Priest - Author - Speaker - Psychotherapist - Hospice Chaplain
Dr. Paul Veliyathil is a citizen of India by birth, a citizen of the United States by choice, and a citizen of the world at heart. His cosmic identity makes him uniquely qualified to speak to the rich diversity that humanity finds itself in today, and help us navigate the intricate issues and challenges that we face. Paul's doctoral studies in theology at the University of Toronto, Canada, convinced him that a meaningful integration of sociology has to have a relevant underpinning of theology. Paul is a Licensed Psychotherapist with a Master's degree in counseling from Loyola University in Baltimore, which enables him to work with individuals of all backgrounds in both clinical and professional settings. As a keen observer of life, Paul believes that humanity at large is sleepwalking through life, being only half awake to its possibilities and potentials. Through his workshops, retreats, preaching, counseling, conducting ceremonies-baptisms, weddings, funerals, memorials, he helps individuals and groups to consciously unlearn what they may have learned unconsciously about religion, culture and life itself to guide them towards a planetary consciousness which is an antidote for much that assails us today.