Giving Back to the Community!
SMC Educational Foundation allows the Stress Management Center to reach people in our local community. People without means to afford stress management, pain management and help with injuries.
The SMC Educational Foundation seeks funding for resiliency programs to support the mental well-being of highly vulnerable, financially stressed populations, including Veterans, Youth, TBI and Stroke Survivors, among others.
TBI & Stroke
In 2006, SMC, Harvard & USF teamed up for research at Schurig Center for Brain Injury Recovery. Our research showed an increase in respiratory strength and dramatic improvement in
sense of well-being.
Since 2009, our work with young athletes has proven instrumental in a broad-based reduction of the number and severity of injuries. We also see fewer concussions. Students learn life skills to keep their bodies healthy and pain-free.
Yoga For Vets
In 2011, the SF Veteran’s Association helped us create our North Bay program in response to SMC’s positive research showing improvement in the wellbeing of adults with TBI, a very common injury in the veteran community.