The Work of Byron Katie


Turnaround House
Turnaround House is Byron Katie's 28-day program for The Work. At Turnaround House we delight in guiding our participants through this intensive, one-of-a-kind program by offering The Work on addiction, depression, post-traumatic stress syndrome, and confusion of all kinds. Also, as part of the program at Turnaround House, we show you how to change your lifestyle and how to maintain those changes when you go home.

Turnaround House is focused on The Work of Byron Katie, a remarkable process that millions of people—addicts, veterans, filmmakers, students, artists, homemakers, executives, politicians, and mental-health professionals—have used to successfully overcome their deep-seated self-defeating behaviors.

Turnaround House is the only program qualified and approved by Byron Katie to use The Work exclusively in its addiction program. Katie's qualified staff, filled with fearless unconditional love and understanding, will guide you through this groundbreaking 28-day program. Byron Katie is on staff as often as her schedule allows.

If you are depressed or suffer from shame, guilt, and confusion

If you eat even when you're full

If you experience a loss of energy or great fatigue, lack of purpose

If you want to change the way you think and feel dramatically

If you are indecisive

If you are tired of living your life seeking the love and approval of others

If you suffer from burnout

If you experience recurrent thoughts of death and suicide

If you often hate yourself

We invite you to your own 28-day Turnaround House experience.

If you feel pushed and pulled by painful, stressful thoughts and if some of them begin with "I can't ..." "It's too ..." "There's no ..." "They won't ...", and you have stumbled over one or more of these thoughts, then we welcome you to the Turnaround House experience.

How it Works

Using The Work of Byron Katie to locate and utilize the wisdom within you, we are easily able to identify and deal directly with the root cause of dysfunctional acting out, addiction, depression, burnout, violence, confusion, fear, suffering, and pain.

The "how" of dealing with problems finally becomes understood, as we question the stressful thoughts that are the cause of suffering.

With the help and support of Byron Katie's personally trained certified facilitators/instructors and staff, you yourself will see precisely what is propelling your addictive thoughts, actions, depression, and outbursts.

Turnaround House turns your mind back to the beginning, back to reality, and once that is done, through inquiry, experience, and other offerings in the Turnaround House program, the cycles of pain are broken, and agony ends, even if you have experienced years of turmoil, obesity, addictions, or depression.

If you are looking for a way out, we invite you to drop in. We are open to welcome you home.

Meals: Healthy and Sane

The meals at Turnaround House are nutritionally and originally designed to create optimal balance of body and mind while at Turnaround House. For those of you who see yourselves as overweight, underweight, out of balance, confused, alcoholic, or drug addicted, and are willing to follow the simple Turnaround House program, remarkable emotional and physical changes, including weight loss and a way to maintain the weight loss, can become a simple, natural way of life.



Maintenance for mind and body becomes second nature after you leave Turnaround House. The high standards, quality of care, and usefulness of our long-term aftercare program support your maintenance.

The support of Byron Katie's staff members and a free telephone Do The Work Helpline makes it easy to stay connected to The Work and Turnaround House long after your stay.

To Register

If you have decided to come to Turnaround House, what an amazing decision you have made! We are waiting for you here. We understand how difficult it can be to just close your eyes, say yes, and jump into the unknown.

With all our hearts, we invite you to make that leap and to realize what is always there to catch you. We at Turnaround House are waiting to welcome you home.

The fee: $20,000 ($2,000 non-refundable deposit, with the balance due prior to your arrival) Reservations are dependent on space. We require that participants be alcohol- and drug-free for a minimum of two weeks prior to arrival at Turnaround House (with the exception of drugs prescribed by a physician).

To attend this life-changing,
28-day program now,
call 1-805-444-5799 or email



To attend this life-changing,
28-day program now,
call 1-805-444-5799 or email

Our Rooms & Grounds

Turnaround House is a gentle and respectful place where you learn to identify, question, and easily understand the mind that causes all the self-hatred, depression, and unhappiness in your life. Turnaround House itself is restful, simple, and designed to support you as you turn your life around. Turnaround House is a tobacco-free, drug-free, caffeine-free, refined-substances-free, and alcohol-free home (participants must be clean and sober for a minimum of two weeks prior to attendance).

I’m so thankful that Katie created the Turnaround House and that I gave myself the gift to attend! I use to wake up sad and grumpy, filled with self-loathing. After 28 days of intense Work, questioning beliefs that I’ve had since childhood, beliefs that I considered true, beliefs that I based my life on, I now wake up with love and joy in my heart, and I’m filled with gratitude.
► J.

Incorporating the exercises and doing The Work on a more consistent basis has been wonderfully beneficial for me and probably more so for those around me. And out of my Turnaround House experience came the realization that almost anything is possible. My life has been more peaceful and relaxing than I have experienced in as many years as I can remember.
► J.

I am a recovering heroin addict ... but after being introduced to The Work I had to ask myself, 'Is my mind clean and sober?' The answer was NO. The Work has assisted me in getting to the root causes of my addiction, which is imperative for permanent change. What really impresses me is how versatile the questions are. Not only do I apply The Work to my thoughts around my addiction, but every area of my life...
► B.

Dearest Katie, I am so grateful that you have offered this program to humanity, it really does turn around someone’s life if they surrender and let it in! The Turnaround House experience was just what I required at a very low point in my life. I believed that I was of no value to life and was very serious about leaving this world but something inside me decided to give the Turnaround House a try before I took any action. I am so grateful that I did. The program is exceptional, the facilitators/staff are angels of unconditional love and acceptance and Katie, you are absolutely flawless in your understanding of the participants and in giving us the technique of the work. The four questions and turnarounds are life shifting and most enlightening. I am so grateful for this program, the safety of the environment, the endless opportunities presented in the program and the exceptional aftercare. Coming back to life reality and applying the work in real time has been so empowering. The Turnaround House food plan has really been life altering for our family. Noticing and experiencing how food affects the mind and body has been life altering. I have noticed and experienced a true observer consciousness with my thoughts and it is such a blessing to not be emotionally attached to what comes into my head. I experience True peace of mind! I no longer believe the thought I am of no value to life and plan on staying in this world until I am not! Thank you so much for your generosity, compassion, presence and love. In love and gratitude.
► Nicole

Please pass along to Katie my gratitude for Turnaround House. Wow! I feel great! I find myself doing my own Turnaround House here at home, continuing the food plan, loving how I have no cravings, continuing the morning exercise and loving the five stretching movements. My vision continues to improve, relationships feeling more honest. Getting reports from others that I look and feel strong and well. Thank you for the life-changing opportunity.
► K.


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