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SENSITIVE AND IN LOVE is the long-awaited groundbreaking documentary based on the research of Dr. Elaine Aron, psychologist and author of the international bestsellers The Highly Sensitive Person and The Highly Sensitive Person in Love. She and her husband, Dr. Art Aron, have also been researching love and how to make close relationships last since they met decades ago. Today, Art is one of the world's leading relationship researchers, known for his pioneering brain imaging studies of love and his famous 36 Questions for building intimacy.

This documentary is necessary for everyone in any kind of close relationship, or wanting to be, whether you are highly sensitive or not. So many of us are in a close relationship with an HSP, whose finely tuned nervous system, which picks up on subtleties and reflects deeply, can be a tremendous romantic asset if both partners understand it. But without that understanding, high sensitivity can make close relationships - partners and also friends and family- painful and complicated.

Research finds that 42% of what determines a break up is partners' genetic temperament. But there's no "divorce" gene! It's simply that people are so unaware of the role of innate temperament in relationships. We may want our partner to change, but temperament is a factor that cannot be changed. 

There is so much to learn, especially if you are one of the 20% of the population who were born highly sensitive, because so much is known about the trait. This film is based on solid research on love and specifically on highly sensitive persons (HSPs) in love. It also captures the experiences of HSPs themselves and with their partners, and reveals the advantages to be appreciated plus the problems, and the solutions that you need to know. 

Elaine and Art have experienced the messages of this film: She is highly sensitive and he is not, so they have researched and lived this film every day, in the office but also at home. 

Sensitive and in Love is the sequel to the original documentary Sensitive- The Untold Story, which was livestreamed in 64 countries at its premier in 2015, and is produced by award-winning team Diana Sinelnikova Harper and Will Harper of the GlobalTouch Group. 

Your Kickstarter contributions to Sensitive and in Love are tax deductible as allowed by law. The film is a project of the Foundation for the Study of Highly Sensitive Persons, a 501(c)3 organization. The foundation’s mission statement is "To research and educate the public about the trait of high sensitivity." If there are profits from the film, some of those profits will go towards further research on sensory processing sensitivity (high sensitivity). Some will be used to make more films or otherwise educate the public.

Risks and challenges

Sensitive And In Love is the 2nd film project for the Foundation for the Study of Highly Sensitive Persons. In 2014 its inaugural documentary - Sensitive-The Untold Story featuring 7-time Grammy winner Alanis Morissette - was successfully funded via Kickstarter and released in September 2015 at the sold out premiere at the prestigious Legion of Honor in San Francisco, CA. It was live streamed to 64 countries during its premiere.

The vagaries and pitfalls of producing a film project are very well understood by the production team for "Sensitive and in Love." The award-winning Global Touch Group has directed and/or produced dozens of projects, including "Sensitive - The Untold Story," network shows and specials, reality series, talk shows (including the Oprah show), music videos, documentaries and branding films, commercials, corporate presentations, fundraising campaigns, and direct sales presentations. Production challenges will be addressed through the GlobalTouch Group's experience, connections and resources in the industry.

Having the funds to complete a project is a common challenge in the film industry. In the case of "Sensitive and in Love," we guarantee that the documentary will be made when the project funds at the $90,000 level. Funds received over and above the $90,000 will allow the film to have extra features and improvements and cover distribution costs.

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    A digital "Sensitive and in Love" poster signed by the team.

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    Get a digital copy of the script, signed by Dr. Elaine Aron and Dr. Arthur Aron plus the producer, Diana Sinelnikova Harper, and the director, Will Harper.

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    Your name will appear in the movie "Sensitive and in Love"! We will thank you by name in the movie credits.

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    From the relationship researcher who gave the world 36 Questions for building intimacy – Dr. Arthur Aron – the list of 36 Questions signed and mailed to you.

    PLUS a digital download of the documentary AND a "Sensitive and in Love" or "Sensitive - The Untold Story" T- shirt. We will request your shirt size prior to shipping.

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    Be among the the first to receive the final DVD in multiple languages with a DVD exclusive bonus track.

    AND a box of Elaine’s greeting cards. Not only is Elaine a skilled researcher, psychotherapist and best-selling author, she's an artist too! Receive a set of seven cards with Elaine's artwork on the front (blank inside).

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    One private HSPs & Horses equine assisted session with the Heart and Mind Horses (Location: Woodacre, CA)
    Horses come with as many different personalities, attitudes and sensitivities as HSPs. But because they are prey animals, their acute awareness of everything in their environment keeps them alive. Sensitivity is their greatest asset. Join a unique herd of sensitive and friendly rescue horses and experience your own sensitivity in a new and deeper way (no riding).
    For more information please visit http://www.heartandmindequine.com

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    The HSP Gathering Retreats (Since 2001) offer a unique opportunity for you to discover, explore and celebrate your trait over the course of four days in a beautiful nature oriented setting with other like minded individuals. You will return home, with new insights and tools, energized and inspired to create and live an authentic, sensitive life, however you define it. The 32nd HSP Gathering will integrate Horses as Teacher & Healer in conjunction with The Sundance Center http://www.sundancecenter.net/
    This reward is for the 32nd HSP Gathering Retreat to be held September 22-26, 2016 in Fennville, Michigan. ( Lodging/meals and transportation no included)

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    Film premier VIP tickets for you + a guest at the prestigious Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA (transportation and lodging not included).

    AND choose one of Elaine Aron's books:
    - "The Highly Sensitive Child"
    - "The Highly Sensitive Person in Love"
    - "The Highly Sensitive Person's Workbook"
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    - "The Highly Sensitive Person" - the book that started it all. Your book will be signed by Elaine, the recognized authority on high sensitivity.

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    One daylong workshop: HSPs &Horses (Choose one from these: Intro to HSPs & Horses; Couples in the Herd, Daylong for Clinicians who work with HSPs)
    Location: Woodacre, CA
    Horses come with as many different personalities, attitudes and sensitivities as HSPs. But because they are prey animals, their acute awareness of everything in their environment keeps them alive. Sensitivity is their greatest asset. Join a unique herd of sensitive and friendly rescue horses and experience your own sensitivity in a new and deeper way (no riding)
    For more information please visit http://www.heartandmindequine.com/

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    Thank you video message from Dr. Elaine Aron, Dr. Art Aron and the film makers.

    AND film premiere VIP tickets for you + a guest at the prestigious Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA (transportation and lodging not included).

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    HSPs and Horses: Receive a private HSP Heart & Mind Empowerment Series (5 weeks)
    Location: Woodacre, CA
    Horses come with as many different personalities, attitudes and sensitivities as HSPs. But because they are prey animals, their acute awareness of everything in their environment keeps them alive. Sensitivity is their greatest asset. Join a unique herd of sensitive and friendly rescue horses and experience your own sensitivity in a new and deeper way (no riding)
    For more information please visit http://www.heartandmindequine.com/workshops

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    Join the cast of "Sensitive and in Love" (you plus guest) in a non-speaking appearance in the film. Lodging and transportation not included. Filming will take place in San Francisco/Bay Area.

    PLUS Film premier VIP tickets for you + a guest at the prestigious Legion of Honor in San Francisco, CA (transportation and lodging not included).

    AND be the first to receive a DVD in multiple languages with a DVD exclusive bonus track.

    PLUS one of Elaine Aron's books and she'll write a customized personalized inscription just for you. You choose what you want Elaine to write. Choose from:
    - "The Highly Sensitive Child"
    - "The Highly Sensitive Person in Love"
    - "The Highly Sensitive Person's Workbook"
    or
    - "The Highly Sensitive Person" - the book that started it all. Your book will be signed by Elaine, the recognized authority on high sensitivity.

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    Be interviewed at the film's premier as it is Live Streamed worldwide from the prestigious Legion of Honor in San Francisco, CA (transportation and lodging not included).

    PLUS Film premier VIP tickets for you + a guest.

    AND be the first to receive a DVD in multiple languages with a DVD exclusive bonus track.

    PLUS one of Elaine Aron's books and she'll write a customized personalized inscription just for you. You choose what you want Elaine to write. Choose from:
    - "The Highly Sensitive Child"
    - "The Highly Sensitive Person in Love"
    - "The Highly Sensitive Person's Workbook"
    or
    - "The Highly Sensitive Person" - the book that started it all. Your book will be signed by Elaine, the recognized authority on high sensitivity.

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    Skype for 30 mins. with the director, Will Harper, to ask him anything you’d like about the making of the film.

    PLUS Film premier VIP tickets for you + a guest at the prestigious Legion of Honor in San Francisco, CA (transportation and lodging not included).

    AND be the first to receive a DVD in multiple languages with a DVD exclusive bonus track.

    PLUS one of Elaine Aron's books and she'll write a customized personalized inscription just for you. You choose what you want Elaine to write. Choose from:
    - "The Highly Sensitive Child"
    - "The Highly Sensitive Person in Love"
    - "The Highly Sensitive Person's Workbook"
    or
    - "The Highly Sensitive Person" - the book that started it all. Your book will be signed by Elaine, the recognized authority on high sensitivity.

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    Receive a consultation session with Dr. Ted Zeff. Dr. Zeff has more than 25 years experience counseling sensitive children and adults. He currently teaches workshops and consults internationally on coping strategies for highly sensitive children and adults. Dr. Zeff is considered one of the world's experts on the trait of high sensitivity. He was interviewed in "Sensitive-The Untold Story" documentary.

    PLUS Film premier VIP tickets for you + a guest at the prestigious Legion of Honor in San Francisco, CA (transportation and lodging not included).

    AND be the first to receive a DVD in multiple languages with a DVD exclusive bonus track.

    PLUS one of Elaine Aron's books and she'll write a customized personalized inscription just for you. You choose what you want Elaine to write. Choose from:
    - "The Highly Sensitive Child"
    - "The Highly Sensitive Person in Love"
    - "The Highly Sensitive Person's Workbook"
    or
    - "The Highly Sensitive Person" - the book that started it all. Your book will be signed by Elaine, the recognized authority on high sensitivity.

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    See the film (you + guest) before anyone! Private screening with the filmmakers, Dr. Elaine Aron and Dr. Art Aron in San Francisco/Bay Area, CA. Transportation and lodging not included.

    PLUS Film premiere VIP tickets for you + a guest at the prestigious Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA (transportation and lodging not included).

    AND be the first to receive a DVD in multiple languages with a DVD exclusive bonus track.

    PLUS from the relationship researcher who gave the world 36 Questions for building intimacy – Dr. Art Aron – the list of 36 Questions signed and mailed to you.

    PLUS a "Sensitive and in Love" or "Sensitive - The Untold Story" T- shirt. We will request your shirt size prior to shipping.

    AND a box of Elaine’s greeting cards. Not only is Elaine a skilled researcher, psychotherapist and best-selling author, she's an artist too! Receive a set of cards with Elaine's artwork on the front (blank inside).

    AND finally one of Elaine Aron's books and she'll write a customized personalized inscription just for you. You choose what you want Elaine to write. Choose from:
    - "The Highly Sensitive Child"
    - "The Highly Sensitive Person in Love"
    - "The Highly Sensitive Person's Workbook"
    or
    - "The Highly Sensitive Person" - the book that started it all. Your book will be signed by Elaine, the recognized authority on high sensitivity.

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    The relationship researcher known for his groundbreaking brain imaging studies of love and his 36 Questions for building intimacy – Dr. Arthur Aron – will speak at your event (transportation and lodging not included). Limited to the US and Canada only. Date to be mutually agreed upon.

    See the film (you + guest) before anyone! Private screening (catered) with the filmmakers, Dr. Elaine Aron and Dr. Art Aron in San Francisco/Bay Area, CA. Transportation and lodging not included.

    PLUS Film premiere VIP tickets for you + a guest at the prestigious Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA (transportation and lodging not included).

    AND be the first to receive a DVD in multiple languages with a DVD exclusive bonus track.

    PLUS from the relationship researcher who gave the world 36 Questions – Dr. Arthur Aron – the list of 36 Questions signed and mailed to you.

    AND a box of Elaine’s greeting cards. Not only is Elaine a skilled researcher, psychotherapist and best-selling author, she's an artist too! Receive a set of cards with Elaine's artwork on the front (blank inside).

    AND finally one of Elaine Aron's books and she'll write a customized personalized inscription just for you. You choose what you want Elaine to write. Choose from:
    - "The Highly Sensitive Child"
    - "The Highly Sensitive Person in Love"
    - "The Highly Sensitive Person's Workbook"
    or
    - "The Highly Sensitive Person" - the book that started it all. Your book will be signed by Elaine, the recognized authority on high sensitivity.

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    Receive Executive Producer credit in the film's opening credits!

    PLUS see the film (you + guest) before anyone! Private screening with the filmmakers, Dr. Elaine Aron and Dr. Art Aron in San Francisco/Bay Area, CA. Transportation and lodging not included.

    PLUS Film premiere VIP tickets for you + a guest at the prestigious Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA (transportation and lodging not included).

    AND be the first to receive a DVD in multiple languages with a DVD exclusive bonus track.

    PLUS from the relationship researcher who gave the world 36 Questions for building intimacy – Dr. Arthur Aron – the list of 36 Questions signed and mailed to you.

    AND a box of Elaine’s greeting cards. Not only is Elaine a skilled researcher, psychotherapist and best-selling author, she's an artist too! Receive a set of cards with Elaine's artwork on the front (blank inside).

    PLUS a "Sensitive and in Love" or "Sensitive - The Untold Story" T- shirt. We will request your shirt size prior to shipping.

    AND finally one of Elaine Aron's books and she'll write a customized personalized inscription just for you. You choose what you want Elaine to write. Choose from:
    - "The Highly Sensitive Child"
    - "The Highly Sensitive Person in Love"
    - "The Highly Sensitive Person's Workbook"
    or
    - "The Highly Sensitive Person" - the book that started it all. Your book will be signed by Elaine, the recognized authority on high sensitivity.

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    Have Elaine Aron speak to your group by Skype for 30 minutes on any topic, including answering questions in a Q and A. (An idea: invite others who would like to donate and divide the $10,000 into smaller amounts. 10 = $1,000 each, 50 = $200 each). Date to be mutually agreed upon.

    AND see the film (you + guest) before anyone! Private screening with the filmmakers, Dr. Elaine Aron and Dr. Arthur Aron in San Francisco/Bay Area, CA. Transportation and lodging not included.

    PLUS Film premiere VIP tickets for you + a guest at the prestigious Legion of Honor, San Francisco, CA (transportation and lodging not included).

    AND be the first to receive a DVD in multiple languages with a DVD exclusive bonus track.

    PLUS from the relationship researcher who gave the world 36 Questions – Dr. Arthur Aron – the list of 36 Questions signed and mailed to you.

    PLUS a "Sensitive and in Love" or "Sensitive - The Untold Story" T- shirt. We will request your shirt size prior to shipping.

    AND a box of Elaine’s greeting cards. Not only is Elaine a skilled researcher, psychotherapist and best-selling author, she's an artist too! Receive a set of cards with Elaine's artwork on the front (blank inside).

    AND finally one of Elaine Aron's books and she'll write a customized personalized inscription just for you. You choose what you want Elaine to write. Choose from:
    - "The Highly Sensitive Child"
    - "The Highly Sensitive Person in Love"
    - "The Highly Sensitive Person's Workbook"
    or
    - "The Highly Sensitive Person" - the book that started it all. Your book will be signed by Elaine, the recognized authority on high sensitivity.

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