***NOTE: Enjoy Life Community® is discussed in video at 10 minutes 30 seconds (with Brookhaven Town Supervisor Ed Romaine
Enjoy Life Community®: A Group / Community Focus
Helping people to create and empower entire communities: By following the principles of the Enjoy Life Community® program, the Time to Play Foundation can empower communities to focus on the strengths and possibilities in their communities and develop solutions that will benefit the whole community through a unique application of positive psychology.
Working with any community, we could bring awareness of the ability to focus on the positive strengths and possibilities of any community including:
- Schools, Colleges & Universities,
- Any Neighborhood
- High Risk Neighborhoods or Groups
- Business Communities
In any community structure, the result of the program is to create SOLUTIONS and bring ALL community organizations, groups and businesses together to focus on the strengths, positive and possibilities of the community as a whole, to encourage all community people to get involved, to spread the news of the good works of the community groups and people are currently doing, to eliminate the hopelessness that people feel, to eliminate the thinking they are powerless and to encourage them to believe that, as a community, anything can be achieved.
RESULTING IN the increase of community participation, decrease of social isolation, creation of solutions, increase of community engagement, improvement of business, and potential to decrease negative outcomes including by those experiencing PTSD. This is implemented through an easy to utilize replicable model and includes the development of educational and empowerment programs, community events (i.e. Job Fair) and community awareness based on individual community findings working with local government (or corporate leadership in a business scenario).
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We can continue to focus on what’s wrong,
We can continue to focus on our weaknesses,
We can continue fighting and getting nowhere,
We can continue just existing and surviving,
We can continue labeling and segregating,
We can continue just accepting “what is”,
We can continue to believe what we are told, or we can see new possibilities for ourselves and our communities.
We can try a different way.
Life is short.
Perhaps it’s time to focus on the positive and the possibilities — to enjoy life.
It’s Time to Enjoy Life. It’s Time to Play.
– Doreen Guma, (c) 2017