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22
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Sat, October 4 2014 4:19 AM UTC +00:00

About

When our friend, Matt Perelstein, came into our office to suggest making a film about EQ or Emotional Intelligence, we were quickly convinced of its merit. No, we were convinced that a film about Emotional Intelligence must be made! 

As we become more aware of our emotional intelligence, the more we begin to use it, the better chance we have of making deep and beneficial changes in ourselves, our relationships, and in all our social interaction.

This film will show the benefits of using emotional intelligence in relationships, education, business, and personal transformation. We have heard a lot about the value of IQ - that part of our brain that analyzes, reasons, makes logical decisions. Education, Politics, Science, and Economics are supported by this kind of thinking. And that’s good. They have given us tremendous benefit.

Emotional Intelligence, however, is knowing what we are feeling at any moment. Then understanding and managing those thoughts and feelings. It’s also a kind of social aptitude that comes from empathy and caring. Successful people in all walks of life have tremendous emotional intelligence. It is essential to good decision making.

It is also essential in developing and maintaining relationships at work, at school, at home. Daniel Goleman, who popularized the concept, along with leading behavioral psychologists, suggest that Emotional Intelligence is essential to the success of businesses and corporations. This is because feelings are a significant aspect of the workplace. Therefore, effectively expressing and managing feelings at work helps everyone achieve solutions to common goals.  As it turns out, EQ can matter more than IQ!

Some elementary schools in the San Francisco Bay area are implementing Emotional Intelligence into their academic curriculum with great success. Also known as Social and Emotional Learning (SEL), these sets of skills help children recognize and manage their emotions. The students also develop an attitude of caring and inclusion, helping them maintain positive relationships. Students, teachers, and staff at these schools strive to contribute constructively to the school community. Bullying and teasing just don't happen. We need to look at these schools as genuine models for public education.

A dominant aspect of our films and literature is the search for romance and love. How do we find them? And even harder, how do we maintain them? Robert Augustus Masters, Ph. D., is an expert on emotional intimacy and relationship therapy. He knows about couples. In one of his books he states, "Wanting to be cocooned or secured through relationship is very different than wanting to be healed, awakened, and deepened through relationship." We deepen by using Emotional Intelligence, or as Masters, describes it, Emotional Intimacy.

Finally the impact of EQ in various healing therapies is astonishing. The work of Matt Perelstein and his New Directions workshops show how important it is to heal past truama in order to have a dynamic and powerful present. All with an emphasis on EQ! Matt believes there are no good or bad feelings. They just are, and they need to be deeply experienced, expressed, and acknowledged. 

We want to bring attention to the value of our innate emotional intelligence. We want to suggest that feelings provide valuable information we need to use. It's possible that this one shift in perception might change the world!

Risks and challenges

Our biggest risk at this point is all the time and resources we have already put into the film. The amount we have asked for is enough to cover some equipment and camerawork, but we will have to invest a lot more. And we're willing to. We will make a great film about this concept!

One challenge is getting the opportunity to interview important contributors to the field of Emotional Intelligence. We have done very well so far, however, and have high hopes and expectations.

A bigger challenge is determining how to present the material. We have lots of interviews, but we want to have viewers pulled in more deeply. So we want to follow the lives of a few people who are actively relying upon emotional intelligence in their daily lives. This will be a big challenge.

If we don't reach our goal then we receive nothing, no rewards will be sent, and you will not be charged. You are only charged if we meet or exceed our goal. Please help us reach or exceed our goal so our dream can become a reality.

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    You will receive a DVD copy or a Vimeo password so that you can view the completed film. Also, you will receive either Goleman's Emotional Intelligence Book OR Emotional Intimacy by Robert Augustus Masters, Ph.D. Your choice!

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    Alena Guest will offer a session of hypnotherapy in Mendocino. This quote was taken from Alena's website: "I practice clinical hypnotherapy because I have seen first-hand the healing effects. Consulting clients privately, I have witnessed deep wounds healed, doors to awareness opened, and troubles that caused lifelong suffering put to rest." Plus reward #5!

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    You will be invited to attend Matt Perelstein's New Directions Emotional Intelligent workshop in either Fresno or Ft. Bragg, CA. You will also receive a copy of the final DVD.

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    Producer credit. 2 nights and 1 dinner for two at the Mendocino Hotel. Recognition in the film credits. You will also receive a DVD copy of the final film. Plus both books in #5, and a invitation to the party!

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    Executive Producer credit. 2 nights and 2 dinners for two at the Mendocino Hotel. 2 tickets to Mendocino Theater Production. Plus You will be listed as an Executive Producer. This means you will get credit for helping to bring Emotional Intelligence into public awareness! You will also receive 5 DVD copies of the final film to share with your friends. Plus both books in #5, and a invitation to the party!

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    A 2 day stay at the Mendocino Hotel. You will enjoy your stay and we are happy to come and meet you at the hotel to talk about Emotional Intelligence.

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