What Previous Speakers had to say...
"It was an honour to be part of the first IIMHC. Sohial was efficient, straightforward and supportive, which made the whole process smooth and stress-free. It was a privilege to be speaking alongside so many esteemed colleagues. I highly recommend it as an experience."
"As a participant and speaker of IIMHC I was very impressed by not just the event and the speakers involved, but by Sohial’s impeccable organizational skills. It is not easy to gather speakers from various different time zones, yet the conference went smoothly and I had a blast presenting and listening to the other prominent speakers."
Dr. Elisa Rossi, M.D.
"Just a few words to thank Sohial for the complex project he has imagined and developed and for the opportunity he has given to colleagues and students (and the related benefit to the patients).
It was a very interesting opening for myself: I have appreciated the chance to listen to other voices, and to be able to reach many different participants.
I would recommend any similar Conference to practitioners who are interested in learning and broadening their view."
"I tremendously enjoyed participating in The International Integrative Mental Health Conference. Sohial was a most congenial host and brought together a stellar team of like-minded colleagues and practitioners with different backgrounds and expertise from all over the world. Many topics that are relevant in the modern practice of Chinese medicine (but rarely discussed elsewhere) were explored in multifaceted presentations and roundtable discussions. I highly recommend participation when the Conference comes round again next year!"
"I found your conference to be well organized, well marketed, well attended, and it was an absolute pleasure and honor to have been a part of it. Your participation as a host exemplified professionalism and your leadership in putting the conference together aptly identified and successfully executed a much-needed event on mental health. I'd be happy to team up again at any time."
"I was honored to present at The International Integrative Mental Health Conference this year. The conference gathered an amazing array of world-renowned practitioners, innovators and visionaries, who each brought their own unique perspective to this important conversation. I came away hopeful and inspired, with new ideas and practical tools to apply to my own work in the field."
Randine Lewis, Ph.D., L.Ac.
"It was an honor to speak at the 2022 IIMHC. The participants were very engaged, and Sohial made the process so smooth, easy and enjoyable. The high quality exchange of information and conference management makes me look forward to the next one! Highly recommended."
"The IIMHC, conceived, organized, and hosted by Sohial Farzam was an amazing, and truly visionary learning experience. Gathering a diverse, and internationally recognized group of physicians and practitioners of Chinese medicine devoted to mental health was a profound achievement, and truly an act of service. I would encourage any practitioner or student of Chinese medicine to attend; it could change your life and the lives of your patients and community."
Dr. Michael Corradino
"Thank you Sohial, it was my absolute pleasure and honor to be a speaker at the International Integrative Mental Health Conference. The audience was just fantastic and everything ran smoothly with the platform:) I am proud to be a part of such a fantastic international event and I hope my presentation can help practitioners treat insomnia and addiction successfully in their communities!"
"It was a great pleasure to participate in the IIMHC this year, thanks to Sohial Farzam's outstanding organizational skills, engaged presence, and skillful, gentle moderation. What a gem he is, and how lucky we all are to be able to connect across continents in this way, to discuss such an esoteric yet important and deep topic! The concluding discussion that I got to participate in with Rebecca Avern was just great fun and inspirational! And came as close to a genuine heart-to-heart connection between all the participants as is possible in an online forum. I am honored to have been invited, and so grateful to Sohial for facilitating this gathering and pulling it off in such an elegant, compassionate, heart-filled manner, all the way to the very last minute! "
"I was honored to be asked to participate as a speaker in the 2023 IIMHC and really enjoyed the experience. I can see why Sohial has a second career as a professional coach. He is organized, efficient and a pleasure to work with. I learned a lot just by observing his marketing strategies. He invited an impressive array of teachers, and it was a rich experience to listen to their seminars. I recommend future IIMHC gatherings to all my professional colleagues."
What Participants had to Say...
"In 2021 I attended the online International Integrative Mental Health Conference. This was the best investment I had made for my clinic, my patients, and my own knowledge in a long time.
The guest speakers where phenomenal, some I had followed and admired for many years. The conference was well run, and it was easier in the short blocks than having to sit in front of a computer for long hours over several days. I would thoroughly recommend any more conferences run in this manner. Sohial Farzam was an excellent host."
"The inaugural IIMHC was a feast of greatly valued international speakers. While sharing their knowledge and wisdom from their unique perspectives, at the same time they demonstrated that the journeys and struggles of the people we work with, as well as ourselves, is a shared life experience. I was truly moved and inspired on a profound level and highly recommend this conference. Thank you so much for organising the IIMHC.
I so much enjoy finding that through the Conference I have access to a wonderful global community who care not only about our healing craft but also about how we evolve within ourselves as a result of our work. We become able to share our wisdom and compassion within our profession as well as with clients as we journey through this life, becoming more than technicians. We become healers. Many thanks again."
"I am amazed that someone in Australia had the power and mindset to pull such Chinese-Medical-Greats from around the world to be a part of ‘The International Integrative Mental Health Conference'. However Sohial is not an ordinary man; smuggled from war across ice cold snowy mountains as a child, he was destined for such unprecedented understanding of the human emotion and psyche.
I feel over whelmed but forever grateful for the information shared by these world-renowned leaders in Chinese Medicine. Being there live with the speakers was an incredible once in a lifetime privilege not to be ignored or waisted. To be able to listen to them talk on their topics and then interact and ask questions was a gift. Then to be able to rewatch the lectures again and again, in an attempt to understand each idea they put out there and then take that newfound knowledge and put it into clinical practice! A once in a life time opportunity that if it could occur again, in any way, I could only recommend that you take the ball and run with it! See you there"
"Thanks for this opportunity. The choice of the participants was quite remarkable, I liked all of them. I would therefore not hesitate to tell others.
All the best Sohial!"
"I found them all extremely informative, both in themselves individually expanding my knowledge and clarity of understanding in so many different areas of acupuncture, herbal formula and a little intro on flower essence and on mental health itself.
Mental health is such an important area, no matter what the health issue is. I can't think of an area that would not be affected by it.
The subject of emotion and mental health in Chinese medicine is enlightening in itself . Every one of the speakers had such insight and passion for their work and were generous with their knowledge , I couldn't help but get excited and enthused.
. The interaction and connectedness of the group was very inclusive.
What I really liked most was finding out what is available to look further into from all across the world. I now have a clear direction after these seminars in so many areas.
I felt it was a bringing together of the Chinese medicine community world wide."
Dawn Lucia, L.Ac.
"I really enjoyed the IIMHC events due to many things.
It was easy to attend online live and/or watch at a time more convenient
Excellent choice of humble and spiritual speakers with amazing experience, knowledge, ability to articulate important information and facts, spiritual minded, sincere and very interesting and easy to follow not to mention inspirational for our profession.
How the events were designed and planned over the course.
Having it broken up this way allowed me to be fresh for each speaker and not be burned out or overwhelmed with too much information at once.
The speaker choices were very interesting and appropriate for this time in history and what is going on in the world.
I would most definitely recommend this conference to others and have."
"Thanks Sohial for putting on a great series.
Looks like it was a lot of work and coordination, appreciate your efforts."
"I have been meaning to thank you … for the mental health conference. Carolyn and I have been watching the talks by Dr Huang Huang and Ann Cecil Sterman, but due to time constraints we haven’t been able to watch more. We are planning to watch more in the next couple of months. It has been a great experience to get some different influences from around the world; it is really appreciated that you have been able to organise an event of such proportions."
"By the way, just wanted to thank you for an amazing conference.
I have already used my of the teachings in my practice."
"I have enjoyed the whole Conference immensely, each time viewing a different way or method to treat mental disorders.
Thank you so much for bringing all these exceptional people together for a great conference."