Dr. Gary Elkins, Ph.D, ABPP, ABPH
Hypnosis and Mind-Body Research for Sleep, Aging, Menopausal Symptoms, Pain, and Post-Traumatic Growth
About Dr. Elkins
Dr. Gary Elkins is tenured Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at Baylor University and core faculty in the Clinical Psychology and General-Experimental Psychology/Neuroscience Ph.D. doctoral programs. He is the Director of the Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory. He leads a research program in mind-body clinical trials and empirical research into clinical hypnosis, music interventions, and mindfulness. Dr. Elkins is a Scientific Advisory Board member of the Boulder Crest Foundation and co-developer of the Mindset app “Evia” to reduce hot flashes and improve sleep. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis (IJCEH).
Research & Therapy
Dr. Gary Elkins is a clinical researcher and clinical psychologist with over 40 years of experience providing clinical hypnosis, cognitive-behavioral therapy, mindful hypnotherapy, and clinical health psychology. Dr. Elkins has received more than $20 million in federal research grants for his groundbreaking work on the development of mind-body research laboratory, which continues to receive high praise as advancing evidence-based therapy for sleep disturbances, chronic pain, hot flashes, relieving stress, and helping people heal from trauma.
The Handbook of Medical and Psychological Hypnosis won the Best Book in Hypnosis Award presented by the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis.
Dr. Elkins is the Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis, the leading journal in the field of hypnosis research. He is Past-President of the Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis. Dr. Elkins is a licensed psychologist, with board certification in Clinical Health Psychology from the American Board of Professional Psychology representing the highest level of competency recognition. He maintains a limited private practice in specialized areas of cognitive-behavioral therapy, clinical hypnosis, and mindful hypnotherapy.
Are you currently experiencing postmenopausal symptoms or struggling with chronic back pain or poor sleep? Learn how to better manage and cope with these life challenges for free while participating in one of many cutting-edge clinical research studies that address these issues. Whether you’re interested in receiving therapy or joining Dr. Elkins’ distinguished research program, we would love to hear from you!
Mindfulness Combined with Hypnotherapy Aids Highly Stressed People, Baylor University Pilot Study Finds
Updated 4 months ago
A new treatment for stress which combines mindfulness with hypnotherapy has shown positive results in a Baylor University pilot study.
Hypnosis Intervention for Sleep Disturbance
Updated 6 months ago
Sleep disturbances are a pervasive problem among postmenopausal women, with an estimated 40 to 64% reporting poor sleep.
Hypnosis: A Mind-Body Solution for Hot Flushes and Sleep Post-Menopause and in Breast Cancer Survivors
Updated 4 months ago
As Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Director of the Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory at Baylor University, Waco, Texas, Professor Gary Elkins has, from 2006, led a team of doctoral and post-doctoral researchers exploring the potential applications and benefits of clinical and experimental hypnosis.