Audiobook Review: Unwind Your Mind

Unwind Your Mind: The life-changing power of ASMR
by Emma WhispersRed
Narrated by: Emma WhispersRed, Kristin Atherton
Series: Emma WhispersRed ASMR
Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
Published August 8th 2019 by HarperAudio
ISBN13: 9780062996442

A mind-tingling massage, ASMR or Autonomous Sensory Meridian response is a form of sound healing that helps to ease stress and anxiety, improve sleep and enhance social connection.

Join the millions experiencing the deeply calming, multi-sensory sensation with celebrated ASMRtist Emma WhispersRed as she reveals how to unwind your mind and harness the power of ASMR in everyday life.

'Our studies now provide scientific evidence in support of the idea that ASMR is relaxing – it isn’t just people telling us that ASMR makes them feel relaxed, their physiology is telling us the same thing too... Emma’s insights will encourage and guide others to discover the potential benefits and power of ASMR' Dr Giulia Poerio, Professor of Psychology at the University of Sheffield.

My Thoughts

Life is stressful. I know that's not breaking news. However the last few weeks have been stressful in an entirely different way. Stress can be harmful to your health, so learning how to deal with it in a healthy way is important. Everybody deals with stress differently, and Autonomous Sensory Meridian response (ASMR) is one of those ways. 

Before I began listening to this audiobook, I had no idea what ASMR was or how it helps with stress. But in fact, I did know. I just didn't know that the sensation had a name. And I'd actually experienced  the sensation before. My daughter does know what it is, and when I mentioned I was listening to a book about ASMR, she showed me a bunch of YouTube videos that were dedicated to different ASMR sounds.

Unwind Your Mind is great source to learn about ASMR. Emma WhispersRed does a fantastic job in explaining what ASMR is and its history. Listening to the audiobook was a great way to experience ASMR firsthand. Emma has a very soothing voice that almost put me to sleep because it was so relaxing. Emma explains how you can use certain techniques to apply ASMR to your everyday life.

I found this book to be fascinating. Unwinding my mind is something that is hard for me to do at times, and I intend to put some of Emma's suggestions to use. If you suffer from stress, anxiety, and/or insomnia, you might want to check this book out.

*My thanks to HarperAudio for a digital copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.