Positive Psychology & The Science of Wellbeing

What is Positive Psychology?

Positive Psychology is a specific field within Psychology which studies and promotes wellbeing and happiness. Hence, the goal is to help people live and perform at their best. Here are some of the themes addressed:

  • character strengths and virtues
  • positive emotions
  • resilience 
  • growth mindset 
  • relationships 
  • self-development 

A Model of Wellbeing & Happiness

Martin Seligman, often considered as the “father” of Positive Psychology, proposed a model of wellbeing and happiness that includes the following 5 elements:

  • Positive Emotions
  • Engagement
  • Relationships
  • Meaning, and
  • Accomplishments 

The PERMA model has been used worldwide to develop individual and organisational programs. 

The Importance of Human Flourishing

Human Flourishing has been interchangeably used with human wellbeing in Positive Psychology.

It describes a broad range of states and relevant wellbeing outcomes such as:

  • mental and physical health,
  • happiness and life satisfaction,
  • meaning and purpose,
  • character and virtue,
  • interpersonal relationships

Human flourishing can thus be perceived as a complete state of human wellbeing due to its holistic outlook. To know more about what you can do to improve these aspects and have greater quality of life, you can either learn more about Transpersonal Therapy, Wellbeing Coaching, or subscribe to one of my online courses in the Wellbeing School.

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