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Mindful Bodies mission is to increase mental, physical, emotional, and behavioral health & wellness through programs, products, and services for all people.

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shawntaMindful Bodies owner, Shawnta Wright, MA, LPCS, LPC, NCC, is a Licensed Professional Counselor, a National Certified Counselor , an AFAA group fitness instructor/ personal trainer, a licensed Zumba instructor, and the owner of Mindful Bodies LLC. Shawnta has more than 15 years of experience working with adults, adolescents, and children. Shawnta’s has experience providing counseling for general weight management, Binge Eating Disorder (BED), Bulimia, Anxiety & Mood Disorders, stress management, self-esteem, self image, body image, domestic violence, sexual assault, family/ adolescent/pre-adolescent issues. Shawnta currently specializes in using Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), Motivational Interviewing, Family Therapy & Wellness Counseling to treat adult, teen, child and families whose presenting problem is general weight management, Binge Eating Disorder or Bulimia and co-existing mental health concerns. Shawnta has a Bachelors Degree in Psychology from UNC Chapel Hill and a Masters Degree in Agency Counseling from NCCU. Shawnta is the former coach of the Durham Divas & Dude Senior Citizen Cheerleading Team.

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We will hold a 12 week Mental Health Counseling group for people with Bulimia & Binge Eating Disorder (BED) on Monday nights from 7 – 8:30 pm during the weeks of September 11 – the week of November 27. Make-Up sessions will be done on-line group via the webex app or www.webex.com. More details about the Bulimia & BED group are located on our mental health page of this website. Pre-registration is required for group attendance so contact shawnta wright at 919-812-3172 for more information. New group members can be added until the 3rd week of group (week of 9/25) so you can still enroll in group after the group start date. We also offer individual mental health counseling sessions if the group won’t fit your schedule or needs.

Our next 12 week Fit Mind/ Fit Body (FM/FB) weight management group will be held in-person on Thursday nights from 7 – 8:15 pm during the weeks of September 11- through the week of November 27. Make-Up sessions will be done on-line group via the webex app or www.webex.com. More details about the FM/FB group are located on our mental health page of this website. Pre-registration is required for group attendance so contact shawnta wright at 919-812-3172 for more information. New FM/FB group members can be added until the 3rd week of group (week of 9/25) so you can still enroll in group after the group start date. We also offer individual FM/FB sessions if the group won’t fit your schedule or needs.

Mental Health Grad. Students & Working Professionals are invited to join Mindful Bodies at Northgate Plaza, which is the outside area surrounding the Northgate movie theater, in unoccupied store #856. Store #856 is located across from R & R custom designs & is close to Durham Art Council’s Pottery Studio. Please park in the movie theater parking deck & walk towards the glass doors labeled mall entrance 4. Store # 856 is the 1st store on your left. Agenda for the event: 2 – 3 pm = welcome from Shawnta , meet & greet fun guided activities. 3 – 4 pm = resources & referrals discussions. 4 – 5pm = 30 min Zumba Fitness class & 30 mins yoga class so bring your yoga mats. Light food & drinks will be served so feel free to bring a food or drink item to share. We will have a psychotherapist’s resource discussion so bring lists of referrals, your favorite therapy resources, etc. Questions? contact Shawnta Wright, LPCS at 919-812-3172 or swright@mindfulbodies.net. Cost of the event is FREE.

Mindful Bodies offers the Fit Kids/ Fit Teens program which includes 5 class types (Fit Games, Fit Stations, Fit Drills, Zumba Kids & Kids Yoga). Please contact us if you need Fitness classes this summer at your summer camp, after-school program, day care, church program, birthday party, etc.

Mark your calendars for the GAINS Fit Retreat on Fri May 18 – Sun. May 20, 2018, in Myrtle Beach at the Marina Inn @ Grande Dunes Hotel for a weekend full of fun, fitness & fellowship. Register to attend the retreat at www.gainsfitretreat.com & use Matthew Thompson or Shawnta Wright as the instructor/ person who referred you to the retreat & you automatically become part of TEAM MINDFUL BODIES & will be given a Mindful Bodies t-shirt & other prizes.

Mindful Bodies is hosting several Zumba & Mixxed Fit Parties at Millennium Sports Club (3419 Hillsborough Rd Durham 27705).

Mon. Sept 4, 2017, Labor Day Dance Fitness Party featuring Zumba Fitness & Mixxed Fit from 10am – 12pm
Thurs Nov 23, 2017 Thanksgiving Day Dance Fitness Party featuring Zumba Fitness & Mixxed Fit from 9am – 11am
Sunday Dec 24, 2017 Christmas Eve Dance Fitness Party featuring Zumba Fitness & Mixxed Fit from 2pm – 4pm
Sunday Dec 31, 2017 New Years Eve Dance Fitness Party (1980’s Theme) featuring Zumba Fitness & Mixxed Fit from 2pm – 4pm
Monday Jan 1, 2018 New Years Day Dance Fitness Party (1990’s Theme) featuring Zumba Fitness & Mixxed Fit from 10am – 12pm

$10 advanced tickets can be purchased on www.eventbrite.com (search mindful bodies) & at the door tickets are $15 or wear your Mindful Bodies T-Shirt to our Parties & Pay Only $5 at the Door!!!

FOR ZUMBA INSTRUCTORS ONLY: Upcoming Instructor ZIN Jam sessions At Lakewood YMCA in Durham NC from 1 – 4 pm (Please note that Jam sessions can’t be confirmed with Zumba until 10 weeks prior so some of the dates that are more than 10 weeks away may change. Please log into your ZIN account on Zumba.com to register for the confirmed sessions.

Sat Aug 19 with ZJ choreo Trista Nicosia
Sat Oct 14th with ZJ to be announced
Sat Dec 2nd with ZJ salsa Sabrina Andrews

We have a Groupon available for 2 sessions of small group personal training sessions. Check out the link for more details. https://www.groupon.com/deals/mindful-bodies

Mindful Bodies, Shawnta Wright is an LPCS & she offers clinical supervision to LPCAs. The cost is $35 for 2hr group supervision & $50 for 1 hr individual (1 or 2 LPCAs) supervision sessions.

For more information about any of Mindful Bodies programs and services, contact Shawnta Wright at swright@mindfulbodies.net or at (919)812-3172.

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We are so excited to have been named an 2016 American Small Business Champion by @SCOREMentors and @SamsClub ! BIG THANKS to our clients, supporters and friends for voting for us in February 2016 & for the other numerous ways you have helped us achieve this recognition. Find out more about our win at www.championship.score.org ‪#‎BizChampion‬.
On behalf of everyone at Mindful Bodies, we’d like to thank you for your continued support and patronage!