Ariela Group Coaching Contract & Policy Statement

It has been our privilege to offer coaching and energy therapy programs for Conscious Transformation since the 1980’s. In order to best serve our wide, global audience, we are happy to share here our Contract & Policy Statement.

Registration Agreement:

Your registration for a Specialized Coaching Program is not only a commitment to yourself, but is also seen as your commitment to a contractual agreement with The Ariela Group of Wholistic Services, to work together. If you should prefer to have a separate signed agreement between our two parties, feel free to request one. Otherwise we consider your commitment to register and pay for a program as your official acceptance of the program and its terms.

The Energy Therapy Coaching work that you may contract to receive is begun as soon as you register. You may start to feel shifts before our first session. This is normal because when you register you make an energetic commitment to yourself and to your well-being. And, on our side, as soon as you register we start setting the energy in motion to access your case and focus on your highest priorities.

Our commitment to you is to be here for you, to focus on your highest priorities, and to be the purest channel for the modalities that we share so that you can benefit to the utmost.

Our expectation of you is that you follow through with the between-sessions energy support for yourself, that you provide both pre- and post-coaching forms before and after each session, that you provide us with the results of an on-line wellness evaluation found at:, and that you understand that you have the power to clear all causes of your discomfort or dis-ease, and that we must be open with each other in order to best support your healing. The more of your history that you share, the deeper the clearing we can accomplish together!

All of your information will be held totally in confidence, and in cases of painful memories or past trauma, we need not know the details or past “story” in order to help you let go of the emotional charge associated with the experience. You do not need to suffer or relive anything painful in order for our work together to be very beneficial and life-changing. And, you need not fear that we would ever “leave you hanging out on a limb” if deep emotions do come up. You will feel comfortable working in the safe environment that we co-create, so you can open up in confidence and feel protected.

Our coaching packages are not priced on an hourly basis, but are labeled with a value for a package of energetic support which may be delivered via phone consultations, recordings thereof, e-mail support, wellness check analyses, e-book support, and face-to-face consultations. There is much behind-the-scenes time and energy support that is involved in the work that we do. This is not quantifiable in the measure of contact hours, but represents an all-encompassing program of treatment for your highest good. Occasionally we decide to change our prices and this is never based on any hourly figure, but is more a wholistic approach to the energetics of our business entity.

Dr. Anne Merkel is a trained and certified Natural Health Professional, Life and Business Coach, NET Practitioner, EFT Practitioner and Trainer, TFH Practitioner of Applied Kinesiology, Reiki Master, and experienced Energy Therapist with satisfied clients world-wide. She has been trained in both science-based as well as more esoteric spiritual energy techniques, and tends to customize her treatment for each unique client experience. She will share with you the wealth of over twenty-five years of both extensive study and hands-on client work. Dr. Merkel has published articles and reports based on the many cases she’s treated. Anne is not a physician nor is she a psychologist, although she utilizes Energy Psychology modalities and has been trained in psychology. She earned her MS and Ph.D. degrees from Indiana University and regularly attends advanced seminars and workshops in her chosen modalities.

Our Policies:

When you made the decision to sign up for a coaching program you may have been offered a full or several payment option for your series, and we are happy to have offered this to you. We cannot switch you from one payment plan to another after you have already registered.

If you signed up for a multi-payment plan your subscription payments are automatically deducted from your payment source on the anniversary date at the specified interval of your subscription. This process is easy on all of us and nobody has access to your accounts except the secure system.

In order to change your contract in any way you must contact us at:, in writing and schedule a time when we can meet by phone to discuss your needs or concerns. If we do not hear from you and a payment has been billed automatically, a refund will not be available to you for the new subscription period, however we will be glad to offer products or services to complete the paid subscription. Our thousands of clients have been happy with our services and the results they have felt after experiencing the full process for which they have contracted.

In the rare case when a contract needs to be terminated, our policy is that we will reimburse up to 50% of the amount still left and not yet served on the contract full subscription or package price. For example, if a contract cancellation request is made half-way through a $4000 package, then up to $1000 will be refunded with no questions asked.

It is our desire to support and satisfy our customers, and we realize that every case is totally unique. We appreciate clear communication so that we may together co-create an agreement that will best meet the desires of all parties involved.

We hope that our policies are clear to you and that you enjoy your association with The Ariela Group of Wholistic Services and all of our products and services. If you have any questions about our Coaching Contract and Policy Statement, please feel free to contact us.