Play the video above to see a brilliant, funny and slightly shocking demonstration of the power of “Yes Sets” (and setting frame traps too).
It’s a 2 minute clip from one of the BBC’s great political comedy shows from the 1980s called, “Yes, Prime Minister.”
In it you will see two civil servants discussing how to change the Prime Minister’s mind about re-introducing ‘National Service’.
(It was compulsory in the UK up until 1960 to serve for two years in the armed services. This was called ‘National Service.’)
Sir Humphrey Appleby demonstrates to his junior the political “dark arts” of manipulating polls using “Yes Sets.”
As hypnotists, obviously we’re looking to use the principles behind these techniques to ethically help our subjects make empowering decisions.