Therapeutic Fly Fishing with EMDR (TF-EMDR)


The Seiyu-zuri method


"Eventually, all things merge into one and a river runs through it" - Maclean

Casting away the weight of trauma

To experience TF-EMDR/The Seiyu-zuri Method for yourself, or to learn it as a therapist, contact Tony at


Therapeutic fly fishing
has become a common adjunct treatment for traumatic stress, anxiety, and co-occurring problems such as addiction and behavioral compulsions. Particularly, many programs focused on treating PTSD for military veterans and first responders have taken root throughout the North America, Europe, and Australia. While focusing on mental health, these programs simply focus on the therapeutic nature of fly fishing.
The Seiyu-zuri Method
developed by Tony Parmenter, originator of Therapeutic Fly Fishing with EMDR (TF-EMDR), answers the need for a model of fly fishing which directly integrates with an Evidence Based Psychotherapy. It is the only known method of specifically using an Evidence Based Psychotherapy and nature to treat traumatic stress. Combining fly fishing with EMDR, the most researched model for treating stress, can allow for deep and restorative healing to take place.


... and why not take therapy outside?



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