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Integrative Psychiatry

Integrative Psychiatry

Lectures & Congresses


A major health concern in modern society is mental illness, which seems to be on the rise continuously. A vital strategy to maintaining a balanced mood, good energy levels and sound brain connection is to be aware, present and open to new ideas, behaviours and perceptions.

This module is designed to teach alternatives to the prescription and the overprescribing of chemical medicines to manage mental illness. Micronutrient depletions from the chronic use of pharmaceuticals will also be addressed. Protocols for the management of various mental illnesses like depression, bipolar disorder, withdrawal from medication, addictions, endocrine and neurotransmitter balancing will also be provided in this module.

CONFIRMED DATES: 6 February, 20 February, 6 March 2014

  • Venue:
    FNB Conference Centre, 114 Grayston Drive, Sandton
  • Times:
    REGISTRATION 5.00 – 6.00pm
    LECTURE 6.00 – 7.30pm
    TEA & SNACKS 7.30 – 7.45pm
    LECTURE 7.45 – 9.15pm
  • Fees:
    SAAIM members R2800
    Non-members R3000
  • 3 CPD POINTS applied for per lecture date



Dr Craige Golding

Specialist Physician and Anti-Aging Physician – MBChB (Cum Laude, Pretoria) FCP(SA) Specialist Physician/Internist, MS USF: Masters in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine (Magna Cum Laude), ABAARM, FAARFM, FICT, ACAM, IFIM, NUGO, Faculty Member of AAAM, SAAIM

Dr Golding is a specialist physician practising at the Integrative Medical Centre (IMC). His interest in preventive medicine and addressing the causes of illness resulted in him gaining further qualifications in the US. In 2007, he completed his Fellowship in Anti-Aging Medicine (FAARM) and obtained Board Certification in Anti-Aging Medicine (ABAARM) from the American Board of Anti-Aging Medicine. He is also qualified in chelation therapies and integrative cancer treatment and holds a Masters in Metabolic and Nutritional Medicine from the University of South Florida, USA. He is a faculty member of the American Academy of Aesthetic Medicine, and is an international lecturer.

Mr David Arthur

Clinical Pharmacist – B.Pharm (Wits), MPS, ABAAHP Diplomate, Board Certified (American Board of Anti-Aging Healthcare Practitioners), FAARM: Advanced Fellow in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, SAAIM

David is one of the co-founders of the Integrative Medical Centre (IMC), where he practises with a focus on getting to the root causes of disease and illness. He looks beyond superficial physical symptoms, focusing also on the relationship between emotional and physical health. His international studies have given him a strong understanding of the benefits and harm that conventional medicines can bring to the body. He knows how to use natural supplements as alternatives to prescription medicines and how to combine natural and prescription medicines to reduce side effects often associated with conventional therapy. David has also completed his fellowship in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine with the South African Academy of Integrative Medicine.

Dr Sly Nedic (Special guest lecturer 20 February)

Aesthetic and Anti-Aging Practitioner – MBChB (Bel), Board Certified Anti-Aging Physician, WOSAAM (World Organization Society of Anti-Aging Medicine Europe), Diplomat in Preventative Genetics, Academy Reunis (Luxemburg, Europe)

Dr Nedic is a founder of 8th Sense medi-spa in Sandton where she passionately combines Aesthetic with Anti-Aging Medicine, Bioidentical Hormone Replacement Therapy, Preventative  Genetic Testing and Nutrigenetics. She is a HPCSA registered MD and Allied Health Professions Council registered Acupuncturist. Dr Nedic is a member of numerous aesthetic and anti-aging societies: WOSIAM (Europe), WOSAAM (EUROPE), A4M (USA), IHS(USA), IFM(USA), SAAIM (South Africa) etc. She is also on the advisory board for scientific papers publications – Prime Magazine (Europe), advisory board of A2 Magazine (SA) and Health Intelligence (SA). Being a faculty member of Academy Reunis, Luxemburg, she has done many international lectures in Preventative Genetics. Dr Nedic holds numerous accreditations for Aesthetics procedures which she obtained internationally.

Mr Jean-Francois Sobiecki (Special guest lecturer 6 March)

B.Sc. Bot. (Wits), B.Sc. Hons. Ethnobot. (UJ), Dipl.Clin.Nutr. (Aus), MA Anthropology (in progress)

Jean-Francois Sobiecki is an ethnobotanist, natural medicines healer and research associate with the University of Johannesburg. His main research area is cross-cultural medicinal plant use and healing. His research focus and publications on South African psychoactive plant use have made valuable contributions to the field of African ethnobotany. Jean has also used his knowledge of medicinal plants and holistic medicine in: developing employee wellness training programs, evaluating a fortified nutritional intervention project with the University of the Witwatersrand, establishing an NGO focusing on food garden production and developing educational media on nutrition and primary health care. He is also an avid writer on consciousness, sustainable futures, health and healing for the popular press in South Africa. He is currently developing the Khanyisa psychoactive healing garden to document and study South Africa’s wealth in psychoactive plants.


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