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Happiness after Trauma

Welcome to The Happy Woman Academy

Classes that teach women how to fully love themselves and healthily love others. 

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All Genders Welcome!

The Love School

Feeling down about yourself?

Maybe you're looking for "the one" or would you like more spark with your partner?

We'll teach you the secrets to Fully Loving Yourself and having the Fun, Healthy, Sexy Relationship you've always wanted!

Even if you've tried everything, our trauma-informed somatic-based programs will help you overcome your blocks to love.

We welcome our LGBTQ sisters.

Click to find out more about our "Love Yourself" or "Love Another" virtual group programs for women.

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 stress, feel empowered, and manifest more love, prosperity, health, and happiness.

The Vision of The Happy Woman Academy

To end sexism, dissolve the patriarchy, and support the creation of equitable societal systems; bringing humans & earth into harmony. No biggie.

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

Let's get you feeling better fast.

Check out all of our AMAZING offerings

Somatic Stress & Trauma Release Classes

Stress gets stuck in the soft tissue of your body creating chronic physical and emotional pain. In our monthly VIRTUAL classes you'll learn the Non-Linear Movement Method®, a safe somatic method my clients and I use to safely and quickly release pent up tension, fibromyalgia, and both physical and emotional pain.

It's not hyperbole to say that THIS METHOD WILL CHANGE YOUR LIFE.

Click here for details. 

Free classes for veterans, police, & firefighters & essential workers. 

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

Virtual Group Training Program for Women

The Love School

Our "Love Yourself" program is for women who are hard on themselves, feel bad about themselves, or sense that something is missing.

Even if loving yourself feels impossible, we'll show you the way. 

Our "Love Another" program is for single or partnered women who want to create a Fun, Healthy, Sexy Romantic Relationship.

Overcome past relationship issues, re-ignite the spark, or manifest the love of your life using our trauma informed and somatic & neural based programs.

Sensuality Coach, Casey Hall & Trauma Healer, Elizabeth Menzel, have a combined 44 years of professional practice, so you're sure to get the healing attention you need.

Enrollment is OPEN NOW!

Talks that Heal & Corporate Wellness Seminars

Lively Interactive 30-90 minute presentations to uplift, educate, and motivate for small groups of 6 to big stages of 6000.

You'll learn the practical science of staying calm and centered, even during stressful times - for adults, and I offer a fun child friendly version too! 

Want your whole team to be more productive & focussed? I'll come to your office or over Zoom and lead a seminar designed just for your team. Click here for details.

Private 1-1 Trauma Healing Sessions & Happiness 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 neurobiologically-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.

Live & Virtual Healing Events

Attend our Powerful 1-3 day immersive 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.

Healing PARTIES!

The annual Vision Board Party and Clothing Swap Party have been going strong for nearly 2 decades! 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.

Interested in 1-1 Healing Sessions?


Hello, I’m Elizabeth Menzel.

a I serve as a trauma healer, speaker, best selling author, podcast host, 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 anxious, depressed, exhausted, tense, and worthless - to calm, energized, happy, and worthy. 

Over the past 30 years I've helped to heal thousands of spiritual women from all over the world. I can help you too.

My new school for women is all about Fully Loving Yourself and Creating a Fun, Healthy, Sexy Romantic Relationship. Click HERE to see if this is right for you.

Interested in 1-1 healing sessions?

Click HERE to apply for a free consultation


  • Certified Neuromuscular Therapist - 1993
  • Certified Brennan Healing Science Practitioner - 1996-2000
  • Certified Z-health Practitioner (neurobiological pain relief) - 2018-2021
  • Certified Non-Linear Movement Method® Teacher (a powerful somatic technique that safely removes trauma from the cells) - 2017
  • Wellness Director BCBG - 2013-2018
  • 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


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The Supercharge Your Vibe Workbook Series

Step by step these 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, "Manifest Love Retreat" and TheLove.School

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The Happy Woman Academy Upcoming Events

It's all VIRTUAL, woman!

Somatic Stress & Trauma Release Class

The Non-Linear Movement Method® (NLMM) is the somatic technique that removes pain and trauma from your body and mind. 

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

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VIRTUAL Classes are the third Monday of the month - 7-8:15 Eastern Time.

Class: 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.

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