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Relief from Hot Flashes

The Natural, Drug-Free Program to Reduce Hot Flashes, Improve Sleep, and Ease Stress


Gary Elkins

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Available to the public for the first time, a groundbreaking, non-hormonal treatment, proven to reduce hot flashes by 80% on average

Based upon a decade of research conducted by Dr. Gary Elkins, Relief from Hot Flashes provides a safe, effective way to reduce the number and intensity of hot flashes. This innovated, five-week program has already helped thousands of women with hot flashes and night sweats caused by menopause, perimenopause, breast cancer treatment, and other conditions. Now you can experience the benefits, too.

  • Learn how to use hypnotic relaxation therapy, the most successful, evidence-based alternative therapy for reducing hot flashes
  • Access five 30-minute audio recordings to guide your practice and improve results
  • Improve your sleep, mood, concentration, and sex life
  • Achieve quick results. Many women feel benefits within the first two weeks


Product Details

  • Publication Date June 05, 2014
  • Page Count 280
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9781936303564

About The Author(s)

Gary Elkins Ph.D., ABPP, ABPH

Gary R. Elkins, Ph.D., ABPP, ABPH, is the Director of the Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory at Baylor University. He is a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Baylor University where he is the Director of the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology. Dr. Elkins is also a Clinical Professor in the Texas A&M University Health Science Center. He maintains a private practice in clinical psychology with a specialization in clinical health psychology, behavioral medicine, and hypnotherapy. Dr. Elkins has board certification from the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) and from the American Board of Psychological Hypnosis (ABPH). He is a Past-President of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis and of the American Board of Psychological Hypnosis. He is the 2014 President of Division 30 (the Society of Psychological Hypnosis) of the American Psychological Association. With over 35 years of experience he conducts an ongoing program of research into the use of hypnotic relaxation therapy and mind-body interventions for hot flashes, menopausal symptoms and improving sleep. Dr. Elkins is the author of the groundbreaking publication Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy: Principles and Applications that provides a resource for training health care providers.

Table of Contents

"Part 1: Understanding Hot Flashes
; 1. How This Book Will Help You
; 2. What Causes Hot Flashes?
; 3. Breast Cancer and Hot Flashes
; 4. Hormone Replacement: The Risks and Benefits
; 5. Non-Hormonal Therapies for Hot Flashes: What Do We Really Know?
; 6. Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy: What It Is and Why You Need It
; Part 2: First Things First
; 7. Measuring Your Hot Flashes
; 8. Identifying Your Hot Flash Triggers
; 9. Assessing Your Sleep
; 10. Rating the Interference of Your Hot Flashes on Your Mood, Relationships, and Quality of Life
; Part 3: Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy: The Solution for Hot Flashes
; 11. Hypnotic Relaxation Therapy: What Happens
; 12. Week One: Starting Your Practice
; 13. Week Two: Individualizing Your Practice
; 14. Week Three: Learning Self-Hypnosis for Hot Flashes
; 15. Week Four: Knowing Your Body and Controlling Your Hot Flashes
; 16. Week Five: Setting Goals and Maintaining Your Progress
; 17. Assessing Your Progress
; 18. If You Need Additional Help
; Afterword: Women Share Their Experiences Using the Relief From Hot Flashes Program
; Appendices
; A. Hot Flash Daily Diary Forms
; B. Hot Flash Triggers Log
; C. Sleep Rating Form
; D. Hot Flash Related Daily Interference Scale
; E. Hypnotic Relaxation Practice Checklist
; "

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