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

by Gary Elkins Demos Health
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Pbk 280 pages
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Based upon a decade of research conducted by Dr. Gary Elkins, Director of the Mind-Body Medicine Research Laboratory at Baylor University, Relief from Hot Flashes is the first book to offer a step-by-step guide to reduce hot flashes, improve sleep, and ease stress through hypnotic relaxation therapy. Hypnotic relaxation is a mind-body therapy involving individualized mental imagery and suggestion in a deeply relaxed state. This 5 week program has been shown to reduce hot flashes by 80% on average.

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

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 and 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.