THERAPEUTIC FLY FISHING WITH EMDR (TF-EMDR)℠
Therapeutic Fly-fishing with EMDR (TF-EMDR)℠ turns fly-fishing into psychotherapy for trauma. It provides a way to link fly-fishing's well known benefits to an evidence-based psychotherapy without each being done separately from one another.
What we are answering: fly-fishing, using rod & reel methods, has become a common adjunct activity for helping people who are in treatment for traumatic stress and related problems such as addiction and behavioral compulsions. Although done as fly-fishing on it's own, and often by non-mental health professionals, a number of programs focused on working with military veterans and first responders have taken root throughout North America, Europe, and Australia. We feel that in order to work with trauma, fly-fishing should be linked to a proven therapy for PTSD, and facilitated by a trained mental health professional.
Therapeutic Fly-fishing with EMDR (TF-EMDR)℠ conceptualizes ways to conduct evidence-based trauma WHILE fly-fishing - as done by trained mental health professionals.