Strengthening psychological health: The BLOOM™ Framework 

Each one of us can only truly flourish within a supportive community, and communities can only truly flourish when every one of us adopts responsibility for the wellbeing of others. 


The Flourishing World Programme has developed a unique framework to build the strong psychological foundation needed to live well with others in the 21st Century. 


The framework is anchored in evidence from the science of human flourishing, which points to 3 core capabilities (Open Mind, Open Heart, Clear Thinking) that nurture our capacity for psychological growth. Specifically, these core capabilities nurture our capacity to develop 5 key psychological conditions that enable us all to BLOOM™.



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The BLOOM™ framework expands upon ideas identified in the book, “Creating the World We Want to Live In: How Positive Psychology can Build a Brighter Future”, published in 2021. 

Our Founding Director, Professor Felicia Huppert, is co-author. 

The BLOOM™ framework also integrates the extensive knowledge of our team of interdisciplinary experts, who have led psychology and behaviour change programs at the University of Cambridge, New York University, and Harvard Business School, among other institutions.

 The 3 Core Capabilities 

  • OPEN MIND – being aware of what’s going on around us and inside us, without instantly reacting or rushing to judgement (mindful awareness).

  • OPEN HEART – noticing when someone is suffering or in need, and taking action to alleviate the problem (kindness or compassion).

  • CLEAR THINKING – carefully evaluating information so that wise choices can be made (informed appraisal).

All our courses and workshops at The Flourishing World Programme centre on this psychological framework for wise action.


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