From Recent Participants:

“Awesome, outstanding, passionate!”

“[Fe is] a calming, real life soothing spirit with personal knowledge.”

“I will train other…leaders to use CALL and be prayerful concerning suicide.”

“Excellent preparation, moderation, and delivery. Engaging.”

“[I learned] easy to understand way of helping people and practical ways to be a church that helps.”

“Excellent. Far surpassed my expectations.”

“Great day. Thank you! Best single day seminar I’ve been to!”

“Wonderful, deep, practical teaching.”

“Helped me connect suicide to teachings and grace offered in scripture.”

“[I learned] strategic ways to minister and to intervene in a crisis of possible suicide.”

“Made me more aware of being on watch and available to those who are hurting.”

“Best suicide prevention training I have attended in 20 years of military service.”

“Everything was wonderful. Would love to experience this again.”

“I feel more comfortable about talking with people about suicide.”

“Wonderful mix of practical application, personal experience, and theological perspective.”

From Community Leaders

“The Soul Shop training can save lives, maybe the life of someone chose to you. Fe helps us understand suicidal thinking, provides straightforward ways of talking about suicide and suggests ways for faith communities to address the desperation many people feel. It is, without doubt, one of the best trainings we have offered to our churches and community.”

Jim Hanna, D. Min.
Samaritan Counseling Center, Lancaster, PA

“Have you ever taught I am my brother’s keeper? Soul ShopTM creates a safe space to honestly look at your perceptions of suicide. Fe teaches us how to truly be present with someone in the depths of despair, how to convey hope and how to save lives. It is time to remove the walls the stigma of mental illness has created and to truly be our brother’s keeper. Don’t miss the opportunity!”

Tamara Widdows, LISW-S

“I found the Soul ShopTM training to be a meaningful opportunity for introspection about how I feel about those who ideate suicide or actually suicide. It also provided simple, practical methods to assist those who are at risk. In my professional capacity as a registered nurse working with the low income population, the training was relevant and a source of hope that I can make a difference. I would recommend this one day of training to anyone who cares for others and wants to do it more effectively.”

Dorcas A. Cyster, RN
Nursing/Program Supervisor
Healthy Beginnings Plus
Lancaster General Health

“Soul Shop accomplishes two things. First, it provides an opportunity and the process for participants to develop the level of comfort needed to talk with a person, in a respectful and life affirming manor, who may be feeling desperate and considering suicide. Second, participants in Soul Shop will create specific and practical ways for a faith community to confront the deadening silence we tend to maintain around suicide.”

David Miron
Instruction Facilitator in Comparative Religion
Elizabethtown College


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