Welcome to episode 120 where Richard is joined by Dr. Lyn Lanka for a further exploration of the PERMA model for human happiness and flourishing.
Together, they explore the impact of small behaviours, why there’s no need to make huge disruptive changes and how you can treat the PERMA model like your very own recipe.
Big thanks to Lyn for her expertise and input into this episode. And don’t forget, if you’d like to more about positive psychology and the concept of flourishing, check out episode 113 of the podcast.
Please get in touch with any questions either via Twitter (@MyPocketPsych) or by email: podcast at worklifepsych dot com
Thanks for listening!
Resources for this episode
An introduction to PERMA https://positivepsychology.com/perma-model
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