mrs. neal's not-so-conventional MEDITATION [CLASS] for TEENS...

...the book and the recorded meditation

Recommended Reading

You cannot open a book
without learning something.

– Confucius


Students occasionally ask me to recommend books they can read to learn more about meditation, about the topics we discuss in class, or about my philosophy on life in general.

I am sure there are more books than those listed below that you would find interesting — these represent only a fraction of my personal library — but these are just a few of my favorite books to get you started:


The Bible

Healing and the Mind
by Bill Moyers
Published by Doubleday, ©1993

The Elegant Universe
by Brian Greene
Published by W.W. Norton & Co., Inc., ©1999

The Little Prince
by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Published by Harcourt, Brace & World, Inc., ©1943

The Divine Matrix
by Gregg Braden
Published by Hay House, Inc., ©2007

The Power of Your Subconscious Mind
by Joseph Murphy, Ph.D., D.D.
Published by Reward Books/Prentiss Hall, ©2000

Is Your Teen Stressed or Depressed
by Dr. Archibald D. Hart and
Dr. Catherine Hart Weber
Published by Thomas Nelson, ©2005

Extraordinary Knowing
by Elizabeth Lloyd Mayer, Ph.D.
Published by Bantam Books/Random House, ©2007

The Mind
by Richard M. Restak, M.D.
Published by Bantam Books, ©1988

The Spontaneous Healing of Belief
by Gregg Braden
Published by Hay House, Inc., ©2008

The Relaxation Response
by Herbert Benson, M.D.
Published by Harper Torch/Harper Collins, ©1975

Coming to Our Senses: Healing Ourselves and
The World Through Mindfulness

by Jon Kabat-Zinn
Published by Hyperion, ©2005

Being in Balance
by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Published by Hay House, ©2006

The Four Agreements
by Don Miguel Ruiz
Published by Amber-Allene, ©1997

The Body has a Mind of Its Own
by Sandra Blakeslee and Matthew Blakeslee
Published by Random House, ©2007

Getting in the Gap
by Dr. Wayne W. Dyer
Published by Hay House, ©2003

Spontaneous Healing
by Andrew Weil, M.D.
Published by Alfred A. Knopf, ©1995

The Isaiah Effect: Decoding the Lost Science
 of Prayer and Prophecy

by Gregg Braden
Published by Three Rivers Press/Random House, ©2000

Breakthrough Dreaming — How to Tap the Power of Your 24-Hour Mind
by Dr. Gayle Delaney
Published by Bantam Books, ©1991

Our Dreaming Mind
by Robert L. Van de Castle, Ph.D.
Published by Ballantine Books, a division of Random House, ©1994





I have chosen to be happy
because it is good for my health.

– Voltaire, author