A user-friendly guide to ASMR—the stress-reducing, sleep-inducing, tingly sensation you have to try!— featuring step-by-step instructions on ASMR best practices for home and professional use alike.
The calming feeling when someone gently brushes your hair. The deep comfort and connection you feel when a friend whispers in your ear. The tingly sensation experienced from the personal attention of a hairdresser, a clinician, or even watching and listening to Bob Ross…
That feeling has a name! ASMR, or autonomous sensory meridian response (a deeply relaxing sensation with delightful head tingles that typically begin on the scalp and move down the spine) feels so good that some refer to it as a “brain-gasm.” ASMR videos on YouTube have millions of subscribers and billions of views. ASMR is truly everywhere—from ad campaigns to celebrities to millions of regular people looking for a moment of “ahhhh.”
With Brain Tingles, it’s now possible to stimulate—and even share—those feel-good tingles every day, and in real life! ASMRUniversity.com founder Craig Richard, PhD, explains what ASMR is, why it happens, and how to trigger it at home. No special training or fancy equipment required! Inside, you’ll learn the most common auditory, visual, and tactile triggers and how to create person-to-person ASMR scenarios (from a mock eye exam to a pretend manicure) with a partner, client, or friend. The end result? That calming, tingly euphoria that can be used for comfort, relaxation, restfulness, or even to set the tone for sleep—on demand!
With a textured cover you can rub, stroke, or scratch to use as a tactile trigger, Brain Tingles is the ultimate ASMR tool, inside and out.
Craig Richard, PhD, first learned the term ASMR in 2013, but has been experiencing its triggers and effects since childhood. He launched ASMRUniversity.com in 2014 to encourage and report about ASMR research and to provide helpful resources to assist with understanding ASMR. He’s the cofounder of the ASMR Research Project and has produced several ASMR podcasts. Richard is a professor in the department of biopharmaceutical sciences at Shenandoah University School of Pharmacy in Winchester, Virginia.
“Brain Tingles doubles as a brief history of the phenomenon and the first book-length how-to guide for provoking ASMR in others … its timing is perfect.”
"Whether you're completely new to the world of ASMR or you've been 'in the know' for years, I unreservedly recommend this book—it truly has something for everyone."
"We would all like to feel more relaxed, and even more, to have that relaxation on demand. Offering a host of tools, tips, and easy-to-use exercises, Brain Tingles shows that not only is it possible to stimulate good feelings, but ASMR is a powerful technique available to anyone, at anytime."