Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy

Gary Elkins, Ph.D.

Gary Elkins, Ph.D.

An expert in hypnotic relaxation therapy to treat hot flashes in postmenopausal women and breast cancer survivors, Dr. Elkins serves as the director of the Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory at Baylor University. He is a professor of psychology and neuroscience in Baylor’s College of Arts & Sciences, with areas of specialization including clinical psychology, health psychology and hypnotherapy.

Dr. Elkins is a licensed psychologist and is board certified in clinical health psychology by the American Board of Psychological Hypnosis. He has served as the president of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and is president-elect for the Society for Psychological Hypnosis, a division of the American Psychological Association.

Besides his research on hypnotic relaxation therapy, other research interests include alternative medicine, stress management and sleep problems. He can also address menopause issues.

Dr. Elkins is the author of Relief from Hot Flashes: The Natural, Drug-Free Program to Reduce Hot Flashes, Improve Sleep, and Ease Stress (Demos Health Publishing) and Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy: Principles and Applications (Springer Publishing Company). His research, including studies funded through the National Institutes of Health, has been published in more than 60 professional publications, among them Menopause: The Journal of The North American Menopause Society and International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. His work also has been featured in Ladies’ Home Journal and More.

Dr. Elkins earned his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University and his B.A. from Henderson State University

To interview Dr. Elkins, contact Terry Goodrich, (254) 710-3321, or the Office of Media Communications at (254) 710-1961.

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