• Testimonials say as much about the giver as it does about the receiver, maybe more

    Testimonials say as much about the giver as it does about the receiver, maybe more

Testimonials

Debie Roberts
  • Debie Roberts

I first went to see Harold based on the recommendation of a friend of friend. Having had typical therapy sessions in my past, I was intrigued hearing about Harold's healing approach, so I reached out to him. In our first session, I was still reeling from my first divorce, my ex getting remarried, and navigating being a single mother to my son and daughter. Harold quickly helped me begin to understand how I needed to unlock my voice and communicate all the feelings I’ve been withholding in order to find my true stengths and to be the best me I can be. That was over five years ago. I've since lost my dear Mom, my stepfather and remarried, only to learn that my second husband was not at all the right fit for me. Through it all, Harold has been there. While my journey is still a work in progress to be sure, Harold continues to guide me and to help me heal, learn and grow.

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In a world that is hectic, my time with Harold Turk is my moment to BE, to grow and learn about myself in a deeper way. I haven’t always had a passion for investing in personal growth, especially because I have always suffered from low self-esteem. Even when others always saw me as a leader, the confident and secure one in the room, I knew that was far from the truth. This of course led me to unfulfilling and abusive relationships, especially with myself. I became and expert at allowing those I loved to take advantage of me. But then came the health issues. Stress had made itself present through rashes, body aches, swelling in my joints… at times making it even difficult to walk. It was clear that mind and body healing was necessary in my life. I was done not facing the MY truth. The past was affecting my health and most importantly the type of future I was setting myself up for. Since seeing Harold, he has allowed me to connect the physical pain to the stories I had been believing. I have slowed down, learned to respect my body and have developed healthier habits. Most importantly, I now make it a point to be more conscious about not wasting my time and energy on those things and people that are not deserving it. Harold has been a light and a force that has allowed me to love myself most in my vulnerable moments and to push forward even when I’ve been scared. Thanks Harold for being a teacher, a healer and a friend.

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I met Harold in the fall of 2014 through a series of kismet incidents. An acquaintance of mine suggested I check out his Maori Healer friends who were in town and holding sessions in Topanga Canyon. I’m always interested in experiencing different healing techniques, so, knowing nothing about their work, I signed up.

If you’ve never had Maori bodywork done, let me tell you, it’s quite powerful, and not always pleasant… but it certainly releases stuck energy and emotion in the body. Anyway, as I was doing my best to get through it, somebody sat down next to me, held my hand, and encouraged me to relax and breathe. That somebody turned out to be Harold Turk.

On the outside I looked like the epitome of health. I’m a personal trainer, nutritionist, and wellness consultant. I’ve dedicated my life to helping people improve their bodies and create healthy lifestyle habits. On the inside, I was stuck. I hadn’t been in a relationship in years, and hadn’t ever been in a HEALTHY love relationship. When I met Harold, I had been dating a lot, but had a difficult and frustrating time finding someone who really clicked with me and served me in the ways that I deem important. I needed help expressing myself and realizing my self-worth. I needed tools to aid me in communication with men, with family, and in business.

I started working with Harold once a week for several months. The sessions were intense. We discussed my past relationships, career hurdles, and family dynamics from childhood compared to adulthood. The talk-therapy element of our sessions brought emotions that had been hidden inside of me for years. The Maori bodywork allowed me to release those feelings trapped in my physical body, and hurled me into the emotional processing.

Harold’s combination of talk-therapy, bodywork, and Chiropractic adjustments, expedited the pace of my self-work and healing. He helped me get to the root of many of my triggers, and gave me tangible tools to allow me to navigate relationships (both personal and professional). He has helped me find specific language to express myself to others, has taught me to understand the connection between my physical and emotional bodies, and has encouraged me to express those emotions so they can be released.

Most importantly, Harold has taught me how to accept and integrate my emotional scars as part of my larger Self and life experience, instead of ignoring them and pushing them deeper into my subconscious. He has shown me that the things that hurt me in the past can now be used in the present as my strengths and gifts.

After working with Harold for less than one year, I met somebody I really liked. He was different from the other men I had met. He is present with me, he listens to me, and, among many other things, we have similar ethical codes. He is a perfect compliment to me. We are now living together and building our lives together.

Now, Harold is helping me navigate my relationship. Triggers come up, patterns emerge, and communication is more imperative than ever. Being in a healthy relationship is new to me. Yes, it takes work, but it’s all in the name of love.

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"Harold is a skilled and intuitive Chiropractor. He creates a safe space for healing that goes beyond the alignment of the spine. His adjustments are healing and his insights open the door for deeper connection to Self. I highly recommend him."

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"A little over a year ago, I was lost emotionally, in chronic pain, unemployed and financially unstable. These words I just wrote make my eyes well up as they appear on my screen. Not because of the struggle and pain they challenged me with, but because I am free of them. Words can have so much power. They can create a dream and can also kill a soul. They can heal a wound and scar a heart - They can also heal you."

I've never been shy of any kind of self-help therapy. All the books I read and all the therapy I received did help, but it was all so fleeting. The demons would once again show their nasty heads and there I was back to my old self. I just went around in the same vicious cycle grasping for answers, coming up short and out of breath.

Enter into my life, Dr. Harold Turk.

To say that this man changed the course of my life is grossly underplaying what he in fact did. He gave me tools I never knew I needed. He showed me how to breathe…metaphorically of course. I also saw parts of me I never knew existed - good and bad. I learned how to embrace what is, and not run from, but run into my obstacles. I learned how to let my life unfold and watch it take flight without getting in my own way. His touch is nothing short of magical, although at times I thought he'd break me. His words are earth shattering, powerful weapons of destruction...destruction of the garbage we live with inside our heads, so subconsciously. I am here today as proof that we all have the capacity within us, to change, to grow, to conquer. We all have that champion that yearns to be heard and seen. You have to be able to break that outer shell. You have to look inside deeper than ever and you must let Harold be the man for the job. Welcome him into your life. You will never be the same...and, that's a great thing."

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"I worked with Harold consistently for over 3 years at a time in my life when I needed to be aware and vulnerable so that I can handle my greatest challenge. At the time, I was going through a divorce and I was filled with emotions ranging from rage, sorrow, disappointment, and shame. Harold helped me navigate these emotions by understanding that feelings are what they are, and that doing the right thing is what counts. Although the work was not easy for me, I found that the more I allowed myself to be helped, the more he helped me. Many of the things I learned during that period became permanent changes in my character and the way that I think and choose to handle delicate situations. Without his help, I believe I would be in a different place in my life right now. Dive in with an open heart, stay accountable and focused in your objectives, you will bring forth abundance."

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“Harold, You have changed my life in so many ways, and I can't begin to explain how thankful I am to have you in my life. From helping my wife and I clear out space to bring a new life into this world, to helping me trust my emotions and not be afraid of them; to embrace them has changed my life forever. I might get angry more often now, but I no longer feel the heaviness and weight of suppressed emotions holding me down, and I give you full credit for helping me with this transformation. I love you and am truly and deeply thankful for you and all that you have done for me and my family."

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“Dear Harold: I just wanted to send you a note to say thank you. You have done more for me than you will ever know, and I will be eternally grateful. You are the one who opened my eyes to what was going on with me.. not only the physical, but the mental. By bringing out the very things inside of me that were so deeply rooted, and perhaps I didn’t want to face openly, I have been able to do that. I have been able to find my own inner peace, and can now deal with life’s situation as they arise. That isn’t to say that I don’t have a ways to go.. as you well know, we are forever learning. But I have made great strides, and for that I thank you.”

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“Through working with Harold, I have come to learn the emotional connection between many of my behaviors that stopped me from being what I want to be and doing what I want to do in my life. I have become more confident and have been able to modify behaviors and relationships in my life that were doing me harm that I didn’t recognize. My life has definitely improved with the work we have done together.”