Workshop Details & Application 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 admissions 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.

Our next Story Workshop is April 22-25, 2021.

We encourage you to reach out to our Admissions Team at for questions and more information.

Apply for Story Workshop

Application Process

The first step is to submit an application. The application form is available online, takes approximately 10-15 minutes to complete, and requires a $50 application fee to submit. Our Admissions Review Committee will review on a rolling basis. This review is a space for our staff to get to know you and discern the timing and your readiness for this workshop.


The total cost of this online workshop is $699. The fee completely covers the costs of this 3 and ½-day intensive workshop.

A $250 deposit is required to secure your seat at the time of enrollment. This non-refundable, non-transferable deposit is applied to your workshop fee.

When you enroll, you will have the option to pay your workshop fee in full or opt to pay in two or four installments. Installment payments can be made by check or credit card. A 3% processing fee applies to online payments paid by credit card. Please note that this processing fee does not apply to your deposit. Participation in the workshop will not be permitted until fees have been paid in full.


We believe in the importance of this work and do our best to make this offering accessible. If the cost of the workshop is a barrier, we encourage you to invite your community to consider sponsoring you. Due to the generosity of our donor community, we are also grateful to be able to offer a limited number of partial scholarships. Scholarships are reserved for participants from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups and/or those who demonstrate financial hardship.

You will be asked on the application form whether or not you wish to apply for a scholarship. Due to limited funds being available, we highly encourage you to apply early. Please note that scholarships for Story Workshop range from $50-200. If granted, your scholarship will be awarded upon acceptance into the workshop.

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.

Cancellation Policy

Your $50 application fee and $250 enrollment deposit are non-refundable and non-transferrable. The remaining workshop fee of $449 may be refundable, following this schedule:

  • More than 60 days in advance of the workshop start date: 100%
  • 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

Payment Policy

If fees are not paid in full by the start of the workshop, you will not be able to participate. The Allender Center at The Seattle School reserves the right to pursue payment in full of the amounts owed using any lawful means it deems appropriate. This may involve a third party agency. Administrative and/or collection fees permissible by law are the responsibility of the participant.