Discover new management tools for hot flashes and sleep disturbances to better support your patients experiencing menopause.

In this webinar Dr. Gary Elkins of Baylor University will guide you through effective patient-facing strategies for menopause management, including a clinically validated hypnotherapy intervention that reduced the frequency and severity of Hot Flash Scores in postmenopausal women by approximately 80% – an outcome comparable in efficacy to that of hormone replacement therapy (HRT).

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Learning objectives

• Discuss the definition and theory of hypnosis.

• Identify the basics of hypnotic induction.

• Review empirical research evaluating the efficacy of a hypnosis intervention for hot flashes.

• Identify valid measurement of the frequency and severity of hot flashes in clinical practice.

• Identify clinical resources for providing hypnotherapy for hot flashes including Evia app.

About Dr. Gary Elkins

Dr. Gary Elkins is the co-developer of the Mindset Health apps Evia for hot flashes and Finito for smoking cessation.

Dr. Elkins is a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Baylor University and the Director of the Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory where he conducts research into mind-body interventions including hypnotherapy for management of hot flashes, sleep disturbances, and smoking cessation.

He is the leading researcher and expert on hypnosis for hot flashes and sleep disturbances as well as other clinical applications. He is an Adjunct Professor, Texas A&M University College of Medicine and a Medical Associate with Baylor Scott and White Hillcrest Medical Center.

Dr. Elkins serves as Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.Dr. Elkins has over 100 publications which include five books: Handbook of Medical and Psychological Hypnosis: Foundations, Applications, and Professional Issues; Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis: The Basics and Beyond; and Complementary and Alternative Medicine for Psychologists: An Essential Resource.

In recognition of his research, he has received major awards: the Society of Behavioral Medicine (2012, Complementary and Integrative Medicine Investigator Research Award), and the Distinguished Contribution to Science Award from Division 30 (Society for Psychological Hypnosis) of the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Elkins and his wife, Guillerma Elkins, live in Waco, Texas and have a large family in the Austin, Texas area. He enjoys fly fishing, horseback riding, hiking, exercise, and research and teaching. He is enthusiastic about improving health care through hypnotherapy and mind-body interventions.


Elkins, G. R. (2022) Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis: The Basics and Beyond. Mountain Pine Publishing.

Elkins, G.R. (2017) Handbook of Medical and Psychological Hypnosis: Foundations, Applications, and Professional Issues. Springer Publishing.

Elkins, G., Fisher, W., Johnson, A., Carpenter, J., & Keith, T. (2013) Clinical hypnosis in the treatment of postmenopausal hot flashes: A randomized controlled trial. Menopause, 20 (3), 291-298.

Elkins, G., Roberts, L., Na, H., Hwei Yek, M. (2017). Hypnosis for hot flashes and associated symptoms in women with breast cancer. American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 60(4). 123-136.

Fisher, W., Johnson, A., Elkins, G., Otte, J., Burns, D., Yu, M., & Carpenter, J. (2013) Risk factors, pathophysiology, and treatment of hot flashes in cancer. CA: Cancer Journal for Clinicians, 63 (3), 167-192.


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