PowerWood celebrating (Neuro)diversity

- in our forever changing world -
PowerWood C.I.C., a leading UK not-for-profit, community-driven, social venture is committed to raising awareness about neurodiversity as a positive force for change in society. We believe neurodiversity is the result of normal, natural variation in humans. We celebrate this different way of looking at conditions or innate abilities, which have been traditionally pathologised. This point of view is increasingly supported by science, and is challenging widespread social norms and stigmas. Our focus is on compassionately and creatively supporting children and (young) individuals adapting any behaviour that keeps them from following their dreams and achieving their personal aims. PowerWood is shaping its services to the current changes in our society by further exploring and developing our online platform as well as expanding our support to individuals and their families.

PowerWood's Personal Journeys

- sharing from a personal and professional perspective -

PowerWood's Creative Corner & Kids Corner

- from using creativity to bond, dairy and gluten free cupcakes to stories written by children-

PowerWood's Services

- from free tests to improve understanding of ourselves and our children, tips, tools and strategies to calm overwhelm to online individual and family support -

The different types of Overexcitability (OE) explained

Understanding how the different types of intensity, sensitivity and hyper-reactivity, seen as Overexcitability (OE) in the psychological world, might influence ourselves and our children

About PowerWood

What makes us tick and who we are...

Our heart and soul

Supporting neurodiverse individuals and families with non-neuro-typical and overexcitable (OE) children towards leading a more fulfilling and/or harmonious family life


Neurodiverse children and individuals need understanding, strategies and tools to enable them to appreciate themselves and direct their energy towards self-chosen goals

True to ourselves

Informing and educating ourselves helps us to feel confident and secure with our role as an advocate for either ourselves or for our child and to make informed decisions about our journey in life

Join our journey

Join our tribe and support PowerWood in sharing cutting-edge research-based information, strategies and tools that are compassionately adaptable to our personal lifestyle choices and belief system to all neurodiverse families

PowerWood's Informative Videos

Get information, tools and strategies by listening to Simone de Hoogh's conversations with members of the PowerWoods Community

Supporting our children through Transitions

Simone de Hoogh: why she started PowerWood

PowerWood Camp 2017 Children’s film

Radically Compassionate ...

... with our children AND ourselves - explore the options in a Free Introductory Online Talk with Simone de Hoogh


Read Stories of others facing some of the same challenges

I can say to my daughter that other people feel like this…

When I first read about PowerWood I thought it was interesting because my kids are really quite sensitive. They will […]

“She was really wound up, deeply depressed, withdrawn, not talking to anyone”

‘Airy fairy’ When my daughter Lisa* started at a preschool group, the staff noticed that she was a bit ‘airy […]

“The violence towards me from my child was constant” single mum of child with PDA

I always knew that James* was different. People would say ‘He is a boy’, ‘You are on your own’, ‘It’s […]

Simone de Hoogh's Newest Blogs and Vlogs

Follow Simone on her personal journey and read about her reflections, experiences in life and in her consultancy practice

I take with me … my ‘cool suitcase’ – How to support our child through common transitions

This post includes ‘the cool suitcase or cool box’, a tool to increase the emotional resilience of our child in […]

The art of giving heartfelt compliments to ourselves, our children and teens

This post includes a ‘heartfelt compliment script’, a tool to compliment ourselves and our child effectively and is part of […]

What to say about Ukraine to our children – Six Steps to support our child or teen (and ourselves) in those challenging times

Many of our children will experience anxiety and fear around the situation in Ukraine, which is often exacerbated by the […]

PowerWood's Memberships and informative eBooks

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#gratitude to our Sponsors and All the Lovely People

With the support of our Sponsors and All the Lovely People, who dedicate compassionately energy, time and expertise to the sustainable growth of PowerWood, we are able to offer so much to our Community. THANK YOU