Be kinder to yourself
and then let your kindness
flood the world.

– Pema Chödrön

Meet life’s struggles with curiosity and compassion.

Many of us face challenges such as:

  • Stress, burnout and overwhelm
  • Loss, life transitions and uncertainty
  • Self-criticism and feelings of inadequacy and shame
  • Feeling stuck in our careers and in our relationships
  • Feeling like we “should” be further ahead or “should” be different than we are

I offer frameworks that:

  • Acknowledge the difficulties we each experience,
  • Offer practices to hold our experiences (and ourselves) with mindfulness, compassion and care
  • Offer mindful, creative tools to find a path forward.

My areas of interest & specialization include:

Holistic wellness, authentic well-being and flourishing, living with purpose, facing uncertainty, dealing with loss and life transitions, motivation and change, compassion, self-compassion, self-care, mindfulness, yoga.

About me

I offer one-on-one coaching and teaching, small-group classes and custom workshops.

Navigating life’s ups and downs with curiosity, compassion, wisdom and ease is my favorite topic to explore, study and teach. I have found immense healing, insight and wisdom in my own life through embodied practices for well-being. 

I hope to have the opportunity to work with you, and to see what we might discover!

Currently my offerings are virtual with some limited opportunities for in-person offerings in Brunswick, ME.

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Heather Shaughnessy-Cato, MA
Self-Compassion & Well-being Coach in Mid-Coast Maine

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1:1 Coaching sessions

Work with me 1:1 to explore

  • Practices to manage stress and uncertainty
  • Compassion, mindfulness, and a creative approach to meeting life’s struggles
  • Embodied well-being

Workshops & Courses

Learn and practice self-compassion in a small and supportive community.

Custom Workshops

Design a custom workshop to meet the needs of your organization, such as tools to meet stress with compassion.


I can’t express how much I enjoyed interacting with you during our coaching sessions. I got so much more out of it than I could have possibly imagined. With your gentle & insightful guidance, I was able to shift some long ingrained patterns of harsh self-judgment.

— Chris, Coaching client

You are so giving of yourself and your time and talents, and the lessons you taught me continue to resonate and ripple through me.

— Melissa, Coaching client

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Heather Shaughnessy-Cato, MA

Brunswick, ME

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