thank YOU!
Last chance to book next weekend East Sussex PowerWood Workshops!
Mason about PowerWood Camp Video
A HUGE thank YOU to the PowerWood Volunteer Team that organised Camp 2015 and gave interesting workshops! Part 1
Mel, Vince and Jorman, your bridge building workshops and preparations for the clay oven were highly appreciated by the children and tweens and teens! Thank YOU Mel, Vince and Jorman!
David brought with him a huge chess game and gave many children the opportunity to learn and play chess for the first time or hone their chess skills further by discussing strategies. Thank YOU David!
Abigail inspired together with Mel and NOah many children, tweens and teens in the the Art & Crafts Area. Thank YOU Abigail!
Helpful workshops for parents and for the children about many subjects. Thank YOU Simone!
George your singing workshops were a pleasure to take part in. Looking forward to next year already!! Thank YOU George!
Magic Merlin gave fascinating science workshops, made sure that PowerWood could be off-grid electricity wise and sorted all kinds of technical problems! Thank YOU Merlin!
Tine was the camp communication coordinator and was available to answer general queries and provide extra help where needed. Thank YOU Tine!
Lucinda did a visualisation workshop for young and old under the mother Oaktree. Thank YOU Lucinda!
David Martin gave an insightful workshop into hynotherapy, revealing how it can be used to calm children down before bedtime. He also sorted all kinds of technical issues under the strict supervision of the youngsters;)! Thank YOU David!
Asides from assisting with the Art & Crafts Area, Soundart Radio's Lucinda channeled the children's creative energies into producing a radio programme about powerWood Camp! As soon as you can listen to it online we will let you know the link. Thank YOU Lucinda!
Jennie Dallas, accupuncturist, provided a very helpful workshop demonstrating the techniques of accupressure in helping to calm children down before going to bed! Thank YOU Jennie!
Jorman was a valuable member of the the technical team and was responsible for building the compost toilet. Thank YOU Jorman!
Janet is PowerWoods saint and secret weapon. Every few hours she would clean the toilets and showers, applying her high standards of hygeine across the camp facilities. Thank YOU Janet!
Rebecca was one of the corner stones in the 'Coffee and Tea Corner,' serving real Italian coffee, a broad range of tea (from Builder's to Clippers), as well as home made apple juice, whilst vending a plentiful supply of PowerBeaders. Thank YOU Rebecca!
Karen Stead-Dexter gave all children AND grown-ups the chance to handle a bird of prey and to understand more about these wonderful creatures. It was amazing to see all the birds and be able to touch them (under strict command of Karen of course). Thank YOU Karen!
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Matthew about Saif's Workshop
It was a pleasure to meet Saif at the camp. I am fascinated by other people’s experiences and those with such a charisma and a willingness to share insights into their adopted lifestyles can often be a great source of inspiration. Saif is a joy to talk to, he is passionate about the ways in which the body can enable anyone, with a desire to achieve it, a sense of grounding in spite of the cumulative pressures often associated with modern living. And with the exercises he introduced at the workshop, I was amazed at how well people responded, There was no shyness or distrust, Instead, Saif seemed to have a natural gift for welcoming people into their comfort zones as opposed to out of them. I think a lot was taken away from that particular session, even if it was just from the energy and the smiles that Saif appeared to give the group, But what I felt was also offered, was encouragement for each person involved to explore more outside their common rituals and reconsider their usual approach to stress. What the workshop had been successful in demonstrating, was the potential for simple grounding techniques that the body can use, in order to enrich our daily lives.
Nic was in charge of the garden and helped out with many technical issues. Thank YOU Nic!
Debbie was in charge of the vouchers in the 'Coffee and Tea Corner,' and worked  behind the counter and in the garden. Thank YOU Debbie!
Noah de Hoogh showed with her lovely pony Isca how to apply the principles of natural horsemenship with demonstrations and story telling. Thank YOU Noah!
Last chance to book East Sussex PowerWood Workshops next weekend!
"Connecting Positively with your 'OE' Child or Teenager"

Saturday 17th October 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)

"Guiding Confidently your 'OE' Child or Teenager"

Sunday 18th October 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.

Further information or Booking of one or both Workshops
You can find further information or go to the event and booking page for the workshops or contact: Mobile: 079 263 66511 or Email:
The fee for a one-day workshop is £70, for couples £125, for both days workshops £125, for couples £235. You can apply for concessionary rate by email to
When: Saturday, 17th October or/and Sunday, 18 th October 2015, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Where: East Hoathly, East Sussex.

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PowerWood Project CIC is a not-for-profit Social Enterprise developed by Simone de Hoogh, the founder with enthusiastic and skilled volunteers; to raise awareness about ‘overexcitability’ and to offer support, information and understanding as well as tools and strategies for living positively with being different from the norm e.g. Intensity, Sensitivity, Overexcitability, Asynchronous Development and High-Ability to individuals and families with children and teenagers different from the norm.

PowerWood Community

The PowerWood community is growing, with fun and educational events including workshops, family and/or individual support, free informal meetings with a professional, information stands on markets, Celebrations and the annual PowerWood Camp.

* Simone de Hoogh is an experienced Parenting Consultant, Life Coach, a ‘Specialist in Gifted Education’ and founder of PowerWood. Experienced 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 a teenager and a young adult.

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