Lauren Monroe is a mother, an accomplished musician and author, a fierce advocate for animal rights and social justice, and for more than 25 years, a practitioner and teacher of energy healing.

She is also a wife – married to rock musician Rick Allen of Def Leppard – and together they founded the Raven Drum Foundation and Project Resiliency, two highly acclaimed undertakings that promote healing and growth for veterans, individuals and families who are facing difficult life circumstances, trauma in particular.

We recently had a conversation with Monroe to discuss the delicate task of working with trauma in others, and the interesting methods she employs to heal it.