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New ASMR community blog

I’ve started a new ASMR community blog, called We Are ASMR, with the purpose of collecting individual ASMR experience stories from the community and publishing them in one spot. The idea behind this is community outreach. Like the almost all of us, I found out about ASMR (as a shared experience) via the Internet, and as it’s had such a profound impact on my life, I wanted to find a way to help others do the same. Collecting these accounts in one place will make it easier for us to publicize them, and will hopefully help make ASMR a more well-known phenomenon in the wider world.

I’ve put my own account of ASMR up, and last night one of the new members of our group submitted her story, so that’s up there too. So far, that’s it, but I’m hoping there will be more to read soon as interest continues to grow.

 
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Posted by on April 18, 2012 in ASMR

 

ASMR as a catalyst for change

As discussed earlier in the week, I experience a phenomenon currently called ASMR – Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response – in which, in response to trigger stimuli, I feel a tingling sensation in the back of my head, coupled with a variety of positive emotional states: comfort, euphoria, or exhilaration depending on the trigger and my state of mind.

This is a daily occurrence for me – multiple times daily in fact – and it’s been so much a part of my normal experience that I never knew anything was out of the ordinary. Since my recent re-discovery of this phenomenon (with Tasha’s lighter tapping), I’ve been reading and experimenting as much as possible. As time’s gone on, and I find new things that trigger me, I’ve come to realize that they’re not ‘new’ things at all – they’re things that have *always* triggered me, to some extent or another.

This has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember – which, granted, isn’t saying much – but almost every time I find a ‘new’ trigger, old memories surface. For example, I was walking through the War Room where Chris was playing music, and the singer’s voice triggered a sudden, intense episode, and I had a fuzzy memory from when I was very young. I was in a room that I think belonged to my Aunt Chris (not really my aunt, but my mom’s best friend from high-school), and there was music on that sounded similar to what was playing in the War Room. I could remember the feeling of that music, and it felt exactly the same as the episode I was having in the present.

I can’t quite describe exactly what’s happening, but my experiences with ASMR, and my realization that it’s been so pervasive in my life, are changing me. I’m making progress in areas of thought where I once believed no progress could be made. My mood has changed drastically over the past couple weeks as well. Overall, I feel different, but in a familiar way – like maybe I’m starting to discover who I really am.

I don’t know how or why ASMR is triggering these changes, or where it’s going. I’m not even sure if ASMR is specifically the culprit – all I know is that an entire world seems like it’s opening up for me – a world that’s been here the whole time, if only I could have seen it.

 
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Posted by on April 6, 2012 in ASMR

 

ASMR Triggers

Just a small list of my own ASMR triggers, for anyone curious. I’ll be adding to this list as I discover / remember more of them, but I think I’ve got the basics covered.

At some point I’m going to go back over this list and describe the typical response manifestation – not all triggers are equal for me.

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Posted by on April 2, 2012 in ASMR

 

Intensely comfortable – my experiences with ASMR

Imagine a comfortable couch.

No. Imagine the most comfortable couch possible.

Imagine sitting there, no worries or concerns, on that most perfect, comfortable couch. Think about how it feels to be soothed by its comfort and warmth.

Now imagine that feeling, ten times more intense, as a physical sensation placed inside the base of your skull, right at the back of your head. Feel it quickly expanding, cradling the rear half of your head, tingling and thrumming as it spreads. Imagine feeling a wave of bliss wash over you, so intense and sudden that you stop thinking altogether.

The reason doesn’t matter. All that matters in those few seconds is the feeling, exquisite and euphoric – until, as quickly as it began, it fades, leaving only the memory of its occurrence in passing.

Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response

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Posted by on March 29, 2012 in ASMR