WHAT ARE THE PENN RESILIENCE PROGRAM AND PERMA™ WORKSHOPS?
The Penn Resilience Program (PRP) and PERMA™ Workshops are evidence-based training programs that have been demonstrated to build resilience, well-being, and optimism. These strengths-based programs equip individuals with a set of practical skills that can be applied in everyday life to navigate adversity and thrive in challenging environments. We deliver programs in-person or virtually. We use the names Penn Resilience Program and PERMA™ Workshops interchangeably.
To request a program or workshop, please use the Contact Us link in the left column.
Decades of empirical studies indicate that the program:
- Increases well-being and optimism
- Reduces and prevents depression, anxiety, and conduct problems
- Results in fewer substance abuse and mental health diagnoses
- Improves physical health
WHO IS THE PROGRAM FOR?
Over a million people around the world have attended the Penn Resilience Program and PERMA™ Workshops. Penn has worked with individuals, teams, and leadership from a variety of organizations, including:
- Health care
- Law enforcement
- Primary and secondary schools
- Colleges and universities
- First responders
- Professional sports
Penn customizes the program to fit the needs, goals, and culture of your organization.
The Penn Positive Psychology Center is widely recognized as a leading organization for state-of-the-art, evidence-based resilience and Positive Psychology programs. Penn has a team of curriculum developers, instructors, and subject matter experts with the expertise and experience to customize and deliver resilience programs to a wide-variety of audiences. Penn’s mobile training teams deliver programs anywhere around the world.
Learn about Dr. Karen Reivich, the lead instructor and curriculum developer of the programs.