How Do You Measure Flourishing? Your own, your peers, your students or a child with autism? The PERMA+ Theory is a framework developed by Dr. Martin Seligman, the founding father of positive psychology. PERMA+ stands for the essential elements of human flourishing: Positive Emotions, Engagement, Relationships, Mattering, Accomplishment and Health. Tracking your wellbeing overtime, just like other health indicators, can help enhance your self-awareness, and thus, your motivation to further progress in your wellbeing journey.