I am somewhat addicted to A.S.M.R, autonomous sensory meridian response. I never knew the name for it until I read a New York Times article today. My lawyer friend, Laurie Yadoff, from Lake Worth, Florida, sent me a link to the story. It’s a little weird, but I am completely into it.
There is no justification why A.S.M.R works on some folks and not others. Certain sounds, such as whispering, rustling paper, and tapping fingers, can put you in an A.S.M.R. state of mind. You feel a tingling sensation on your scalp, neck, arms, and chest. This is caused by different forms of stimulation from hearing, seeing, touching. and smelling.
I am not sure if this is the same thing, but I have experienced the tingling feeling when I get a massage or someone brushes or combs my hair. I feel like I am going to pass out.
Many people who listen to the A.S.M.R videos feel the soft tones lull them into a state of serenity. It helps them sleep, relieves their anxiety, and boosts their spirits. They claim it’s a way to shut down their brain. When you think about it, this is not that much different than hypnosis and mediation.
It’s worth watching some of the A.S.M.R videos. Either watch the ones above or visit YouTube to find others.