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MTAT Auricular Acupuncture
for Stress and Anxiety Management Protocol

Nogier Inverted Foetus
Microsystems Therapies and Training. Anna Venables

Back by popular demand, Microsystems Therapies and Training are pleased to continue to offer FHT's first  accredited two day face to face auricular acupuncture training course available to healthcare professionals and therapists since 2015. 


Integrating energetic oriental principles and evidence based Western approaches to auricular acupuncture, this highly practical course will provide you with theoretical underpinning and practical application to support the alleviation of symptoms of stress and anxiety quickly and naturally, adjunctive to usual medical care. 









Mapped to National Occupational Standards, Skills for Health Microsystems Acupuncture and Core Curricular (using British Acupuncture Council standards as a minimum benchmark to deliver best safe practice), you can be assured of highest  industry standards as you embrace new skills and learn to deliver the Korean flying needle technique, separating your fingers like a phoenix spreading its wings. This simple five point protocol enables you to deliver ear acupuncture as a new treatment modality simultaneous to your existing repertoire of treatments and bring about powerful results.   





















Key Features


Accredited by FHT and worth 10 CPD points

96 page comprehensive guide and course manual 

Hands on skill application at 75% practical 25% theory

Qualified to practice after two days training

Small nurturing group environment

Learn Korean Flying Needle Technique

Real ear colour charts and videos demonstrations supporting learning  

Supportive instructional learning materials including crib sheet 

Live needling demonstrations on real ears

 Neurophysiological action of ear acupuncture relating to stress and anxiety

Interactive learning of anatomy and physiology of the external ear  

Research, clinical studies and evidence base of protocol (incl. fMRI scans)

Impact measuring tools 

Recognised certification with  insurers

Private Facebook networking group for continued post course support



















Check training courses, dates and locations and costs here.

Download the application and booking form to book.



More benefits to training with Microsystems Therapies and Training 

               Get insured with Hiscox Insurance                       

Appear on FHT Complementary Healthcare Register, an accredited register approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care for micstosystems acupuncture (FHT members only.)  

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Your Trainer

Anna Venables

               Anna Venables
        Microsystems Therapies                       and Training


I first started practising auricular (ear) acupuncture in 2002, delivering NADA detox protocol to young people at Birmingham HIAH drug treatment service, whilst in post as Lead Complementary Therapist. Impressed by the speed of parasympathetic activation and humbled by the privilege of being entrusted by often traumatised clients to receive an invasive treatment, my desire to learn new protocols to support the whole system just through microsystem acupoints on the ears has continued under the teaching and supervision of my principle teacher John Tindall, Yuan TCM. Other eminent auricular acupuncture teachers to influence my practice include Terry Oleson, Jong Baik and Amanda Shale.

Twenty years on, I have delivered ear acupuncture within a multitude of settings, reaching those in need of calm and improved health. These include NHS mental health and addiction services, Hepatitis C clinic, criminal justice, corporate, domiciliary, schools, community buses and health promotional events to hundreds of people aged 14-86. Having set up and delivered complementary therapy services within NHS Drug Intervention Programmes for over ten years, I came to supervise ear acupuncturists belonging to Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation Trust and Addictions Training Academy. 

As an experienced and qualified Specialist Drug and Alcohol Treatment Worker (PG Cert.) and Specialist Social, Emotional and Mental Health Teacher, I am able to use my knowledge and experience delivering evidence based psychosocial interventions (like Cognitive Behavioural Approaches (CBA) to combine ear acupuncture protocol to stress and anxiety within the brain and body with evidence based CBA for optimum results.

2023 has brought me full circle. The NADA ear acupuncture protocol I first learnt in 2002 and that ignited my fascination with powerful outcomes of most simple five point ear acupuncture has led me to become a NADA trainer for West Midlands and continue Dr Michael Smith's legacy as pioneer of the spirit of NADA protocol worldwide and continued now by NADA GB.  




“This course is a must for anyone practising holistic treatments, especially reflexologists.” 

—  Christina Paulsen-Rakic, FHT Fellow

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