Brain Tingles – the book

Brain Tingles” is the first How-To Guide for stimulating ASMR, relaxation, and sleep.  The book is written by Dr. Craig Richardpublished by Simon & Schuster, and available from Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Learn all about ASMR and how to stimulate  that blissful feeling of relaxation in those around you – with your gentle voice, light touch, hypnotic actions, and caring behaviors.

Lull a child to sleep, soothe a stressed family member, relax a friend or romantic partner, create ASMR videos, or add it as a relaxation technique to your spa, health studio, wellness center, or counseling sessions.

This book will help you to understand and apply the techniques, tools, and secrets for every ASMR trigger type, along with hundreds of examples.

Read some sample portions of the book:

Watch a promo video and enjoy six delightful ASMR trigger samples:

Outline of the book:

  • Part 1: Learn about the background and principles for stimulating ASMR.
    • Chapter 1 What Is ASMR?
      • Discover the sensations, triggers, history, biology, and benefits of ASMR.
    • Chapter 2 Preparing for ASMR
      • Understand the importance of partner selection, location preparation, and open communication for ASMR.
  • Part 2: Learn about the specific techniques and tools for creating and using each ASMR trigger type.
    • Chapter 3 Velvety Voices
      • Using gentle voices and whispers
    • Chapter 4 Soothing Sounds
      • Creating trigger sounds
    • Chapter 5 Feathery Fingers
      • Using fingers and light touch
    • Chapter 6 Tingly Tools
      • Using head tinglers, feathers, and more
    • Chapter 7 Tranquil Treasures
      • Displaying items as show-and-tell
    • Chapter 8 Assuaging Activities
      • Demonstrating skills and tasks
    • Chapter 9 Hands-On Role-Plays
      • Creating scenarios with light touch
    • Chapter 10 Hands-Off Role-Plays
      • Creating scenarios without light touch

Recognition & Feedback:

  • Reviews
    • 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.” – Newsweek
    • 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.” – PsychCentral
    • 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.” – JellyBeanGreen, ASMR artist
    • I absolutely love the way it’s written and I even learned a few things that I keep in mind for videos now!” – Tony Bomboni, ASMR artist
    • This book should be given to anybody who wants to take care of loved ones. You will find the best ways to relax someone and to trigger ASMR. It will also be really helpful for the ones who want to open an ASMR YouTube channel.” – Flo/Paris ASMR, ASMR artist
    • ASMR from the point of view of science. Just what the ASMR community needs to help dispel some of the misunderstandings and wrong labelings of this amazing and indeed euphoric sensation.” – Somni Rosae, ASMR artist (watch her video about the book)
  • Featured selection
    • Selected by Barnes & Noble as a featured book on the New Paperbacks tables (for 130 Top Stores during 9/4/18 – 9/17/18) and in their Health and Wellness feature displays (for all stores during 9/11/18 – 1/14/2019).
  • Interviews

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