Our Founder

"A joyful heart is good medicine but a crushed spirit dries up the bones." - Prov 17:22
Lauren Speeth

Lauren Speeth, DMin, BFRP, CCH, IHC, RSHom(NA) is a Certified Classical Homeopath who has helped many on their journey to better health. She first discovered homeopathy when living in India as a child. Because she found homeopathy personally helpful for her own complaints, she imagined it could be a valuable adjunct to her ministry work. Not long after enrolling at The Caduceus Institute, it became clear that it would be a dominant part of her life. Today, Speeth brings to bear a lifetime of experience in many interwoven pathways, for an holistic approach to well-being that emphasizes deep listening and embraces the spiritual or transcendent element.

Homeopathy - Lauren Speeth earned her Certificate in Professional Homeopathy from the Caduceus Institute of Classical Homeopathy in Santa Cruz after 1000 hours of homeopathic medicine training, including over 500 hours in clinical observation / case analysis. Lauren Speeth is a proud Registered Member of NASH She qualified as a Certified Classical Homeopath (CCH) from the Council for Homeopathic Certification (CHC), a peer evaluation of a practitioner's demonstrated skill in classical homeopathy that includes a comprehensive examination and work evaluation, the following year. Additionally, she attained International Homeopathic Certification (IHC), from the Association for International Homeopathic Certification (AIHC), which was established to advance Classical Homeopathy by creating an international standard for the certification of homeopathic practitioners. She went on to fulfil the requirements and attained the status of RSHom(NA), meaning that she is a Registered Member of the North American Society of Homeopaths (NASH). Her professional interests in homeopathy include: the dissemination of the discipline through film, trainings, and outreach; and the intersection of homeopathy and the climate crisis; and the intersection of spirituality and health.

Bach Flowers - Having used Rescue Remedy all her life, Speeth knew that the Bach Flower system of self-help would be more easily accessible to the layperson than the study of homeopathy. She decided to pursue the study of Dr. Bach’s system (a complimentary health care practice based on flower remedies) and become a registered practitioner and educator, to help others with one more tool in their toolkit, on their path to greater wellness. Having completed a course of training and evaluation that took her to New York and to Canada, Speeth is a Bach Registered Flower Practitioner (BFRP USP 2015 0715P), a method of self-help and self-discovery that consists of 38 flower remedies and a simple and easy-to-understand approach to selection and use. After then completing additional teacher training, she finally began teaching others as an approved teacher in 2017.

Ministry - An open-minded, non-judging, welcoming Baptist minister (a complimentary spiritual health practice), Speeth's spiritual outlook informs her work in homeopathy. She completed interfaith chaplaincy training (CPE) at Stanford Hospital, after earning her (non-medical) DMin degree from BGU in Seattle, Washington. There, she focused her dissertation on a methodology for social entrepreneurship, launching ministrants.com, a site dedicated to the premise that "all who are called, are called to be healers." She has, over the years, occasionally stepped in as a guest preacher her local Methodist Church, where she has been a longstanding member of the healing prayer team.

Personal - In her spare time, Speeth enjoys the practice of Tai Chi, and volunteering in an advisory capacity to various nonprofits that seek a just peace in a sustainable future. She is the founder of Elfenworks Productions, LLC, “Beyond Film & Music,” an award-winning multimedia and wellness production company. Over the years, she has created media content - films, books, apps - to help support well-being in various ways. Her 2018 releases, Exploring Hope for Better Times (film), and Thread for Pearls, A Story of Resilient Hope (historical fiction), both aim to support the vital force when dealing with today's toxic times.