Mindfulness and meditation go hand in hand.

Both practices have ancient roots that have stood the test of time. In our modern era, mindfulness and meditation provide many evidence-based benefits including

  • stress reduction
  • improved resilience to pain and adversity
  • promotion of calm and emotional balance
  • improved concentration and memory
  • strengthened immune system


Individual and group trainings

Introduction to Mindfulness

Mindfulness Meditation for Beginners

Focused Awareness Meditation

Custom programs

Trish Rux is certified in Focused Awareness Meditation and teaches at the Charles George VA Medical Center, The Biltmore Company, Vickery Family Medicine, in individual settings, and has volunteered at the Buncombe County Detention Center Women’s Unit.


These are some of my recommended resources on mindfulness and meditation.

**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.


Full Catastrophe Living (Revised Edition): Using the Wisdom of Your Body and Mind to Face Stress, Pain, and Illness by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation in Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn

Mindfulness: A Practical Guide to Awakening by Joseph Goldstein

Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom by Rick Hanson, PH.D

Seeking the Heart of Wisdom: The Path of Insight Meditation (Shambhala Classics) by Joseph Goldstein and Jack Kornfield

Feeling Good Matters: The Yoga of Mind, Medicine, and Healing by Susan Taylor, PhD

Secular Meditation: 32 Practices for Cultivating Inner Peace, Compassion, and Joy — A Guide from the Humanist Community at Harvard by Rick Heller

The Mindful Geek: Secular Meditation for Smart Skeptics by Michael W. Taft



Cushions: Carolina Morning

Benches: Simply Sitting

Audio Programs and Classes: Sounds True

Retreat Centers

Southern Dharma Retreat Center

Barre Center for Buddhist Studies

Insight Meditation Society

Spirit Rock

Heartwood Refuge