In neurodiverse families children may sometimes display behaviours that are often associated with psychological disorders e.g. OCD (Obsessive Compulsive Disorder), Phobias, Self-Injury, Eating Issues, PDA (Pathological Demand Avoidance) etc. Within PowerWood we call these behaviours Narrowing Behaviours as they may limit our children’s freedom to explore opportunities and make choices freely. This workshop is designed to inform and empower parents and carers who want to help their child to get in charge of them, and model intrapersonal communication methods empowering children to stay in charge of Narrowing Behaviours also in the future.
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The workshop will also allow participants to share challenging real-life situations around this topic and unpick it together with Simone de Hoogh*, to get further clarity which factors are at play and Simone will share additional theories, strategies and tools that can be helpful in those real-life situations.
*Simone de Hoogh is the founder of PowerWood and ‘ECHA Specialist in Gifted Education’ with more than 20+ years experience of working with gifted children, teens and adults, over the years she has collected theories that help to understand and feel compassionate to our child and has developed MERT (Multi Emotion Regulation Theory) full of simple strategies and tools we can use directly to support our children in directing positively the energy associated with Neurodiversity towards self-chosen goals.