Coaching, Classes & Experiences focused on:

Mindful Self-Compassion
Wellness & Health
Creative Life Design
Trauma-Informed Mindfulness

Welcome! I am a Mindful Self-Compassion Trained Teacher, Certified Coach, and Yoga Teacher with a background in clinical mental health counseling.

I offer coaching, courses and experiences for personal and professional growth, with skills and practices that help to navigate life’s many ups and downs with more wisdom, curiosity, compassion, and ease.

Located in Maine, I am currently offering virtual services, drawing from the following approaches:

Mindful Self-Compassion

The art and science of treating ourselves like we would a good friend, particularly in the midst of stress and difficulty. MSC is an empirically-supported training program designed to cultivate the skill of self-compassion for personal growth and wellbeing. Learn, apply, and practice a variety of exercises to enhance self-kindness, cultivate mindfulness, and frame experiences and difficulties through common humanity.

Learn and practice MSC: Upcoming courses

More information about MSC:

Compassion Coaching

Focused on your goals, this one-on-one work incorporates self-compassion theory and practices to meet difficulty with kindness, to cultivate mindfulness and compassion, and to identify wise actions to support ourselves and others.

Wellness & Health Coaching

A comprehensive process that takes a holistic approach to well-being, and may involve exploring / taking new and generative action in any area of life, such as: relationship to self and others; physical, emotional, and/or spiritual health; personal and/or professional growth and development; and pursuing activities – recreational or otherwise — for joy, meaning, and purpose.

Creative Life Design Coaching (DYL)

A creative, action-oriented approach to defining meaning and purpose, increasing balance and energy, defining solvable problems to get unstuck, and envisioning and testing future possibilities. DYL applies the creative, human-centered design-thinking methodology to intentionally craft a life of meaning, purpose, and joy. Learn more about DYL here. I also facilitate corporate and public workshops on DYL with my colleagues at Fieldbrook Advising.

Trauma-Informed Mindfulness

An approach that incorporates an awareness of the way trauma impacts the body and provides a more inclusive range of options for practice. Trauma-informed mindfulness can be integrated into coaching sessions, courses, and experiences.


A contemplative practice for healing, integration, connection and kindness. Yoga offers an opportunity to listen deeply to our minds, bodies and hearts, to heal with movement and breath, and to play with embodying mindfulness and self-compassion.


Unpack, explore, experiment with new perspectives and actions through one-to-one coaching sessions.


Upcoming Mindful Self-Compassion courses; Ongoing yoga classes


Custom workshops and offerings for groups and organizations

Meditation practice isn’t about trying to throw ourselves away and become something better. It’s about befriending who we are already.

Pema Chödrön
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About Me

Certified coach
Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher
MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling
Brunswick, Maine

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  • heather@heathershaughnessy.com

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