Arnold Siegel’s Autonomy & Life Workshop Coming to Newport Beach in June

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3-day retreat workshop taught by Arnold Siegel to help participants acquire the skills and discipline to create a life of their design

Bringing over 30 years of experience helping people lead more satisfying and fulfilled lives, thinker, teacher and mentor Arnold Siegel will be conducting his transformational retreat workshop in Newport Beach, CA this June. The workshop aims to help participants develop greater autonomy in their lives by identifying and overcoming personal roadblocks and developing introspective qualities and habits that will serve them for life.

A Chance to Find One’s True North

It has already become the stuff of clichés - highly intelligent and motivated people struggling for years to achieve success, only to find themselves at an emotional dead-end. Prosperity somehow doesn’t provide the satisfaction they were longing for. Happiness seems always out of reach.

Autonomy is central to many such issues that plague our society today. The speed and volume of incidents in life can be so overwhelming that it’s easy to get swept up by them rather than to respond thoughtfully and take charge of the situation.

However, while the circumstances may be outside the purview of control, the way a person chooses to respond to them are well within it. In other words, autonomy is a skill that can be learned and used to shape a more meaningful and fulfilling life. Autonomy and Life workshops not only aim to help people understand and appreciate the gravity of the problem, but also to arm them with the autonomous tools to address it.

“The Retreat is an opportunity to create space, to re-calibrate and reorient yourself to what’s most important—to identify and create a plan for steering toward true north,” says Siegel.

Gain Greater Autonomy Over Life

Over the course of 32 years, more than 5,000 people have attended the Autonomy and Life workshops and have walked away with invaluable insights that have helped them live more meaningful lives.

Conducted at a comfortable beach resort in sunny Newport Beach, CA, the retreat workshop will give participants a chance to get away from day to day life and take the first step towards transforming their lives.

The workshop will take place over the following dates:

  • Friday, June 9th, 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, June 10th, 9:00 AM – 7:00 PM
  • Sunday, June 11th, 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

The workshop includes:

  • Class instruction by Arnold Siegel in the discipline, perspective and narrative required for a life of your own design.
  • In-depth written handouts for each session.
  • Extensive written instructions for creating and planning a life of your own design.
  • An opportunity to read Arnold Siegel’s upcoming book, “How to think about Autonomy and Life.”
  • Delicious and healthy breakfast and lunch provided each class day.
  • Comfortable one or two person accommodations in a resort like setting.

About Arnold Siegel

Arnold was born and raised in New York City and moved to California in 1960 after completing college with a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting. Early in his career both in Public accountancy and in real estate development, he also began to inquire into the complex relationship between personal freedom and the rules that govern intellectual, emotional and social life. His research into how these powerful forces interact would eventually lead him to found Autonomy and Life in 1985 with the aim of helping individuals create a life of their own design, and take on the challenges of life head-on.

To learn more about Arnold Siegel and Autonomy of Life, visit

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