It’s unfortunately a common emotion in our society today, anxiety. Whether you deal with it daily, occasionally or have in the past, it’s never fun. Personally anxiety is something I face every day. I tend to overthink everything, worry about the smallest things and have an underlying “anxious energy.” Sometimes I can cope pretty well with it, other times it’s pretty hard. Especially at night when I’m trying to give my tired body some rest. It was only about a year ago, during some endless social media scrolling, I stumbled upon ASMR on Youtube. Now, I’m hooked. Here are the 5 ASMR channels to watch if you have anxiety!
Maria is the real OG ASMR artist on Youtube and by far my favorite. She has a very strong maternal energy that can lull me right to sleep. Maria introduced ASMR to me and showed me it’s not “weird” to enjoy a virtual head massage or hair brushing session. My favorite type of ASMR is personal attention (I wonder what that says about me) and she has the best videos for that. She also has 8 hr long sessions that you can play in the background while you’re sleeping. I have her channel on post notifications! If that doesn’t show you how great she is at ASMR, then I don’t know what will!
Okay so I first discovered Julia through one of her videos talking about her past as a stripper. I thought she was such a genuine person and was so unafraid of truth. I loved watching her vlogs and then….oop! She uploads some ASMR videos! The tingles are real with this one. ASMR enthusiasts will understand! She is probably one of the first ASMR artists to use real people in her videos and that was a whole to element to the ASMR world. She specializes in head massages, back and neck massages, and role-playing. I love that she organizes her ASMR videos into playlists making it much easier when I am on the verge of an anxiety attack to find something to help soothe me!
Speaking of role playing, I especially love Maddie from Mads ASMR. She has a couple but my favorite would have to be her Clinic Dr check-ups. It may sound a bit odd if you’ve never entered the world of ASMR, but there’s something so relaxing about the crinkle of a dr’s coat, the sound of pens clicking, and the ticks and tacks of a clipboard. Maddie, along with many other ASMR artists also leaves time markers in her description making it easy for you to find your ASMR trigger. If you’re more into tapping, or clicking, or silent hums, Maddie is truly spectacular.
Ah, a fellow red headed badass! We love to see it! Emma is originally from London and has the most beautiful English accent, which of course in the world of ASMR is even more amazing. I love coming over to Emma’s channel to watch her guided relaxation videos – it’s great for the times when I feel an anxiety attack coming or I have a lot going on in my mind and I need some extra help on how to get to a peaceful place! Emma’s another one of the OG ASMR artists on Youtube and her fans are very dedicated to her videos! She’s super positive, encouraging and joyful! You can’t help but feel lighter and more hopeful after watching one of her videos!
I had to end this list with a new favorite, Tena! I came across one of her videos on my recommended pages and it was an ASMR Makeup video. For some reason those never peaked my interest, but I recently had one of those weeks where if everything could go wrong it did, and I was down for a virtual makeup application, ASMR style! 4 hours later I am as calm as ever. I especially love that Tena always has her nails done (unlike me) and uses them for tapping sounds in the background. She’s the ASMR sound queen in my opinion and another one to add to your ASMR arsenal!
Although I am borderline obsessed with all of these ASMR channels, I understand everyone is different. What works for me may not work for you, but if you haven’t opened yourself up to the ASMR world, give it a try! You may be surprised. Those late nights where my mind is racing and it feels like my heart is about to come out of my chest, I turn to meditation and ASMR. For those busy weeks where I feel stress, depression and anxiety creeping in more and more, again – I have some kind of ASMR in the background. It’s not a cure by any means, but it’s a beautiful, and FREE way to cope! I hope you feel the same!