The foundation for the flourishing course was the idea of PERMA. PERMA stands for positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning, and accomplishments. It is an acronym that was created by Martin Seligman that reflects the various aspects of well-being.


As a complement to this initial reading we also took an authentic happiness test, created by Martin Seligman.

This test allowed us to find our strengths and be aware of our weaknesses. By reading Flourish while having our strengths and weaknesses in mind, we were able to apply the topics presented to our own lives.