Products & Training

NADA GB 5 Point Protocol for 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 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. Jamie is based in Greater Manchester.

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 November 23rd – Thursday 26th November 2020 (9.30am-4.30pm)

Monday January 25th – Thursday 28th January 2021 (9.30am-4.30pm)

Monday March 29th – Thursday 1st April 2021 (9.30am-4.30pm)

How to Book

We only have a limited number of spaces on each course (6 delegates) 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

*Please note that due to the specialist nature of the course (and the fact there is a maximum of 6 delegates), a £200 deposit will need to be paid in advance at the point of booking and the balance of the course must be paid prior to attending the training. As the training course is only run once every 2 months, the £200 deposit is non-refundable if the course is cancelled within 2 weeks of the start date of the training.  



Refresher Dates

Friday 31st January 2020 (*9.30am-4.30pm)

Friday 27th March 2020 (*9.30am-4.30pm)

Friday 15th May 2020(*9.30am-4.30pm)

Friday 2nd October 2020 (*9.30am-4.30pm)

Friday 27th November 2020 (*9.30am-4.30pm)

Friday 29th January 2021 (*9.30am-4.30pm)

Friday 2nd April 2021 (*9.30am-4.30pm)

* Appointments for Annual Assessments (Refresher Courses) last between 1-2 hours. Please telephone/e-mail to book an appointment slot for the day

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, 7-9 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.

Please download the booking form below and complete and return to if you would like to book a place on any of the courses.

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