MSE Lab Digital Resources
Home-based sensory solutions
What is this all about??
During this period of self-isolation, we know that many of our MSE Lab Community Members are missing out on their regularly scheduled programming and by now this must be taking it's toll. It has been a long haul and we can only hope that we are starting to "flatten the curve" so that we can all get back to some sense of normalcy in the near future.
In the meantime, the MSE Lab @ Mohawk College has decided to release a weekly newsletter full of digital resources that lend themselves to DIY sensory programming; wherever you are. Every Friday, we will be releasing a new edition which will focus on different sensory systems and will include activities for you to replicate and try with your clients, loved ones and even yourself!
We hope you enjoy and we look forward to being together again soon :)
ASMR & Soothing Audio/Visual Resources
This week the sensory systems that we will be focusing on are the audio and visual systems. Through accessing these two senses you will be introduced to ASMR- Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response. ASMR causes a tingling sensation in your head and neck after being exposed to triggers such as repetitive movements or sounds. This tingling sensation is described as being extremely relaxing and pleasurable.
According to Psychology Today, "though ASMR is not experienced by everyone, those who do experience it often say that the sensation is triggered by soft noises-such as a whispering voice-or repetitive visuals, like watching towels being folded. ASMR can also be triggered by physical contact, such as receiving a massage or getting a haircut. Once triggered, it is believed to help induce sleep or ease anxiety" (2020).
We have compiled a few samples of ASMR-type resources for you within this edition of Home-based Sensory Solutions which you can hopefully use during these stressful times with those that you support.In this digital newsletter we have chosen to mainly select videos with interesting visuals but there are plenty of ASMR videos that take on more of an auditory experience. Beyond this resource a simple YouTube search of "ASMR" will bring up many videos for you to explore, some of which are individuals whispering/roleplaying basic experiences like getting a haircut or having a massage.
A computer or television
ASMR- Kinetic Sand
Sand Tagious (December 27, 2019). Very Satisfying and Relaxing Compilation 148 Kinetic Sand ASMR. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3clqk2U3T9Y
ASMR-Sounds for Sleep using Foam
Aster, S. (April 5, 2020). ASMR 500+ Triggers For Deep Brain Tingles - ASMR No Talking. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jNL_ZRjOXNQ
ASMR- Soap Carving
959mari. (February 29, 2020). Soap Carving ASMR ! Relaxing Sounds ! (no talking) Satisfying ASMR Video | P319. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X-kEwgMryAM
ASMR- Paint Mixing
Aesthetic Satisfaction. (January 7, 2017). PAINT MIXING COMPILATION ( SO Satisfying and Relaxing ) #39. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aj48YJrT2-Q&t=292s
ASMR- Sleep Sounds
Gibi ASMR. (May 9, 2019). ASMR | Slow & Calm Triggers for Sleep. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HQMkxmtPZhg
Fascinating Visuals Synchronized to Music
Sensory Soothing Visuals
Richard, S. (July 7, 2018). Sensory Soothing Visual Therapy. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xir91dOrO64
Ink in Motion
Macro Room. (August 1, 2018). Ink In Motion. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICxC5ekWnUc&t=27s
Pendulums moving to music
Lotsalote. (August 16, 2019). Satisfying Pendulum Wave Patterns in HDR. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_4ICFmAr_DQ&t=95s