Gary R. Elkins, PhD, ABPP, ABPH, is a Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at Baylor University, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, and is also the Director of the Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory. His areas of research are hypnosis and mind-body interventions in behavioural medicine. His laboratory was recently awarded a $2.6 million dollar grant from the National Institutes of Health, National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, to conduct clinical research into the use of hypnotic relaxation therapy for treatment of symptoms associated with menopause. He has served as President of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, President of the American Board of Psychological Hypnosis, Vice-Chair of the Council of Representatives of the International Society of Hypnosis, and Chair of the Fellows Committee of the Society for Psychological Hypnosis of the APA. Dr. Elkins has published over 50 journal articles and book chapters in the area of hypnosis and psychotherapy.