Mindful Bodies’ mission is to increase mental, physical, emotional & behavioral health & wellness through programs, products & services for all people. We offer (1) mental health counseling for general weight management, eating disorders & co-occurring concerns such as body image, self worth, self esteem, mood disorders, etc. (2) physical fitness services including small group personal training, Zumba & group fitness classes & events (3) workshops/ seminars on various mental health, weight management, eating disorders, parenting topics.
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Mindful Bodies is located on the lower level (basement) of Northgate Mall in Durham NC, in office area 3/ office 303C. It can be confusing about how to find our office the first time so here brief directions but please text Shawnta Wright at 919-812-3172 if you need more detailed directions. There are 2 options:
A) Drive behind the mall, past the Northgate Theater & the Parking Deck. Access Mindful Bodies through
the office area 3 back door, which will be easy to drive past so go slowly & look for 2 blue trash/
recycling bins that are beside the office area 3 door. Go through the door & down the hall to office 303C.
B) Come inside the mall & access Mindful Bodies through the office area 3 front glass door which is beside
Ashley Stewart & The Shoe Department. After you go through the glass door, go downstairs, past the bathroom
on the left & water fountains to office 303C.
Mindful Bodies owner, Shawnta Wright, MA, LPC-S, 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 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 Cheer-leading Team.
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We currently offer mental health counseling/ psychotherapy in groups & in individual sessions for eating disorders, general weight management concerns, weight loss surgery mental health concerns, body image concerns & related issues such as self esteem & mood disorders. We are proud to announce that in June 2019, we will offer substance abuse groups for adults & teens.
Our next 12 week Fit Mind/ Fit Body (FM/FB) weight management In-Person group will be held on Mon nights from 9/17 – 12/3 from 7 – 8:15pm. The On-Line FM/FB group will be held, via the webex app or www.webex.com, on date TBD (pre-group online meeting on date TBD). Make-Up sessions will be offered for any missed sessions. More details about the FM/FB group are located on our mental health page of this website. Pre-registration & an intake session are 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 cycle so you can still enroll in a group after the group start date. We also offer individual FM/FB sessions if the group sessions won’t fit your schedule or needs.
We will hold a 12 week Bulimia Nervosa (BN) & Binge Eating Disorder (BED) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) group on Thurs nights from 7 – 8:30 pm Dates to be Announced. Make-Up sessions will be done on-line group via the webex app or www.webex.com. More details about the BN & BED group are located on our mental health page of this website. Pre-registration & an intake session are 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 (Thurs Date TBD) so you can still enroll in group after until 3 weeks after the group start date. We also offer individual mental health counseling sessions for general weight management & eating disorders if the group won’t fit your schedule or needs.
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.
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
Mark your calendars for the GAINS Fit Retreat on Thurs. May 16 – Sun. May 19, 2019, 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).
Wed. July 4, 2018 4th of July Dance Fitness Party featuring Zumba Fitness & Mixxed Fit from 10am – 12pm
Mon. Sept 3, 2018 Labor Day Fitness Party 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. 18, 2018, ZJ choreo Trisa Nicosa
Sat Dec. 1 or 7th, 2018 choreo jammer to be announced 10 weeks prior to the event
Mindful Bodies is hosting Quarterly Mental Health Professionals & Graduate Students Networking & Self Care Events at Mindful Bodies office:
Sun. July 15, 2018 from 2 – 5 pm (3rd Quarter)
Sun. Oct 7, 2018 from 2 – 5 pm (4th Quarter)
Mindful Bodies, Shawnta Wright is an LPC-S & she offers clinical supervision to LPCAs. The cost is $35 for 2 hr 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 email@example.com or (919)812-3172.
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!