What is Coaching?

Every aspect of your life informs your health so it’s important to have insight into areas of potential growth. A good coach can help you first identify, and then improve those areas which need the most support. Coaching is a collaborative process and is full of trial and error. All this leads to achieving the client’s goals.

An effective coach provides feedback, insight, and serves as a mirror for the individual being coaching. Finally, a good coach comes from a place of integrity, asking their clients only that which ask of themselves.

Benefits of Coaching

Most people think that coaching is about getting advice, but that’s not case. What really matters is getting insight and clarity on a situation so that you can take right action. What’s important to you? What are you willing to do (or give up) to get the result you want? I help my clients identify where they need to go and what they need to do get there. The doing is the easy part. The real work is in deciding what you want.

Why I Coach

Any effective practitioner will treat the whole person. Acupuncture and herbs are excellent tools for restoring and maintaining balance, but they are just one part of the process. Good nutrition, exercise, mental and emotional health, and a sense of purpose are all key drivers of health.  It’s for this reason I’ve added coaching to my practice. Coaching allows me access to all these levers, creating transformative and lasting benefits for my clients.

Coaching and Your Health

A healthy ecosystem is resilient and maintains its integrity under pressure. In our daily lives we are subjected to what TCM considers external pathogens like viruses, environmental toxins, and weather, and internal causes like organ imbalances and dysfunctions. Interestingly there is a third category of pathogens aptly named non-internal/non-external. This is where I see the major disharmonies in my patients, and indeed in the U.S. This category includes things like emotions, diet, and lifestyle.


Coaching |30 or 60 min |$250-$350/hr

About Ted Ray

Ted Ray Peninsula Acupuncture

For over twenty, years Ted Ray has been helping his clients maximize their good health through a combination of advocacy, insight, intuition, and by using additional tools like acupuncture, herbal medicine, and nutritional advice. No two people are the same, but all people need guidance from time to time.  Ted works with his clients to address short term concerns and can help create a path to long-term wellness.