Contrary to some beliefs, it is pain, that is the great motivator that gives people the opportunity to make a change in their life - if they choose to. . . Pain from being broke, without a mate, losing a parent, lack of health or pain in the body, it really doesn’t matter - pain motivates. . . Pain wakes us up. It pierces through the noise in our heads & it shoots directly through to our hearts. It can open up our consciousness & awareness to things we’ve not been paying attention to or taking action toward. . . Even devastating things that happen in our lives can push us to wake-up to new realizations about ourselves & it might even push us in directions in our lives we didn’t think about before ... . . ... it happened to me years ago, after Chiropractic College, where life sent me down a road to learn about & experience different techniques for emotional healing. It was at that time that I realized I was passionate about emotional healing & how it directly connected to physical healing. I was a very sensitive person, however emotional well-being was not my strength, as my physicality & athleticism was way out of proportion stronger ... now in my life, I’m happy to say they’re equal. . . Various kinds of pain & painful events give us opportunities to wake up & we decide the meanings as to why these events have happened & how we choose to respond to them. . . Years ago, even though I was going through tremendous amounts of pain, I was also simultaneously realizing my passion at the same time. . . And it became my obsession, that no matter how badly I was feeling & the stuff I had to dig through, it was the clarity of the skills I was learning & my passion & vision of what became my work today, that propelled me along all these years. . . People say bad things happen for us, not to us & I don’t agree with that, but what I do know is that we choose who we’re going to be & what we’re going to do with those feelings, regardless of what happened. . . Put all of your feelings into creating something, regardless what it is ... all the heart break, sadness, rage, anger, resentment. Keep healing, keep evolving & keep creating with it all.
- Allison Wells
- Personal trainer, nutritionist, and wellness consultant
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.