be easy.
take your time.
you are coming
to yourself.

— the becoming | wing

Nayyirah Waheed

Hi, my name is Heather Shaughnessy-Cato.

I specialize in helping individuals to:

  • Learn and practice self-compassion
  • Integrate mind-body practices into daily life
  • Manage stress and enhance well-being (physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually)
  • Make meaningful progress toward your goals for greater satisfaction and flourishing
  • Take a kinder approach to navigating change
  • Feel more at home and empowered in your life

Heather Shaughnessy-Cato, MA

  • Certified Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher
  • Well-Being Coach
  • Yoga and Mindfulness Teacher
  • Certified Designing Your Life Facilitator and Coach
  • MA, Clinical Mental Health Counseling

I work with those who are:

Navigating transitions:

  • Changes with your health
  • Changes in your priorities
  • Changes in life or career phases

Feeling stuck:

  • Seeking more fulfillment or balance in life or work roles
  • Seeking support to better manage stress

Experiencing self-criticism:

  • Patterns of being hard on yourself
  • Experiencing self-doubt
  • Difficulty prioritizing for your own needs

Meet life’s challenges with more compassion & ease.

Get support for the changes you seek with evidence-based approaches:

  • Self-Compassion: The art and science of treating yourself like a good friend. Self-compassion is often cited as an essential ingredient to positive and lasting change.
  • Mindfulness: Balanced, non-judgmental present moment awareness.
  • Yoga: A contemplative practice for healing, integration, connection and kindness.
  • Well-Being Coaching: A reflective, experiential process to enhance your well-being (emotionally, physically, socially/relationally, spiritually).
  • Designing Your Life / Life Design: A creative, iterative, action-oriented method of meeting change and transitions with more flexibility.

Working Together

Services are offered virtually
and in-person in Brunswick, Maine.

Self-Care Design

Design a flexible, realistic, yet impactful self-care routine just for you.

Four personalized 1:1 sessions. Integrate practices to meet your needs, such as:

  • Custom yoga sequences
  • Self-compassion
  • Relaxation
  • On-the-spot practices for stressful moments
  • (and more)


Set your vision for wholehearted well-being, then take incremental steps – with support – toward your vision.

  • Clarify your values, priorities and goals
  • Navigate change, or initiate change for greater health, meaning or purpose.
  • Shift beliefs and behaviors in service of greater balance and flourishing
  • Find greater alignment with your priorities in daily life
  • Integrate self-compassion, yoga, mindfulness, life design into your sessions and your life.

Get tips on being well in body, mind, and heart.
Email newsletter sign up.

I tend to send practical tips to enhance your well-being, links to guided self-compassion meditations, words of inspiration, and news of my offerings.

By filling out this form, you are providing consent to be added to the mailing list from Wholehearted / Heather Shaughnessy-Cato. You will be able to unsubscribe at any point in time.

Get in touch

Copyright Wholehearted LLC – All rights reserved

Website Built with WordPress.com.