“Be kinder to yourself.

And then let your kindness flood the world.”

― Pema Chödrön

Hi, my name is Heather Shaughnessy-Cato.

I am a well-being coach, self-compassion teacher, and facilitator.

I offer coaching, private instruction, courses, and custom workshops, integrating methods and practices from:

  • Integrative Health: Coaching with a focus on holistic well-being.
  • Self-compassion: The art and science of treating yourself like a good friend.
  • Mindfulness: Balanced, non-judgmental present moment awareness.
  • Yoga: A contemplative practice for healing, integration, connection and kindness.
  • Designing Your Life: A creative method of applying the human-centered design thinking process to the challenges we meet in life.

Make changes to enhance your well-being with curiosity and compassion.

I specialize in helping others make changes to enhance their health and well-being. Common areas of focus include:

  • Lifestyle shifts and healthy habits to enhance your physical, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, occupational, or financial wellbeing
  • Managing stress, burnout, or compassion fatigue
  • Work-life balance
  • Enhancing satisfaction with work and life roles
  • Navigating change and transitions
  • Building intentional practices for self-care and well-being
A Foundation in Self-Compassion

Self-compassion is the intentional practice of treating ourselves like we would a good friend: taking time to understand our experiences with curiosity and without judgment, and then taking wise action in service of greater well-being.

Self-compassion is often cited as an essential ingredient to positive and lasting change and growth.

Self-compassion perspectives and practices lie at the heart of my coaching, teaching, and facilitation.

Working together

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

Well-Being Coaching

Take dedicated time and space just for you. Set goals and make incremental progress toward those goals with more curiosity and compassion.

Options for talk-based coaching, and/or integrate mind-body practices including self-compassion, yoga, mindfulness, and/or design-thinking.

Private Instruction in Mind-Body Practices

Explore a range of mind-body practices to develop or deepen the skills of mindfulness and self-compassion, and to deepen mind-body connection and awareness.

Private instruction in yoga, self-compassion, and/or mindfulness is offered one-on-one, and customized for your learning goals.

Workshops and Courses

Attend to your own well-being in a supportive community. Learn and customize a range of practices to relieve stress, soften self-criticism, and pivot with more ease.

Offerings include the empirically-supported Mindful Self-Compassion program.

Custom Workshops

I design custom workshops and experiences for organizations and groups focused on Well-Being, Compassion & Self-Compassion, Mindfulness, Yoga, and Design-Thinking.

Work with me to design an experience for your group or organization to manage stress, enhance wellbeing, and address burnout. 

Get in touch

Heather Shaughnessy-Cato, MA
wholehearted LLC

169 Park Row, Brunswick, ME 04011