Laurel Baumstark
Emergency and family practice physician, Hermann

Before Laurel Baumstark went to Freedom Seminar, she had invested a lot of years in education, learning about healing.  “I learned more in the seminar, than I did in several years of medical school,” she said.  “I learned what true healing is.  I learned how to connect one-on-one with others. I learned how to help facilitate the process of health and wholeness.”

Laurel Baumstark is a physician practicing emergency room and family practice medicine. She is also a wife and mother.

After the seminar, she says her career direction changed toward a mind, body spirit approach to medical care.  “That was 22 years ago,” she said.

“The seminar is still the greatest learning experience of my life.  The tools I learned have helped me achieve personal and professional goals.  Those tools are the greatest gifts I have to give my children.”

She explained that the tools allow each individual to look at their own life circumstance.  The tools are universally applicable no matter what has happened in a person’s life.

Laurel and her husband have given the training as a gift to 15 or more of their friends.

“We have never been disappointed in the value it has added to their lives.  If individuals have experienced grief and loss, the seminar is a beautiful gift to promote healing and develop a plan to regain wholeness.”

Although tragedies can shake an individual’s world beyond words, Laurel said she believes each person is created to be healthy and whole.  “Only something very powerful can help restore the sense of hope, peace and abundance.  For many people, that something can be found at Freedom Seminar.”

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Teresa Shields Parker
Teresa Shields Parker is a Christian weight loss author, coach and speaker, who has lost more than 260 pounds. Her book, "Sweet Grace: How I Lost 250 Pounds and Stopped Trying to Earn God's Favor", is the number 1 Christian Weight Loss Memoir on Amazon. She has three more books, "Sweet Freedom: Losing Weight and Keeping It Off With God's Help", "Sweet Change: True Stories of Transformation" and "Sweet Hunger: Developing An Appetite for God." Sweet Grace and Sweet Freedom study guides are available as well. All books are on Amazon. Her Coaching Programs can be found under the Weight Loss tab at To book Teresa for your next event, check the Speaking Tab.