Connect with more
self-compassion and ease
in your everyday life.

Hi, I am Heather Shaughnessy-Cato. I am a Certified Mindful Self-Compassion teacher, Integrative Health coach, yoga and mindfulness teacher, and facilitator.

I offer 1:1 coaching and teaching, programs for organizations, and community classes to:

  • Manage stress and enhance well-being (physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually)
  • Address burnout and professional or personal caregiving fatigue
  • Expand upon and customize self-care and stress relief strategies
  • Develop or deepen practices in self-compassion, mindfulness, and yoga
  • Set and meet goals for greater satisfaction and flourishing

Schedule a free 30-minute consultation.

An opportunity to meet each other, explore options for working together, and ask any questions you have.

Manage Stress, Enhance Flourishing.

The following evidence-based traditions are designed to help us have more clarity, compassion and ease to navigate the difficulties we face in our everyday lives. My offerings center on the following modalities:

  • Self-Compassion: The art and science of treating yourself like a good friend. Benefits include greater happiness, life satisfaction and motivation, better relationships and physical health, and less anxiety, depression, and fear of failure.
  • Mindfulness: A practice for enhancing self-awareness, regulating attention, and reducing and managing stress.
  • Integrative Health: A framework to bring more intention and attention to your well-being, in all facets of life.
  • Yoga: A practice often associated with movement and breathing that also includes an underlying philosophy focused on non-harming and tools for clear seeing.
  • Designing Your Life / Design-Thinking: A creative, iterative, action-oriented method to enhance flourishing at work and in life.


Services are offered virtually (from any location)
and in-person in Brunswick, Maine.


Take time just for you to reflect and recharge, and have regular and personalized support through:

  • Health and wellness coaching
  • 1:1 teaching in self-compassion, yoga, mindfulness, or Life Design
  • Self-care design


Explore self-compassion skills in a supportive community.

  • Mindful Self-Compassion 8-week course
  • Free self-compassion meditation series
  • Mini-retreat: Soothing the Mind, Body & Heart at Sundara Yoga


Support your team with workshops and coaching to:

  • Manage stress in difficult moments
  • Soften self-criticism
  • Manage burnout and fatigue
  • Engage in meaningful work in more sustainable ways
  • Expand upon existing self-care strategies

What my clients are saying…

You seem to have a deep toolbox of skills and can provide tools and frameworks that meet the situation. I never feel like you are trying to force my situation to fit your skills/process.

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.

I love your gentleness, your compassion and am grateful to have found you!

You’ve ushered me from a frustrated to an optimistic mindset in such an enjoyable way. I have immense appreciation. Thank you!

Heather was able to really hear what was shared and offer meaningful, honest reflection. I appreciated her teaching … and I had many “aha” moments. 

The facilitation was superb. I felt the presence and kindness of Heather in each session. She is especially skilled at asking open ended questions with curiosity and kindness that draw out more of the participants experiences.

(Heather) brings an intuitiveness to her work with others. She offers an incredible ‘safe space’. There was never a moment working with Heather where I felt what I was going to share would not be ok. She takes everything in stride and is a fantastic listener and teacher!

I took a slow flow yoga class with you about a month ago and really loved it! It was the type of practice that kept blossoming throughout the next several days for me after the class. You have a great sense of depth, ease and an un-rushed teaching style that’s rare among yoga teachers. 

Interest Form

Interested in working together? Please complete the form below and I will be in touch soon.

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