mrs. neal's not-so-conventional
meditation class for teens

Nancy Tamburini Neal, founder of Blessings Found,
has been teaching meditation and stress management classes to teenagers since 1993.

With an eclectic background in Theology, Psychology, and Graphic Design, Nancy incorporates that 'Divine Spark' we all possess with the power of the subconscious mind, creative thinking, and methods of safely managing stress, in this unique meditation program she conceived and developed specifically for teens.

As a teacher at a vocational high school in West Central Ohio, she was asked about the source of her creativity by graphic arts students. She explained the concept of meditation as a tool to tap into creativity on a subconscious level. Her students were interested in learning more about meditation, so, with permission from her supervisor, Nancy taught her first meditation class to teenagers.

Interest increased greatly following that first class and Nancy began presenting the class to students school-wide at the request of many other teachers. Students named her program “mrs. neal’s not-so-conventional meditation class for teens.”

This unique class has grown into a full multi-lesson program as a result of students' questions, curiosity, and eagerness to learn, and Nancy's passion to give students healthy tools to use in their lives.

Students' requests also lead to the development of the CD, and the book "mrs. neal's not-so-conventional meditation class for teens."



First Responder Program
and other Adult Programs

Joseph Mahan obtained his BS in Criminal Justice, researching and presenting a thesis based on stress in the law enforcement field. This led to development of the program for first responders.

Mahan, Commander of the Ohio Peace Officer Training Academy's Basic Peace Officer Training Program at Edison Community College, monitored Neal's program in various juvenile settings, then recommended that it also could be utilized by adults. With 30 years of experience in law enforcement, he recognized the value of Nancy’s program as a tool for adults in high stress careers such as law enforcement, and invited her to present the program to his academy students.

Even though Nancy’s passion is to mentor youth, she agreed to bring the program to Mahan's Basic Peace Officer Academy; it has been presented to Academy students for several years with very favorable results.

Another program for business, "Critical or Violent Incidents in The Workplace - Recognize, React, Respond and Recover" has been well-received by human resources personnel and others.