Story Workshop for Racial Trauma & Healing: Details and Registration Process

We recognize the courage it requires to step into this sacred work. Our Story Workshops are intentionally designed to provide a thoughtful, relational space for restoration. Our registration process seeks to honor the vulnerability of your desire to do this work and to create a kind space for discerning if the nature and timing of this experience align with your needs.

Registration is closed. If you have questions before registering or would like more information, please contact us at


Important Details for the Story Workshop for Racial Trauma & Healing

Dates for Spring 2024

Friday, May 17 – Sunday, May 19, 2024
8:00am – 3:00pm PT

Registration Process

Registration deadline: Friday, May 10, 2024

To register for this workshop, please complete the online registration form, which takes approximately 10 minutes to complete. In the registration form we will invite you to reflect on your previous experiences that have prepared you to take part in this workshop.

Once you submit the registration form and payment, you have officially registered for the workshop. 

After you have registered, the answers you submit on the form will be screened by our Admissions Review Committee to ensure that the timing of your participation in this workshop aligns with your current needs in your healing journey. The Admissions team will follow up with you via email if there are any concerns about your participation in the workshop at this time.

Please note: If you are Black, Indigenous, and/or a Person of Color we invite you to participate in this workshop. If you are not BIPOC, please recognize and honor that this workshop is not for you. We invite you to participate in another upcoming Story Workshop.

Costs & Scholarships

The total cost of this online workshop is $849. The fee completely covers the costs of this 3-day intensive workshop.

We believe in the importance of this work and are committed to making this offering accessible. Scholarships that cover up to 50% of the registration cost are available for this year’s participants. If the cost of the workshop is a barrier, please email to request a scholarship and we will send you a separate registration link with a discounted amount. 

Donors make our work and scholarships like these possible. If you have been impacted by the work of The Allender Center, we would be honored to receive your gift. Visit our Giving page to learn more.


Story Workshop involves intensive exploration of your own story and the stories of others, but it is not group therapy. Story Workshop provides an opportunity to engage in restorative work within your story, but does not act as a substitute for consistent therapeutic engagement and support.

Dual Relationships

When you register, you will be asked if you have any dual relationships with members of our facilitator team and/or fellow participants. This information assists us with group placement. Our 2024 facilitator team may include:

Sam Lee, Wendell Moss, Linda Royster, Michael Chen, Vanessa Sadler, Sue Cunningham

Covenant & Release of Claims

The Allender Center is a part of The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. The Center offers Story Workshops. Your participation in the program is conditioned on your agreeing to the terms of this Covenant and Release of Claims.

Covenant & Release of Claims

Cancellation Policy

Your registration fee may be refundable according to the following amounts and schedule: 

  • More than 60 days in advance of the workshop start date: 80%
  • 30-60 days in advance of the workshop start date: 50%
  • Less than 30 days in advance of the workshop start date: 0%

If you choose to cancel your enrollment, please notify us in writing by sending an email to


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