[Voices of ASMR] Does ASMR help with stress or anxiety?

Based on your ASMR experiences…

Explain if ASMR helps you to deal with stress, include details like:

  • How did you discover that ASMR helps you to deal with stress?
  • Are there specific ASMR triggers or ASMR artists that help you to deal with stress the most?
  • How does ASMR compare with other methods or treatments you have used to deal with stress?
  • Have you been diagnosed by a clinician with anxiety, PTSD, OCD or other related condition?
  • Have you discussed the effect of ASMR on your stress with your clinician?

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11 thoughts on “[Voices of ASMR] Does ASMR help with stress or anxiety?

  1. I don’t know if it helps with stress. It might, but it isn’t psychological or have any influence over beliefs, rational thinking, problem solving. I don’t think it would happen during stressful events. I don’t think it has for me.


  2. This is my first time knowing the term asmr, I actually just googled “tingly sensation while reading” and stumbled upon this site. Throughout my life I’ve experienced asmr during deep thought (e.g contemplating the concept of god/meaning) and while reading various texts which I feel held true meaning (e.g Thus spoke Zarathustra, The Tibetan book of the Dead, etc…). Due to what I have experienced with asmr, I must attest that asmr is a reminder of my being. When experiencing asmr I feel it happens due to a realization/growth/recognition or something along those lines in reference to my own being.
    To address how asmr has helped with stress or anxiety…
    I have experienced the loss of love, the loss of friendship, the loss of family, and the illusory loss of purpose and hope. Sometimes persisting for years. In every experience my path to recovery is characterized by the realization of truth which causes an asmr like sensation then immediately following I have a renewed outlook on life. So whether recovery was due to asmr, epiphany, or both for the purpose of this reply we shall assume asmr(for at the very least it results).


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  4. Actually….ASMR makes me really uncomfortable. It stresses me out more. It kinda gives me a good feeling. Like…an aroused feeling. So I try to avoid it. I’m afraid people I knew would think I was sex-crazed or a creep or something if they knew. I can’t watch any of Bob Ross’s stuff because of the way he talks. I also hate getting haircuts at a salon because sometimes the razor noise and tickling feeling gives me neck and spine tingles and kinda makes me feel weird. Makes it really difficult to sit still.


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