About Us

Self-Compassion in Action
Emily and Heather are Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) Certified Teachers who have teamed up to offer courses and trainings. We initially met through a deepening course in self-compassion, and have since developed a meaningful and supportive partnership through our work together. We are grounded in our shared intentions, values and vision and if you’re interested, we would love to connect more with you.

Emily Whyte Rubin

Certified Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher
Based in Asheville, NC

Emily Rubin is a graduate of The University of Michigan with a background in mind-body health and a particular passion for emotional education. She is a Certified Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher, a Certified Daring Way™ Facilitator in the work of Brené Brown and an AmSAT Alexander Technique Teacher with further trauma resolution training in Somatic Experiencing® and Internal Family Systems. She has been in private practice and facilitating groups for the past 15 years.

Emily aims to create a safe and inclusive environment and to empower people to optimize the application of self-compassion into their lives.  She has taught workshops at Virginia Tech, The University of Michigan, NYU Tish, NYU Gallatin, Hilton Worldwide, Shift Wellness, and The Juilliard School.

To learn more about Emily, please visit www.feelingdeeply.com.

Heather Shaughnessy-Cato

Certified Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher
Based in Brunswick, ME

Heather offers integrative mind-body practices for embodied wellbeing through coaching, courses, and workshops. She has integrated self-compassion into work with clients in community settings and through her former work as a therapist. She holds a MA in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with clinical training in healthcare and higher education, is a Certified Yoga Teacher, Certified Wellness & Health Coach, Designing Your Life Facilitator and Coach, and she formerly worked in development for non-profits and higher education. Heather continues to train in mindfulness, self-compassion, and trauma-informed practices. She aspires to create a safe and inclusive environment in her classes, with an invitation to each student to come as they are and make the practice their own.

To learn more about Heather, please visit heathershaughnessy.com.