Chuck Wild - Liquid Mind - Relaxation Music
Liquid Mind ® Music by Chuck Wild

Liquid Mind XII: Peace
Liquid Mind XI: Deep Sleep
Deep Sleep
Liquid Mind VI: Spirit
Liquid Mind V: Serenity
Liquid Mind IV: Unity
Liquid Mind III: Balance
Slow World
Slow World
Liquid Mind: Ambience Minimus
Ambience Minimus
Liquid Mind: Relaxing Rain & Ocean Mixes
Rain & Ocean

Music Therapy

The mission of the American Music Therapy Association is to advance public awareness of the benefits of music therapy and increase access to quality music therapy services in a rapidly changing world.

According to the AMTA:

Music Therapy is an established healthcare profession that uses music to address physical, emotional, cognitive, and social needs of individuals of all ages. Music therapy improves the quality of life for persons who are well and meets the needs of children and adults with disabilities or illnesses. Music therapy interventions can be designed to:

  • promote wellness
  • manage stress
  • alleviate pain
  • express feelings
  • enhance memory
  • improve communication
  • promote physical rehabilitation

Research in music therapy supports its effectiveness in a wide variety of healthcare and educational settings. AMTA associate member, composer Chuck Wild, began writing ultra-slow music to help himself recover from clinical anxiety and panic disorder in 1987. Chuck’s journey through healing led to recording a series of eight relaxation music albums under the name Liquid Mind®.

At the 2005 International New Age Trade Show in Denver, the Coalition of Visionary Resources presented Liquid Mind VII: Reflection, with the award for the Best Healing and Meditation Music Album of 2005.

Characteristics of Liquid Mind® ultra-slow sedative music (USSM) are:

  • Ultra slow zero beat tempo
  • Frequency restriction
  • Absence of dominant rhythm and percussion
  • Melodic and rhythmic elements are subtle
  • Blanket of sound approach: continuous music, little space
  • Variety of melodic and emotional elements
  • Gradual changes in sound/music, absence of jarring elements to minimize arousal response
  • Inclusion of quiet vocal sounds, which humans associate with comfort

While we make no scientific claims for the music, Liquid Mind has been used successfully in many traditional and CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) settings:

  • anxiety/panic management
  • addiction recovery & rehabilitation
  • corrections (prison) addiction recovery programs
  • chemotherapy centers
  • hypnotherapy
  • chiropractic pre-treatment
  • anger management in schools
  • sleep disorders including insomnia (pediatric and geriatric)
  • guided relaxation and meditation, especially group settings
  • guided imagery
  • maternity/childbirth
  • post-surgical recovery rooms
  • palliative care, including hospice
  • attention deficit
  • pain management including migraine
  • massage therapy
  • acupuncture
  • yoga and other exercise-based healing regimens
  • veterinary post-surgical recovery
  • Nature Relaxation ® videos using the music of Liquid Mind® are currently being used in Mayo Clinic locations in the United States.

To read excerpts from Chuck Wild's presentation at the 2005 American Music Therapy Conference, click here.