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NADA GB 5 Point Protocol for Substance Misuse and Stress Management

Jamie is one of only 15 therapists in the UK qualified to deliver this training. He has been working for Early Break since 2007. He has a background in treatment interventions for substance misuse and holistic therapies. Jamie’s passion for acupuncture began after sitting in on a treatment session, where he saw for himself the benefits of acupuncture. In 2008 he decided to learn the NADA 5 Point Protocol.

Jamie’s work ethos is person-centred so all his treatment interventions are client led. In 2012 he became Early Break’s Service Assessor and undertakes the yearly re-assessments for internal and external therapists. Although he is based in Greater Manchester, Jamie is prepared to travel for bespoke training sessions.

Course Details

This is a 4 day practical training in the NADA ear acupuncture protocol, covering:

  • Origins of the NADA protocol
  • Brief theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • How the NADA treatment relates to modern issues and your sector of healthcare
  • Health & Safety – significant time is spent during the course training in health & safety protocols, cross-contamination and client handling etc.
  • Needling techniques – practical sessions are all closely supervised by a NADA GB trainer
  • Point location
  • Client record keeping
  • Qi Gong energy practice
  • How to set up the clinic space
  • Research findings
  • Certification for students who pass the course
  • Where to get acupuncture supplies and insurance

Accreditation: Practitioners will gain an internationally recognised certification.

Available Dates

Monday 17 September – Thursday 20 September 2018
Monday 29 October – Thursday 1 November 2018
Monday 10 December – Thursday 13 December 2018
Monday 28 January (1 day) + Wednesday 30 January – Friday 1 February (3 days) 2019
Monday 18 March – Thursday 21 March 2019 

How to Book

We only have a limited number of spaces on each course so please book early to avoid disappointment.  However, if there is significant demand we will look to run additional courses throughout the year. Bespoke training is available on request.

Please be advised that no lunch will be provided as a part of this course however tea, coffee and soft drinks are available throughout the day.

The cost of the 4 day course is £450 per person (no VAT) which includes first year’s registration with NADA GB. Payment can be made by BACS transfer, by debit/credit card by calling 0161 723 3880 and speaking to the Training & Marketing Department or by cheque made payable to Early Break. To reserve your place, please call 0161 723 3880 or e-mail the completed booking form below and scan back to our Training and Marketing Department at

Booking Form

Refresher Dates

Friday 21 September 2018
Friday 2 November 2018
Friday 14 December 2018
Tuesday 29 January 2019
Friday 22 March 2019

There is onsite parking available at the venue. If you are commuting, we are located just a short walk away from the Radcliffe Metrolink Tram station (5 mins) which runs direct from Manchester Piccadilly Train Station. All courses will take place at our Radcliffe Office the address is: Early Break, Annara House, 7-11 Bury Road, Radcliffe, M26 2UG

Annual assessment: All practitioners must undergo an annual assessment to ensure that the highest standards in practice are maintained. The cost is £100 including Annual Registration and certification.

To find out more from the NADA GB website please click the link to their website below: