In every first hypnotherapy session, I get to know the client and what they want to change so we can develop an individualized strategy to help them reach their goal. For this reason, in the first session I don't address the issue while the client is in hypnosis but I do hypnosis for general well-being. That gives both me and the client time to think about the best strategy and it allows me to focus the first session on learning about the client and how they take in information.
Last week a woman came to see me for help with weight loss. One of the things this woman shared with me before this first hypnosis session was that she also suffers from arthritis and has to take something daily to help with the pain. When I brought her out of hypnosis, the very first thing she said was, "I'm pain free." Now that's pretty cool!
Often a person will notice additional pleasant side effects from a hypnosis session