As I said in my first post on this topic:
Autonomous sensory meridian response (ASMR) is a calm tingling sensation that some people feel at the back of their their scalp and down on other parts of their body after being exposed to certain types of auditory stimuli.
ASMR is used for relaxation purposes…it’s similar to many forms of meditation in that you remain with your eyes closed still during it.
I haven’t blogged much about ASMR since I first mentioned it here, but it continues to be a part of my mindfulness and meditation toolbox.
Autonomous sensory meridian response videos cover a much wider range of sensory experiences than can be fit into a single post.
Today I’ll be sharing a list of the ten most common things that can trigger this response and recommending one video for each type of stimuli to check out.
As I mentioned earlier, not every type of ASMR works for everyone. Some people never feel this sensation at all. Feel free to explore multiple ASMR videos before deciding which style, if any, is best for you.
I purposefully chose videos that included little to no talking so that my readers could concentrate on the sounds themselves. There are plenty of other examples out there of videos that do include talking if that’s something you end up enjoying.
Whispering is one of the classic ASMR triggers. From what I’ve observed, it seems to be one of the most popular types of these videos online.
Head Massage and Hair Brushing
The head massage and hair brushing ASMR videos are some of my favourite ones! They’re so relaxing.
This video explores fast, slow, hard, and soft taps.
It always amazes me to see what new sounds the ASMR community comes up with to add to the repertoires. This is something I’ve only started seeing around fairly recently.
There is also some whispering in this video. Many of the ASMR creators will blend various sounds together to appeal to more than one audience.
The most common role play videos seem to involve hair cuts, massages, dental visits, or medical appointments.
What do I mean by methodical work? Think sorting papers, tapping paper clips, or playing around with small and slightly noisy items like coins.
This is often combined with the whispering and/or methodical work types.
I’d never heard of this type before doing research for this post! It’s either brand new or I somehow missed it years ago.
Are you into ASMR? If so, what is your favourite type of it?