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RE: ASMR Fast & Aggressive Hand Sounds + Movements
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RE: List your favorite intentional & unintentional ASMR youtube channels
Hi mlssufan01, welcome to the forums.
I moved your thread to the general section under ASMR talk, it's more fitting here than in off-topic.
But for me, my favorite unintentional asmr videos include GarraStyle and animals that give you personal attention, like monkeys that pick at your skin for flees.
RE: Can you lose ASMR? Help me trigger it.
That does help. I was actually able to have some degree of success yesterday. I found a few videos that triggered me, and I felt great. One thing I did notice is that it almost seemed like I had to be primed. Usually, it would take me at least 10 minutes to start feeling anything. I'll post the links to the videos that worked for me at the bottom. I spent a good portion of the day, at least a few hours, triggering my ASMR.
However, is it possible to over trigger your ASMR, to the point that it won't work for a while? I've been trying to trigger it today and haven't had much success, to the point where once I found myself thinking "come on, work. This worked yesterday."
This video is the one that absolutely had the greatest effect on me.
This one felt really nice too. I admit, the roleplay portion made me feel a little awkward (though it seems like acts of service is what worked the best on me as a kid and teenager)
And I also watched this one to try to find some triggers that might work. I didn't have much success until later in the video. The Starburst wrapper worked slightly. But, her scraping the plate as the second to last trigger in the video definitely gave me some tingles. What worked even better was the last trigger. When she was scraping the zylophone that felt really nice at times.
I am so glad to finally have a name for this thing that has happened to me for my whole life, and I am so glad to be a part of this community. Until yesterday, I thought I was the only one, and I went my first 29 years of life thinking I was.
Interesting, okay there is one thing you can do which would probably transcend your ASMR into possibly divine bliss. You just need to reinforce the mind whenever you are able to trigger ASMR successfully. Enjoying or even loving it through loving-kindness meditation would prove most helpful.
I say this because ASMR triggers a hypnotic state which is similar to a flow-like meditative state. It's quite easy to gain unification of mind during the ASMR experience. Reinforcing it further increases unification of mind which gives rise to effortless attention.
And during all this the unification of mind produces its own unique joy, pleasure, and tranquility. It's called piti in buddhist terms, but I'm not a buddhist. Hope this helps.
Also, don't worry about not being able to trigger it. In fact, just accept the situation, Don't try to fix it. Rather, strengthen your intention to feel ASMR but in a gentle and joyful way rather than a forced one where you feel like you have to work at it.
RE: Can you lose ASMR? Help me trigger it.
HI Gavin, welcome to the forums.
Don't worry, no you can't lose ASMR. ASMR is a reaction produced by the mind. It's not a depletable resource just as emotions are not depletable.
In my opinion, genuine ASMR arises unexpectedly. When we expect ASMR, like when we watch ASMR videos for instance, we either consciously or subconsciously create certain expectations that prevent ASMR from fully arising. At first these expectations have a weak influence on the mind and don't significantly affect ASMR response but overtime they strengthen and gradually start to weaken the ASMR response until it stops arising altogether.
So what's the solution? The easiest way is to completely forget about ASMR for a while. By completely I mean don't even try to forget about it, just let it go by itself. There's literally nothing to do other than wait. I'd say a few weeks should do the trick, but it might take longer for some people than for others.
But the best solution is to start being mindful at all times. Not only can mindfulness allow you to drop expectations much more easily, but it can also enhance the ASMR experience by reducing the influence of negative emotions that are always being pushed by the unconscious mind. It doesn't matter whether or not you feel the negative emotions, their impact remains.
By the way, when I say mindfulness I'm referring to awareness. Awareness is aware by itself. There's nothing to do to make yourself aware so don't fall into that trap. Just simply ask yourself "Am I aware?" and feel how it is to be aware. If done correctly you should also notice self-awareness or awareness of awareness.
As awareness improves you should start to be able to notice the expectations arise either consciously as thoughts or subconsciously as feelings in the body. And when this happens you'll be able to much more easily drop them.
Hope this helps.
RE: ASMR safety
That article is just sensationalism with no scientific basis whatsoever. They seem to be concerned with hearing loss. As though ASMR is known for having loud sounds. No, this article is nonsense.
The only danger with ASMR is relaxing too much and falling asleep.
I would argue that ASMR gives us many benefits. Stress is one of the leading causes of illnesses and death. And ASMR directly decreases stress.
That's really cool. If I were you I'd start meditating with it. Yeah, you're right that you can call it meditation. Meditation isn't how most people think it is. It's not quieting your mind nor is it just paying attention to the sensations of the breath. Meditation is simply repeating an intention and accepting the outcome.
You don't need to sit down nor close your eyes to meditate. You can do it anywhere, any time. Just repeat the intention to feel the ASMR and let it grow. All the while remain aware that you're feeling the ASMR and be aware that you are aware.
The feelings should grow in even more intensity and if you can manage to keep your mind on the ASMR then over time an unusual pleasure can arise. This pleasure is unique to meditation and is caused by unification of mind. I'm not a buddhist but it's called piti and sukha in buddhism in case you wanna look them up. Profound peace and relaxation can become your default state of being if you start meditating.
That's pretty interesting but I'm not sure if it's actually ASMR. ASMR is an emotional response to specific triggers. It requires a social connection. Feeling just the ASMR tingles alone without a connection to another person is very unusual.
Are you sure it's ASMR tingles you're feeling? Is there an accompanying feeling of peace and comfort, connection, or relaxation?
Also, do you meditate?
RE: When do you notice the strongest tingles?
I always use ASMR at night whilst in bed wearing headphones. On moods, I'd say that I can use ASMR when I am upset or anxious but also when happy because it adds a feeling of safety and reassurance. Sleep deprived definitely adds something. I do use ASMR to drift off to sleep especially if I want to be asleep by a certain time.
I definitely agree with you on that last point. It seems the vast majority of ASMR viewers just watch it to fall asleep. I've heard it helps decrease insomnia which is amazing considering insomnia treatment usually involves potent sleeping pills.
Yeah, I also just watch ASMR at night. I don't think I've ever once watched an ASMR video during the day. It's always at night, when I'm feeling sleepy, but I want to relax for a bit before heading off to bed.
That's interesting that it decreases your anxiety. Does the effect last a while or is it just a temporary thing?