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TAO Connect, Inc. is an online customizable self-help, self-guided program. It offers strategies for students to learn stress management, mindfulness skills, problem-solving, and ways to avoid rumination and develop helpful thinking patterns. TAO is based on well-researched and highly effective strategies for helping students bounce back from life’s disappointments and frustrations. The service provides interactive educational modules and practice tools that you can tailor to your needs. We encourage you to use this service while you wait for your first appointment, or to supplement your treatment plan.

Please note that TAO Self-Help is self-directed with no contact with a mental health professional. The service is intended as a prevention program and is not a treatment for mental health disorders. If you require treatment for an emotional or mental health problem, please contact the Counseling Center at 256.824.6203.

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  • Each week, you will watch engaging videos and complete self-guided exercises.
  • Weekly exercises take approximately 30-40 minutes to complete.
  • Daily homework can be completed on a smart phone, tablet, or computer. These take about 1-2 minutes per entry and the treatment is most effective if you make an entry 2 or more times per day.

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