News & Events

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Fit Mind/Fit Body (FM/FB) Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Weight Management Group

Our next 2 cycles of our 12 week Fit Mind/ Fit Body (FM/FB) CBT (Cognitive Behavior Therapy) weight management virtual group will be held on dates TBD .We can enroll new group members in group through the 3rd week of the group cycle.  Enrollment is required & the FM/FB intake form must be completed prior to group attendance: FM/FB Intake Form

Contact Shawnta Wright at 919-812-3172 with questions. We also offer individual FM/FB sessions if the group sessions won’t fit your schedule or needs.

We will hold Virtual FM/FB interest sessions on dates TBD .  Tickets to the interest sessions can be purchased for $0 =free on At the FM/FB interest sessions, facilitators will give an overview of the 12 weeks of FM/FB and will do some group member intake interviews onsite and will also schedule intake sessions for a later time. 

Eventbrite ticket links for FM/FB interest sessions:

* Individual Mental Health Counseling Sessions & Gottman Couples Counseling Sessions

Mindful Bodies offers both in-person and virtual Individual Mental Health Counseling Sessions & Gottman Couples Counseling Sessions for issues including but not limited to anxiety, depression, trauma, sexual assault, domestic violence, couples & parenting concerns, identity development, stress management, work/life balance, LGBTQ+ concerns, etc. 
* Virtual Small Group Personal Training (SGPT) Sessions
The cost of SGPT is now $Free of cost. Please contact Shawnta at 919-812-3172 or for more information on signing up for SGPT. The Zoom meeting number and password will be given to SGPT participants. 
SGPT sessions are 45 mins in length and the structure of the sessions is structured similarly to Mindful Bodies Intervals classes. We start with a 5 min cardio warm up & then do 2 rounds of core exercises for 1 minute of work and 30 seconds of active recovery, Then we transition to strength & cardio intervals for 40 seconds of work and 20 seconds of active recovery & end the session with light stretching.  
Please text Shawnta at 919-812-3172 if you want more information about my Small Group Personal Training (SGPT) Sessions which are held for 45 mins on Mon & Wed at 4:45 pm on Zoom

Workshops/ Seminars:

Mindful Bodies News: 

Mindful Bodies office has moved (on July 22, 2020) from Northgate Mall to 3310 Croasdaile Drive, Suite 301, Durham NC 27705 . Our new office phone number is 919-382-2855 & Shawnta (pronounced Shawn Tay) can still be reached on her cell phone – 919-812-3172.

General News: As of Jan 1, 2020, The North Carolina Board of Licensed Professional Counselors changed it’s name to North Carolina Board of Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors which means that Shawnta Wright, Mindful Bodies owner, and the other therapists who work at Mindful Bodies licenses now have a different name and we are now Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselors (LCMHC) instead of  Licensed Professional Counselors but we all do the same great work as we have always done. If you have questions or if you want to know more visit,

Fit Kids/Fit Teens (FK/FT):

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.

Bulimia Nervosa (BN) & Binge Eating Disorder (BED) CBT Group:

We will hold a 12 week Bulimia Nervosa (BN) & Binge Eating Disorder (BED) Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) group on Tues nights on dates TBD. Make-Up sessions will be offered as needed, for missed sessions. 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 the group cycle so you can still enroll in group after the group start date. We also offer individual mental health counseling sessions for general weight management & eating disorders if the group sessions won’t fit your schedule or needs.

We are hosting BN & BED interest sessions on:

GAINS Fit Retreat:

Mark your calendars for the 2020 GAINS Fit Retreat on Thurs. Oct 8 – Sun. Oct 11, 2020 (RESCHEDULED from May 14 – May 17), in Myrtle Beach at the Marina Inn @ Grande Dunes Hotel for a weekend full of fun, fitness & fellowship. Register to attend the retreat at & 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.

Special Events:

Mindful Bodies Dance Fitness Parties at Millennium Sports Club (3419 Hillsborough Rd Durham 27705)

Thanksgiving Thurs 11/26/20 from 9 am – 11 am

Eventbrite Ticket Page for Thanksgiving Day Dance Fitness Party

Christmas Eve Thurs 12/24/20 from 10 am – 12 pm

Eventbrite Ticket Page for Christmas Eve Thurs. Dance Fitness Party

New Years Eve Thurs 12/31/20 from 10 am – 12 pm

Eventbrite Ticket Page for New Years Eve Dance Fitness Party

New Years Day Fri. 1/1/21 from 10 am – 12 pm

Eventbrite Ticket Page for New Years Day Dance Fitness Party

ZIN Jam Sessions:

FOR ZUMBA INSTRUCTORS ONLY 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 to register for the confirmed sessions.

Networking Events:

Mindful Bodies hosts Mental Health Professionals & Graduate Students Networking Events 4 – 6 times per year at Mindful Bodies’ on Zoom or at our office. 

All mental health professionals & grad students are welcome to attend. The host of the networking meeting, Shawnta (pronounced Shawn Tay) Wright, is a Licensed Clinical Mental Health Counselor Supervisor (LCMHCS), who provides clinical supervision, via Zoom video conferencing,  to LCMHCAs. Shawnta started hosting the networking meetings so that her supervisees could network, in person, with each other & she decided to open the meetings to all mental health professionals. Need more information? Contact Shawnta at 919-812-3172.

Sun Oct 11, 2020 from 2 – 4 pm

Sun. Dec 13, 2020 from 2 – 4 pm

LCMHCA Clinical Supervision:

Mindful Bodies, Shawnta (pronounced Shawn Tay) Wright is an LCMHCS & she offers clinical supervision to LCMHC-As. The current cost is $35 for 2 hour group supervision (3 – 12 supervisees ) & $50 for 1 hour individual supervision (1 or 2 supervisees) or supervisees can pay a set $125 monthly rate (on Jan 1, 2021, the monthly supervision rate will increase to $150 & the induvial and group supervision rates will also increase ) . NCBLCMHC states that 75% of LCMHC-A supervision must be individual (1 – 2 supervisees) and no more than 25% of supervision can be group supervision. 

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