MEET YOUR GUIDE

Shaelyn Cataldo

STORYTELLER, MOTHER WORKER, VISIONARY, SPACE HOLDER, THRESHOLD GUIDE, MAMA & WIFE, EARTH RITUALER

I spent the first three decades of my life hiding in plain sight and seeking fulfillment outside of me. I spent the last decade deep in my own re-mothering cultivating the shame resilience, belonging and inner safety I needed to call forth even my most tender, sensitive, weird and wild parts. Now I guide others to do the same because the world needs us in our FULL power. 

MY WHY

Background

✔ MA Holistic Mental Health Counseling
✔ Certificate in Advanced Graduate Study in the Expressive and Creative Arts from 
✔ Journey Dance Guide
✔ Reiki 1 + 2
✔ Toni Bergin's Embodied Transformation Method
✔ Sarah Durham Wilson’s Maiden to Mother Mentor Training

Soul work

REMEMBRANCE • RECLAMATION • FIERCE LOVE • WILDNESS • BELONGING • BRIDGING

WORD WEAVING • LIGHT IN THE DARK • VISIONING • THRESHOLD CROSSING

 RAW TRUTH • INTERDEPENDENCE • EMBODIED LOVE • FREEDOM

Soul Mate

CLIENTS

The woman who is hiding in plain sight.

Her needs, her emotions, her truth, her gifts, her magic, her medicine, her voice, her power and her fullness are all right there ready to be TAPPED into by guiding her in removing what blocks the free flow of her wildest self-expression.

Creatives, leaders, healers, brave dreamers, cycle breakers, wild women, black sheep, multi-passionate people struggling to weave their gifts, the "too much" woman, those who never felt like they fit in because they are here to create something new. 

  • She values truth and integrity in all things though she struggles to bring her raw truth to the surface.

  • She seeks freedom from the boxes she learned to check and the identities she wears like armor.

  • She feels trapped and knows she's ready to cross a threshold but fear of the unknown holds her back.

  • She desires authenticity and fears she will lose love/belonging if she shows up as who she is instead of who she learned to be. 

  • She is and has always been a lone wolf trying to be it all and do it all on her own. She is ready to break this pattern and let herself receive.

  • She is deeply creative and intuitive though she doesn't claim this fully.

She is READY to tap into her feminine essence, reclaim wholeness, inner peace, sensuality, joy,  support, permission to be unapologetically who she is and to know she belongs. She is ready to initiate into her power.

What I do best

GUIDING YOU HOME TO THE TRUTH OF WHO YOU ARE

I serve as a guide home to the truth of who you are before the conditioning, trauma and pain of being human caused you to disconnect from your body, your truth, your voice and your power. 

Too deep, too intense, too emotional, too sensitive. These are some of the internalized beliefs I carried with me that kept me from myself. Like so many woman, I learned to exile the parts of me that the world told me didn't fit in.

Be nice, be helpful, be kind, be good,  be quiet, be a good girl, be happy, smile, be grateful, follow the rules but think for yourself, don’t be too bossy, don’t be too emotional, don’t be too dramatic, don’t be too loud, be skinny but not too skinny, be strong but not too strong, be sexy but not too sexy, be assertive but not too assertive, be smart but not too smart, be who you want to be but also fit in, have a successful career and have a family, or ultimately BE EVERYTHING but feel NOTHING. This is what we are dealing with. 

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HOW I HELP

Space Holding & Counseling

Meeting you where you're at, holding space for the depth of your being, alchemizing 

emotions and reflecting back your infinite worthiness

Mothering 

Guide

Tapping into the root of Mother Earth and shifting from Wounded Maiden into Archetypal Mother or the full bloom of your life

Embodiment Coaching

Helping you step into your power using somatic healing, emotional process tools, rituals, and expressive arts - marrying action with space-holding

Threshold Guide

Guiding you into the initiation of your innate POWER as a bridge, my hand outstretched to you, through the darkness and uncertainty of change

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What They're

SAYING...

"If you are like me and sometimes struggle with knowing whether something is right for you, I welcome you to take this as a sign to say YES!

Shaelyn is the reigning queen of space-holding, a woman who will inspire you by the shameless way she lets joy bubble out of her, and a fierce supporter of any woman on the path to healing. I am eternally grateful to have her in my arena.”

- Bethany O.

LET'S GO DEEPER...

IT'S SO GOOD TO MEET YOU, I'M SHAELYN.

I am a creative midwife, advocate, cheerleader and guide for women who want to reconnect with their true nature. My medicine is holy, giddy and gritty.

 

I blend counseling, coaching, the expressive arts and energy medicine bridging modern science and ancient wisdom, and blending somatic work with trauma informed space holding.

 

My zone of genius is creating individualized programs for women that nourish their capacity and grow their courage to make the life changes they desire. Bringing women out of hiding, offering a hand in the darkness of uncertainty, and walking them over the threshold into  newer versions of themselves.

I’m also a weaver of community, multi-passionate creator, wife, home school mama, and hammock lover. At my essence I am an explorer, a bridge and a bright light in what can sometimes feel like a dark world.

Weaver of Words

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Mother

EARTH

Mother Earth has been my greatest teacher forever inviting me to return to my natural state-wild, cyclical, sensual, passionate and whole. The Moon in her many forms has guided me deeper and deeper into myself where I can finally say at 40-years old I am in love with the woman I am. This is the gift of the maiden to mother journey..

I learned to exile so many parts of who I am including my emotions and needs, and my full humanity in a family that did not have the capacity or skills to tend to and to turn towards the depth of my being. 

Like you, I am brilliant and resilient in my capacity to adapt to life and become who I needed to be even though this meant abandoning so many dimensions of who I am along the way. As daughters, we make unconscious vows to our mothers and to our family systems.

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I will be good.
I will not burden you.
I will hold our secrets even when the holding hurts.
I will be strong, easy and have no needs.
I will abandon myself to be true to you.

These beliefs  trapped me long after I left my family home. They lived and breathed inside of me until one by one I consciously and bravely released them. This is the bridge I am here to walk you across into the Mature Feminine where your loyalty lies not in the past but in your full presence. This is the future I dream for you and the world. 

Is Your Softness

YOUR STRENGTH

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I heard this whisper from deep inside my soul and I recoiled in response. I knew that softness meant vulnerability which scared the hell out of me. I knew that softness meant surrender from the war I was waging on myself rooted in self-neglect, self-abandonment and self-rejection through the insidious patterns of perfectionism, people pleasing and pretending

To be at war with oneself is to live in resistance to the truth of who you are. And the opposite? To be RAW is to live in harmony with the truth of who you are in your natural form. 

Softening ultimately meant healing my relationship with my feminine essence and my relationship to vulnerability. This first meant seeing that who I am has nothing to do with my past, the roles I play, how much I can accomplish in one day, or the expectations of others. As women we are conditioned away from who we truly are in a desire to belong. We are met with a lifetime of conflicting messages.  
 

Softening is my act of sacred rebellion against misogyny. 

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MOTHERHOOD WAS THE INITIATION FOR ME TO BIRTH MY TRUE SELF. 

Motherhood opened me and created the mirror I needed to see the deepest truths I had buried. I met the parts of me that I had exiled: the creative life force energy that pulses through me, the rage that shows me what matters most to me, the grief that opens me to the cyclical nature of life and the wisdom that lives in my bones.

 

And now with so much grace, gratitude and grit I am rooted in the earth of my body, the power of my presence and I offer myself as a guide home to yourself to reclaim those parts that you desperately long for that you have been tricked into believing can be found outside of you.

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LET'S UNEARTH YOU