I am taking a leap here to share something that I have developed this past year. In a nutshell, I have designed what I believe to be the first concept and model for integrating Therapeutic Fly Fishing with any psychotherapy model (it’s normally done along side psychotherapy, not as psychotherapy) - integrating it with EMDR (which is a well-researched/effective trauma therapy). The first model uses Tenkara as the method and I have a paper being reviewed right now that describes the nuts & bolts of the model. I am starting to use this model in therapy in retreat form and will be training therapists over the summer.
I have not written about this method outside of the EMDR community, or my own social media, and would like to know about any thoughts from the Tenkara community. Below is a link to my own website for the model, which doesn’t explain much, but I can share the paper once it’s ready for publication.
Curious about any thoughts, questions, or discussions about this. Thank you!