הרגע קיבלתי את המכתב (מצורף למטה) מד"ר איליין ארון, מחברת הספר "אדם רגיש מאוד". כמו שחלקכם יודעים, בימים אלה נעשה מאמץ לגייס כספים על מנת להפיק סרט – SENSITIVE – סרט שיספר עלינו, אנשים רגישים מאוד. עד סוף גיוס הכסף לפרוייקט נוטרו כיומיים. המטרה של הפרוייקט לגייס כ-100,000 דולר על מנת ליצור סרט באיכות גבוהה ולמשוך תשומת לב של אנשים בעלי השפעה בתחומים שונים של החברה.
כולנו זקוקים לסרט זה. הוא יאפשר לא רק להכיר בתכונה של רגישות גבוהה בקרב אנשים רגישים ברחבי העולם, אלא גם יביא למודעות של בעלי מקצוע כמו אנשי חינוך, מטפלים, רופאים, מעסיקים וכמובן, בני משפחה שביניהם נמצא אדם רגיש מאוד.
הספר "אדם רגיש מאוד" נהיה לרב מכר (גם בארץ) ונמכר בשפות רבות בכל העולם. תרומתו מדהימה. חייהם של אנשים רבים שקראו אותו משתנים לטובה בצורה משמעותית. גם אחרי שלוש שנים שהוא יצא לראשונה, אני עדיין מקבלת תגובות נלהבות מקוראיו עם משפט אחד שחוזר על עצמו: ספר זה שינה את חיי.
הפקת הסרט בנושא זה תביא למודעות הרבה יותר רחבה לגבי התכונה של רגישות גבוהה.
אנא עזרו לנו לתרום לעשיית עולם זה מקום מעט טוב.
הלינק לתרומה כאן:
הפניה של ד"ר ארון:
Thank you all for contributing to the making of Sensitive. YOU did it. A big special thank you to those who have used social media on the film’s behalf. It WILL be made.
We are down to the wire on Kickstarter. It ends Tuesday at 1 pm, Pacific Time. Have you not yet looked at the website? https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1795131939/sensitive-the-untold-story Don’t delay. It is so impressive, how many people have contributed to the making of the film.
Anything you can do for the film here at the end will be greatly appreciated, including spreading the word more. The more money for the film, the better it will be. (Always the “bottom line.”) However, do not feel obligated to contribute more than is comfortable. Your needs do come first.
We have added some new incentives: mugs, t-shirts, and tuition to one of three HSP Gathering Retreats, thanks to Jacquelyn Strickland.
By the way, if you want to contribute to the movie directly through the Foundation, after the Kickstarter drive is over, you can mail a check to The Foundation for the Study of HSPs, P. O. Box 543. Tiburon, CA 94920. However, we will not be doing the incentives any more. Very soon we will have a way to contribute online, at http://www.hsperson.com, so you can also wait for that.
More news about the film: Will and Diana need to go to Europe for something else, so we are planning a mad dash for them through about 7 cities, interviewing scientists and interesting HSPs, to make the film more international. It will make a far richer film, but we will have to be a bit richer to pay for their travel, lodging, and crew.
Did you see that Alanis Morissette will be in the film and contribute two of her songs? If you are not familiar with her music (I wasn’t) she is a really, really big star. She writes and sings a wide range of music, but here’s one I especially like. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZi-8WVLUqg I have already Skyped with her and talked at length about her sensitivity and her eagerness to have the world understand it better. She is going to be a fine supporter for us.
To prove that I don’t only write to you about the documentary, here’s an announcement and some hard science.
Monday September 22 I will be live on Voice of America radio at noon Pacific Time, on a show called “Shrink Rap Forum” by licensed psychologist Dr Linda Yniguez, or “Dr. Lin.” You can call or email in during the show, or hear it in the archives later. http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/2343/the-shrinkrap-forum. (I would go online early to figure out this website. I found it a bit daunting.)
Epigenetics—Another Way to Become Highly Sensitive?
Epigenetics is now the hot new topic in the study of mental health and human personality, not to mention evolution itself. Rightfully so. It is simply revolutionary information. I highly recommend that you read about it in this admittedly dense article, for $5.99. (Even if you only understand half of it, you will be amazed.)
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/the-case-for-inheritance-of-epigenetic-changes-in-chromosomes/ (Even if you get half of it, you will be amazed.) Or try this one, which is free.
Epigenetics is difficult to describe briefly, but I will try. Every cell in your body has DNA for making anything, a nose, a liver, an HSP. But certain processes turn off the unneeded DNA and turn on others. This was thought to be limited to development before birth, but now it has been found to occur after birth as well, and even in adulthood. These are not alterations in your genes, but only in how your genes are expressed, and these changes are affected by all sorts of experiences (of stress, abuse, poor mothering, poverty, etc.) and exposures (to toxins, diet changes, etc.)
Further, the big shock is that these changes in the expression of genes can be passed on to future generations. (Remember Lamarck from high school biology? He was not so totally wrong after all.)
I am already being asked about whether one can become highly sensitive (HS) through epigenetics. The answer is unclear. It now seems almost certain that one can become HS through genes themselves—we already have strong evidence for that [LINK TO http://www.hsperson.com/pages/2Aug11.htm] and that is probably by far the most common way. The characteristics found so far to be passed on by epigenetics are mainly various kinds of stress and the effects of various toxins, but perhaps that’s because these are what researchers are most concerned about and interested in. Maybe if you had a parent or grandparent who was born into an environment where being highly responsive to the environment was an especially great advantage (or his or her mother was living in such an environment before giving birth), who knows? Perhaps this is another way you might have become highly sensitive. But we simply do not know that yet.
Best wishes to you all, Elaine