All change starts with awareness, without awareness there is no change. We are trying to be as true to ourselves as we are aware of and respect our own and other people’s pace during this journey of life.

All offered Information, strategies and tools are cutting-edge research-based, trialled, tested and approved by many families and individuals and are adaptable to your personal lifestyle choices, belief system and your personal circumstances.

Simone de Hoogh and Ella at PowerWood Camp

Trust Our Own Instincts

We are the expert on ourselves, our child(ren), our relationships and what is and what isn’t possible in our situation.

Unfortunately, most professionals are not adequately trained in assessing and supporting us and our children, not for nothing, there are written books about the risks for mis- and dual diagnosis. And sadly many of us have experienced not only being blamed by our social environment but also by professionals for our own and/or the behaviour of our children without receiving the much-needed help. We often end up being the expert on our own child, while battling with feelings of inadequacy trick-or-treating us by our contact with professionals.

Receive the Information and Support you Need

Informing and educating ourselves helps us to feel confident and secure with our role as an advocate for either ourselves or for a child and to make informed decisions about whatever issue that arises, whatever route we decide to take. This allows us to be the best advocate for ourselves and for our child.


PowerWood’s Community

Find understanding, tools and strategies that work in an understanding, respectful and compassionate Community.
PowerWood can be your and your families advocate and your second family. 

Explore how joining our PowerWood community by becoming a member will benefit you and your family and what types of memberships are available.

Join our Community

Available to Members*

*Booking a one-off Free Introductory Talk of 45-60 minutes by Skype or FaceTime with Senior Consultant Simone de Hoogh is one of the benefits of being either a FreeBee PowerWood Community Member or a Friend PowerWood Community Member.

Book a FREE Introductory Talk with a Professional*

 You can read more about PowerWood’s Consultancy Sessions,  the Benefits of a Free Introductory Talk and PowerWood’s Consultancy Services Tiered Fee Structure.

*Overexcitability Test

OE (Overexcitability) is an element of a Developmental Theory –Theory of Positive Disintegration by Dabrowski- that is one of the underpinning theories of MERT (Multi-level Emotion Regulation Theory) developed by Simone de Hoogh. Overexcitability explains and allows us to look at ‘extreme’ behaviour as a valuable asset in our or our children’s life. 

Find out if you or your child has OE (OverExcitability) as well

*Boundary Test

A HUGE thank YOU to the son and daughter of Ernest Hartmann’s who gave PowerWood permission to use and put the full academically approved questionnaire about the Boundary in the Mind on PowerWood’s website.

Find out how the Boundary in the Mind affects you or your child