Events, Talks and Publications: Past & Upcoming

Jenna regularly gives talks and lectures across the country and online and publishes articles weekly on stress, trauma and neuroscience in her Substack publication Awake & Embodied.

Research & Publications

The Relationship Between Neighborhood Safety, Paternal Presence and Somatic Symptoms of Dissociation in Children, Pacelli, 2024. Manuscript published on 

She is currently involved in research at the University of Washington and the Center for Mindful Body Awareness studying the effects of interoception on the treatment of trauma. 

Jenna was a research assistant at UCLA in the Anxiety and Depression Research Center and the Biological and Evolutionary Anthropology Research Center. UCLA is the #2 research institution in the United States and the #1 public university in the United States. 

Events, Lectures & Talks

Healing the Wound: Mending an imperfect childhood and our adult relationships through yoga, mindfulness and psychotherapy.

2017 talk at the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco, CA. The California Academy of Sciences is a research institute and natural history museum in Golden Gate Park, San Francisco that is among the largest museums of natural history in the world. The academy began in 1853 as a learned society and still carries out a large amount of original research.

Presenter at Fortune 100 companies 

Presenter and lecturer on mindfulness, meditation, somatic psychology and holistic health topics to various Fortune 100 companies in Silicon Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area. 

Guest Lecturer at the California Institute of Integral Studies

Lectured on interpersonal neurobiology, family systems, early psychobiological attachment and somatic psychology to Somatic Psychology Masters students. CIIS is my Masters degree alma mater so it was an honor to return as a lecturer. 2023. 


Young Adult Transition Association Conference

Workshop for wilderness therapy and residential treatment staff, clinicians and executives: Honoring the Body's Wisdom: Understanding the somatic and physiological underpinnings of young adult anxiety, depression, trauma and other stress disorders. Fall 2019. 

Music: Early Hours
Musician: @iksonmusic


Wilderness Therapy Symposium Conference

Wilderness Therapy Symposium Conference 2019 and 2020: Honoring the Body’s Wisdom: Understanding the intersection of somatic psychology and the wilderness therapy client. 2019 and 2020. Presented to a few hundred wilderness therapy and residential treatment staff, clinicians and executives. 

Talks & Lectures Continued

Somatic Embodiment Groups online: I lead two somatic skill building psychotherapy groups online, year round. The group helps clients learn how to regulate their nervous systems, build interoceptive capacity to be able to effectively process trauma and reduce or eliminate trauma symptoms all together. My clinical effectiveness is high, with about 90% of participants feeling significant improvement in their trauma symptoms by month three of the six month program. 

Embodied Grief and Loss Workshop Series 2023: how to be present with more difficult sides of the human experience to support those going through major loss or change in their lives.

Wanderlust Yoga Festival International Ambassador and Presenter on the intersection of mindfulness with psychotherapy at this international conference. 2015-17. 

Yoga Journal Magazine National Conference Assistant to Dharma Mittra 2016-17.

Guest Podcast Appearances

Jenna appears regularly on podcasts and interviews. Listen to them here:

The Face of the Deep with Jen Howk

The Issues in Your Tissues - Somatic Awareness and Healing

Finding You: An Evoke Therapy Podcast

An interview with Jenna Pacelli

Perspective of the Mind with Diyana Dimitrova

Somatic Therapist: People make unconscious choices until they heal their bodies and nervous systems!