Welcome to episode 38 of BrainTree Podcast – “PERMA – Wellbeing Framework From Positive Psychology”

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In this episode of BrainTree podcast, Rocky looks at why it is important to have  wellbeing factors in our lives. The result is a longer, happier and healthier life. Just as exercise and good diet can reduce our risk of illness, investing in our wellness can reduce our risk of developing a mental illness. Mental Health is one of the toughest challenges we face in today’s world. 1 in 2 people will experience some form of mental illness in their lifetime.

Quotation for the episode:

“I believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. Therefore, it is important to discover what will bring about the greatest degree of wellbeing”–Dalai Lama

Here are 5 elements for wellbeing (PERMA) this is from Martin Seligman, Founder of Positive Psychology.

PERMA stands for:

  1. Positive Emotions
  2. Engagement
  3. Relationships
  4. Meaning
  5. Achievement

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(P) Positive Emotions

This element examines how people optimally experience, predict, and savour the positive feelings and emotions that are part of normal and healthy living and human functioning (e.g. peace, gratitude, inspiration, hope, curiosity etc).

Click HERE to download the “Tracking the good stuff: three good things resource” AND the other PERMA  resources.

Three Good Things

(E) Engagement

Engagement is achieved by becoming absorbed and immersed in your work, love, friendship and social life.
The key to increasing engagement is to identify your strengths and develop a plan for implementing them into your life. Character strengths form a large part of engagement. Finding and applying our character strengths enables us to feel great satisfaction and appreciation of ourselves, others and the world. It helps us to think more clearly, openly and increases our motivation and passion for life.

The website www.authentichappiness.org has varied surveys you can complete to assess aspects of your wellbeing, including character strengths.

Click HERE to download this and the other resources related to PERMA.

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(R) Relationships

The sizes of people’s social and family networks vary greatly. However large your social networks are, it is important to surround yourself with people who make you feel good. Friends and family help give meaning to our lives, fulfill our need to belong, and provide support during tough times. Having positive relationships makes you happier, and when you are happier you are more likely to attract more and better quality relationships. Also, when we are happy we actually contribute to making others around us feel happier too.

Click HERE to download this and the other resources related to PERMA.

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(M) Meaning

Belonging to and serving something you believe is bigger than the self. It is the understanding of how your sense of self is driven by a sense of purpose, and that this purpose has greater activation when you contribute to community that is beyond your immediate environment.

Click HERE to download this and the other resources related to PERMA.

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(A) Achievement

This element of wellbeing is where dreams turn into possibilities. Intrinsic motivation is created in the goals that bring meaning in our lives. It is achieving those points that we chose to measure by way of planning, and recording the accomplishments along the way.

Goal Setting Episode

Click HERE to download this and the other resources related to PERMA.

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These pages and content have been reproduced with the permission of the Inspire Foundation http://au.professionals.reachout.com/

News and Updates:

If you want to know more about Rocky and what he has to offer, visit his website at www.humanconnections.com.au.

Also check out the online wellbeing resource HERE

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