PERMA

P = Positive Emotions. This is the most recognisable form of happiness. It’s those moments of joy and the abundance of positive emotions. You will try out the tools that build positivity.

E = Engagement. This is about being engaged with whatever you’re doing. Flow is the state of complete absorption where you are ‘in the zone’. Engaging your strengths is a route into flow and a significant part of engagement. Your strengths are you at your best – your positive qualities and talents.

 

R = Relationships. ‘Other people matter’ for our well-being. We all have a need for a sense of belonging and connection. The happiest people on the planet have close relationships and active social lives. Here we look at how to nurture relationships so that they flourish.

 

M = Meaning.  This is the route into a deeper form of happiness, which comes when you have a sense of meaning and purpose. If you put effort into a source of meaning, you gain the happiness known as eudaimonic well-being.

 

A = Accomplishment.  The fifth pathway is about accomplishment and achievement. We explore the psychology of motivation and what it takes to achieve success.