Science Linked to Success of New Year’s Resolutions




Science Linked to Success of New Year’s Resolutions


Therapist says your brain is secret to keeping resolutions.

New Orleans, La – December 27, 2012 What does your Reticular Activating System have to do with the success of New Year’s resolutions? Just about everything says Dr. Tina Thomas, an internationally renowned motivational speaker and author of the book A Gentle Path – A Guide to Peace, Passion and Power who holds a Ph.D. in biopsychology.

The reticular activating system (RAS) is a part of the brain that, when activated, helps you to achieve your goals more efficiently,” Thomas said.  “Once you understand the concept that there are three simple steps needed to activate your RAS; then you can easily energize your ability to give your resolutions staying power.”

“I joke with my clients and tell them that all they have to do to follow through with their New Year’s resolutions is to get their RAS in gear,” Thomas said. “It’s amazing to me that the brain is so powerful and complex yet it can be tricked so easily and we can get exactly what we want.”

The Louisiana therapist says that in order to successfully follow through with your New Year’s resolutions you first need to visualize, in vivid detail, the imagery of what you are trying to accomplish. You add to that strong emotions and finally a sense of urgency so that it is happening in the “here and now” and then your RAS filters for opportunities related to your goal after that your brain takes over and you can accomplish virtually anything you want to.

Dr. Tina Thomas specializes in the field of self-development and her endearing charismatic style has garnered her the reputation of one of the most dynamic speakers on the circuit today. The author of two books and creator of numerous audio programs and videos, Dr. Thomas was propelled into the international spotlight when she was credited with “cracking the code of human personality”, a feat that has been referred to by some as the “Holy Grail of Psychology.”