Sunday, February 23, 2014

Fr. Joe speaks to Medical Students ...This Sunday afternoon

Just returning from a travel from Jodhpur and on his visit to Kripa Vasai, Fr. Joe took time off even from his yoga  to speak to interns from  medical college  on this Sunday afternoon for an interview that lasted for more than two hours. Said Fr. Joe “It is so important to speak to these medical students as today the patients coming in for treatment in Kripa are as low as 16 to 20 years, The Doctors are the first point of contact for these addicts, and If these future doctors give proper and clinical counselling they will help mankind to a very large scale and bring down the abuse of addiction in our country.”  Making the Global healing of kripa a reality.
These students who had travelled all the way from Kolhapur were alma maters of Rajashri Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Government Medical College and Chhatrapati Pramila Raje Hospital. The interns were mesmerized as Fr. Joe explained the Kripa Model of treatment punching in between success case studies of the alcoholic, Families and children of addicts. He spoke of the journey from brokenness to wholeness to holiness. Fr. Joe further explained to the interns how even medical science is baffled with this unique blend of eastern discipline that’s yoga and the Alcoholic Anonymous Program.

The students were so overwhelmed by the knowledge that Fr. Joe shared with them and as they left one could hear them quip “ We don’t read about this in our medical journals’ and another “ Can’t believe that Fr. Joe is plus 72 years. He looks so young and energetic”. These students consisting of Aarti Kamath, Aditi Hinge, Jyoti singh, Saket Patil. Priyanka Singh Dasila. Sagar Wasule and Wasim Mujawar were interns of 111/1 MBBS and were accompanied by Dr. Hemant Patil our cooperator from Vasai Virar Mahanagar Palika.

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