Help your team flourish

Martin Seligman’s PERMA system is an evidence-based model for helping people thrive. It provides a formula for creating personal engagement and wellbeing. PERMA is an acronym. It stands for positive emotions, engagement, relationships, meaning and accomplishment. Each element is clearly linked to personal wellbeing. So how can you build the elements of PERMA into your life? Here are some simple tips to help you get started.

  • Boost your positive emotions by consciously focusing on them. This helps you amplify uplifting feelings and experience them more frequently.
  • Deliberately increase your positivity ratio by sharing good news, expressing gratitude and using positive language.
  • Heighten your sense of engagement, by doing more of what you love.
  • Foster positive relationships by spending time with people who energise and inspire you.
  • Find ways to be altruistic.
  • Build your sense of purpose and passion by committing to what really matters to you. Fill your professional and personal life with meaningful activities.
  • Develop a sense of accomplishment by taking on challenges and building your skills.


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Take the elements of PERMA and apply them in your workplace. You will soon find you are happier and flourishing – so success comes easily.


About the author of this tip:

Eleanor is a master trainer and coach. She trains savvy professionals in a range of sectors – including higher education, health, finance and local government – in the use of positive psychology tools and techniques. Eleanor is the author of the Positive Psychology Toolkit for HR and L&D practitioners. She runs specialist training for facilitators and trainers, as well as delivering customised training for corporate teams.

Want training on how to help your team flourish? Call Eleanor Shakiba. 0433 126 841