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Emotional Well-being

April 4 - 10, 2021

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Pain Management Support

Pain is a general term that describes any kind of unpleasant or uncomfortable sensation in the body.  There are many different causes of pain, and these can be grouped into eight different categories to help with pain management:  Acute pain; Chronic pain; Breakthrough pain; Bone pain; Nerve pain; Phantom pain; Soft tissue pain; Referred pain.

Pain can cause changes in your physical and emotional health, such as depression and sleep problems.  Pain management may help you rest, heal, and return to your daily activities.

Emotional Well-being Readings

 American Chronic Pain Association Strategies for Pain Management

TAO-Therapy Assistance Online

Therapy Assistance Online (TAO) provides 24/7 access to resources to help you feel your best emotionally.  TAO contains videos, activity logs, and other tools that can be completed anytime and anywhere you have internet access.  TAO is free to the campus community. 

Log on to TAO with your SWOSU email address and log-in.

TAO Pain Management

  • Monday-Understanding Pain-Session 1:  Basics of Pain
  • Tuesday-Understanding Pain-Session 4: Goal Setting
  • Wednesday-Cognitive Strategies -Session 1: Reducing the Negative Impact of Pain
  • Thursday-Cognitive Strategies-Session 2: Recognizing and Changing Negative Thoughts
  • Friday-Cognitive Strategies-Session 3: Engaging with Life

Guided Meditations Interactives

If You Want More Inner Peace Well-being and Happiness Learn to Meditate. There are many types of meditation practices and exercises you can do on your own.

Log on to TAO with your SWOSU email address and log-in.

  • Mediation for Pain #1 (5:45)
  • Mediation for Pain #2 (5:06)
  • Mediation for Pain #3 (2:34)
  • Finding Your Happy Place (6:22)