Trish Rux, Sacred Passage Doula

Contact information: 828-734-0882

Service area: Western North Carolina and Upstate South Carolina



Based in Asheville, North Carolina, Trish Rux is a Registered Nurse and certified Sacred Passage Doula with additional certification in Hospice and Palliative Care. She has over seven years of experience in an inpatient Hospice unit. She calls becoming a nurse “one of the best decisions I ever made.”

Trish brings certifications in Healing Touch and Mindfulness Meditation to her work with clients in a holistic approach to care. She attends to the physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual realms when caring for clients. She will assist you in defining your wishes and offers care before, during and after death. Services may include practical planning, vigil, care for the body after death and bereavement care.

Most importantly, Trish sees working with the dying as a sacred calling.

Trish offers a background rich in study of death and dying and experience at the bedside of hundreds of dying people. This experience allows her to understand the physiological changes that occur and to recognize the comfort needs of each individual. Offering guided imagery, Healing Touch, relaxation breathing and recommendations for medical interventions, her caring presence and support are available as much or as little as needed during the end of life to the client and family.

“Your assistance was invaluable yesterday. Your expertise and knowledge base was a great help, and your manner was so warm and loving. You made a difficult conversation a piece of cake. I cannot thank you enough. What a great relief to know his wishes.” ~Denise S., a daughter

Licensures and Certifications
Registered Nurse
Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse
Focused Awareness Meditation Teacher
Healing Touch Practitioner
Sacred Passage Doula – Conscious Dying Institute
North Carolina Notary Public

Please contact Trish for fee information. Love Offering, Serving Community, or Sliding Scale may be available.

Resources on death and dying

These are some of my recommended resources on death and dying.

**The book recommendations below contain affiliate links to my Amazon Associates account. I receive a small commission if you purchase through these links. My recommendations are not influenced by commission. You are free to purchase these books through any website, link, or store that you choose.


Die Wise: A Manifesto for Sanity and Soul by Stephen Jenkinson

Being with Dying: Cultivating Compassion and Fearlessness in the Presence of Death by Joan Halifax

The Five Invitations: Discovering What Death Can Teach Us About Living Fully by Frank Ostaseski

At Home with Dying by Merrill Collett

Who Dies?: An Investigation of Conscious Living and Conscious Dying by Stephen and Ondrea Levine

Awake at the Bedside: Contemplative Teachings on Palliative and End-of-Life Care by Ellison and Weingast

Caring for the Dying: The Doula Approach to a Meaningful Death by Henry Fersko-Weiss

The Smell of Rain on Dust: Grief and Praise by Martin Prechtel


Conscious Dying Institute

End of Life Practitioners Collective


Green Burials: Carolina Memorial Sanctuary