Course: MTAT Ear acupuncture for stress and anxiety management protocol - level 1

Pre-requisite: Any level 3 complementary therapy (e.g. massage,  aromatherapy, Indian head massage) inc. A&P.   

Duration: 2 days

Date: 23/09/2017 & 24/09/2017 

Time: 09.30 - 17.00  - Registration will be from 9am to start at 09.30, prompt  

Venue: Mercure Leeds Parkway Hotel, LS16 8AG

Course description:  This two day face to face training course offers full practitioner status to deliver an ear acupuncture protocol with wide clinical application that is evidence based to activate the parasympathetic nervous system and support symptoms of stress and anxiety. Mapped to Occupational Standards, Skills for Health and Core Curricular (using British Acupuncture Council safety standards as a benchmark), you will learn the theoretical and practical application of an ear acupuncture protocol with strong clinical and foundational base fused with Oriental energetic principles. No previous ear acupuncture experience is required.

Course content: 

  • 75% practical and 25% theory
  • Anatomy and physiology of the auricle (external ear)
  • Learn 'Korean Flying Needle' technique for optimum needle insertion
  • Real ear 3D colour charts with illustrated stress and anxiety protocol
  • Aide memoir videos and crib sheet to assist learning
  • Research, clinical studies, MRI scans and impact measuring tool  
  • Qualified practitioner status following assessment day 2

Delegates will earn 14 CPD points for this workshop. 

You will need to bring: Please bring a pen and writing pad.  All course material required will be provided. Please bring your pre-course learning material. A smart phone/ipad may be useful. Long hair to be tied back and closed toe shoes to be worn. Discounted suppliers details will be provided.

Purchase of acupuncture needles and sharps box to practise between training days and post qualification is recommended.

Course tutor(s): Anna Venables 

Author and trainer of FHT's first accredited short course in Ear (Auricular) Acupuncture, Anna brings a fresh contribution to the growing field of stress and anxiety management with a simple five point ear acupuncture protocol that integrates Oriental and Western principles. Founder and owner of Microsystems Therapies and Training, Anna is an experienced clinical practitioner, microsystems acupuncturist and trainer within NHS and voluntary sector substance misuse and mental health services including providing auricular acupuncture supervision for Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health Foundation NHS Trust ear acupuncturists. 

Regular prices: £220.00 for FHT members / £240.00 for non-members

This course is now fully booked, to register your interest please email 

*Please contact education@ to find out when the next course will be or to request a course in your area*

Other information: Lunch and refreshments will be provided, throughout the day.  Maximum class number: 10

The recommended needle purchase and sharps box for your personal use post course qualification  will be sent to you via a separate suppliers list after booking. Please direct any queries you may have directly to your tutor, Anna. Everything you require for your training days will be provided on the course. 

Students booking this course will be contacted directly by the FHT with further joining instructions.

Booking conditions: By purchasing a workshop place you are agreeing to the following: All bookings are subject to availability and full payment must be made at the time of booking. Cancellations at least 21 days prior to the event will be subject to an administration fee of 20% of the course costs. Cancellations 14 days prior to the course start date will result in the full cost being forfeited. The FHT reserves the right to cancel or reschedule events. It is the individual's responsibility to check the website for the status of events. Colleges must supply an official purchase order. It is not the FHT's responsibility to provide or guarantee parking for any of our courses, this is down to the venue's availability and price rates. Please check with your professional association and insurance company to ensure that you can be covered for this treatment. If you do not wish for your email address to be shared with the course tutor please make the FHT aware by contacting 02380624372 or emailing