“SENSITIVE” RELEASE UPDATE

Dear Sensitive Friends,

We hope this update finds you doing well!

Sensitive production has gone longer than we anticipated, all for the good, and it is still work in progress as we are filming the final elements e.g., reenactments and conducting a few more key interviews. As you know from our previous updates, we have accumulated over 40 incredible interviews and footage with scientists, researchers, as well as stories of real people from all over the world. It is truly amazing how many people are in one way or the other connected to the subject of high sensitivity. We are confident that you will find these stories as uplifting, inspiring and educational as we have. This film is really not just about the 20% of highly sensitive people, it is about all of us. The new release date for the film is June, 2015. We look forward to sharing this breakthrough documentary with you. We will keep you posted with exciting photos and video clips of “Sensitive—The Untold Story”. Attached below are some screen grabs from the film.

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Alanis Morissette, “Sensitive” director Will Harper & Dr. Elaine Aron during the filming in Malibu, December 2014

Elaine interviewing Dr. Jay Belsky, internationally recognized expert in child psychology. He studied high sensitivity in children, while Elaine was studying it in adults.
Elaine interviewing Dr. Jay Belsky, internationally recognized expert in child psychology. He studied high sensitivity in children, while Elaine was studying it in adults.
Interviewing Prof. Maike Andresen at the University of Bamberg, Germany. Maike does research in the field of organizational behavior. She incorporates the principal of high sensitivity when she trains corporations.
Interviewing Prof. Maike Andresen at the University of Bamberg, Germany. Maike does research in the field of organizational behavior. She incorporates the principal of high sensitivity when she trains corporations.
Maike consulting with Robert Meyer, the CEO of the premier orchid producer in Germany. He is highly sensitive.
Maike consulting with Robert Meyer, the CEO of the premier orchid producer in Germany. He is highly sensitive.
Maike with one of her students, Bamberg, Germany
Maike with one of her students, Bamberg, Germany
Bamberg, Germany
Bamberg, Germany
Interviewing Dr. Maya Braem Dube, from Bern University, Switzerland. Maya is currently working on the first ever study of high sensitivity in dogs.
Interviewing Dr. Maya Braem Dube, from Bern University, Switzerland. Maya is currently working on the first ever study of high sensitivity in dogs.
With Maya Braem Dube in Basel
With Maya Braem Dube in Basel
Dr. Elaine Aron along with her husband Dr. Arthur Aron conducted the first MRI study of the highly sensitive brain at Stony Brook University. "Sensitive" producer preparing for MRI filming.
Dr. Elaine Aron along with her husband Dr. Arthur Aron conducted the first MRI study of the highly sensitive brain at Stony Brook University. “Sensitive” producer preparing for MRI filming.
Filming with 7-time Grammy award winning singer Alanis Morissette. We spent a day with her in Malibu. Her compelling story about her life, her music and being highly sensitive will be featured in the film.
Filming with 7-time Grammy award winning singer Alanis Morissette. We spent a day with her in Malibu. Her compelling story about her life, her music and being highly sensitive will be featured in the film.
Alanis with her son and husband
Alanis with her son and husband
Elaine, Alanis and a gorgeous California sunset
Elaine, Alanis and a gorgeous California sunset
Dr. Elaine Aron is getting ready to interview Alanis.
Dr. Elaine Aron is getting ready to interview Alanis.
Dr. Stephen Suomi at the National Institute of Health Animal Center in Maryland. Dr. Suomi is world renowned for his study of highly sensitive rhesus monkeys. In his research he calls them "uptight" :-)
Dr. Stephen Suomi at the National Institute of Health Animal Center in Maryland. Dr. Suomi is world renowned for his study of highly sensitive rhesus monkeys. In his research he calls them “uptight” :-)
Dr. Michael Pluess, developmental psychologist. Along with Jay Belsky he coined the term "differential susceptibility" according to which individuals vary in the degree they are affected by the environment they are exposed to.
Dr. Michael Pluess, developmental psychologist. Along with Jay Belsky he coined the term “differential susceptibility” according to which individuals vary in the degree they are affected by the environment they are exposed to.
[Continued]Highly sensitive people are more susceptible to such influences - not only negative, but also positive ones.
[Continued]Highly sensitive people are more susceptible to such influences – not only negative, but also positive ones.
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  • Laura Turner
    Reply

    thank you for all that each of you is doing. I was guided to Elaine, the angel, by my own guide angel(s) in 1997, and I (as a degreed health educator) have been spreading the news and giving all I encounter (who will listen) hope as well as the following info: 1) since approx 20% of people are HSP, that is a huge number in the U.S. alone — millions. Therefore we can have all our services (especially schools) set up to accommodate the needs (NOT JUST PREFERENCES) of almost 100% — simply by setting the baselines/standards at HSP levels. For example no CFC lights: always use indirect or ambient (or other healthy lighting). 2) there’s nothing wrong with us, there is alot right with us, and we will be listened to and accepted more and more (i.e., stop thinking negatively about HSP). I even disbelieved that I was highly sensitive until I took the self-test from the HSP book during my only session with Elaine, and out of 14 I answered 12 with a “yes” — a monumental moment in my life. Needless to say many of us are conditioned to think HSP is not us, & it is either something changeable or someone/something else outside of us that is being experienced, when it is indeed us. There’s more but that’s my core response for now, so all my best “kudos” to each of you doing “the work”.

  • Andrew Hail
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    The “Sensitive” trailer released in May is stunning! It has “HSP” written all over it – both in front of and behind the cameras! A fantastic work!

  • Sarah
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    Thank you for this project! I have a three year old daughter who I am sure is a sensitive. We have had the good fortune of her having a supportive, understanding preschool teacher. We are enrolling her in a nontraditional kindergarten.

    She gets extremely nervous before school. I see her visibly build up her strength before her 2h preschool class. She gets so nervous that she vomits on some days. Strangers in her class will cause her to spiral with fear for days. I am her mother and I am a physician and other parents keep asking me “what’s wrong with her?” I just say “nothing, she’s sensitive. So is Alanis Morissette”. Zaidee loves animals, flowers, music and dancing in profound ways.

    I know what you are doing will help me explain to others how my daughter feels. I cannot wait to have a movie to tell people to reference.

    Thank you, thank you!

  • Xiante Dahabi
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    Hello~ I am forever grateful for your work. I came upon it in the mid-nineties while in college, and it took me by surprise, helped me to look at myself less critically, and continues to inform me. I still apologize, but I do so with less frequency. I still feel different, but I now feel at least universally connected to a large group of people who share this difference (hoping to make acquaintance with more of them), and I have shared your name and works with all in my path who may relate. I am currently working on a degree (ultimately, Somatic Psychology) at a school that is known for its approach to Western thought through a lens of sensitivity, mindfulness, and Eastern wisdom traditions. I am finally in my element, and I feel heard in this place. I so very look forward to your upcoming documentary, and, doubtlessly like many others, I am honored to help in any way possible. Thank you for having the heart and mind of a life-changing visionary.
    Love and Peace and so much Gratitude to you.
    Xiante

  • Beth Ellen Nash
    Reply

    I’m speaking on Thriving as a Highly Sensitive Person at a homeschool conference this weekend. I’m wondering if there is any update on the expected release date of Sensitive?

  • Joy
    Reply

    Has the movie been released yet? Where can we see it?

  • Nuria
    Reply

    Good afternoon, I’m excited about the film. Could you tell me the date on which they will broadcast the film? thanks

  • Linda Gingera
    Reply

    I live in Winnipeg Manitoba and I am wondering if the film will be shown here or if it is going to be released on line? I would also like to know the date. I will go see it myself and will take my daughter, who, like me, is highly sensitive.

  • Sarah
    Reply

    Is there an update on when the documentary is due to be released?

  • Kelly Ferguson
    Reply

    I am so excited to share this movie with everyone I know, especially my family who doesn’t always seem to get me. Please let me know when it will be released so that we can share it with those who love us, yet who don’t always understand us. I am really excited about this movie. After watching the trailer, I literally cried my eyes out when Alanis shared the story about her and her father. I could feel exactly what that felt like for her. Hearing that “we just didn’t know what to do with you!” So many times I’ve heard that throughout my life. It tears at my heart because I often don’t know what to do with myself either. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for making this film. I look so forward to watching it over and over again.

  • Joyce Meadows
    Reply

    I had a close friend tell me recently that she thought I was a HSP. I had never heard of it and got online. I couldn’t believe what I was reading. I didn’t know others felt this way. I’ve always thought I was alone in this. I’m so happy to have something to call it. I cried watching the movie trailer. I feel normal now and validated and appreciated and gifted. Thank you so much, Joyce

  • Gina Kinzer
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    Years ago when I found out about the traits and the term of being Highly sensitive I was so relieved. I am sensitive physically and emotionally. Reading your book gave me information that made sense about why I am the way I am. So looking forward to the movie to learn more and to share with family and friends. Thank-you!!!!

  • Lynn
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    Just finished watching the trailer. I cried. I cried because I’m excited that I can share this with my family. I cried because I’m not weird. I cried because I’m sensitive! Yay!
    Thank you for your work and I look forward to seeing the full documentary.

  • Linda Penn
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    Thank you for this movie and all the work being done on HSP. I have always been seen in my family as the emotional one because I feel things so deeply. I have an ability to see and read energy and could tell when words and deeds were off balance. Others didn’t understand so I learned to hold back. I can’t wait till the movie is out

  • Lynn
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    Such a beautiful gift to the world.
    I’m a transformational life coach and many of my clients (primarily women) struggle with feeling alone as a HSP. Simply knowing and sharing is so powerful in helping us to understand ourselves and others.
    I too eagerly await the release of the movie and I am curious about release dates across the US and Canada.
    Thank you

  • Lisbeth Christensen
    Reply

    I was introduced to HSP just a year ago – since then I have read a lot about the trait, how to live with it and get the most positive out of it. It has been a fantactic and life changing epiphany to me. It has helped me understand and accept why I have always felt so different, reacted stronger than people around me, to other peoples moods, music, food, noice, smells etc. Dear Elaine Aron, I thank you with all of my heart! Just watched the trailer and I can’t wait to see the movie – can you please let me know if it will be possible to see it anywhere in Denmark?

  • Lori
    Reply

    I have been waiting and waiting for information on when the movie was going to be released. I am raising my 10 yr old hsp granddaughter and she could really use the support and knowledge that there are others like her. I couldn’t make San Francisco due to school starting. Is anyone able to give me some type of timeline?

  • J. Johnson
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    I want to buy the DVD of this movie when it comes out but I don’t buy things online, is there anyway to buy the DVD off line? Thank you so much for creating this movie, I am an hsp and I’m really looking forward to seeing it!

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