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based on the groundbreaking discovery by bestselling author/psychotherapist Dr. Elaine Aron ("The Highly Sensitive Person")
based on the groundbreaking discovery by bestselling author/psychotherapist Dr. Elaine Aron ("The Highly Sensitive Person")
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Are you "too shy" or "too sensitive" according to others? Do you have a keen imagination and vivid dreams?  Is time alone each day as essential to you as food and water?  Do noise and confusion quickly overwhelm you?  

If your answers are yes, you may be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP).

Most of us feel overstimulated every once in a while, but for the Highly Sensitive Person, it's a way of life.  

About 1 in 5 people are highly sensitive -- and most don't know it. Nor do the people who love them. They just know that their loved one can cry easily, react to situations that others just shrug their shoulders at, and otherwise take things just too personally.

There is relief in knowing you are highly sensitive. It's a relief to understand why you react the way you do. It's a relief to know there are others like you. It's a relief to better understand yourself and your trait.

Sensitive--The Untold Story is based on Dr. Elaine Aron's findings. In 1991 she made a breakthrough discovery: an innate trait of high sensitivity. Since then, her international bestseller The Highly Sensitive Person has been translated into 17 languages and her research is published in top-tier peer reviewed journals such as The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Brain and Behavior, as well as replicated and extended by other scientists, who will be interviewed in the film.

Sensitive--The Untold Story will explore the trait of high sensitivity through interviews with scientists, true stories, dramatic reenactments and stunning cinematography. The goal of the film “Sensitive- The Untold Story” is to raise awareness about the nature of HSP, forge better understanding between HSP’s and non-HSP’s, may they be children, parents, spouses, or co-workers, dispel myths about shyness, challenge stereotypes and inspire dialogue among professionals and further research of the innate trait of high sensitivity.

Your Kickstarter contributions to Sensitive-The Untold Story are tax deductible, because we have created a nonprofit foundation:  Foundation for the Study of Highly Sensitive Persons. Our 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 would go towards further research on sensory processing sensitivity (high sensitivity).  Some would be used to make more films or otherwise educate the public.

"Silent Affinity". An original painting by world renown fine artist Colleen Black, offered at $9,000 reward level. 24"x36", oil on canvas. Comes with a personal dedication from the artist. Unframed.
"Silent Affinity". An original painting by world renown fine artist Colleen Black, offered at $9,000 reward level. 24"x36", oil on canvas. Comes with a personal dedication from the artist. Unframed.
"Sensitive" coffe mug. Offered at $35 reward level.
"Sensitive" coffe mug. Offered at $35 reward level.

Risks and challenges

The vagaries and pitfalls of producing a film project are very well understood by the production team for "Sensitive." The award-winning Global Touch Group has directed and/or produced dozens of projects, including 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 movie industry. In the case of "Sensitive," we guarantee that the documentary will be made when the project funds at the $50,000 level. Funds received over and above the $50,000 will allow the film to have extra features and improvements and cover distribution costs.

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    A personalized, typed thank you letter from Elaine Aron and the team.

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    Straight to your door -- your very own DVD copy of the movie "Sensitive".

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    'Sensitive' coffee mug. (please see the photo in the "project description")

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

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    HSP The Stradivari of Humans T-Shirt

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    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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    Not only is Elaine Aron a skilled psychotherapist and best-selling author, she's an artist too! Receive a set of cards with Elaine's artwork on the front (blank inside). Appropriate for any occasion. Also receive your very own DVD copy of the movie "Sensitive" with a poster signed by Elaine Aron.

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    Choose a book by Elaine Aron: "The Highly Sensitive Child", "The Highly Sensitive Person in Love", "The Highly Sensitive Person's Workbook" or "The Highly Sensitive Person"
    and she'll write a personalized inscription just for you. You choose what you want Elaine to write. Plus you'll receive a DVD of the movie "Sensitive" with a poster signed by Elaine.

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    With the sensitivity that is often the trait of artists, Elaine Aron paints delicate landscapes of her beloved Marin County. You will receive a signed copy of one of Elaine's paintings (8.5" x 11"), a DVD of the movie "Sensitive" and a signed poster. (Artwork is not framed.)

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    Get your very own personalized thank you video message from Elaine Aron and the team, a DVD of the movie "Sensitive" and poster signed by Elaine Aron.

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    HSP Gathering Retreat
    Pick one of the following:
    May 7-11, 2015- Germany
    August 8-12, 2015-British Columbia
    September 2015- New England, USA
    (Travel to, lodging and food at the gathering not included)
    The Annual HSP Gathering Retreats offer a unique opportunity to be in the presence of other highly sensitive people, sharing in deep conversations, asking and answering all questions related to this unique genetic trait. Many HSPs report life changing experiences at being seen, heard and validated as a HSP…and many leave with greater insight, creativity, confidence and pride in themselves and our trait as a whole.
    Also receive a DVD copy of the "Sensitive--The Untold Story" film and film poster signed by Elaine Aron.

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    What a package! Receive a consultation session with Dr. Ted Zeff, an invitation to the private film screening in SF (you + guest), a DVD of the movie "Sensitive" and poster signed by Elaine Aron. (Transportation and lodging expenses to the consultation session and the film screening are not included.)

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    Now's your chance! Skype for 30 minutes with Elaine Aron AND receive an invitation to the private film screening in SF (you + guest), a DVD of the movie "Sensitive" and poster signed by Elaine. (Transportation and lodging expenses to the film screening are not included.)

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    "Silent Affinity": an original painting by world renown fine artist Colleen Black (who has recently discovered she is an HSP!). 24''x 36'' Oil on canvas. Signed. Unframed. Comes with a personal dedication from the artist. Please go to "project description" to view the painting.
    From Colleen Black: "This is a painting of my daughter walking with a friend's horse. I love the emotion she seems to share with horse and dove into it while painting this. It captured a memory of when I was younger and had a horse that was every bit of a best friend. I not only longed to spend every waking moment with her, we had our own language. My horse empathized with my every moment; If I was sad she seemed to do things to make me laugh, If I just needed peace or a quiet moment she was restrained and gentle with me. If I was overjoyed and filled with happiness we would run like the wind together. It was a silent understanding of a unity between two souls that went beyond our differences. And something I will treasure forever in my heart."

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    Your friends will applaud when they see your name as Executive Producer! In addition, enjoy dinner with Elaine Aron at a place of her choice in San Francisco/Marin AND be invited to the private film screening in SF (you + guest). Plus you'll receive a DVD of the movie "Sensitive" and poster signed by Elaine.(Transportation and lodging expenses to dinner and the film screening are not included.)

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