Contemplative Insights

Welcome and thank you for checking out my website!

I imagine that you may need support right about now. Maybe you are wondering: How do I manage all this stress and fear? How do I take care of myself and others? How do I live my most meaningful life in such a rapidly shifting landscape? How do I shed the things that are not working for me, and, ultimately, become more me? Maybe you want to figure out how to bring your best self forward to be of service to your community or beyond.

With the global crisis we are facing today, it is now more important than ever to feel connected, and able to cope with a high degree of collective uncertainty and fear.  The people around you need your unique strengths, your vision, and your action. They undoubtedly need your calm and grounded presence. After all, your presence deeply matters.

As the physical chemist and Nobel laureate, Ilya Prigogine noted, "When a system is far from equilibrium, small islands of coherence have the capacity to shift the entire system." Each of us plays an important part, especially during this crisis, to find our own inner and outer coherence, and to grow our awareness about our own interconnectedness. We can shift the system! Whether you are here to find other "islands" (see quarantine resources), or to take a deep dive into your own interior landscape, I offer light and hope, as well as a very eclectic toolbox of skills and resources I have been developing for years both professionally and personally. As an Associate Certified Coach, certified mindfulness instructor, registered yoga teacher, educator, researcher and nearly 25 years as a therapist, I will bring my full self into my work with you.

Coaching, psychotherapy, and mindfulness meditation practices are now offered online.

I'm happy you are here and hope you find what you are looking for. If not, send me an email and let me know what you need. Feel free to call or email me for a free half-hour consultation, or to schedule an online meeting.

Until then, keep breathing and offering compassion to yourself and the world. For a free guided breath meditation, click here.

May you feel connected.



  • Coaching (Life, Transformational, Mindfulness)
  • Psychotherapy (Contemplative, Relational, Mindfulness-based)
  • Mindfulness Meditation Instruction
  • Personalized Gentle Kripalu Yoga Instruction
Dana A. Schneider, Ph.D., LCSW, ACC, RYT 200, CMT-P

Founder, Contemplative Insights, llc. Located at Mercy by the Sea, in Madison, CT.


Contemplative Insights, llc