We all have a story that needs to be told – whether it is a story of hope, love, and faith or a story of betrayal, powerlessness, and harm. But often, we are unable to face these stories.

“Our own life is the thing that most influences and shapes our outlook, our tendencies, our choices, and our decisions. It is the force that orients us toward the future, and yet we don’t give it a second thought, much less a careful examination. It’s time to listen to your own story.” – Dan Allender, To Be Told

The Allender Center at The Seattle School was created in 2011 to steward and advance the legacy of Dr. Dan Allender. The mission of The Allender Center is to help people learn to tell their stories with awareness and integrity, and to train people to listen and engage the stories of others with artistry, and skill. The Allender Center is a pioneering organization committed to boldly engaging the impact of trauma and abuse, foster redemption and healing for individuals, couples, and communities; and train leaders and therapists to steward healing with courage and care.

Signature Workshops & Groups

Workshops are intimate events featuring Dan Allender’s teachings coupled with in-depth, relational experiences and story work experienced through small groups and one-on-one session facilitated by The Allender Center Teaching Staff.

  • The Marriage Workshop
  • The Story Workshop
  • Recovery Week Workshop
  • Sabbath Weekend
  • Story Groups
  • and more…

Transformative Conferences

Conferences from The Allender Center provide dynamic teaching by Dr. Dan Allender and Allender Center Teaching Staff. They are designed to provide rich content engaging the whole person.

  • The Design of Desire
  • Intimate Mystery
  • Restore
  • Wounded Heart
  • To Be Told
  • and more…

Professional Development Trainings

Opportunities for professionals, lay counselors, and practitioners to receive unique and specialized teaching and development for their work with trauma and abuse and the complex impact it has on our own stories and the stories of the people we seek to care for.

Learn more about The Allender Center