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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Theory of Positive Disintegration

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Children with overexcitabilities tend to be over-sensitive, and can easily become over-whelmed and over-excited. They may be nervous or shy, or they may show strong emotional reactions. Their behaviour may be inappropriate or challenging and they are often misunderstood.

PowerWood, social enterprise in the making, is dedicated to helping families, their children and teenagers withoverexcitabilities to improve their self-control, self-esteem and pleasure in life.

*OverexcitabilitiesChildren with overexcitabilities tend to be over-sensitive, and can easily become over-whelmed and over-excited. They may be nervous or shy, or they may show strong emotional reactions. Their behaviour may be inappropriate or challenging and they are often misunderstood.
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“Often when overexcitabilities are discussed examples and concerns are mostly negative. Remember that being overexcitable also brings with it great joy, the astonishment, beauty, compassion and creativity. Perhaps the most important thing is to acknowledge and relish the uniqueness of an overexcitable child or adult.” (Lind, 2001)
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PowerWood works to help children and their families recognise and understandoverexcitability. Young people are encouraged to embrace the positives that accompany it, such as creativity, energy and the ability to think outside the box. PowerWood also teaches coping mechanisms to help these sensitive and intense children find happiness and a sense of belonging.

Often intelligence doesn’t equal academic, emotional or social achievement but is characterised by intensity, sensitivity, 'overexcitability' and asynchronous development. Some children also experience extreme learning styles, vulnerability and may show worrying or challenging behaviour. Powerwood uses a holistic and sustainable approach to educate, support and instruct these children & young people and their associates.



Here you can read more about what PowerWood is all about.

Problems Encountered

Sometimes these children and teenagers show puzzling, withdrawn or challenging behaviour – they can be very intense, extremely sensitive and be ‘overexcitable’*. They can express intense loneliness, to the point of talking about wanting to die, even at a very early age. They may have unexplained medical conditions related to anxiety e.g. stomach disorders or headaches. Some can be very strong-willed, question authority, some can be extremely shy and sometimes lose their trust in people if their intrinsic motivation is not supported constructively.

Joy experienced

PowerWood is organising fun and informative events to enable families with intense, sensitive 'overexcitable'*, (more) able children and teenagers to enjoy life together with others. In the PowerWood environment you will find other families who deal with the same challenges and joys as you do!

PowerWood organises Coffee & Simone where issues can be discussed with Simone de Hoogh, Parenting Consultant and Specialist in Gifted Education. She is also the founder of PowerWood, with PowerWood workshops, and the inspiring PowerWood Summer Camping Week with all kinds of fun activities and workshops for the whole family.

Events held within a safe, friendly sustainable environment can empower and energise the development of necessary skills. Where possible, these events are held in rural surroundings where contact with the natural world offers an extra sense of leisure and pleasure.

We enjoy supporting individuals and families to improve their effective and constructive communication, to pursue and fulfil their passions and dreams by helping them to improve the balance between intellectual, creative (emotional) and practical abilities, enabling 'Successful Intelligence' (Sternberg).

PowerWood enables children, teenagers, young adults, adults, parents and families from all cultures to meet others facing similar challenges.

PowerWood invites you to become part of the PowerWood community.

*Overexcitability is a characteristic of the nervous system involving higher than average sensitivity to stimuli (a lower threshold to stimuli) and a higher than average response to stimuli.