Turnaround House | The Work

Turnaround House

To attend this life-changing 28-day program:

Call 805.444.5799 or +1.805.444.5799

or Email: turnaroundhouse@thework.com

About Turnaround House

Turnaround House is Byron Katie's twenty-eight-day program for The Work. At Turnaround House we guide participants through this intensive, one-of-a-kind program. As an integral part of the program, we show you how to live a nourishing lifestyle and how to maintain it throughout your life.

Turnaround House is based on The Work of Byron Katie, a simple yet powerful process that millions of people have used to successfully overcome their self-defeating egoic behaviors.

Turnaround House is the only extended program approved by Byron Katie for immersion in The Work.

Byron Katie is on staff as often as her schedule allows.

If you

  • are depressed or suffer from shame, guilt, and confusion,
  • eat even when you're full,
  • feel stuck and incapable,
  • feel victimized,
  • experience a loss of energy, great fatigue, or lack of purpose,
  • want to dramatically change the way you think and feel,
  • are indecisive,
  • are tired of seeking love, approval and appreciation from others and want to find it within yourself,
  • are suffering from burnout,
  • are experiencing recurrent thoughts of death and suicide,
  • or are suffering from self-hatred,

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

How it Works

Using The Work of Byron Katie to access the wisdom within you, we help you until you are able to identify and deal directly with the root cause of dysfunctional acting out, addiction, depression, burnout, violence, confusion, fear, and suffering of all kinds.

The “how” of dealing with problems can finally be understood from within you, as we question the thoughts that are the cause of suffering. Through your daily practice at Turnaround House, you will come to see precisely what is propelling your self-defeating thoughts, actions, depression, and outbursts.

Turnaround House helps to turn your mind back to reality. Once this is experienced, through inquiry, and other classes within the Turnaround House program, the cycles of pain are broken, and suffering begins to subside, even if you have experienced years of turmoil, confusion, or depression.

If you are looking for a way out, we invite you in—to Turnaround House. We are here to welcome you home to yourself.


Turnaround House is a lovely, gentle, and respectful home offered to you as you learn to identify, question, and understand the cause of all self-hatred, depression, and unhappiness in your life. The atmosphere is simple, restful, and designed to support you to turn your life around. It is a tobacco-free, drug-free, caffeine-free, refined-substances-free, and alcohol-free home.

Meals: Healthy and Sane

The meals at Turnaround House are designed to create optimal balance of body and mind. For those willing and able to follow the simple Turnaround House meal program during their stay, remarkable emotional and physical changes, including weight loss, occur.


Maintenance of your clarity is supported by the high standards, quality of care, and power of our free aftercare program. The support of Byron Katie's staff and our aftercare program, make it easy for our clients to stay connected. We are here to support you long after your time here with us at Turnaround House, through our ongoing resources program.

To Register

If you have already decided to attend Turnaround House, we congratulate you. We understand how difficult it can be to say yes to yourself and your own personal welfare, and we are here to support that decision 100 percent and to serve you with all our hearts.

If you are still contemplating coming to Turnaround House, we invite you to make that leap and to realize that we are here to catch you with open arms and to support you in a whole new way of life.

Our onetime fee is $20,000, with a $2,000 non-refundable deposit to hold your space; the balance is due prior to your arrival.

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). For those of you who are screen-addicted, we will invite you to turn in all screens: computers, smart phones, etc., except for an emergency.

To enroll in this life-changing 28-day program: Call 805.444.5799 or +1.805.444.5799
or Email: turnaroundhouse@thework.com



"I have a great set of skills to work with when I go home. This program was everything I hoped for when I imagined coming here. I have shifted my life experience deeply."


"The Work of Byron Katie is an extraordinarily effective tool for personal growth and inner awakening. Taking up The Work in earnest has revealed the many challenges of my life to be playing but perfect parts in the unfolding of an amazing transformational journey. As the owner of a leadership coaching & consulting business, the Turnaround House helped me see that at the core of all transformational change is self-leadership – the ability to look in the mirror and be the change I want to see in others. By peeling the onion during daily intensive Work sessions, I learned that true influence, true power comes not from influence over others, but from authenticity, integrity – my ability, above all, to be true to myself. From this has come a freedom, a joy, and a trust in life that has only continued to grow since my time in residence. Now, anything that disrupts me holds the key to my growth. Freedom is a choice and The Work is the unlocking move. I will be forever grateful to Katie and the staff at Turnaround House for the profound impact they have had in both my personal and professional life."


“The Turnaround House experience blew my mind and continues to. Every day, I’m resting more and more in that spacious place of not knowing and not needing to know. Life is getting more lighthearted and more relaxed... I’m trusting it more. The Turnaround aftercare sessions and directions for that, by the way, are FAB!

I feel so lucky to have had the Turnaround House experience and want to be a part of offering it to others. Some of the thoughts that used to stick like cockleburs aren’t sticking anymore: 'I need to intervene,' 'I don’t want to be embarrassed,' and 'I’m not capable of that.' I am enjoying taking more risks now. What’s there to lose?”

- M.

“I ran away from a 29-year marriage with 2 suitcases and not much else. I was in such a state of fear/anxiety that I was shaking uncontrollably as I drove away from the house, fearing I might meet my husband on the road somewhere in the very rural small town setting where we lived.

I was forced to give up my medications for depression/anxiety because he chose not to work and to use all of our savings until we had none left and he applied for welfare. My attempt at suicide to escape the darkness, loneliness and utter fear/desperation failed—he let me lie unconscious for 3 days in our bed without ever calling 911. Somehow, when I awoke, he just yelled as usual that I "should go live in a f—in hole somewhere and not be so selfish to do something like that again!" This from a man who was a former CEO of a successful company and now due to his life choices, our family was on welfare and without any insurance or income.

My thoughts were in such a state of confusion, I couldn't think. I was just in survival mode there for months. I left the state and ran to family for safety and relief. I spent the better part of the next year sobbing, unable to eat/sleep and barely functioning day-to-day. During the year, I tried talking to him, he was unwilling. I finally filed for divorce and after having to go back to the state again and see him (and him yelling abusively at me as though I had never left a year before, and this time in front of one of our children), I knew it was the only thing I could have done. After the divorce hearing and seeing him again was so devastating, returning back to my family again, I was inconsolable. I felt complete devastation and was consumed by suicidal thoughts. Unable again to eat/sleep/think I spent one night hugging the toilet bowl on the bathroom floor for 10 hours dry-heaving and sobbing. I didn't know what to do. I saw Byron Katie on You-Tube and had had two of her books. It looked like relief. I picked up her book and couldn't even process the sentences in my head I was in such an awful place. I just continued to watch videos. Then, I found her website and wrote a letter about myself and my situation. I received a response almost immediately which helped me hang on. Katie invited me to Turnaround House and I gratefully accepted that invitation.

It was difficult for me to imagine attending the program, but I felt it was my only hope for a way out. On the way to California on the plane I finally read Katie's book Loving What Is and I felt so much better afterwards seeing how much her program had helped people who were confused and in fear to become at peace with themselves. I felt Katie could resonate with me personally as I was coming from a similarly dark place that she had lived in herself before finding her way out through The Work. Although I had never met her, I trusted her completely.

I attended the Turnaround House program and am now home. To say this was life-changing is a serious understatement. Words cannot begin to describe that I am not the same person coming out that went into it. I am happy and have a peacefulness within my life which I have never known before. I know I will never need depression/anxiety medications again. I know now that LOVE heals. This program is LOVE. Katie and her staff were completely committed to loving me and helping me heal myself. Its all about self-realization and self-empowerment. I have the confidence to face whatever comes in life now. I am so grateful to Katie for taking me into her heart and program and giving me the tools to have the life I now know I deserve and love. I love them all and I love me now too.”

- KB

“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.

“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 certified 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.”

- N.

New Year's Mental Cleanse

Want a fresh start? Come spend one to four days immersed in the power of The Work. Byron Katie’s deep insight, humor, and untiring commitment to your freedom are reasons this event has become an eagerly anticipated annual tradition.
29 December-1 January 2019