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.