Recent studies identified relevant cognitive processes supported by neuroimaging evidence. Research approaches in hypnosis are expanding, new theories are proposed, and novel findings deepen our understanding of what hypnosis is and is not. However, many of us face obstacles in staying informed and updated, which could make us feel detached from hypnosis research. This talk will serve as a bridge and an introduction to the various research methods through which hypnosis is currently being studied, with current and future applications for clinical work. We will review and integrate recent evidence to provide a practical framework for clinicians and practitioners and learn skills to better understand and implement hypnosis research. We will also discuss methodological limitations, highlight inconsistent findings, and acknowledge potential risks of bias.