Happiness after Trauma


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With our Trauma Informed Conscious Manifestation Embodiment Training you will:

  • Release pain,
  • Calm anxiety, 
  • Lift depression, 
  • Build confidence
  • Heal relationships.

Hello Dear Woman,  

Be honest - Are you tired of feeling tense, not getting what you want, and always pushing yourself too hard?

Fact: Every social study concludes that Happiness in American Women is at an all time low. 70% report feeling traumatized & women are 9x as likely to develop PTSD symptoms than men.

As women, we often work too much and get depleted.... We feel like there is never enough time to do what we need. We question if we are even worthy to have what we want.  

Daily stress, sexism, and painful events from your past have a cumulative effect in your mind and body, causing you to lose sleep, constantly worry about your future, & have low self esteem.  

Especially during this pandemic, the stress is building in your system.

The Truth is, You can live as the happiest version of yourself - even during this challenging time. But only if you Release the trauma that you don't even know is locked inside of you and overcome the inner barriers that keep you from Receiving the happiness & abundance you want.  

I'll teach you how I did it so you can do it too. No more wasting time; advance your healing in the fastest & easiest way possible. With my proven science backed systems you experience deep healing at a mental, emotional, energetic, & cellular level.

You will be able to:

- Let go of chronic pain, fibromyalgia, & tension

- Feel calm & energized on demand whenever you want.

- Give without resentment or burning yourself out.

- Receive what you want without guilt or shame.

- Attract a trustworthy partner or connect more deeply with your partner.

- Overcome blocks to success & prosperity.

- LOVE & treat yourself better than you ever thought was possible!

"We're Dissolving the Patriarchy ~ One Happy Woman at a time."

You're not alone. We've all thought, "I'll never be happy again."

Women Share Their Fantastic Results

"Elizabeth and her work have entirely changed my perspective on life and most importantly changed how I treat myself. She has taught me how to give myself the kindness and compassion I need, and helped me discover what true self-care feels like. By breaking my cycles of self-sabotage and self-abuse, I am now able to receive healthy love and support in all areas of my life. I am in a wonderfully loving and joyful marriage, and by reminding myself to put her tools deeper into practice this year, my career is the stuff my dreams are made of. I am often wary of guru-mentality and people who sell a bunch of bs. What I love about Elizabeth's work is there's a tangible, practical value and she walks her talk. She has helped me learn how to ask for what I need and trust my own wisdom. I can think of nothing more empowering and valuable than that." S.B. Actor

1-1 Healing: "Everything seemed too tough to deal with and I couldn't move forward. My issues around romance and career were making me act unkind and I felt overwhelmed. In The Happy Woman Academy the instant yet strong bond between the women is really special. After my first workshop I had a big break-through regarding trust and it has allowed me to feel more complete and be more patient, open, and honest in my relationships. My sister recommended I work with Elizabeth and I feel so great in her presence that I’ve continued to work with her privately. I feel like a new woman. Elizabeth is awesome! A.M. CEO, FL 

Group Programs: "I used to be very private & closed about my feelings prior to The Happy Woman Academy. Afterwards I'm able to connect openly and honestly with friends and family. This took about 3-6 months of participating in a training program. I'm also able to identify issues with a broader perspective now and I communicate more effectively without getting triggered. I keep advancing in my career too! I think the programs are so effective because of Elizabeth's calm but direct step by step approach and a great group of supportive women. So my advice is JUST DO IT! Go to a workshop and engage in the programs. The Happy Woman Academy Rocks!" C.C. Writer, CA

Pain Relief: "After many years of back pain, I'm finding a lot of relief from our sessions. Now whenever I start to feel pain, I'll do a couple of the moves Elizabeth taught me, and I'll readjust. It is so nice to NOT feel pain 24/7. My body loves Elizabeth!" K.D. Musican, Ohio "My neck and shoulders used to be stiff all of the time. I hurt for so many years that I just thought I was stuck in pain forever. Since working with Elizabeth, I feel good most of the time. That chronic tension is gone - it's like living in a different body! I'm so grateful to Elizabeth for never hurting me like others have. Her hands are magic!" R.S. Educator, CA 

"Elizabeth is a wonderful healer and I have been amazed on how she puts her finger (literally) on the exact area of your body and the precise energy where you need healing. She truly has a gift.  

The first time I’ve experienced it was at a circle, shortly after I’ve met Elizabeth for the first time –a few years ago. I was a skeptic. I was raised a skeptic. Elizabeth came behind me, pointed to one specific area of my upper back and just said “guilt”… and years of traumatic guilt burst into tears. It was a relief just to name that pain!  

The last time I experienced it with Elizabeth was at my last workshop with her, just a few months ago. I was sharing with the group and planned to share about something completely different. She walked towards me, touched my throat, and I felt the weight. She named it, “trust”, and again, that made such a healing and shaking impact in my heart and body…  

I admire and trust Elizabeth’s vision, healing skills, and deep compassion. I am a skeptic, and only work with her. I’ve met life coaches and “healers” that made me feel worse and judged.  

She is a real blessing in my life." V.Z. Actor

More Rave Reviews:

"Before coming to The Happy Woman Academy, I was having a hard time navigating a troubled relationship, unsure about where to live, unhealthy, challenged by tough situations at work, and felt I was lacking. The support of the programs gave me the tools to respond to ups and downs in a way that solved those issues and allows me to live in a way that prevents many future issues! I’m now at a job I love, happily married, and we just bought a new house!" ~ L.L. - Los Angeles, CA  

"I was experiencing a lack in my career, romantic life, and finances. I did not believe I was worthy to have what I truly desired nor did I know how it would be possible. After working with Elizabeth, I felt less attached to my issues and within a couple of months I could separate my issues from my Being and approach it all with more joy and more smarts. Through trying times at work and with job changes, I learned how to remain feminine and loving. For me The Happy Woman Academy is a place to seek strength, wisdom, skills, and love. I feel so safe there that I can open to share whatever is on my mind and remain vulnerable. This openness allows me to learn from other women as well as offer my heart to them. It’s a very powerful space that I believe all women yearn for in their lives. Be ready for change and ready to learn!" C.S. Educator

"I came to the HWA over a year ago because I knew I needed help with my career. I was afraid of asking for help because I didn’t want to be seen as annoying, demanding, or selfish. When I met with Elizabeth, I could sense a woman tapped into rivers that ran deep with understanding, maybe even deeper than I was familiar within myself. I had been coming from the stance that I must DO everything and MAKE things happen in my life, then one night, I let go for a moment and came to the realization that some situations I just can't do anything about it no matter how hard I want to. That was painfully humbling and intensely freeing. Even if you’re not at a crisis point, get in here. I had my first real life crisis after a year of being in HWA programs and I found myself equipped to handle it because I had practiced in milder climate." A.H. CFO

I joined The Happy Woman Academy last year because I felt an overall yearning for a community of like-minded people. Back then, thinking about my finances really stressed me out, but within a month I no longer felt overwhelmed or stressed about money! Elizabeth is a truly gifted healer and in her strength, wisdom, compassion, and integrity, she helps you feel empowered. ~ R.M. - Los Angeles, CA  

I joined a Happy Woman Academy Program a few months ago and I instantly started to feel more self-esteem and less willing to tolerate abuse from my partner. My chest even felt more lifted after the first circle! In the past two months my financial state has improved dramatically and my relationship with my daughter has also improved. Thank you for creating The Happy Woman Academy! ~ C.H. - Los Angeles, CA  

Before working with Elizabeth, I was experiencing a lack in my career, romantic life, and finances. I did not believe I was worthy to have what I truly desired nor did I know how it would be possible. After attending a workshop I felt less attached to my issues and I could separate my issues from my Being and approach it all with more joy and more smarts. The Happy Woman Academy has changed my life and I am so grateful for Elizabeth and the work she is doing. Now I am proud to be a woman - wise, sexy, and strong! ~ C.S. - Santa Monica, CA  

  Within a month of my first workshop I noticed I have a more positive and serene attitude. Sharing with others with total openness and trust is so important, and you can really feel the support and energy of the other women in the circle. I needed the support, love, and great energy of this community. GO! You'll meet wonderful people and will feel the positive energy of the circle if you're willing to share, help, and get help. Elizabeth is a great healer and a very positive person. I'm so happy I found you! Thank you! ~ V.Z - Hollywood, CA  

 Before working with Elizabeth I was shielding my heart, blocking the sensations so I wouldn't get hurt. After the workshop I started to see changes as I was able to allow the emotions out of me and share them with my partner, finally experiencing the warmth I had been missing. I think the healing was so effective because Elizabeth creates a safe space to open up and be vulnerable in a circle of non-judgmental and supportive women. Go! Now! Worst case you will meet some lovely women. Best case you will leave changed and strengthened. ~ T.W. - Los Angeles, CA  

  Before my first Happy Woman Academy workshop, I felt like I was on an endless treadmill with the same problems. My love life, home, career, emotions, and money issues were all impacting my life in a major way and no matter which way I turned, there they were. I figured out that I couldn’t do this alone anymore. I started seeing positive results after 1 workshop! Instead of staying stuck, I got unstuck. In less than I year I’ve opened myself to new positive possibilities and gained a soul freedom and strength that I never knew was in me. ~ S.T. - Venice, CA  

  Before joining The Happy Woman Academy program I was struggling to allow closeness in my life and it was putting a strain on my relationships. Within a few days after the first workshop I saw closeness show up in my friendships in a way I had not expected, they were so super supportive and I was able to let myself lean on them in my time of need. Since then I have been getting stronger and becoming more clear on what I want and I feel more open to Being in my life. ~ M.D. - Bev Hills, CA  

  I’ve been working with Elizabeth since before The Happy Woman Academy began. Unsatisfying dating partners and chronic pain were the two main issues in my life. My change tends to be slow and organic, yet I started seeing results in just a few days. Elizabeth is great at keeping things "clean", so women get to experience communication that is consistently and genuinely supportive. The other women in the circle are wise and can see things about yourself that you can't. Come to a workshop, that is the fastest, easiest way to find out if it is right for you. ~ E.L. - Los Angeles, CA  

  Before coming to my first HWA workshop I was struggling with my partner, career, and emotions and I felt a lot of stress, anger, frustration, and depression. I signed up with the HWA program less than a year ago and immediately noticed changes. Like I feel more relaxed and I now know how to deal with stress and can respond calmly to triggers that used to upset me. Recently, I was able to make an important decision based on what I felt was best for me, instead of putting someone else’s desires before my own wellbeing. My advice to you wonderful women out there who may be interested is: WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Get your beautiful self into the The Happy Woman Academy and watch your life transform. I am so grateful to have this healing program & 1-1 healings in my life and want to thank Elizabeth for her commitment to helping women in need. I love you E!!! ~ M.K. - West Hollywood, CA  

Confidentiality and safety are very important to us, that 's why full names and individual photos are not provided. I feel confident that you can tell they are honest to goodness real Happy Woman Academy members!

The Mission of The Happy Woman Academy

We Provide a safe space for women to release pain, embody power, and manifest more love, prosperity, health, and happiness.

The Vision of The Happy Woman Academy

We are here to end sexism & dissolve the patriarchy by filling society with happy, empowered women who love, honor, & value themselves so completely that harmony is restored to humanity & the earth.

"The World Will Be Saved By The Western Woman." – The Dalai Lama


Let's get you feeling better fast.

Private 1-1 Healing Mentorship & Training

Overcome the long term physical and emotional effects of trauma and sexism and feel more worthy, powerful, relaxed, and happy than you thought possible. My neurobilogically based healing systems always work and you'll be treated with dedicated care, skill, and respect. 

Distance is no issue, we can connect virtually for our sessions. 

If you feel ready to leave the drama, pain, and trauma behind, then let's talk to see if a private healing program is right for you.

Group Training Programs

Enjoy uniting with like minded, compassionate women as you release pain and gain power & self-esteem together. Train your brain & energy happy in our virtual group programs that last from 6 weeks to 12 months. Click here for details about our training programs. Then apply for a free consultation to see if they fit your needs.

Live Healing Events

Come to our Powerful 1-3 day emersive healing events to uplevel your healing process quickly in a safe environment. Gain clarity as you learn how to train your brain and embody the energy frequencies you need to manifest what you want. Click here to stay informed of our healing gatherings & classes.

Non-Linear Movement Method® Classes

Trauma can get stuck in the soft tissue of your body creating chronic physical and emotional pain. In our bi-monthly LIVE & VIRTUAL classes you'll learn the somatic method my clients and I use to safely and quickly release pent up tension, fibromyalgia, and both physical and emotional pain. Click here for details. 

Free classes for veterans, police, & firefighters. 

I also volunteer teach at women's shelters and schools. Contact me to customize a class.

Training Seminars

Want your whole team to be more productive & focussed? I'll come to your office and lead a seminar designed just for you.

Click here for details.

Talks that Heal

Lively Interactive presentations to uplift, educate, and motivate for small groups of 6 to big stages of 6000. 45-90 minute experiential talks for adults and I offer a fun child friendly version too! 

Click here for talk 1 details.

Click here for talk 2 details.

Click here for talk 3 details. 

Healing PARTIES!

The annual Vision Board Party and Clothing Swap Party have been going strong for over a decade! Both of these healing parties are FREE, potluck, wine tasting, charity fundraisers with speed healing circles on the hour every hour. Be sure to get notified by joining The Happy Woman Academy here.

Physical Pain Relief

For 27 years I've helped people heal their tension, physical pain, and injuries by using neuromuscular therapy.  

Now I include Z-health; neurobiologically based movements that quickly reduce pain and increase strength and mobility. 

Careful to only use as much pressure as is therapeutically safe, my "do no harm" approach has you feeling better, faster, without residual soreness. 

Click here and schedule to discuss what you need and how I can help you heal in record time.


The Happy Woman Academy Offers 3 Science Backed Training Programs

1) The Happy Woman Training Program™  

Juggling work, relationships, motherhood, and everything life throws at you can really derail you - leaving you feeling like a crazy hot mess and stuck a cycle of overwhelm, exhaustion, and self sabotage... next stop - total burned out. If you want to feel energized and strong, clearheaded and able to handle your emotions, centered and sensual then this training program is essential to your success. In this 5 step system you'll learn exactly how to train your brain, mind, & body to get you out of the stress response, create happy hormones, and reconnect back to your power. Feel like the creative, centered, confident, powerhouse you truly are and sign up for this course ASAP.

Click for a consultation to see if this program is right for you.

2) Manifesting Made Easy Workshop - featuring The Release to Receive Method™

This program teaches you how to let go of the trauma and baggage that blocks you from being able to receive the love, health, and money the Universe is trying to bring to you. You'll follow along with Elizabeth's best selling workbooks, "The Supercharge Your Vibe" series, so you can overcome the 5 main barriers to receiving the abundance you want out of life. In this program you'll also learn the Non-Linear Movement Method® (NLMM) - a powerful somatic technique for safely releasing trauma & frozen fear, and resensitizing your system. Click here to read more about NLMM.

3) Professional Energy Mastery Certification™ for Therapists, Coaches, and Healers

If you want to get even better results with your clients, receive more money, feel energized, and make your big impact in the world, then this course is for you. Learn the insider tools that Elizabeth has mastered in her 25 years of professional practice. Nowhere else can you learn these advanced energy techniques in such a fast and practical way. This unique training is tailored to your needs and accelerates your capabilities so you can be a truly masterful practitioner. 


Hello, I’m Elizabeth Menzel.

I serve as a trauma healer, speaker, best selling author, and total neuroscience geek who's fully dedicated to teaching women how to use their own neurobiology to overcome the long term physical & emotional effects of trauma.

My personal and professional journey of healing has proven to me what it takes to go from feeling depressed, exhausted, tense, and worthless - to calm, happy, energized, and worthy. 

Over the past 27 years. I've helped hundreds of spiritual women from all over the world release their physical and emotional pain so they can reclaim their power, self-worth, and confidence. I can help you too. Let's schedule a time to talk.



  • Certified Neuromuscular Therapist - 1993
  • Certified Brennan Healing Science Practitioner - 2000
  • Certified Z-health Practitioner (neurobiological pain relief) - 2018
  • Certified Non-Linear Movement Method® Teacher (a powerful somatic technique that safely removes trauma from the cells) - 2017
  • Certified Louise Hay Workshop Leader - 2000
  • Certified Conscious Manifestation Embodiment Mentor - 2000
  • Certified Intimacy & Attraction Mentor - focus on Feminine and Masculine Energy Dynamics - 2008 & 2017
  • Certified Brain Training, Mindfulness, & Compassion Mentor - 2000



First, I listen.

We’ll start with an honest conversation so I can understand your unique needs and learn exactly what problems you face. 

Then, we go deeper

Together, we’ll talk about the major areas of your life and how they are and are not working for you. We'll discover your hidden patterns and get crystal clear on what needs to change so you can move forward.

Lastly, we plan.

By the time we end our consultation, you'll know the best next steps on your healing path! If we are a perfect match, you will have the opportunity to choose the Happy Woman Academy program that is the right fit for you. Even if we aren't a perfect match, you will still receive a healing plan complete with easy to follow action steps, as well as referrals to other healing professionals that will help you to succeed. My biggest concern is that you get the right support for you.


Tune into the Podcast that Slows You Down and Lifts You Up!

The Supercharge Your Vibe Workbook Series

Step by step these science based energetically sound workbooks will help you overcome the major barriers to receiving the Love, Health, and Money you want. As you fill in each page you will start to feel clearer, lighter, and more capable. Simple yet profoundly impactful, these workbooks set the foundation for my, "Release to Receive" live healing events & group trainings that I deliver around the world. 

The Happy Woman Academy Upcoming Events

The Non-Linear Movement Method

The Non-Linear Movement Method® (NLMM) is the somatic technique my clients and I use to remove pain and trauma from our body and mind. 

It's like a shower for your cells. You'll love how you feel!

Special packages now available!!

VIRTUAL Classes are the Second Saturday of the month - 12-2 Eastern Time. 2020: November 14, Dec 12.

Click for details and choose your package


Advanced Classes are ONLY for women with a REGULAR NLMM practice of at least 4 times per week or those READY to commit to a regular practice.

Advanced students will be held in a highly charged energetic container and encouraged to let loose, embody pleasure, and hold multiple frequencies for manifestation. The post NLMM discussion will be deeper & more personal than in regular classes, with a chance to receive healing feedback & additional energy practices from Elizabeth.

Advanced Virtual classes are the third Saturday of the month 12-2 ET.  2020: October 17, November 21, December 19.


Saturday November 7, from 12-5pm

At the virtual Empowered Anyway Women’s day, you’ll learn a practical 5 step system to Switch off stress hormones & Switch on relaxation hormones so you can feel calm, yet still do what needs to be done.

Your future you will thank you because your life will be so much easier!

The Skill & Science of Staying Centered in a stressful world will be yours, so you can feel EMPOWERED ANYWAY!

  • Release Stuck Stress
  • Calm anxiety, lift depression, & feel energized in seconds
  • Connect with your inner power, even when stressed
  • Rewire your brain and embody healing energy frequencies
  • Sustain your ability to feel happiness for longer periods of time.

Class Playback: The 5 Steps to Stay Calm & Centered ~ even during stressful times

It's time to take your power back.

You can't control all of the b.s. going on around you, but you have more control than you think over how you feel on the inside.

Listen right now and in less than an hour you'll know how to calm your nervous system and feel centered in your power whenever you want.

Manifesting Made Easy!

Coming to Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, & Nashville post pandemic.

What do you want to manifest

Come to this fully immersive day of healing where you gain Clarity on what you need to let go of, Move through your blocks, and Embody attraction energy frequencies!  

Women feel like they move through a sacred portal of transformation on this powerful day of manifestation!

Let's talk!

Your first consultation is free.

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” Anais Nin

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