How Sports Can Facilitate Community Healing

How Sports Can Facilitate Community Healing

Regardless of the สมัครสมาชิกเว็บยูฟ่าเบท context in which people live, sport and play provide safe spaces for children to learn, grow, develop and heal. This is especially true when a well-versed adult or young leader is present to guide the experience and offer support.

This is the case with community sport programs where, as in the two cases analyzed here, the pedagogical approach focuses on an interdisciplinary and collaborative framework for learning through action and reflection. These frameworks allow participants to become actors of their own life situation, and promote a process of experiential learning that can lead to increased self-esteem and perceived self-efficacy and the motivation to set and pursue personal (health) goals.

How Sports Can Facilitate Community Healing

The mechanisms underlying these health-promoting effects of community sport appear to be relatively indirect and long term, with the environment providing the necessary conditions to trigger them, followed by an incremental shift in behaviour and finally the development of healthy lifestyle habits (see Fig. 1).

Joe is a former professional sports player and has since founded his own organisation called The Enemy Within where he helps people struggling with trauma, addiction, mental health & connection. He shares his journey, struggles and insights through customised workshops in schools, communities, correctional services, sporting clubs and workplaces.